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There appears to be a correlation for high and increasing blood pressure from early adulthood and into midlife with white matter hyperintensity volume and smaller brain volumes at age 69 to 71 years

High, Increasing BP in Midlife Tied to Brain Changes in Late Life

Higher DBP at age 43 years, greater increases from 36 to 43 linked to smaller whole-brain volume at 69 to 71
Treatment with methylphenidate affects specific tracts in brain white matter in boys with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder

Methylphenidate Tx Tied to Brain Changes in Boys With ADHD

White matter changes seen after four months of MPH versus placebo in boys, but not men, with ADHD
The risk for subsequent dementia is significantly increased for blood pressure patterns of midlife and late-life hypertension as well as midlife hypertension and late-life hypotension; and intensive blood pressure treatment is associated with a smaller increase in cerebral white matter lesion volume

BP From Midlife to Late Life Tied to Risk for Subsequent Dementia

Smaller increase in cerebral white matter lesion volume seen with intensive blood pressure treatment
Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder may have differences in the brain that limit appropriate responses to "stop cues

Children With ADHD Have Differences in Part of Brain Controlling Movement

Children with ADHD exhibit impaired stop cues and reduced engagement
Intracranial aneurysms are detected in 9 percent of patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease undergoing magnetic resonance angiography screening

Brain Aneurysm Risk Examined in Polycystic Kidney Disease

Aneurysms detected by presymptomatic screening, more frequent in those with hypertension, smoking
The rare brain-eating amoeba Naegleria fowleri has been confirmed as the cause of death of a North Carolina man.

N.C. Man Dies of Brain-Eating Amoeba After Visiting Water Park

Infection can occur when Naegleria fowleri-contaminated water enters body through the nose
There is an increased risk for a mosquito-borne virus that causes brain infection and swelling

Experts Warn of Mosquito-Borne Brain Infection in Florida

Eastern equine encephalitis has been detected in several sentinel chickens
Physical examination signs are not sufficiently sensitive for detecting elevated intracranial pressure in critically ill adults

Review Examines Methods for Diagnosis of Elevated ICP in Critically Ill

Physical examination features not sensitive enough for diagnosis of elevated ICP in critically ill patients
Adiposity in early old age is associated with reduced gray matter later in life

Adiposity in Early Old Age Tied to MRI Signs of Brain Aging Later

Higher BMI, larger waist circumference in one's 60s significantly associated with cortical thinning
Early electroencephalography reliably predicts the outcome of comatose patients after cardiac arrest

Early EEG Helps Predict Cardiac Arrest Outcomes in Comatose

Continuous background pattern at six or 12 hours an independent predictor of good outcome