Hydrocephalus is a condition of an excessive fluid collection in the brain. Normally, the ventricles of the adult brain contain approximately 25 ml of cerebrosp-inal fluid, and an increase in this amount may be pathologic. There are situations in which hydrocepha-lus ex vacuo—excessive fluid that simply replaces lost brain tissue—may be of little consequence or even normal, but hydrocephalus that compromises brain function is clinically significant. The reason for this is primarily the effect of excess fluid on the cerebral white matter that surrounds the lateral ventricles.

Breaking Bulimia

Breaking Bulimia

We have all been there: turning to the refrigerator if feeling lonely or bored or indulging in seconds or thirds if strained. But if you suffer from bulimia, the from time to time urge to overeat is more like an obsession.

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