Tag Archives: Brain

Massachusetts resident contracts rare tick-borne illness that can cause brain infection, death

What is Powassan disease? A rare and life-threatening tick-borne virus is worrying doctors. What is Powassan disease and how can you keep yourself safe? A Massachusetts resident has contracted a rare but potentially deadly tick-borne illness, officials in the town of Maynard, where the patient lives, announced this week. Maynard Town Administrator Greg Johnson and the… Read More »

Two-Year-Old Receives Deep Brain Stimulation Implant

July 12th, 2019 Medgadget Editors Neurology, Neurosurgery, Pediatrics A two-year-old girl has received a deep brain stimulation (DBS) device to treat her dystonia. The condition, which results in painful random muscle movements, spasms, and the like, can lead to severe limitations on a child’s development and overall quality of life. A team at the Evelina… Read More »