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Male brains appear to consume more energy than women when multitasking

Male brains appear to consume more energy than women when multitasking

It has long been known to science that women find it easier than men to multitask and switch between tasks. [More]
Early treatment for stroke patients could help prevent disability and improve chances of recovery

Early treatment for stroke patients could help prevent disability and improve chances of recovery

Following the onset of a stroke, restoring blood flow to the brain as quickly as possible is critical for preventing disability and improving the chances of recovery. [More]
Research finds difference in brain activity between native English and Japanese speakers during vocal communication

Research finds difference in brain activity between native English and Japanese speakers during vocal communication

Which parts of a person's face do you look at when you listen them speak? Lip movements affect the perception of voice information from the ears when listening to someone speak, but native Japanese speakers are mostly unaffected by that part of the face. [More]
Research shows FOXP2 protein affects vocal production of all mammals, not just humans

Research shows FOXP2 protein affects vocal production of all mammals, not just humans

Our current understanding is that mice have either no -- or extremely limited -- neural circuitry and genes similar to those that regulate human speech. According to a recent study published in Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, this understanding may be incorrect. [More]
Brain implant enables ALS patient to operate speech computer with the mind

Brain implant enables ALS patient to operate speech computer with the mind

In the UMC Utrecht a brain implant has been placed in a patient enabling her to operate a speech computer with her mind. [More]
Experts to examine impact of live music on health and morbidity in children with learning disabilities

Experts to examine impact of live music on health and morbidity in children with learning disabilities

Experts in the fields of music, education, neurology, psychiatry and psychology will gather at a conference at the Royal Society of Medicine in London on Monday 28 November to examine the current evidence for the value and impact of music interventions, especially live music, on health and morbidity in children with learning disabilities. [More]
Intensive multidisciplinary intervention holds benefit for children with pediatric feeding disorders

Intensive multidisciplinary intervention holds benefit for children with pediatric feeding disorders

A new study finds positive outcomes associated with intensive multidisciplinary treatment for children with pediatric feeding disorder who may require a feeding tube to support growth and development. [More]
Salivary endoscopy surgery at Loyola cures chronic dry mouth

Salivary endoscopy surgery at Loyola cures chronic dry mouth

For almost a decade, Gary Hackney suffered from painfully debilitating dry mouth caused by treatment for stage IV thyroid cancer. [More]
Characteristics of brain tumour provide insight into survival, treatment options for patients over 70

Characteristics of brain tumour provide insight into survival, treatment options for patients over 70

Characteristics like seizures, location of the tumour, and pressure in the brain, give insight into length of survival and treatment options for brain tumour patients over the age of 70, according to new research presented at the National Cancer Research Institute's Cancer Conference in Liverpool. [More]
Brain plasticity after injury: an interview with Dr Swathi Kiran

Brain plasticity after injury: an interview with Dr Swathi Kiran

Brain plasticity is the phenomenon by which the brain can rewire and reorganize itself in response to changing stimulus input. Brain plasticity is at play when one is learning new information (at school) or learning a new language... [More]
Researchers identify marker of aggressive disease for papillary thyroid cancer

Researchers identify marker of aggressive disease for papillary thyroid cancer

A new discovery from University of Alberta scientists represents an important milestone in the fight against thyroid cancer. In a study published in EBioMedicine and recently presented at the American Thyroid Association annual meeting, the team has identified a marker of aggressive disease for papillary thyroid cancer, which comprises about 90 per cent of all thyroid cancers. [More]
Second annual conference at UofL focuses on improving access to quality health care for adults with IDD

Second annual conference at UofL focuses on improving access to quality health care for adults with IDD

Thanks to advances in medical science and a highly developed network of specialized pediatric health care services, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) are much more likely to live into adulthood than they were several decades ago. [More]
New nonsurgical approach shows promise in treating adolescent athletes with VCD

New nonsurgical approach shows promise in treating adolescent athletes with VCD

A new study shows that a novel, nonsurgical approach to treating vocal cord dysfunction (VCD) can help 3 out of 4 adolescent athletes, who did not respond to conventional therapy, breathe better during training and competition. [More]
Experts meet at Hyderabad for four-day World Stroke Congress

Experts meet at Hyderabad for four-day World Stroke Congress

Stroke is devastating. Everyone can have a stroke. For many people, the stroke happens suddenly and without warning. According to Stroke Association, when it happens, there is a little time to prepare. It can affect how one moves, feels and thinks. [More]
MediSens reveals full agenda to include inspiring speakers

MediSens reveals full agenda to include inspiring speakers

This highly-anticipated agenda focuses on discussing a clear need to assist medical professionals in order to improve clinical outcomes, reduce dosage and control costs through advanced X-ray Imaging Systems. [More]
Professor shares health tips for preventing stroke

Professor shares health tips for preventing stroke

Having a stroke can be a debilitating and life changing event for an individual and their family. Regardless of one's age or family history, 90 percent of strokes are preventable. [More]

Mouth guards could help avoid sports-related dental injury

As fall begins, so do youth sports like football, baseball, softball and soccer — all of which can result in sport-related injuries to the mouth. [More]
Novel telemedicine speech therapy could improve dementia patient’s ability to recall words

Novel telemedicine speech therapy could improve dementia patient’s ability to recall words

A novel telemedicine speech therapy program for people with language problems due to dementia significantly improved their ability to recall words they had "lost," reports a new Northwestern Medicine study [More]
Computer-adaptive tests to measure health-related quality of life in Huntington's disease patients

Computer-adaptive tests to measure health-related quality of life in Huntington's disease patients

Huntington's disease is an inherited disease that leads to problems with movement, thinking and mood which can negatively affect an individual's quality of life. [More]
Scientists use male mice model to study how genes affect sequencing of vocal sounds

Scientists use male mice model to study how genes affect sequencing of vocal sounds

There's a particular order to the sounds of the ultrasonic song a male mouse performs to impress his potential mate. [More]
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