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Disney's Descendants Trailer Will Probably Hurt Your Brain

Coming to a Disney Channel near you this summer, Descendants will give fairy tale villains and heroes the Rugrats: All Growed Up treatment nobody knew was possible (or necessary). Jafar has a kid, Cruella has a kid, the Evil Queen has a kid, and Maleficent has a kid — where... More »

FDA says no to marketing FDDNP for CTE

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently admonished TauMark™, a brain diagnostics company, for advertising brain scans that can diagnose chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), Alzheimer's disease, and other types of dementia. The Los Angeles Times reported that the FDA ordered UCLA researcher Dr. Show More Summary

Minority Report’s Science Advisor Explains The 'Workplace UI' Of The Future

John Underkoffle is the CEO of Oblong Technologies; a telecollaboration company specialising in non-traditional user interfaces (UIs). He was also the brains behind the “spatial operating environment” in the science fiction film Minority Report. Show More Summary

John Harbaugh provides passionate defense of football

As the game of football faces questions about its long-term viability given the fairly recent realization that the inherent risks of football include chronic brain issues that may develop into cognitive impairments, the battle lines have been drawn between those who attack the game and those who defend it. Ravens coach John Harbaugh defends it…

Implanted micropump could deliver epilepsy drugs right into the brain

7 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

A promising new treatment for epilepsy directly targets the nerve cells, deep within the brain, that cause seizures. The treatment uses an electronic micropump and an anticonvulsant drug to inhibit the relevant areas of the brain without affecting healthy brain regions. Show More Summary

How to avoid committing suicide

I was a good college student obsessed with ending my life. What to do when your own brain is out to destroy you?

High radiotherapy dose improves prospects for children with brain cancer

Researchers have found that increasing the dose of radiotherapy given to children with an intracranial ependymoma, a form of cancer of the central nervous system, can significantly improve their survival.

You Can Solve This Puzzle By Following One Simple Rule

13 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

It’s time for another blindfold puzzle! As we’ve seen before, brain teasers like this one aren’t even proper puzzles when you can see what’s in front of you. But remove vision from the equation, and you’re left with a seriously devious riddle. Read more...

Make a natural sleep aid lotion with magnesium for newborns, kids & adults

Sleep troubles? Not for long! What you might not know about sleep is that human bodies (and brains) rely on magnesium to make that possible. Magnesium is in many foods we eat, as well as available in multivitamins and in other supplements, but it's also

Brain cancer may grow faster the more you think

16 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets :

In a newly published study, medical researchers led by neurologist Michelle Monje at Stanford report than many aggressive forms of brain cancer appear to worsen the more you think. Not just about the […]

MRI shows association between reading to young children and brain activity

There is evidence that reading to young children is in fact associated with differences in brain activity supporting early reading skills.

'Excellent clinical outcomes' For lower-grade brain blood vessel malformation surgery

Interventional treatments, especially surgery,provide good functional outcomes and a high cure rate for patients with lower-grade arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) of the brain, findings which contrast with a recent trial reporting better outcomes without surgery or other interventions for AVMs. Show More Summary

The Snake Oil Bulletin: It Sure Is Tough To Know Whether Or Not You’ve Had Brain Cancer

18 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Wonkette

Extree! Extree! Step right up for your weekly dose of flim-flam and phooey, your beloved Snake Oil Bulletin! For today’s edition, we have a few follow-ups to previous stories we’ve covered. So pull up a seat, pour yourself a heapingShow More Summary

Stem-cell-based therapy promising for treatment of breast cancer metastases in the brain

Researchers have developed an imageable mouse model of brain-metastatic breast cancer and shown the potential of a stem-cell-based therapy to eliminate metastatic cells from the brain and prolong survival. read more

'Wellness Guru' Admits She Lied About Having Cancer

The Australian "natural healing" guru Belle Gibson has admitted she lied to followers and cancer patients about having terminal brain cancer that she cured by avoiding gluten and sugar. Gibson, 23, made the claim to promote her natural wellness app The Whole Pantry. Show More Summary

Poor Kids Have Tiny Brains, Right?

Kids’ lives are being altered and derailed because people often misinterpret research. The post Poor Kids Have Tiny Brains, Right? appeared first on The Good Men Project.

This is your brain on Clinton

(Scott Johnson) Madam Hillary wiped her homebrew email server’s hard drive to dispose of unwanted messages deriving from her term as Secretary of State. It is a perfect metaphor for the return of the Clinton era. Everybody must get his hard drive wiped. Show More Summary

Lessons from a brain tumor diagnosis

20 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Jeff writes, "I received my diagnosis late on Friday afternoon of what would be a very long weekend. I had really hoped to avoid brain surgery in my life." Read the rest

Memories Of A Near-Death Experience

Despite suffering a serious brain injury last year, Paul McMahon says a tragedy can still direct you to bliss and prosperity.

7 Reasons Why You Should Be Having More Sex

There's no denying that sex is often on the brain, but lucky for us, that's not always a bad thing! When it comes getting it on, doing it more can actually benefit your body and your mind - not to mention your relationship. Below are some surprising perks of getting busy regularly. 1. Show More Summary

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