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Wristband devices may improve detection and characterization of epileptic seizures

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 08:36
New research published in Epilepsia, a journal of the International League Against Epilepsy, indicates that wristband devices may improve the detection and characterization of seizures in patients with epilepsy.

FDA statement revokes claims that soy protein reduces heart disease risk

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 08:35
Yesterday (30th October 2017), Susan Mayne,Ph.D. and director of the FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, issued a statement on behalf of the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) stating that the claims made by earlier studies that soy protein can reduce the risk of heart disease is not true.

Phantom body pain can be reduced in paraplegics with help of virtual reality

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 08:33
In breakthrough research led by neuroscientist Olaf Blanke and his team at EPFL, Switzerland, the scientists show that phantom body pain can be reduced in paraplegics by creating a bodily illusion with the help of virtual reality. The results are published in Neurology.

Pilot study: Focused ultrasound shows potential for managing Parkinson's tremor

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 08:30
An initial test to determine if a scalpel-free form of brain surgery can reduce tremor caused by Parkinson's disease has produced encouraging results. Further research is warranted, the researchers conclude in a paper published today by the scientific journal JAMA Neurology.

Study finds rising trend in depression, especially among young people

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 08:21
Depression is on the rise in the United States, according to researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy. From 2005 to 2015, depression rose significantly among Americans age 12 and older with the most rapid increases seen in young people. The findings appear online in the journal Psychological Medicine.

Losing weight with diet, physical activity can improve blood flow in the brain of older adults with diabetes

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 08:01
Type 2 diabetes affects blood circulation. The disease stiffens blood vessels and reduces the amount of oxygen that circulates throughout your body. This includes your brain. When blood flow in the brain is impaired, it can affect the way we think and make decisions.

New artificial beta cells could be first step to new treatment for diabetes

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 07:52
Treating type 1 diabetes and some cases of type 2 diabetes has long required painful and frequent insulin injections or a mechanical insulin pump for insulin infusion.

Canadian and Israeli researchers join forces for new research program

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 07:37
The Joint Canada-Israel Health Research Program is a seven-year, CA$35 million partnership between the Azrieli Foundation, Canada's International Development Research Centre, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and the Israel Science Foundation that draws on the scientific strengths of Canadian and Israeli researchers in the broad field of biomedicine.