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Sandro Rosell
FC Barcelona President
Tuesday, June 27, 2017


Israeli scientists discover an abnormality in neurons’ protective membrane may enable the immune system to launch a mistaken attack

Multiple sclerosis, one of the most devastating neurodegenerative diseases, affects some 2.5 million people worldwide and has no known cure.

Researchers have long speculated that MS is triggered by the body’s own immune system unleashing an uncontrolled attack on myelin sheaths that protect nerve cells (neurons).

A study published by Israeli scientists in the Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS) pinpoints a structural instability in the myelin membranes, the “insulating tape” surrounding neurons.

This vulnerability seems to be what gives the immune system access to otherwise protected

These employees are more likely to face financial barriers to care, researchers find

High-deductible health plans are gaining ground among U.S. adults with employer-sponsored health insurance coverage. But too often, enrollees say high out-of-pocket costs are causing them to skip or delay needed medical care, a new government report finds.

Nearly 40 percent of adults with job-based coverage were enrolled in a high-deductible plan in 2016, the report said. That's up from just over 26 percent

Israeli researchers find stressed pregnant mice have offspring predisposed to binge eating, but also discovered that a certain diet can prevent it

Pregnancy can be a stressful time. Now there’s a new stressor and it’s about stress itself.

A new study on pregnant mice, published in the journal Cell Metabolism, shows a causal link between prenatal stress and the onset of eating disorders — particularly binge eating disorder (BED) — later in life for the child.

The study, done by scientists at

Position Will Expand Clinical Care, Education, and Research

Maimonides Medical Center and SUNY Downstate Medical Center recently announced the creation of a regional chair of neurology. The new position is designed to expand the delivery of high-quality neuroscience care in Brooklyn; enhance the education and training of medical students, residents, and fellows; and develop new research opportunities in neurological science.

“SUNY Downstate and Maimonides Medical Center both have a

Dr. John Marshall, Chair of Emergency Medicine at Maimonides Medical Center, offers a variety of tips to help cope with hot weather and prevent avoidable health problems. 

What are some tips to safely get through the summer heat?

Drink more fluids (nonalcoholic) regardless of your activity level. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink. 

Avoid liquids that contain caffeine or large amounts of sugar— these actually cause you to lose more body fluid and can lead to dehydration. Avoid very