Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Understanding Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease is a rare, degenerative, fatal brain disorder. It affects about 1 person in every 1 million per year worldwide, and about 350 cases are diagnosed per year in the U.S., according to the National Institute ...

Neuroscience

Diagnosing sports-related concussions may be harder than thought

The tool being used to diagnose concussions might be overestimating the condition and wrongly identifying symptoms like fatigue and neck pain caused from intense exercise and not a brain injury, according to Rutgers researchers. ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Mobile app reduces post-traumatic stress

Support offered by a phone app can relieve post-traumatic stress and depression. A new study from Uppsala University's National Centre for Disaster Psychiatry involving 179 patients shows that a dedicated PTSD app, PTSD Coach, ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

How does pain experienced in everyday life impact memory?

How do the normal pains of everyday life, such as headaches and backaches, influence our ability to think? Recent studies suggest that healthy individuals in pain also show deficits in working memory, or the cognitive process ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Colombian with COVID-19 gives birth in coma

Diana Angola was fighting for her own life when she gave birth to son Jefferson. The 36-year-old had been put into a coma having contracted the novel coronavirus, which left her lungs barely able cope.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Men and women remember pain differently

Scientists increasingly believe that one of the driving forces in chronic pain—the number one health problem in both prevalence and burden—appears to be the memory of earlier pain. Research published today/this week in ...

Neuroscience

Forgotten memories may be retrievable

Do you remember taking your very first step, or enjoying your second birthday party? Probably not, but that probably won't seem weird to you because we have become conditioned to accept infantile amnesia as a fact of life.

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