Transplanted brain stem cells survive without anti-rejection drugs in mice

By exploiting a feature of the immune system, researchers open the door for stem cell transplants to repair the brain In experiments in mice, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they have developed a way to successfully transplant certain protective brain cells without the need for lifelong anti-rejection drugs. A report on the research, published Sept….

Tai Chi makes your brain bigger and improves memory

Tai Chi makes your brain bigger and can improve memory and thinking – possibly delaying the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, claim scientists. As Tai Chi increases mental activity, scientists believe it may be possible to delay the onset of incurable Alzheimer’s in pensioners Photo: ALAMY A new study has revealed how elderly people practising Tai Chi…

Fatigue and coping strategies after a brain injury

This is probably aimed more at family members/caregivers than the person with the brain injury, as speaking from personal experience it took me a number of years before I knew there was something wrong and was willing to admit it. It took even longer for me to get to a point where I understood that there…

Panic Attacks And Anxiety Episodes Linked To Vitamin Deficiencies In Groundbreaking Study

With approximately 40 million adults across the United States experiencing anxiety each year, scientists and researchers have dedicated their careers to trying to better understand this condition. Despite this work, we are still somewhat unclear on what actually causes this condition to occur. Characterized by feelings of nervousness and restlessness, increased heart rate, hyperventilation, sweating, trembling, difficulty concentrating…

HEART ATTACKS AND WATER !

How many folks do you know who say they don’t want to drink anything before going to bed because they’ll have to get up during the night. Heart Attack and Water – I never knew all of this ! Interesting…….Something else I didn’t know … I asked my Doctor why people need to urinate so…

Can a brain injury change who you are?

Who we are, and what makes us “us” has been the topic of much debate throughout history. At the individual level, the ingredients for the unique essence of a person consist mostly of personality concepts. Things like kindness, warmth, hostility and selfishness. Deeper than this, however, is how we react to the world around us, respond…

Lady Gaga Opens Up in Vogue Interview About Struggling With Fibromyalgia and PTSD

Almost exactly one year ago, Lady Gaga took to Twitter to share that she had been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, which caused chronic pain and eventually led to her postponing several of her fall 2017 European tour dates. In her cover interview for the October 2018 issue of Vogue, the pop star opened up further about her health and about the…

Lady Gaga cancels remainder of world tour due to ‘severe pain’ from fibromyalgia

The show won’t go on. That’s the message from Lady Gaga, who announced early Saturday morning the cancellation of the last 10 dates of the European leg of her “Joanne World Tour” due to “severe pain” from the chronic pain disorder fibromyalgia. “I’m so devastated I don’t know how to describe it,” Lady Gaga, 31, said in…