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Got the message? Your brainwaves will tell
The new technique was developed by Professor Tom Francart and his colleagues from the Department of Neurosciences at KU Leuven, Belgium, in collaboration with the University of Maryland. It will allow for a more accurate diagnosis of patients who cannot actively participate in a speech understanding test because they re too young, for instance, or because they re in a coma. In the longer term, the method also holds potential for the development of smart he ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 8
Research challenges use of off-label drug to treat osteoarthritis
An off-label drug prescribed to treat osteoarthritis of the hand when conventional medication has failed is ineffective, according to new research. The study shows there was no benefit in taking hydroxychloroquine to control debilitating pain when compared to a placebo dummy substance . The first-line treatment for hand osteoarthritis - paracetamol, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or opioids - is often not effective and some patients experience adver ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 5
New study suggests hormone therapy helps reduce curvature of the spine
CLEVELAND, Ohio February 21, 2018 --The Women s Health Initiative found that hormone therapy HT use was associated with a reduction in vertebral fracture risk. A new study shows these same benefits may also guard against a woman s risk of developing hyperkyphosis, an exaggerated curvature of the spine that creates a forward stooped posture. Study results are published online today in Menopause , the journal of The North American Menopause Society NAMS . It ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 5
Stem cell study may result in stronger muscles in old age
As we grow older, our muscular function declines. A new study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden shows how an unexpectedly high number of mutations in the stem cells of muscles impair cell regeneration. This discovery may result in new medication to build stronger muscles even when in old age. The study is published in Nature Communications . It has already been established that natural ageing impairs the function of our skeletal muscles. We ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 5
Patients may live longer after hip replacement, study suggests
February 28, 2018 - Hip replacement surgery not only improves quality of life but is also associated with increased life expectancy , compared to people of similar age and sex, reports a study in Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research reg CORR reg , a publication of The Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons reg . The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer . Through a decade after surgery, patients undergoing elective total hip arthroplasty THA have a ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 5
Changing size of neurons could shed light on new treatments for motor neurone ...
New research published in The Journal of Physiology improves our understanding of how motor nerve cells neurons respond to motor neurone disease, which could help us identify new treatment options. Motor neurone disease referred to as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis ALS is associated with the death of motor nerve cells neurons . It starts with the progressive loss of muscle function, followed by paralysis and ultimately death due to inability to breathe. Cur ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 5
Have a Purpose
Have a purpose. It 8217 s advice given to Beau Biden by his doctor ...
Aphasia.org - Thu. Mar 1
Unlocking the Future of Aphasia Treatment by Studying the Brains of Babies
Is the key to treating aphasia in adults to look to the ...
Aphasia.org - Thu. Mar 1
Hearing loss may be tied to memory loss for some
MINNEAPOLIS - Some people with a certain type of hearing loss may be more likely to also have the memory loss and thinking problems called mild cognitive impairment, according to a preliminary study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology s 70th Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, April 21 to 27, 2018. Hearing loss is one of the most common disabilities in elderly people, affecting about one-third of people over age 65. The st ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 1
Songs in the key of life: The linguistic universals of adapting sound to artis...
Washington, DC - A new study of how tone languages are sung has implications for the way humans manipulate and adapt the sounds of their language to artistic expression. The study, Tone-tune association in Tommo So Dogon folk songs , by Laura McPherson Dartmouth College and Kevin Ryan Harvard University , will be published in the March, 2018 issue of the scholarly journal Language . A pre-print version of the article may be found at https www. linguisticso ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 1
FDA Warns Heart Patients About Antibiotic Clarithromycin
The antibiotic clarithromycin brand name Biaxin may increase the long-term risk of heart problems and death in patients with heart disease, according to U.S. health officials. As a result, the federal Food and Drug Administration said Thursday that it s recommending that doctors carefully weigh the benefits and risks of the drug before prescribing it to patients with heart problems. The agency said its warning is based on a 10-year follow-up study of patie ...
Healthday - Mon. Feb 26
Finding My Daughter's Voice
My six-year-old daughter stood with her hands on her hips, her face contorted into an expression of rage, her hair in a wild tousle around her shoulders, screaming, You re not the boss of me She stood across from her little brother who is quite the bruiser, assertive and vocal. Born in the year of the Dragon and named after a Greek God, he lives up to his pedigree. They stood facing each other like two cowboys in an old western movie. Who would draw their ...
Huffington Post - Thu. Feb 22