Demaryius Thomas Diagnosed With C.T.E., Family Reckons With His Death

Demaryius Thomas had C.T.E. when he died in December at 33, but the posthumous diagnosis alone does not explain what role football had in the charismatic N.F.L. star’s quick decline.

#boston-university, #chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy, #content-type-personal-profile, #denver-broncos, #football, #mckee-ann, #national-football-league, #seizures-medical, #thomas-demaryius

Another Death at Rikers Continues ‘Very Difficult Year’ at N.Y.C. Jails

A Brooklyn man, who went into cardiac arrest on Friday, became the 15th person to die this year within New York City’s correction system.

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Pat Martino, Jazz Guitarist Who Overcame Amnesia, Dies at 77

He was one of the genre’s most acclaimed players when brain surgery left him with no memory. But he recovered and made music for another three decades.

#deaths-obituaries, #guitar, #jazz, #martino-pat-1944-2021, #memory, #seizures-medical

ECT Can Be a Good Treatment Option for Serious Depression

Electroconvulsive therapy can effectively treat depression, and is as safe as antidepressant drugs along with psychotherapy, a new analysis found.

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Normally Sharp, He Was Chronically Confused. What Was Going On?

He was getting lost driving home from work. And he was having strange spasms. What was the cause?

#autoimmune-diseases, #brain, #creutzfeldt-jakob-disease, #seizures-medical

Why Are We So Afraid of Fevers?

Under most circumstances, fever is beneficial, reducing the severity of illness and shortening its length.

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Brain Scientists Explore the How of When

A new study offers the strongest evidence yet of “time cells” in the brain.

#brain, #epilepsy, #seizures-medical, #your-feed-science

My Brother Died of Brain Cancer. 20 Years Later, I Had It, Too.

I was told it didn’t run in families. Was it just chance?

#brain, #brain-cancer, #families-and-family-life, #genetics-and-heredity, #seizures-medical, #tumors

Novel Brain Surgery Seeks to Reverse Epilepsy in Sea Lion

Cronutt, like a growing number of ocean mammals, developed seizures because of toxins in the water. Scientists hope the pioneering procedure he underwent this week could help.

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She Was Healthy and Active. Suddenly She Had a Seizure.

Her bouts of sweating and confusion were traced to dangerously low blood sugar. But what was causing it?

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Can Covid Damage the Brain?

“I tell the same stories repeatedly; I forget words I know.”

#brain, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #seizures-medical, #stroke

The Boy Slumped to the Floor. Could These Be Seizures?

Antiseizure medications didn’t help, and his episodes don’t look like cataplexy. A girl has these same episodes. Could this help them find answers?

#amphetamines, #documentary-films-and-programs, #epilepsy, #genetics-and-heredity, #narcolepsy, #seizures-medical

Coronavirus May Pose a New Risk to Younger Patients: Strokes

Doctors have reported a flurry of cases in Covid-19 patients — including a healthy 27-year-old emergency medical technician in Queens. After a month in the hospital, he is learning to walk again.

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Should You Give Your Kid CBD?

More Americans are using the hemp (or marijuana) extract on their kids, but experts aren’t sold on its efficacy.

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Some Coronavirus Patients Show Signs of Stroke, Seizures and Confusion

Doctors have observed neurological symptoms, including confusion, stroke and seizures, in a small subset of Covid-19 patients.

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