Tag Archives: Brain

Student’s open brain surgery livestreamed while she was AWAKE

Brave student, 25, livestreamed her own open brain surgery while lying awake on the operating table to guide surgeons around her mind’s language center to remove a blood vessel tangle Jenna Schardt, 25, was diagnosed with a cavernoma after suddenly suffering a seizure while helping stroke patients during her occupational therapy program A cavernoma is… Read More »

The biology of obesity: How our ancient brain conspires to make us overeat

According to a new study, an additional 1.7 million Canadians will be living with obesity by 2023. Our growing girth is already at historic levels, and we’re among the heaviest countries in the world. Over the past decade, rates of overweight and obesity have increased in Canada, France, Mexico, Switzerland and the U.S., according to… Read More »

What cannabis does to your brain

Just as Australia looks to take a small step towards relaxing its cannabis laws, the Federal Government seems determined to bring the stoner dream crashing down. The ACT Legislative Assembly has passed a bill to legalise the drug for personal use in the nation’s capital from January 31, 2020. The laws — containing a couple… Read More »

Man’s massive brain tumor discovered after he had trouble seeing the TV: ‘I just thought I needed glasses’

A 21-year-old British man who thought his blurry vision was a sign he required glasses was later diagnosed with a golf ball-sized brain tumor. Harry Mockett, a musician, told South West News Service (SWNS) he first noticed his deteriorating vision when he struggled to read the questions while watching the popular game show “Who Wants… Read More »