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Tiny eye implant enables patients to battle glaucoma

Tiny eye implant enables patients to battle glaucoma

For the 2.2 million Americans battling glaucoma, the main course of action for staving off blindness involves weekly visits to eye specialists who monitor - and control - increasing pressure within the eye. [More]
Dual tasking abilities show regression in athletes returning to action in less than a month

Dual tasking abilities show regression in athletes returning to action in less than a month

When are athletes who have suffered concussions ready to return to action? A new University of Oregon study has found that high school athletes who head back on the field with medical clearance within 60 days experience a significant regression in their abilities to simultaneously walk and do simple mental tasks. [More]
Researchers develop artificial connection from brain to legs by bypassing with computer interface

Researchers develop artificial connection from brain to legs by bypassing with computer interface

Gait disturbance in individuals with spinal cord injury is attributed to the interruption of neural pathways from brain to the spinal locomotor center, whereas neural circuits locate below and above the lesion maintain most of their functions. [More]
Biomedical engineering professor wins prestigious 2014 Early Career Achievement Award

Biomedical engineering professor wins prestigious 2014 Early Career Achievement Award

Qi Wang, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, recently won the prestigious 2014 Early Career Achievement Award from the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS). [More]
Research: New ways to help visually impaired better navigate everyday life

Research: New ways to help visually impaired better navigate everyday life

Visual impairment comes in many forms, and it's on the rise in America. A University of Cincinnati experiment aimed at this diverse and growing population could spark development of advanced tools to help all the aging baby boomers, injured veterans, diabetics and white-cane-wielding pedestrians navigate the blurred edges of everyday life. [More]
PSAL students to receive free comprehensive health screening at HSS

PSAL students to receive free comprehensive health screening at HSS

It's a parent's worst nightmare, and it happens out of the blue. While playing a sport, often football, a teen athlete collapses on the field and doesn't make it. [More]
New research may provide better treatment options for children with cerebral palsy

New research may provide better treatment options for children with cerebral palsy

Of cerebral palsy, caregivers and patients know this is an understatement: it's not easy. The permanently debilitating condition, which occurs in babies from the prenatal stage to toddlers, comes with more than its fair share of lifelong challenges - from mobility problems to developmental setbacks. [More]
Signs and symptoms of Lewy body dementia

Signs and symptoms of Lewy body dementia

"I watched my husband experience a decline in cognition followed by a period of what seemed like improved function only to plunge again into confusion with more frequent hallucinations," says one caregiver newly acquainted with Lewy body dementia (LBD). [More]
Virtual reality interface devices in reorganization of brain neural networks in neurological diseases patients

Virtual reality interface devices in reorganization of brain neural networks in neurological diseases patients

Virtual reality interface devices permit the user to interact with the virtual world in real time through a variety of multisensory channels including hearing, sight, touch and smell. [More]

Hillary Clinton says Democrats should run on Obamacare

Meanwhile, a tea party challenger to Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander, the Republican incumbent, is focusing on his posture to the health care law, and House Speaker John Boehner said he plans to sue the president for misuse of executive powers on issues including health care. [More]
Doctor shares simple steps for women to keep breasts youthful

Doctor shares simple steps for women to keep breasts youthful

Aging affects the breasts just like the rest of the body. Skin stretches over time and the breasts start to sag, while sun exposure causes age spots and wrinkles on the decolletage. [More]
Back App: A training apparatus for Sitting Disease

Back App: A training apparatus for Sitting Disease

Scientific research is increasingly showing strong links between spending too much time sitting and the development of severe long and short term health problems. [More]
VA audit finds 57,000 vets have been waiting for more than 3 months for care

VA audit finds 57,000 vets have been waiting for more than 3 months for care

The examination also uncovered difficulties in scheduling appointments and a culture in which employees were pressured to change data. [More]
First Edition: June 10, 2014

First Edition: June 10, 2014

Today's headlines include details of an extensive, nationwide audit of the wait times for care at VA hospitals and clinics. [More]
New innovative body suit improves horse riders’ balance, symmetry, poor posture

New innovative body suit improves horse riders’ balance, symmetry, poor posture

HORSE riders' balance, symmetry and poor posture could be improved thanks to an innovative body suit that works with motion sensors, commonly used by movie makers and the video games industry. [More]
Studies show relation between spice and different types of psychosis

Studies show relation between spice and different types of psychosis

Professors of Medicine Degree at the CEU Cardenal Herrera University and the Provincial Hospital of Castellón, in collaboration with doctors of the Addictive Behaviors Unit of Valencia, have described the first case of catatonic psychosis caused by a synthetic derivate of Cannabis: the spice. [More]
Squatty Potty toilet stool improves severity of constipation symptoms

Squatty Potty toilet stool improves severity of constipation symptoms

When used as a treatment, the original Squatty Potty (www.squattypotty.com) toilet stool significantly improves the severity of constipation symptoms within one month of use among 84 percent of the participants of a recently released scientific study. [More]

Scientists develop new way to decode specific aspects of movement in human brain

Our human brains are filled with maps: visual maps of our external environments, and motor maps that define how we interact physically within those environments. Somehow these separate points of reference need to correspond with - and to - one another in order for us to act, whether it's grasping a coffee cup or hitting a tennis ball. [More]
Experts provides guidance to ensure safe, effective physical activity for osteoporosis patients

Experts provides guidance to ensure safe, effective physical activity for osteoporosis patients

​Today, experts from the Too Fit to Fracture Initiative presented the results of an international consensus process to establish exercise recommendations for people with osteoporosis, with or without spine fractures. [More]
Study: Intense physiotherapy sessions have no additional benefits for chronic whiplash pain

Study: Intense physiotherapy sessions have no additional benefits for chronic whiplash pain

Results of a new trial of treatments for chronic whiplash pain, published in The Lancet, suggest that expensive, intense physiotherapy sessions do not show any additional benefit over a single physiotherapy session of education and advice with phone follow-up. [More]