Imaging Technology Reveals That Traumatic Brain Injury Can Create New Neural Pathways

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Date from GEN   Scientists at Tufts University School of Medicine have made significant advances in imaging technology that shed light on the wide-ranging consequences of traumatic brain injury (TBI) on brain function. Their research, which was just published in Cerebral Cortex, provides important new understandings of how the brain recovers from injury.   Traumatic […]

AI Detects Gender-Specific Brain Traits Which Could Deepen Our Understanding of Psychitric Disorders

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February 19, 2024 from GEN   Researchers from Stanford Medicine have presented a revolutionary artificial intelligence model that can identify, with over 90% accuracy, whether MRI brain scans belong to a man or a woman. This research was the subject of a pioneering study that was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of […]

The Impact of Chronic Illness on Canada’s Workforce

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November 2, 2023 from Pivotal Solutions   A recent survey has revealed that over 50% of individuals covered by benefit plans are struggling with at least one chronic health condition. This alarming statistic underscores a growing concern within Canada, as the prevalence of chronic illnesses such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, hypertension, and mental health disorders […]

Cannabis Laws Linked to Rise in CUD Among Veterans with Chronic Pain

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October 16, 2023 from Medscape   The enactment of medical and recreational cannabis laws in the United States has sparked a significant increase in the prevalence of cannabis use disorder (CUD), particularly among older adults experiencing chronic pain, according to a recent study involving US veterans.   Researchers aimed to investigate the reported surge in […]

The Risks and Reality of Vaping

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December 11, 2023 from Medscape   In a recent 2023 American Heart Association Scientific Statement, Dr. Neil Skolnik delves into the cardiopulmonary implications of electronic cigarettes and vaping. The introduction of vaping products to the United States took an unexpected turn as the FDA’s attempt to classify them as drug delivery devices faced legal challenges. […]

Daily Marijuana Use can Increase Risk of Heart Failure

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November 9, 2023 from Medscape   Recent observational research sheds light on potential cardiovascular risks associated with marijuana use. The studies emphasize associations rather than causation, but the findings raise important concerns.   Study 1: Marijuana Use and Heart Failure Risk   Observational data from the National Institutes of Health-sponsored All of Us research program […]