Brain cancer: Lithium may restore cognitive function after radiation.

ISLAMABAD -- Radiation treatment saves lives, but it can also have a detrimental effect on the brain. New findings suggest that a well-known medication can reverse the damage. New research in mice finds that lithium can restore some of the cognitive functions that people lose as a result of radiation therapy. Lithium could become the "first pharmacological treatment Trusted Source of cognitive late effects in childhood cancer survivors, " according to a research team at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden. "In...

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