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EPA refuses to ban pesticide tied to childhood brain damage

The Environmental Protection Agency, citing a lack of scientific evidence, has decided against a ban of the widely-used pesticide chlorpyrifos, which critics say is associated with neurological problems in children.

Breakthrough military study results for concussion announced

New research on the first highly-scalable intervention for mild Traumatic Brain Injuries (mTBI) -- commonly from concussions and blast exposures -- has been presented at the 9th Annual Traumatic Brain Injury Conference in Washington, D.C

New warning about alcohol and brain damage

London - Reports on alcohol consumption vary. A few point out some beneficial effects from drinking; most highlight the risks. To add to the latter, a new report shows the damage that drinking can have on the brain.

Review: This week’s releases rehash the past Special

This week’s releases include a couple of old musicals; a superhero movie like no other; an infinite second chance; and the origin of modern crime fighting.

Cooling babies may reduce longer-term brain damage

London - New research suggests that cooling babies who have been deprived of oxygen at birth improves their chances of growing up without disabilities such as cerebral palsy.

'Miracle Girl?': Teen wakes from coma when family sings hymns

Provo - "An amazing miracle" has taken place deep in the heart of Mormon country, say family and friends of a brain-dead teenager who awoke from a coma after they sang hymns by her hospital bedside.

Op-Ed: Is fracking dangerous to human health? Special

Four states — Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, and Texas — have confirmed that hydraulic fracturing, also called "fracking," has caused water pollution near oil and gas wells.

Boy left brain-damaged, unable to walk or talk after vaccine

Sydney - On Saturday, it was reported that an Australian boy suffered severe brain damage, including seizures and encephalopathy or swelling of the brain, after a doctor in Australia accidentally administered an adult version of the CSL Fluvax shot.

NFL settles concussion case

The National Football League (NFL) has agreed to pay out a total of $765 million to help cover the medical expenses of more than 4,500 former players and to fund research on head injuries.

Gulf War Syndrome linked to nerve gas exposure, new study finds

Dallas - Long a contentious issue between government agencies and veterans, a new study shows Gulf War Syndrome is the result of long-term exposure to small amounts of sarin gas, and at least 25 percent of veterans deployed in the war may have the syndrome.

Female teenage binge drinkers more at risk than young men

San Diego - Female teenagers who binge drink could be damaging the part of the brain that controls their memory and spatial awareness. But California researchers say boys don't seem to be equally affected.

Girl suffers brain damage after cervical cancer vaccine

In Britain, a teenage girl has suffered from seizures and brain damage after taking the Cervarix cervical cancer vaccine, which protects teenage girls from contracting the cancer. This is one of many cases related to the vaccine.

H1N1 swine flu may cause brain damage among exposed unborn babies

Scientists are concerned that women with early-term pregnancies should avoid exposure to the H1N1 swine flu virus at all costs - as the virus appears to disrupt the development of fetal brains.

Heavy Marijuana Use May Damage Developing Brain in Teens

Adolescents and young adults who are heavy users of marijuana are more likely than non-users to have disrupted brain development, according to a new imaging study.

Report: Fluoride May Damage the Brain

According to a report from the Institute for Children's Environmental Health (ICEH), fluoride found in dental products, supplements and virtually all foods and beverages may damage the brain, causing developmental defects in children.

Miniscule Amounts Of Lead Can Cause Children Brain Damage

Even very small amounts of lead in children's blood -- amounts well below the current federal standard -- are associated with reduced IQ scores, finds a new, six-year Cornell study.

What is Shaken Baby Syndrome

Shaken Baby syndrome is a preventable disability that strikes more than 1,200 children annually. 25% to 30% of the tiny victims die as a result while the rest of the sufferers deal with lifelong problems.

Brain Damage turns Man into Human Chameleon

A 65 year old becomes the character of the person he meets because of brain damage.

Breakthrough in quiting cigarette smoking

having trouble with those smoking urges? the gum not working and you just can't seem to quit? Not to worry!
 

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