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Doctor insights on: What Other Brain Disorders Can The Msafp Screening Identify

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What other brain disorders can the msafp screening identify?

What other brain disorders can the msafp screening identify?

MSAFP: The msafp is a screen for an open neural tube abnormality in the fetus. It identifies spina bifida, which can also cause hydrocephalus. It also is a screen for down syndrome and trisomy 18, both of which affect the brain. ...Read more

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Screening (Definition)

Examples are: colonoscopy for colon polyp or cancer; mammograms for breast lesions or cancer; psa a blood test that could indicate enlargement of cancerous prostate tissue; blood sugar or hemoglobin a!c for diabetes. Many think that scanning the whole body will pick up a cancer--in all likelihood, it will not. There also is no good blood test, yet, ...Read more


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Fraternal grandma and 2nd cousin died of brain aneurysms at ages 38 and 42. I am 33 and had a clear mra at 27. Do I need repeat screening and if so how often?

Fraternal grandma and 2nd cousin died of brain aneurysms at ages 38 and 42.  I  am  33 and had a clear mra at 27.  Do I need repeat screening and if so how  often?

Aneurysm: I am not sure what you mean by 'fraternal grandma'. That said, if an mra with contrast with clear visualization of the entire circle of willis was normal at 27, and was reviewed by a neuroradiologist, then you might consider a repeat study in three to five years to be surer. ...Read more

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My eyes feel tired and my brain hurts when i look at my phone screen?

My eyes feel tired and my brain hurts when i look at my phone screen?

Eye fatigue: Your eyes may be dry and non-prescription artificial tear drops may help. Also, you may be farsighted or have astigmatism which could be corrected with glasses. Perhaps if you increase your font size if would help. ...Read more

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Could the light of a computer screen affect your brain and can computer radiation cause cancer?

Could the light of a computer screen affect your brain and can computer radiation cause cancer?

No and no: This is disinformation. The radiation given off by the computer isn't anywhere near the wavelengths that damage tissue. You give off the same kind of radiation yourself. ...Read more

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Good morning dr u there? Precaution after brain cancer surgery supposed to handle? Food and cells phones and tv and monitor screen how r they

Good morning dr u there?
Precaution after brain cancer surgery
supposed to handle? Food and cells phones and tv and monitor screen how r they

What Tumor Type?: If you're concerned about cell phone rf emissions you can use the phone in speaker mode. Cell phone risks have been difficult to quantify. There are also listings of rf emission by cell phone model you might research. Good luck. ...Read more

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My job makes me sit all day glued to the computer screen, what if i get brain tumor or blindness? Any advice or meds I should take? Thanks!

My job makes me sit all day glued to the computer screen, what if i get brain tumor or blindness? Any advice or meds I should take? Thanks!

Computer use: Does not cause development of a brain tumor or blindness. It can cause eye strain or fatigue, but this can be helped by taking periodic breaks from your work. ...Read more

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1st session of neuro biofeedback. Looked at brain waves on screen while talking to therapist. Is it being done right? I didn't see any self regulation

1st session of neuro biofeedback. Looked at brain waves on screen while talking to therapist. Is it being done right? I didn't see any self regulation

Discuss it: At first you just learn what your responses are. That can take some time. Once you do, you will begin to attemp to make changes and watch how well it works. This is a base line - where you are now. Be patient, but ask questions. Best! ...Read more

Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more