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Dr Dre: Rap legend returns home after brain aneurysm

Dr Dre: Rap legend returns home after brain aneurysm

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Elizabeth Olsen: ‘WandaVision’ show ‘totally confused my brain’

Elizabeth Olsen: ‘WandaVision’ show ‘totally confused my brain’

Entertainment
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Two of Marvel's Avengers, Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany) now have their own Disney+ TV show. WandaVision is a drastic genre and tonal shift from the superhero feature films in which they've acted previously. "It totally confused my brain," Olsen said in a Zoom press conference. Advertisement Introduced in the scene after the credits of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Wanda has telekinetic powers. Her superhero alter ego is The Scarlet Witch. Bettany first joined the Marvel films as the voice of Tony Stark's (Robert Downey Jr.'s) computer, Jarvis. In Avengers: Age of Ultron, Stark gave Jarvis physical form. Still an android, Vision is omniscient, can fly and take human form. WandaVision puts these superheroes into a television ...
The Wanted star Tom Parker reveals brain tumour has ‘significantly reduced’

The Wanted star Tom Parker reveals brain tumour has ‘significantly reduced’

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The Wanted's Tom Parker says there has been a "significant reduction" in the size of his brain tumour, following hospital treatment.The 32-year-old revealed his terminal cancer diagnosis in October last year, just weeks before becoming a father for the second time. He is currently having radiotherapy and chemotherapy for a grade four glioblastoma - an aggressive cancer that can occur in the brain or spinal cord.The singer shared the news on Instagram, along with a photo of his wife Kelsey, daughter Aurelia and baby son Bodhi. He wrote: "These are the words I received today, and I can't stop saying them over and over again. ...
Scientists identify brain signals of fading consciousness during anesthesia, sleep

Scientists identify brain signals of fading consciousness during anesthesia, sleep

Science
Dec. 29 (UPI) -- What happens inside the human brain when consciousness fades away during anesthesia and normal sleep? Scientists have long estimated that the answer to such a question might provide clues to the neurological origins of consciousness. Until now, researchers had struggled to separate the brain patterns associated specifically with the loss of consciousness and the more generalized neural effects of falling asleep or being put to sleep. Advertisement For the first time, scientists have successfully isolated the specific brain changes related to losing or gaining consciousness. For the study, published this week in the Journal of Neuroscience, researchers used positron emission tomography, or PET scans, to monitor the brain activity of healthy volunteers experiencing differen...
Brain stimulation may reduce depression and PTSD symptoms, study says

Brain stimulation may reduce depression and PTSD symptoms, study says

Health
Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Applying small amounts of electricity to the brain can help reduce "negative emotions" in people with post-traumatic stress disorder and depression, according to a study published Monday by JNeurosci. The technique, called transcranial magnetic stimulation, or TMS, uses a changing magnetic field to target small electrical currents to a specific area of the brain -- in this case, the prefrontal cortex, the researchers said. Advertisement The prefrontal cortex, situated near the front of the brain, governs behavior, emotions and decision-making, among other functions, research suggests. Wearable devices using TMS have been used to treat migraines and other brain disorders, according to researchers from Shenzhen University in China. In addition, the U.S. Food and Drug Admini...