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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

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]
Research may lead to more sensitive MEMS microphones for hearing aids

Research may lead to more sensitive MEMS microphones for hearing aids

Scientists at Binghamton University, State University of New York want to improve sensor technology critical to billions of devices made every year. [More]
New wearable electronic device could revolutionise treatment for stroke patients

New wearable electronic device could revolutionise treatment for stroke patients

Stroke patients are starting a trial of a new electronic device to recover movement and control of their hand. [More]
Study links repeated SSRIs during pregnancy to childhood language disorders

Study links repeated SSRIs during pregnancy to childhood language disorders

The use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors at least twice during pregnancy may be associated with an increased risk of offspring developing a speech and/or language disorder, according to a study from Columbia University. [More]
Does music improve child brain development?

Does music improve child brain development?

We are a research group at the Brain and Creativity Institute at University of Southern California. In 2012, we began a five-year longitudinal study in collaboration with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and their Youth Orchestra program at the Heart of Los Angeles (YOLA at HOLA). [More]
Study to examine efficacy of orally administered medication in treating stuttering

Study to examine efficacy of orally administered medication in treating stuttering

Stuttering, an interruption in the flow of speech, affects about three million Americans. It begins most often in childhood, affecting four men for every woman. A precise cause of this complex communicative disorder is not known. [More]
Brain rehabilitation via a mobile app? An interview with Keith Cooper

Brain rehabilitation via a mobile app? An interview with Keith Cooper

When a person has a brain injury due to a stroke or a trauma, they typically start in a hospital emergency room to treat any life threatening injuries. They are then often transferred to an inpatient rehabilitation program at the hospital where they receive intensive physical and cognitive therapy until they are well enough to transition home. [More]
Difficulty to understand speech in noisy environments linked to hidden hearing loss in young adults

Difficulty to understand speech in noisy environments linked to hidden hearing loss in young adults

Researchers from Massachusetts Eye and Ear have, for the first time, linked symptoms of difficulty understanding speech in noisy environments with evidence of cochlear synaptopathy, a condition known as "hidden hearing loss," in college-age human subjects with normal hearing sensitivity. [More]
Researchers identify process in the brains of mice that may explain repetitive actions in Rett patients

Researchers identify process in the brains of mice that may explain repetitive actions in Rett patients

Three-year-old Naomi slaps her forehead a few times, bites her fingers and toddles across the doctor's office in her white and pink pajamas before turning her head into a door with a dull thud. [More]
New study to examine effectiveness of orally administered drug in treating stuttering

New study to examine effectiveness of orally administered drug in treating stuttering

Stuttering, an interruption in the flow of speech, affects about three million Americans. It begins most often in childhood, affecting four men for every woman. A precise cause of this complex communicative disorder is not known. [More]
New open access journal covers latest research on diseases affecting the head and neck areas

New open access journal covers latest research on diseases affecting the head and neck areas

The American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery Foundation is pleased to announce that OTO Open, the Academy's new and official open access journal will be joining the Academy's premier journal, Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, both published by SAGE Publishing. [More]
Study shows continuous electrical stimulation suppresses seizures in patients with epilepsy

Study shows continuous electrical stimulation suppresses seizures in patients with epilepsy

When surgery and medication don't help people with epilepsy, electrical stimulation of the brain has been a treatment of last resort. [More]
TransOral Robotic Surgery may provide good outcomes, survival for oropharyngeal cancer patients

TransOral Robotic Surgery may provide good outcomes, survival for oropharyngeal cancer patients

A new study from researchers at Henry Ford Hospital finds an incisionless robotic surgery - done alone or in conjunction with chemotherapy or radiation - may offer oropharyngeal cancer patients good outcomes and survival, without significant pain and disfigurement. [More]
New mice study identifies trick to enhance memories

New mice study identifies trick to enhance memories

Imagine if playing a new video game or riding a rollercoaster could help you prepare for an exam or remember other critical information. [More]
Learning foreign languages can enhance the brain's ability to code information

Learning foreign languages can enhance the brain's ability to code information

Scientists from the Higher School of Economics together with colleagues from the University of Helsinki have discovered that learning foreign languages enhances the our brain's elasticity and its ability to code information. [More]
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