Neurology

3-D Mini Brains Accelerate Research for Repairing Brain Function | News Brief

The Houston Methodist Research Institute is making mini brains from human stem cells that put researchers on a fast track to repair the nervous system after injury

Smartphone Addiction Creates Imbalance in Brain, Study Suggests | News Brief

Researchers have found an imbalance in the brain chemistry of young people addicted to smartphones and the internet, according to a study presented today at the annual

New Research Reveals High-Intensity Exercise Boosts Memory | News Brief

The health advantages of high-intensity exercise are widely known but new research from McMaster University points to another major benefit: better memory. The findings could have implications

First Brain Training Exercise Positively Linked to Dementia Prevention Identified | News Brief

Aging research specialists have identified, for the first time, a form of mental exercise that can reduce the risk of dementia. The cognitive training, called speed of

#PWChat – Why Doctors Are Losing the Public’s Trust | News Brief

Join us Wednesday, December 13 at 3:00pm ET for PART II of our live, interactive tweetchat with Linda Girgis, MD, based on her blog post on why

#PWChat Recap – Ketamine for Depression: Exciting but Controversial | Feature

Physician’s Weekly continued its #PWChat series on Thursday, Nov. 16, with Steven P. Levine, MD, on the use of ketamine to treat depression. The discussion focused on why

Bringing 3D-Printed Prosthetic Hands to Third-World Countries | Feature

3D printing is commonly used in first-world countries. However, 3D printing can be of added value in third-world countries as well. Prosthesis for children are normally handmade

Scientists Identify Mechanism that Helps People Inhibit Unwanted Thoughts | News Brief

Scientists have identified a key chemical within the ‘memory’ region of the brain that allows us to suppress unwanted thoughts, helping explain why people who suffer from

Blood-Clotting Protein Prevents Repair in the Brain | News Brief

Picture a bare wire, without its regular plastic coating. It’s exposed to the elements and risks being degraded. And, without insulation, it may not conduct electricity as

#PWChat Recap – Pseudoscience in Medicine: Steering Patients Toward Reliable References, Part II | News Brief

Dr. Linda Girgis, MD, FAAFP joined Physician’s Weekly to co-host Part II in our #PWChat series, on Wednesday, Oct. 25, on how to steer patients toward reliable resources when

#PWChat – Ketamine for Depression: Exciting but Controversial | News Brief

Join us Thursday, November 16 at 9:00pm ET for a live, interactive tweetchat with Steven P. Levine, MD, on the use of ketamine to treat depression. Topics

MS Risk in Children Spotted with MRI Brain Scans | News Brief

By the time multiple sclerosis (MS) is diagnosed in children, it may be difficult to prevent the disabilities and relapses that come with the disease. In a

New Research Helps Decode Neurodevelopmental Disorders to Help Future Diagnosis of Children | News Brief

A key question in biology is understanding how the brain works. Its basic working units, the neurons, transmit information in the form of electrical impulses and chemical

PWChat: How Mindset Affects Physical Health | News Brief

Join us Wednesday, October 11 at 3:00pm ET for a live, interactive tweetchat with Barbara Cox, PhD, on how mindset affects physical health. Topics to be discussed

Introducing a New Blog on 3D Printing in Medicine | Feature

First, I would like to thank Physician’s Weekly for the opportunity to blog here. From time to time, I will provide 3D printing news, my opinion on that news, and coverage of the future of 3D printing in medicine. 

Hospitals, Third Parties, and Physicians: Opposing Roles in Containing Healthcare Costs | Feature

Patients do not have carte blanche when it comes to decisions about their medical care. The type of insurance they have dictates which hospitals they must use,

CME/CE – MACRA: 5 Tips to Protect Your Practice’s Reputation | Feature

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) is bringing a lot of change to healthcare, including reimbursement based on quality, value, and results of care. While physicians determine which MACRA measures to complete in this 2017 transition year and how they will affect payment, the same careful attention should be paid to how quality measures will affect physician reputation.

Brain Cells that Control Appetite Identified for First Time | News Brief

Dieting could be revolutionised, thanks to the ground-breaking discovery by the University of Warwick of the key brain cells which control our appetite. Professor Nicholas Dale in

New Class of Molecules May Protect Brain from Stroke, Neurodegenerative Diseases | News Brief

Research led by Nicolas Bazan, MD, PhD, Boyd Professor and Director of the Neuroscience Center of Excellence at LSU Health New Orleans, has discovered a new class

#PWChat – Pseudoscience in Medicine PART 2: Steering Patients Toward Reliable References | News Brief

Join us Wednesday, October 25 at 3:00pm ET for a live, interactive tweetchat with Linda Girgis, MD, on how to steer patients toward reliable resources when it

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