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Brain bank in Halifax opens its doors to researchers worldwide | Health4News

Many scientists worldwide who need donated human brains for their research on Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases turn to a laboratory in Halifax.
The Maritime Brain Tissue Bank at Dalhousie University is one of a handful of Canadian brain banks where students learn about the v… … 10 more words

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No new medical personnel to West Africa’s Ebola outbreak for now, health minister says | Health4News

CBC News is dedicating a special day of coverage to the Ebola crisis on Tuesday. On radio, television and online, we’ll explore the facts behind Ebola and answer questions. 36 more words

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VIDEO: Surfing to fight depression | Health4News

Grant Trebilco and his friend Sam Schumacher started One Wave Is All It Takes just over a year ago on Bondi Beach.
Every Friday Grant and a growing group of fellow surfers and yogis head to the beach with their surfboards and yoga mats just before sunrise, dressed in bright fluorescent clothes….
VIDEO: Surfing to fight depression

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Study shows no relationship between moderate adolescent cannabis use and exam results, IQ | Health4News

A large UK study has found that occasional adolescent cannabis use does not lead to poorer educational and intellectual performance, but that heavy cannabis use is associated with slightly poorer exam results at age 16. 25 more words

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Researchers confirm the biochemical cause of seasonal depression | Health4News

New research confirms why some people suffer from the winter blues while others get through the winter without any problems. A longitudinal study from a group of researchers from the University of Copenhagen has found that that people with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) show significant… … 8 more words

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Enterovirus infection linked to incidence of T1DM in children | Health4News

(HealthDay)—The risk of type 1 diabetes is increased for children diagnosed with enterovirus infection, according to a study published online Oct. 17 in Diabetologia.
Hsiao-Chuan Lin, from China Medical University in Taiwan, and colleagues used insurance claims data from Taiwan’s National … … 10 more words

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Paralyzed man recovers some function following transplantation of OECs and nerve bridge | Health4News

Treating patients with a complete spinal cord injury (SCI), the condition in which no motor or sensory function is preserved in the spinal segments below the level of the injury, has generally been unsuccessful. 25 more words

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