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Understanding brain cancer

Understanding brain cancer Ascension Seton brain, cancer experts discuss glioblastoma Sen. John McCain’s brain cancer diagnosis announcement on Wednesday brings one of the most aggressive tumors of all human cancers to the forefront of the public eye. Neurosurgeons from Ascension Seton Brain and Spine Institute — the largest, most comprehensive neuroscience…
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Seton, Dell Medical School partner up to tackle Alzheimer’s disease

Seton, Dell Medical School partner up to tackle Alzheimer’s disease Collaboration aimed at long-term Alzheimer’s genetics, biomarkers study Imagine being able to take a blood test that detects your risks of developing Alzheimer’s, and then getting a pill to prevent the disease from ever taking hold of your brain. A statewide partnership between seeks to make that vision a reality one…
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One in three U.S. adults may have had a “mini-stroke”

One in three U.S. adults may have had a “mini-stroke” Experts urge immediate action for stroke symptoms About 35 percent of people who answered a new survey said they’ve had at least one symptom of a “mini- stroke” – also known as transient ischemic attack (TIA) or a warning stroke — according to new research from the American Stroke Association.
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Diet beverage warning: Think before you drink

Diet beverage warning: Think before you drink Study shows diet drinks linked to tripled risks of stroke, dementia Reaching for artificially sweetened options can help cut calories, but according to a new study, you may want to rethink that diet drink. The study showed that adults who reported drinking one or more artificially sweetened beverages…
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Young moms-to-be linked to greater stroke risks

Young moms-to-be linked to greater stroke risks Researchers look closely at the link between age, pregnancy and stroke If you’re pregnant and under age 35, you could have a higher risk of stroke during and after your pregnancy compared to your non-pregnant counterparts, according to a new study published in JAMA Neurology.
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Ascension Seton researcher develops breakthrough antidote drug

Ascension Seton researcher develops breakthrough antidote drug Investigational drug could save lives of patients with life-threatening bleeding from popular blood thinners An Ascension Seton researcher has helped develop an investigational new drug that works as an antidote to the most popular new class of blood thinners – and, if approved, could be a…
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‘Special K’ for depression?

‘Special K’ for depression? ‘Special K’ for depression? FDA considers party drug for treatment  If you suffer from major depression, it’s possible your doctor might prescribe the party drug known as “Special K,” or ketamine, to help you. In August, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) classified ketamine as a drug that…
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Pain now, or problems later? Acetaminophen, ADHD linked

Pain now, or problems later? Acetaminophen, ADHD linked New research shows link between acetaminophen use in pregnancy and ADHD in children For years, expecting moms have turned to a common pain reliever to treat the aches and pains of pregnancy. Acetaminophen is one of the few over-the-counter drugs considered safe to use during pregnancy. But new research published in…
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Think you only use 10 percent of your brain? Try 100

Think you only use 10 percent of your brain? Try 100 Think you only use 10 percent of your brain? Try 100 New brain study debunks myth You may have heard that you only use 10 percent of your brain. But Robert Buchanan, MD, chief of neurosurgery at Ascension Seton Brain and Spine Institute says you actually use…
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