Researchers Identify Virus and Two Types of Bacteria as Major Causes of Alzheimer’s

February 19, 2017

A worldwide team of senior scientists and clinicians have come together to produce an editorial which indicates that certain microbes – a specific virus and two specific types of bacteria – are major causes of Alzheimer’s Disease.

“We are saying there is incontrovertible evidence that Alzheimer’s Disease has a dormant microbial component, and that this can be woken up by iron dysregulation. Removing this iron will slow down or prevent cognitive degeneration – we can’t keep ignoring all of the evidence,” Professor Douglas Kell said.

The findings of this editorial could also have implications for the future treatment of Parkinson’s Disease, and other progressive neurological conditions.

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More physio recommended for hip fractures

February 12, 2017

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More intensive hospital physiotherapy has been found to be safe and effective in reducing length of hospital stays, research has found.

Senior physiotherapist Lara Kimmel and colleagues from Alfred Health, Monash University and LaTrobe University, completed a randomised trial of 92 patients aged 65 years or more with isolated hip fractures, comparing regular once-daily physiotherapy sessions with sessions three times a day.

There was a significant difference in functional mobility at day 5 after operation. Additionally. there was also a significant difference between length of hospital stay for the intensive physiotherapy group, “with a 10-day reduction across acute and subacute care, reflected by a similar improvement in the time to physical readiness for discharge.”
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Research Traces Link Between Combat Blasts and PTSD

February 5, 2017

A prominent neuropathologist who researches brain injuries among military personnel says his team has identified evidence of tissue damage caused by blasts alone, not by concussions or other injuries. The team’s study was published on Thursday in The Lancet Neurology.

“We talk about PTSD being a psychiatric problem — how people responded to the horror of warfare,” said Dr. Daniel P. Perl, the neuropathologist who led the study. “But at least in some cases, no — their brain has been damaged.”

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Figuring out SS benefits after TBI

January 29, 2017

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Question:

I was injured in a car accident two years ago and sustained a serious traumatic brain injury. Now, I’m not able to work and my doctors tell me I’m permanently disabled. I applied for Supplemental Security Income through Social Security and was just denied. What am I supposed to do now?

 Answer:

Unfortunately, your situation is not unusual. But here are some suggestions and ideas that may help.

Don’t take “no” for an answer
People who have sustained a brain injury often face a great deal of frustration when applying for Social Security benefits, but they should never give up if their first claim is denied. Never take the denial by the Social Security administration as the final answer. In many instances, the applicant is granted benefits after reconsideration or after an appeal, so it is important to pursue your rights in a timely fashion.

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Paralysis patients regain sensation, muscle control through brain machine

January 22, 2017

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Using brain-machine interfaces, including a virtual reality system, the patients used their brain activity to simulate full control of their legs. At the beginning of rehabilitation, five participants had been paralyzed for at least 5 years, and two had been paralyzed for more than a decade. Read more at Brain machine helps restore movement in lower extremities to SCI

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What you need to know about headaches and migraines

January 15, 2017

Ninety percent of the population experiences a headache at some point in their lifetime, however, certain people have to deal with headaches or migraines that are a lot more severe than others. Half of the global population has suffered a severe headache at some point, 25 percent suffer from recurring severe headaches, 12 percent have migraine headaches, and four percent have chronic daily headaches.

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Brain Plasticity is the Key to Recovery post Stroke or BI

January 8, 2017

plasticity_infographic_4The future for people recovering from strokes and brain injuries is more optimistic than it has ever been for three important reasons.

  1. There is tremendous amount of research showing that the brain is plastic throughout life, and this plasticity can be harnessed after brain injury also.
  2. Recent advances in technology allow patients to receive therapy at their homes at their convenience, empowering them to take control of their therapy instead of being passive consumers.
  3. The data that is collected from individuals who continuously receive therapy provides a rich trove of information about how patients can improve after rehabilitation, what works and what does not work.

Read more at Brain Plasticity is the key to Recovery post stroke and brain injury 

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