Scientists use ultrasound to jump-start a man’s brain after coma

February 26, 2017

New noninvasive technique may lead to low-cost therapy for patients with severe brain injury.

A 25-year-old man recovering from a coma has made remarkable progress following a treatment to jump-start his brain using ultrasounds, scientists report. This is the first time such an approach to severe brain injury has been tried.

 

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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

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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