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Glioblastoma is typically discovered after a patient seeks medical attention for neurological symptoms that have come on suddenly, such as headaches or vision changes. (Photo: Thinkstock)

Warning Signs

Glioblastoma Patients Suffer Headaches Most brain cancers start elsewhere in the body, but one particularly aggressive and uncommon form – glioblastoma – originates in the brain itself. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) was recently diagnosed with the disease, which was also blamed for
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Pain in the Back

Taking Control of Back Pain About 80 percent of the population will experience at least one significant episode of back pain in their lifetime. When it happens, most people first want to know how to feel better, then how to prevent a recurrence. Dr. Mark Knaub, chief of adult
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Studying preterm infants in the neonatal intensive care unit at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis found that preemies whose daily diets were at least 50 percent breast milk had more brain tissue and cortical-surface area by their due dates than premature babies who consumed significantly less breast milk. (Photo: John Twombly)

Brain Food

Breast Milk Linked to Early Brain Growth Feeding premature babies mostly breast milk during the first month of life appears to spur more robust brain growth, compared with babies given little or no breast milk. Studying preterm infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)
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