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UT Southwestern researchers find cause and way to prevent vision deterioration in astronauts

UT Southwestern researchers find cause and way to prevent vision deterioration in astronauts

Vision deterioration in astronauts who spend a long time in space is likely due to the lack of a day-night cycle in intracranial pressure. But using a vacuum device to lower pressure for part of each day might prevent the problem, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers said. Their study appears in the Journal of Physiology. [More]
Yoga may help improve quality of life in pediatric cancer patients, study reveals

Yoga may help improve quality of life in pediatric cancer patients, study reveals

Quality of life of patients doing yoga improved, according to the conclusions of “Results of a Pilot Yoga Intervention to Improve Pediatric Cancer Patients’ Quality of Life and Physical Activity and Parents' Well-being”. [More]
UOW researchers testing therapeutic values of Ashtanga yoga for breast cancer survivors

UOW researchers testing therapeutic values of Ashtanga yoga for breast cancer survivors

Canada’s University of Windsor researchers are testing therapeutic values of Ashtanga yoga for survivors of breast cancer. [More]
UNC study: Yoga treatment shows promise for improving trauma and related mental health problems

UNC study: Yoga treatment shows promise for improving trauma and related mental health problems

“Overall, the researchers found that yoga holds potential promise for helping improve anxiety, depression, PTSD and/or the psychological consequences of trauma”, according to a University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill news-release regarding a study by researchers at its School of Social Work. [More]
Changes in the pain and posture processing parts of the brain could cause whiplash symptoms

Changes in the pain and posture processing parts of the brain could cause whiplash symptoms

Study reveals changes in the regions of the brain connected to pain and posture processing. [More]
Upright posture in patients with Parkinson's disease exacerbates cognitive deficits, study shows

Upright posture in patients with Parkinson's disease exacerbates cognitive deficits, study shows

In a new study published online today in the journal Neurology, a research team led by neurologists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and neuropsychologists at Boston University has shown that when patients with Parkinson's disease experience a drop in blood pressure upon standing up - a condition known as orthostatic hypotension (OH) - they exhibit significant cognitive deficits. [More]

Edinburgh-based sports therapy clinic introduces advanced 3D motion tracking system to detect concussion

The Edinburgh-based sports therapy clinic Move Freely Sports Therapy + Performance has recently announced the introduction of the cutting edge 3D motion tracking software Kinetisense [More]
MEDICA and COMPAMED 2016 offer excellent platform for global business relationships in medical technology industry

MEDICA and COMPAMED 2016 offer excellent platform for global business relationships in medical technology industry

Once again, the world’s biggest medical trade fair MEDICA and the leading international supplier trade fair COMPAMED, which take place in Düsseldorf, have provided a powerful stimulus for the international medical technology industry. [More]
Physical activity may help improve health and quality of life of Parkinson's disease patients

Physical activity may help improve health and quality of life of Parkinson's disease patients

A comprehensive review published in the Journal of Parkinson's Disease confirms that people living with Parkinson's disease (PD) can benefit from being physically active, especially when it comes to improving gait and balance, and reducing risks of falls. [More]
Domain Therapeutics and Medicxi partner to launch Mavalon Therapeutics

Domain Therapeutics and Medicxi partner to launch Mavalon Therapeutics

Domain Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company that specializes in the discovery and development of G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) drugs, today announces the creation of Mavalon Therapeutics, a company focused on stopping the progression of Parkinson’s disease. [More]
Mouthguards may help improve performance of athletes

Mouthguards may help improve performance of athletes

Could mouthguards improve athletic performance? Yes, mouthguards protect your teeth during sports. But they may do much more for athletes, from improving performance to shielding the brain from the effects of contact sports. [More]
Imperfect bite linked to poor postural and balance control

Imperfect bite linked to poor postural and balance control

In recent years there has been increasing medical interest in correcting teeth that do not touch perfectly in order to prevent problems such as jaw pain, gaps between teeth and crowding. [More]
Scientists developing virtual reality-based early diagnosis system for neurodegenerative disorders

Scientists developing virtual reality-based early diagnosis system for neurodegenerative disorders

Scientists from Tomsk Polytechnic University and Siberian State Medical University are developing an early diagnosis system for neurodegenerative disorders. [More]
Study shows 40% of female horse-riders experience breast pain

Study shows 40% of female horse-riders experience breast pain

Thousands of women could be experiencing breast pain while horse-riding, according to a new study. [More]
Second annual USC VR Hackathon for international coders, designers focuses on Medical Empathy Machine

Second annual USC VR Hackathon for international coders, designers focuses on Medical Empathy Machine

Kicking off its second annual virtual reality (VR) Hackathon, the University of Southern California Center for Body Computing announced this year's focus of the competition is "Medical Empathy Machine," showcasing the potential of VR to change medicine and patient experience through emotion, compassion and empathy. [More]
Novel method of mindfulness meditation can improve emotional and cognitive performance

Novel method of mindfulness meditation can improve emotional and cognitive performance

Meditation has long been promoted as a way to feel more at peace. But research from a Texas Tech University faculty member shows it can significantly improve attention, working memory, creativity, immune function, emotional regulation, self-control, cognitive and school performance and healthy habits while reducing stress. [More]
Study finds ethnic differences in circadian blood pressure variation

Study finds ethnic differences in circadian blood pressure variation

Differences in circadian blood pressure variation due to a combination of genetic and cultural factors may contribute to ethnic differences in cardiovascular morbidity, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York. [More]
Scientists discover key cellular mechanism behind side-effects of antipsychotics

Scientists discover key cellular mechanism behind side-effects of antipsychotics

Since their development in the 1950s, antipsychotic drugs have been widely used to treat psychoses and neuropsychiatric disorders like schizophrenia. A debilitating side-effect of these drugs called parkinsonism limits their efficacy. [More]
Decision-making dysfunction may be key contributor to movement disorder symptoms in Parkinson’s patients

Decision-making dysfunction may be key contributor to movement disorder symptoms in Parkinson’s patients

UCLA researchers have discovered that people with Parkinson's disease have a form of impaired decision-making that may be a major contributor to the movement problems that characterize the disease. [More]
Innovative advances in medical paediatric orthotics shared at Primary Care and Public Health 2016

Innovative advances in medical paediatric orthotics shared at Primary Care and Public Health 2016

Innovative, clinician-led advances in orthotic techniques have the capacity to dramatically improve short term progress and long term outcomes for selective dorsal rhizotomy and scoliosis patients as well as patients with neurological disorders affecting movement. [More]
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