Download PDF Scientists at the University of Exeter have developed a pioneering new technique that could revolutionise the surgical treatment of epilepsy. The team of scientists, led by Dr Marc Goodfellow and Professor John Terry, have developed the ground-breaking new method that can identify the specific regions of the brain that trigger seizures in people […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Pokémon Go is the smartphone game that has taken 2016 by storm, generating around 4-5 million downloads and around $1.6 million in revenue every day. One suggested benefit of the augmented reality game is that it boosts physical activity. But while a new study supports this claim, it finds that the effect is […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF In a population-based study from Scotland, use of commonly-prescribed acid suppression medications such as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) was linked with an increased risk of intestinal infections with C. difficile and Campylobacter bacteria, which can cause considerable illness. Compared with individuals in the community who did not take acid suppression medications, those who […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Leading public health experts warn that youth around the world are exposed to extensive alcohol marketing, and that current controls on that marketing appear ineffective in blocking the association between youth exposure and subsequent drinking. Alcohol is the leading cause of death and disability for young males aged 15-24 in nearly every region […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF A team of researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System recently surveyed patients to understand barriers to reducing the use of opioids to manage chronic pain. The results of those interviews are published in the current issue of the journal Pain Medicine. Millions […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Fibromyalgia is a complex disorder that causes pain and fatigue in the muscles. This pain tends to be on specific tender points on the body, including on the neck, shoulders, back, hips, arms, and legs, and occurs when pressure is put on them. Doctors don\’t really know what causes fibromyalgia. People of all […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF A new study published in the journal Cerebral Cortex challenges the hypothesis that nerve cells in the brains of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders do not reliably and consistently respond to external stimuli. \”Our findings show there is no measurable variation in how individuals with Autism respond to repeated visual and tactile stimuli,\” […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Society might lead us to believe body image concerns should be reserved for females but research published today from The University of Sydney has suggested that men are more likely to suffer psychologically when dissatisfied with their image. Dr Scott Griffiths, lead researcher, suggested that the phenomenon is a growing public health issue […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF The unpleasant sensation sparked by the nervous system when confronted with a harmful stimulus can be alleviated by blocking a genetic marker that switches off the activity of the neurons involved. Jose Vicente Torres Pérez, a Spanish researcher who works at Imperial College in London, has trialled this innovative pain relief therapy on […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is a condition that affects millions of children and often continues into adulthood. Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have trouble paying attention, and they often display hyperactive and impulsive behaviors. These characteristics of ADHD often affect the child\’s relationships with family, friends, and teachers. What age does […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Dyspnea is the medical term for shortness of breath, sometimes described as \”air hunger.\” It is an uncomfortable feeling. Shortness of breath can range from mild and temporary to serious and long lasting. It is sometimes difficult to diagnose and treat dyspnea because there can be many different causes. Shortness of breath is […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Mindfulness meditation is an increasingly popular treatment for anxiety, but testing its effectiveness in a convincing way has been difficult. Now a rigorously designed, NIH-sponsored clinical trial has found objective physiological evidence that mindfulness meditation combats anxiety. The researchers found that anxiety disorder patients had sharply reduced stress-hormone and inflammatory responses to a […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Four unrelated families share identical BAP1 mutation. University of Hawai\’i Cancer Center researchers discovered members of four families, apparently unrelated and living in different states across the US, shared the identical mutation of a gene called BAP1 that causes mesothelioma, melanoma, renal carcinoma and other cancers. This raised two possibilities for the researchers: […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Successive flare-ups of the most common form of eczema may trigger an immune system overreaction, causing it to become a long-term condition in people. This is the conclusion of a new study using mathematical modelling to analyse how the most common form of eczema, atopic dermatitis (AD), progresses. Scientists have previously been unable […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Diagnosis of Alzheimer\’s disease remains a challenge for doctors, who rely on a combination of mental and physical examinations to detect the condition. In a new study, researchers describe how a smell test could enhance the accuracy of an Alzheimer\’s diagnosis. Researchers suggest that a smell test could boost the accuracy of an […]Continue Reading ...
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