Neuroscience

New hope for premature babies at risk of brain damage

(Medical Xpress)—Babies who suffer a bleed on their brain could be saved from debilitating brain damage after researchers at the University of Birmingham found that a new drug can prevent the swelling of the organ which ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Deer ticks carry yet another bacterial threat

(HealthDay)—People who go outdoors in several regions of the United States may have something else to worry about. Scientists report that there's another troublesome germ hiding in the deer tick that already harbors the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Cambodian deaths tied to common child illness (Update)

(AP) — A deadly form of a common childhood illness has been linked to the mysterious child deaths in Cambodia that sparked alarm after a cause could not immediately be determined, health officials said Monday.

Surgery

Mechanical tissue resuscitation technology shows promise

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center researchers seeking a successful treatment for traumatic brain injury have found that the size and extent of damaged tissue can be reduced by using a new device to prevent cell death.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Preschools shut as virus outbreak rages in Vietnam

(AP) -- More than a dozen kindergartens in Vietnam have closed to deal with an outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease that has killed 109 children and sickening more than 52,000 this year, an official and state-run media ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Vietnam on alert as common virus kills 81 children

(AP) -- Vietnam's prime minister has put the country on alert as an outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease continues to surge, killing 81 children and sickening more than 32,000 people nationwide so far this year, officials ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Childhood virus kills 70 in Vietnam

(AP) -- A health official says a surging outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease in Vietnam has killed 70 people so far this year and infected more than 23,000, mostly children under 5.

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