Volume 7 Issue 308
Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 22-Nov-2005 
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MRI best tool for studying intricate nerves in dogs

A recent study in the journal Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound presents the first description of the anatomy of a dog's cranial nerves (CN), a once difficult procedure now made possible by using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as a diagnostic modality. more  

Daycare illness guidelines exist, but largely unknown

A new Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center study shows that parents, pediatricians and child care providers are equally unknowledgeable about guidelines that recommend whether children should be excluded from child care due to particular illnesses. more

Researchers reveals how certain chemicals protect the brain against cell damage

A study by Johns Hopkins scientists has revealed that stimulating brain cell receptors for certain hormone-like chemicals in brain cells called prostaglandins can protect the cells from amyloid ‚-peptide 42 (A‚1-42), a compound that has been linked to brain cell death and Alzheimer's disease (AD). more  

Brain morphing technology simplifies the surgical treatment for movement disorders

A system that morphs brain images can significantly simplify a neurosurgical technique called deep brain stimulation (DBS) that is gaining popularity in the treatment of movement disorders, including tremor, rigidity, stiffness and slowed movement, caused by a variety of neurological conditions ranging Parkinsonís to dystonia to multiple sclerosis to obsessive-compulsive disease. more

Study shows people unaware of harmful effects of painkillers  

According to a study supported by the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), over-the-counter and prescription painkillers are often used inappropriately and there is an alarming number of people who are ignorant to the potential side effects. Despite the widespread use of store-bought and prescription painkillers, also known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), this is the first study to look at the characteristics of the population who frequently uses painkillers and their attitudes and behaviors. The study is published in the November issue of the Journal of Rheumatology. more

Pitt reports re-opening of carotid arteries in stroke has high success rate with stenting 

University of Pittsburgh researchers report a high level of effectiveness in re-opening completely blocked internal carotid arteries (ICA) as late as two to three days after acute stroke symptoms by using stents. The study at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine's Department of Neurology and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's (UPMC) Stroke Institute, is in the November issue of Stroke, a peer-reviewed publication of the American Heart Association. more

Mildly depressed people more perceptive than others, new Queenís study shows

Surprisingly, people with mild depression are actually more tuned into the feelings of others than those who arenít depressed, a team of Queenís psychologists has discovered. more


Over-the-counter and prescription painkillers are often used inappropriately and many people are ignorant to the potential side effects.