New model can identify factors linked to mortality after traumatic brain injury.

Washington: Model system researchers have identified factors linked to mortality among individuals aged 16 years and older who were more than one year post- traumatic brain injury (TBI). The research team, which included investigators from five regional TBI Model Systems, analysed data from the database of the TBI Model System National Data and Statistical Center. They…

IS IT MENTAL ILLNESS OR MOLD TOXICITY?

By Mark Filidei, D.O. One of my chief tasks as the Director of Integrative Medicine at Amen Clinics is to work up what we call a “toxic brain” as seen on SPECT imaging. Amen Clinics currently has the largest database of brain SPECT scans in the world, and it affords us a unique view into…

The brain predicts words before they are pronounced

The brain is not only able to finish the sentences of others: A study by the Basque research centre BCBL has shown for the first time that it can also anticipate an auditory stimulus and determine the phonemes and specific words the speaker is going to pronounce. The Primary Auditory Cortex is highlighted in magenta,…

Team identifies brain’s lymphatic vessels as new avenue to treat multiple sclerosis

Lymphatic vessels that clean the brain of harmful material play a crucial role in the development and progression of multiple sclerosis, new research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine suggests. The vessels appear to carry previously unknown messages from the brain to the immune system that ultimately trigger the disease symptoms. Blocking those…

Cost of lifesaving heroin withdrawal drug soars by 700%

Treatment agencies warn of extra drug-related deaths unless price hike is addressed A 700% spike in the price of a drug used to wean addicts off heroin has caused alarm among treatment agencies, which warn of a rise in drug-related deaths unless urgent action is taken to make it more affordable. Buprenorphine is an alternative…

Colon cancer is caused by bacteria and cell stress.

Researchers at Technical University Munich have reported findings related to the development of colon cancer. “We originally wanted to study the role of bacteria in the intestines in the development of intestinal inflammation,” explains Professor Dirk Haller from the Department of Nutrition and Immunology at the Weihenstephan Science Centre of the TUM. “However, the surprising…

TOXIC MOLD SYNDROME: “IT WAS LIKE I LOST MY PERSONALITY”

Kimberlyn, a 46-year-old married mother living in Arizona is not your average patient. She is highly detailed, analytical, logical, and carries with her a master’s degree in pattern analysis. When Kimberlyn got sick, she applied as much as she could from her work life to try to uncover what was adversely affecting her. Even so,…

Researchers identify factors linked to mortality after traumatic brain injury

Model system researchers have examined the factors associated with mortality among individuals aged 16 years and older who were more than one year post- traumatic brain injury (TBI). Their article: O’Neil-Pirozzi- T, Ketchum JM, Hammond FM, Phillipus A, Weber E, Dams-O’Connor K. “Physical, cognitive, and psychosocial characteristics associated with mortality in chronic TBI survivors: A…

10 Tips for Treating Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder can be treated with medication, therapy, and lifestyle changes, but sticking with treatment can be a challenge. Unfortunately, bipolar disorder tends to get worse if you don’t get the proper care, says Carrie Bearden, PhD, an associate professor in the departments of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences, and psychology at UCLA. “The episodes will…

Is Toxic Mold Exposure the Cause of Your Symptoms?

Are you one of the many people unknowingly living or working in water damaged building?  Did you know it may be dramatically affecting your health?  It’s estimated that indoor air pollutants, including mold and mycotoxins may be contributing to more than 50% of our patient’s illnesses.  Typically we think of smog, smoke, and outdoor pollution as detrimental to our…