A new study has found that a subgroup of children who suffer from convulsive status epilepticus - an epileptic seizure that lasts 30 minutes or longer, or clusters of prolonged seizures - may experience long-term brain damage years after. This is according to research presented at the American Epilepsy Society's 67th Annual Meeting.
The number of hospital emergency department visits related to the hallucinogenic drug ecstasy increased 128% between 2005 and 2011 in patients under the age of 21, according to a new report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
When they examined tumor samples of glioblastoma, the deadliest form of brain cancer, researchers in Canada discovered they contained deactivated forms of specialized immune cells that normally fight tumor-generating cells. When they tested a drug that reactivates these immune cells in diseased mice, the animals lived two to three times longer.