Diseases and Disorders

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Men with ADHD are often diagnosed in their childhood, but for girls a diagnosis may not occur until well into adulthood.
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Learn how bionics are changing people's lives today: helping the blind see, the deaf hear, and a woman with one arm fold her shirts.
  • National Geographic
What does 'addiction' mean? Explore how researchers understand addiction and find out the science behind it.
  • Wellcome Trust
Learn how alcohol and nicotine affect the brain, and why they are illegal for children and teens in this series of lesson plans.
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse
Can we use human medicine to figure out what makes zombies... zombies?
  • TED
What if we could look inside the brains of humans? Now we can - by looking at the brains of people who are already undergoing surgery.
  • TED
Brain researcher Jill Bolte Taylor studied her own stroke as it happened — and has become a powerful voice for brain recovery.
  • TED
How much coffee is too much? Learn how caffeine affects the human brain in this video.
  • PHD Comics
The Children's Hospital of Wisconsin outlines the causes, symptoms, and treatment for different types of brain tumors.
  • Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
People with depression often report dramatic changes in mood over the course of the day.
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Understanding how new neurons integrate into existing brain regions may hold the secret to restoring brain function after injury or disease.
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If you ever feel sorry for yourself, visit a neurologist’s waiting room.
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In 2006 when an Italian physician, Dr Paolo Zamboni, announced a simple method for treating MS, it received international attention.
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3D Brain

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