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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

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]

Warwick researchers develop 2D hand gesture recognition technology that works in natural light

Mobile phones could soon be turned into hand gesture recognition devices following a technological breakthrough. [More]

Vestibular system is critical for optimizing head and eye movements

Neurologists at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich have studied the role of the vestibular system, which controls balance, in optimizing how we direct our gaze. The results could lead to more effective rehabilitation of patients with vestibular or cerebellar dysfunction. [More]
Bielefeld neuroscientists present a new bodily illusion

Bielefeld neuroscientists present a new bodily illusion

To induce an illusory perception of the material properties of the hand, a group of neuroscientists from Bielefeld University, the Max-Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics (Germany), and the University of Milano-Bicocca (Italy) asked volunteers to sit with their hands lying on a table in front of them. [More]
MRI magnetic fields may diagnose, treat balance disorders and dizziness, say researchers

MRI magnetic fields may diagnose, treat balance disorders and dizziness, say researchers

Expanding on earlier research, Johns Hopkins researchers report that people with balance disorders or dizziness traceable to an inner-ear disturbance show distinctive abnormal eye movements when the affected ear is exposed to the strong pull of an MRI’s magnetic field. [More]
Core stabilization exercise in stroke patients could be enhanced by real-time video feedback

Core stabilization exercise in stroke patients could be enhanced by real-time video feedback

About 80% of stroke survivors experience hemiparesis, which causes weakness or the inability to move one side of the body. Core stabilization exercise to improve postural stability and independent walking in chronic hemiparetic stroke patients could be enhanced by real-time video feedback, report researchers in Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience. [More]
CUMC researchers identify gene that appears to play major role in motor neuron degeneration in ALS

CUMC researchers identify gene that appears to play major role in motor neuron degeneration in ALS

Columbia University Medical Center researchers have identified a gene, called matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9), that appears to play a major role in motor neuron degeneration in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. The findings, made in mice, explain why most but not all motor neurons are affected by the disease and identify a potential therapeutic target for this still-incurable neurodegenerative disease. The study was published today in the online edition of the journal Neuron. [More]
Colgate offers easy-to-follow tips to help women stay on track for better, healthy lifestyle this year

Colgate offers easy-to-follow tips to help women stay on track for better, healthy lifestyle this year

The start of a new year is often a time for reflection and a resolve to change. Whether the resolutions are big or small, most people by now are already starting down the path to a new and better version of themselves. [More]