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Mystery illness struck ‘widespread brain networks’ of US embassy staff in Cuba – study

New research has cast doubt on the claim US diplomats in Havana were the victims of a sonic weapon attacks. Some 21 embassy staff in Cuba were affected by a mystery illness in August last year. Diplomatic staff were reportedly the victims of targeted attacks on their homes and hotel rooms in the Cuban capital. Those taken ill reportedly heard ...

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Boy survives 6-inch screw to the brain after freak accident (PHOTOS)

A 13-year-old boy from Maryland underwent brain surgery after a freak accident caused a 6-inch screw to become lodged in his skull. Darius Foreman fell from a branch when he was building a treehouse last Saturday. As he fell he knocked over a five-foot-long wooden plank, which fell onto his head and drove a screw into his skull, right between ...

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Sand-eating Lithuanian woman claims ‘mineral diet’ cured her brain tumor (VIDEO)

An elderly Lithuanian woman, who claims to be living on a sand-only diet that has drastically improved her health, is sharing her helpful insights with anyone interested in trying this totally inedible fare. Talk about true grit. Stanislava Monstvilene, 70, from Lithuania claims she has been living for more than a decade consuming nothing but sand. The substance, known to ...

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Virus could treat brain cancer and boost immune system – study

Published time: 4 Jan, 2018 11:03 Patients with aggressive brain tumours could be treated with a virus, according to a new study. Injected directly into the bloodstream, the virus could also boost their immune system in the process. Scientists at the University of Leeds and the Institute of Cancer Research in London carried out successful trials on nine brain cancer ...

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Cannibal poet who ate his date’s brain after gruesome murder found ‘sane’

Published time: 9 Nov, 2017 19:51 A Russian poet in his early 20s has been accused of killing a woman and “eating her brain piece by piece.” The man, who met his victim through social media, has now been judged to have been of “sound mind,” local media report. The blood-chilling episode played out earlier this year in the town ...

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Brain chemical could be key to blocking unwelcome thoughts – study

Published time: 4 Nov, 2017 15:47 Scientists have pinpointed the chemical in the brain that suppresses intrusive thoughts – a discovery that could shed light on a number of psychological conditions where the inability to control thoughts is a key symptom. Schizophrenia, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, anxiety, and depression are all marked by persistent intrusive thought ...

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Army investing $10 million in brain injury diagnostic device

Published time: 30 Oct, 2017 19:47 The US Army has earmarked $ 10 million for developing a portable device capable of assessing traumatic brain injuries on the field. However, it’s not expected to enter service before 2021 at the earliest. The contract for $ 9,990,947 was awarded to the California-based Neural Analytics, Inc, which develops technology to measure, diagnose and ...

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Woman battling brain cancer ends treatment so she can have child

A Michigan woman battling brain cancer sacrificed a chance to extend her life in order to give birth to her sixth child. Carrie DeKlyen, 37, chose to forgo clinical trials and chemotherapy to treat her cancer, since it would have meant ending her pregnancy. Feeding and breathing tubes were removed on Thursday, one day after daughter Life Lynn was born. ...

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Jahi McMath, declared brain dead, may technically be alive: judge

A teen girl who was declared brain dead more than three years ago following a tonsillectomy may technically still be alive, a California judge has ruled. Alameda County Judge Stephen Pulido is allowing a malpractice lawsuit against a hospital to move forward, possibly setting up Jahi McMath’s family to have her care paid for if they are successful. A jury ...

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Maria Menounos Credits Inspiring 'Rocky Balboa' Quote for Helping Her Recover from Brain Surgery

Maria MenounosThis ‘Rocky’ Quote Helped MeBattle Brain Tumor 9/5/2017 12:30 AM PDT EXCLUSIVE Maria Menounos is looking like a million bucks just a few months after brain surgery … and she thanks her fiance and Sylvester Stallone for making it happen. We got Maria out in NYC with her boo, Keven Undergaro, and she tells us she’s happy, healthy and cancer-free … ...

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