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Report: Lithium may be treatment for traumatic brain injury

The Food and Drug Administration approved lithium salts to treat depression and mania. In fact, it was the first drug approved to do so. Now, according to a new study by Rutgers University, lithium may help prevent nerve cells from dying and preserve brain function in people who have suffered a traumatic brain injury.

Cervical cancer: Early detection is the key to survival

Cervical cancer is a potentially life-threatening illness, but it is highly preventable and very treatable in its early stages. Cervical cancer develops in the cervix, which is a section of the uterus. It's caused by human papillomavirus, HPV, which comes in over 100 strains.

Boston Veteran Administration benefits office unacceptable errors

During a 2015 inspection of the Veterans Administration Regional Office in Boston, one in six traumatic brain injury (TBI) cases were assessed the wrong degree of disability. This is in spite of a warning some four years ago that there needed to more safeguards and oversight.

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