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Monday, September 14, 2015

Health News: More children getting drunk on and sanitizer ♦ Teach neurons damaged by Parkinson's to heal themselves ♦ Why MS symptoms may improve as the days get shorter

More children getting drunk on and sanitizer Six-year-old Nhaijah Russell swallowed three or four squirts of seemingly innocuous liquid hand sanitizer at school. It tasted good, she said, like strawberry. It also contained enough alcohol to make her dangerously drunk. She arrived at the emergency room slurring her words and unable to walk.
Melatonin and multiple sclerosis: Why MS symptoms may improve as the days get shorter Researchers have found an explanation that could lead to a deeper understanding of multiple sclerosis and more targeted treatment options for patients. By first looking broadly at possible environmental factors and then deeply at preclinical models of MS, the research team found that melatonin -- a hormone involved in regulating a person's sleep-wake cycle -- may influence MS disease activity.
Changing patient's position helps effectiveness of colonoscopy, especially on one side Having patients lie on their left side while the right side of their colon is being examined can result in more polyps being found, thus increasing the effectiveness of colonoscopy for colorectal cancer screening.
Smart cells teach neurons damaged by Parkinson's to heal themselves As a potential treatment for Parkinson's disease, scientists have created smarter immune cells that produce and deliver a healing protein to the brain while also teaching neurons to begin making the protein for themselves.

Connection found between fitness level, brain activity, and executive functionBrain function associated with higher cardiorespiratory fitness plays a role in increased cognitive performance in older adults.. Specifically, the scientists found that dual-task processing in a core executive function brain region is associated with higher cardiorespiratory fitness and dual-task performance

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