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Ten years after terrorists hijacked four American jetliners and killed nearly 3,000 people, there's growing evidence that people with a previous history of depression, or who have been traumatized before, are far more vulnerable to developing post-...
People with a diagnosis of obsessive-compulsive disorder can often shake their family tree and find a relative who has also contended with obsessive thoughts, hoarding, repetitive hand-washing, behavior in which locks and stove burners are checked over...
For those lucky enough to have the first signs of a stroke recognized by friends or family, things often get very quiet very quickly as 911 calls are made, gurneys are wheeled in and tests are conducted. University of California Irvine neuroscientist...
— "This is as much fun as I will have as president of the United States." All presidents resort to hyperbole now and again. But one had the sense President Barack Obama meant it as he stood on the South Lawn of the White House on a sunny Friday...
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Neuroscientist Jill Bolte Taylor has always loved the brain’s complex beauty. But she developed an unexpectedly deep appreciation for her own in 1996 after a blood vessel ruptured and she suffered a massive stroke. The life-changing moment destroyed...
French neuroscientist David Servan-Schreiber assumed that anyone picking up his latest and final book, “Not the Last Goodbye,” has one awkward question for him: "So the raspberries and broccoli aren’t enough?” Servan-Schreiber,...
Eighteen months after they have returned from a war zone, soldiers bear an unmistakable sign of emotional trauma deep inside their brains. But in most, a key node of the brain's fear circuitry returns to normal, perhaps keeping mental illness such as...
There is something essentially likable about Kelsey Grammer as a performer. That broad scholar-like forehead, the strong jaw and mild blue eyes all conspire to create the image of a sometimes bumbling but still powerful guy, best embodied by his most...
KTLA NewsBREVARD COUNTY, FL -- Three people have died this summer after suffering rare infections from a waterborne amoeba that destroys the brain. This is the time of year when there is an uptick in cases. The amoebas flourish in the heat -- especially during...
A concert cellist whose memory was virtually wiped out by a brain infection may no longer remember the names of the composers whose work he once played before admiring audiences. But he can remember and recognize virtually every note of their...
Living with epilepsy can be arduous if symptoms aren't well-controlled. For some people, that means medication. For others, it may mean surgery. But despite a recent study showing that epilepsy surgery can be highly effective in the long term, just a...
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