Stem-cell based stroke treatment repairs
Stem-cell based stroke treatment repairs damaged brain tissue.
Diet sodas raise risk of dementia and stroke, study finds
People who drink diet sodas daily have three times the risk of stroke and dementia compared to people who drink one less than once a week, researchers report...
Developing Brain Regions In Children Hardest Hit By Sleep Deprivation
The reduced amount of sleep leads to an increased need for deep sleep in maturing areas of the brain. This affects posterior regions of the brain, which are involved in vision, spatial perception and...
Low-Salt Diets Connected To Increases In Heart Disease, Death And Stroke
A new study suggests that low-salt diets might actually be dangerous for your health and that high salt intake is only detrimental to those with high blood pressure.
Brother And Sister Inherit Disease That Will Stop Them Ever Sleeping Again
A brother and sister have inherited a disease that will stop them from ever sleeping again - and which will eventually kill them. Lachlan and Hayley Webb from Queensland, Australia, suffer from a r...
What is melatonin and can it help me sleep?
The hormone may help you sleep better. But it’s still a lousy sleeping pill.
Aggressive treatment of 'mini-strokes' lowers risk for major stroke
Better and faster use of stroke prevention methods after mini-strokes can help reduce risk of additional strokes and death, according to researchers.
Oral Bacteria Linked To Risk Of Stroke
In a study of patients entering the hospital for acute stroke, researchers have increased their understanding of an association between certain types of stroke and the presence of the oral bacteria (c...
Sleep disruptions in seniors tied to unhealthy brain changes
Older people who have trouble sleeping through the night are at an increased risk of unhealthy changes in the brain, a new study found.
Stimulating Specific Brain Area Could Help Defrost Arms Frozen By Stroke
Little can be done to help the hundreds of thousands of people whose severe strokes have left them with one arm stuck close to the sides of their bodies like a broken wing. A 30-patient study by Washi...
Understanding Sleep Paralysis: Seven Interesting Facts You Should Know
Sleep paralysis is a malevolent experience. Something that can leave you in terror for days to come. Therefore, knowing the phenomenon well is essential. Sleep paralysis is not a very pleasant experie...
Know What Your Blood Pressure Should Be. This Study Will Change The Way We Practice Medicine.
It’s easy to get confused by the overly dramatic daily news about health and medicine. One day coffee is great for you, the next day it interferes with sleep and leads to illness. One day the plague i...
'Amazing' Diabetes Drug Drives Down Fatal Heart Attacks And Strokes, Study Finds
Just as doctors were losing hope that they would find a drug capable of reducing heart risks for patients with diabetes , a new study identified one that may drive down the chances that such patients...
Struggles with sleep may affect heart disease risk
Are you getting enough quality sleep? Are you sleeping longer than you should? Poor sleep habits may put you at higher risk for early signs of heart disease when compared to those who get adequate, go...
Real Life Fairytale Reverses Fatal Diagnosis With True Love's Kiss
When Danielle Hawkins’ husband called her one afternoon she had no idea it would change her life forever. "He called me and he was slurring his words, he had an intense headache, we both called 911."
Scientists Discover What Controls Waking Up And Going To Sleep
Northwestern University neuroscientists have discovered how an animal's biological clock wakes it up in the morning and puts it to sleep at night. In studies of fruit flies and mice and the brain circ...
Epilepsy
Epilepsy (from the Ancient Greek verb ἐπιλαμβάνειν meaning "to seize, possess, or afflict") is a group of neurological disorders characterized by epileptic seizures. Epileptic seizures are episodes th...
Epilepsy - Wikipedia
Headache
A headache or cephalalgia is pain anywhere in the region of the head or neck. It can be a symptom of a number of different conditions of the head and neck.Headaches can result from a wide range of ca...
Headache - Wikipedia
Sleep disorders
A sleep disorder, or somnipathy, is a medical disorder of the sleep patterns of a person or animal. Some sleep disorders are serious enough to interfere with normal physical, mental, social and emoti...
Stroke
Stroke, also known as cerebrovascular accident (CVA), cerebrovascular insult (CVI), or brain attack, is when poor blood flow to the brain results in cell death. There are two main types: ischemic due ...
False awakening
A false awakening is a vivid and convincing dream about awakening from sleep, while the dreamer in reality continues to sleep. After a false awakening, subjects often dream they are performing daily m...
Developing Brain Regions In Children Hardest Hit By Sleep Deprivation
The reduced amount of sleep leads to an increased need for deep sleep in maturing areas of the brain. This affects posterior regions of the brain, which are involved in vision, spatial perception and...
MERCI Retriever
The MERCI Retriever is a medical device designed to treat Ischemic Strokes. The name is an acronym for Mechanical Embolus Removal in Cerebral Ischemia. Designed by University of California, Los Angele...
MERCI Retriever - Wikipedia
Excessive daytime sleepiness
Excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) is characterized by persistent sleepiness and often a general lack of energy, even after apparently adequate or even prolonged night time sleep. EDS can be considere...
Jet lag
Jet lag, medically referred to as desynchronosis and rarely as circadian dysrhythmia, is a physiological condition which results from alterations to the body's circadian rhythms resulting from rapid l...
Thai Ngoc
Thái Ngọc (born 1942) is a Vietnamese insomniac. According to Vietnamese news organization Thanh Niên, he is best known for his claim of being awake for 41 years. Thanh Niên also claimed that Ngoc acq...
Hypnopompic
A hypnopompic state (or hypnopomp) is the state of consciousness leading out of sleep, a term coined by the psychical researcher Frederic Myers. Its twin is the hypnagogic state at sleep onset; though...
Generalised epilepsy
Generalized epilepsy, also known as primary generalized epilepsy or idiopathic epilepsy, is a form of epilepsy characterised by generalised seizures with no apparent cause. Generalized seizures, as op...
Al Herpin
Al Herpin (born 1862?; died January 3, 1947) was an American known as the "Man Who Never Slept".Al Herpin, who lived in Trenton, New Jersey, claimed to have developed a rare case of insomnia, whereby ...
Electronic media and sleep
The use of computers (including devices such as smart phones) before bed has been associated with a reduction in the hours of sleep experienced by frequent users, along with a decreased quality of sle...