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General anaesthetics do more than put you to sleep

A new understanding of the complex ways in which general anaesthetics act on the brain could eventually lead to improved […]

Secrets of the brain may be key to understanding back pain

Researchers at Western Sydney University are seeking to discover why some people with acute onset lower back pain recover quickly, […]

Caffeine Level in Blood May Help Diagnose People with Parkinson’s Disease

The level of caffeine in the blood may provide a simple way to aid the diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease, according […]

Monthly Brain Cycles Predict Seizures in Patients with Epilepsy

UC San Francisco neurologists have discovered monthly cycles of brain activity linked to seizures in patients with epilepsy. The finding, […]

ADHD increases the risk of sexually transmitted infection

Increasing evidence supports an association between ADHD and various health-risk behaviours. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) increases the risk of subsequent sexually […]

Tamper-resistant oxycodone tablets have no impact on overall opioid use

Tamper-resistant tablets prove less attractive to people who inject drugs but have little effect on population-level issues linked to overprescribing, overuse […]

Can ‘sleeping’ while you’re awake boost brain function?

Mimicking sleep processes in the awake brain of elderly people could prevent age-related decline in brain function. The University of […]

High-intensity exercise delays Parkinson’s progression

High-intensity exercise three times a week is safe for individuals with early-stage Parkinson’s disease and decreases worsening of motor symptoms, […]

Drug lowers deadly Huntington’s disease protein

The first drug targeting the cause of Huntington’s disease was safe and well-tolerated in its first human trial led by […]

Brain remaps itself in child with double hand transplant

The first child to undergo a successful hand transplant also is the first child in whom scientists have detected massive […]
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