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Patients say they’d prefer to DIE than to be left confused and bedridden by dementia

patients say they’d prefer to die than to be left confused and bedridden by dementia
University of Pennsylvania researchers conducted a survey of 180 patients, who all had serious illnesses. Over half said they would prefer to die than get the degenerative brain disease.
MailOnline

Amazing caricature drawing captures moment terminally ill boy...

amazing caricature drawing captures moment terminally ill boy...
The touching moment a terminally ill boy fulfilled his dream of driving a Ferrari has been captured in a beautiful caricature drawing. Earlier this year, Toby Penrose, who suffers from the rare..
Cornish Guardian Also reported by •West Briton

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News video: Teen Miraculously Survives Deadly Brain-Eating Amoeba

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Florida teen Sebastian DeLeon is just the fourth ever person to survive a rare brain-eating amoeba. Veuer's Nathan Rousseau Smith has the story.
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News video: Zika may cause brain damage in adults

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U.S. scientists released a new finding that shows in addition to causing brain abnormalities in developing fetuses, the Zika virus may also damage in adult brain cells.
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News video: This is how heroin destroys your body

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Heroin leaves addicts looking almost unrecognizable
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News video: What is Parkinson's Disease?

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Dr. Dean Johnston, MD, MHSc, FRCPC, Neurologist, discusses What is Parkinson's Disease?.
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News video: The NFL Goes Heavy-Handed to Enforce Its Concussion Protocol

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The NFL will now fine teams for failing to meet its concussion protocol. If the NFL determines a team ducked it on purpose, it could lose draft picks.
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Are skinny people MORE likely to get Alzheimer’s? Why being underweight 'drives up your risk of developing the brain disease'

are skinny people more likely to get alzheimer’s? why being underweight 'drives up your risk of developing the brain disease'
Experts at Massachusetts General Hospital have found a link between low body-mass index and a build-up of amyloid plaques in the brain, which fuel the devastating brain disorder.
MailOnline

Alzheimer's breakthrough as experts discover 'HOW to control the buildup of plaques in the brain that trigger disease'

alzheimer's breakthrough as experts discover 'how to control the buildup of plaques in the brain that trigger disease'
Scientists at Cambridge University have identified - and shown it may be possible to control - the process which leads to the rapid build-up of amyloid-beta plaques that are a hallmark of Alzheimer's.
MailOnline

'Obesity is a brain disease': Western diet of sweet fatty junk food 'makes you forget to stop eating - even when you're full' 

'obesity is a brain disease': western diet of sweet fatty junk food 'makes you forget to stop eating - even when you're full' 
A study by Australia's Macquarie University has found that natural brain process is hampered by the Western diet, high concentration of fats and sugars, and low in fruits and vegetables.
MailOnline

Obesity may be a brain disease made worse by a Western diet high in sugar and fat

Unhealthy eating habits appear to hamper the brain's ability to forget about the need for food when you are full
Independent

Our Heroes; Dedicated Frank spent 17 years caring for his elderly...

DEDICATED Frank Calder cared for his elderly parents for 17 years before they died. Now a pensioner himself, the 71-year-old credits the North Staffs Carers' Association with helping him cope with..
The Sentinel Stoke

Muhammad Ali's battle with Parkinson’s

Legendary boxer Muhammad Ali died decades after developing the degenerative brain disease Parkinson's, but what is the condition and how does it develop?
BBC News

This man overcame a rare and life-threatening brain disease to graduate from university

this man overcame a rare and life-threatening brain disease to graduate from university
Owen Long, from Cardiff, was diagnosed with a condition called central nervious system vasculitis while living in Australia
Wales Online

FA to lead study on brain disease

BBC Local News: Birmingham and Black Country -- The FA will lead a study into possible links between football and brain diseases, it confirms.
BBC Local News Also reported by •BBC Sport

BMX Legend Dave Mirra Suffered From Serious Brain Disease Before Committing Suicide

As we reported the day it happened, BMX legend Dave Mirra had taken many hits to the ol’ noggin during his epic career in the BMX arena. Now, doctors are saying this may very well have been the..
Showbiz Spy Also reported by •Daily Record

Late Bmx Star Dave Mirra Was Suffering From Brain Disease


ContactMusic Also reported by •Sky News

Bath charity RICE issues Alzheimer's disease research update

bath charity rice issues alzheimer's disease research update
A Bath charity is in the early stages of its ground-breaking research into a new treatment for Alzheimer's disease.Researchers from the Research Institute for the Care of Older People (RICE), based at..
Bath Chronicle

Boy with terminal illness given day of his dreams thanks to...

boy with terminal illness given day of his dreams thanks to...
A terminally ill young boy from Cornwall lived the dream of riding in a Ferrari after a social networking campaign.Toby Penrose, 11, was diagnosed with a rare degenerative brain disease which affects..
Plymouth Herald

This terminally ill boy wanted to ride in a Ferrari for his...

This was the touching moment a terminally ill young boy from Truro had his dreams of riding in a Ferrari come true - thanks to the help of Facebook.Toby Penrose, who turned 11 today, was diagnosed with..
Cornish Guardian Also reported by •West Briton

Addiction is not a brain disease 'but rather a disease of personality'

addiction is not a brain disease 'but rather a disease of personality'
Lecturer of psychiatry at Yale University, Sally Satel argues the definition of addiction as a brain disease is 'too narrow', adding official rhetoric does addicts a disservice by implying they are..
MailOnline


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