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Friday, May 22, 2015

Fibromyalgia Has Central Nervous System Origins

New research proposes that the symptoms of fibromyalgia are heavily neurological in origin, which can often be overlooked by traditional treatment methods. A researcher from the University of Michigan presented the findings at the American Pain Society …
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Friday, May 22, 2015

Yoga and Chronic Pain Have Opposite Effects on Gray Matter

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), yoga can be an important tool for preventing or reversing the effects of chronic pain on the brain. Researchers from NIH explained that many chronic pain patients show associated anxiety and depression …
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Thursday, May 21, 2015

How Noise Changes the Way the Brain Gets Information

New research indicates that auditory cells not only react to noise levels, but rearrange themselves and function differently in order to adapt to their environment for optimal sound perception. Researchers from the University of Buffalo and John Hopkins …
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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Researchers Confirm Serotonin’s Involvement in SAD

In a study recently published in the journal Current Biology, a team of biologists took a major step toward identifying the underlying neurobiological mechanism responsible for seasonal affective disorders (SAD), a type of depression that occurs during …
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Monday, May 18, 2015

Why Do Women Have More Strokes Than Men?

Each year, around 55,000 more women than men will have a stroke. Longer lifespans, pregnancies and hormones all contribute to the disparity, as do illnesses that tend to strike women more frequently. An associate professor of neurology at Saint Louis …
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Friday, May 15, 2015

Study Links Post-acute Care Hospital Costs with Lower Survival Rates

Researchers from the Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Massachusetts Institute of Technology published a working paper online with the National Bureau of Economic Research detailing their wide-scale study on overall survival rates in hospitals …
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Friday, May 15, 2015

Scientists Find New Link Between Diabetes and Alzheimer’s Disease

In study recently published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation, researchers uncovered a connection between diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease, providing further evidence that memory capabilities may be affected by elevated blood sugar. Previous …
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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Research Validates Dulled Thinking Effect in Depression and Bipolar Disorder

New research from the University of Michigan has revealed more information regarding reports by depression and bipolar disorder sufferers who experience unexplained dulled-thinking abilities before the onset of their symptoms. Their findings, published …
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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Medical Educators Say Ethics Training Needs Updating

To accommodate 21st century ethical concerns and begin resolving discordant approaches to medical ethics training, scholars from leading medical schools from across the U.S. have issued updated education recommendations, published in the journal Academic …
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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Light, Not Pain-Killing Drugs Used to Activate Brain’s Opioid Receptors

A groundbreaking new treatment may replace opioid drugs for sufferers of intense pain by combining a light-gathering protein with opioid receptors, in order to activate those pathways using light rather than traditional chemical reactions. Researchers …
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