Tag: "touch" at medical news
Rats with migraines provide Jefferson scientists insights to improved drug strategy
...mi Beach. For many migraine sufferers, it hurts to touch
their face, brush their hair, even take a shower during a migraine attack. Triptans, another class of drugs commonly used to treat migraines, can also treat acute headache pain, but has a narrow window in which it works against allodynia. Dr. Oshinsk...
Jefferson Lab scientists build small-animal imager for German Cancer Research Center
...s at Duke University Medical Center. "We stayed in touch
over the years. Ideas grew up during our conversations during professional conferences, based on our mutual interests," Smith said. "He knew the sorts of things we could build here, so when they needed a small-animal imager, we were a good fit to bui...
Fatal brain disease holds clues to dementia
...de. After the intact whiskers were stimulated, the touch
and sensation brain region increased in area in th... with Huntington's disease also have problems with touch
perception. While more research is needed, Dr Hannan noted that Alzheimer's disease patients may als...
The relationship between clinical depression and chronic pain
...rized by intense widespread pain and tenderness to touch
and is often accompanied by depression. Using this patient population, the research team set out to evaluate whether higher levels of symptoms of depression are associated with increased sensitivity to pressure-induced pain, as well as to determine ...
Still have to swab those tonsils, Mayo Clinic study finds
...ectly, but instead discovered that the swab has to touch
the tonsils to accurately detect the infection. ...e there will be enough DNA -- you have to actually touch
the tonsils," she says. "The infection is much more concentrated in the tonsil tissue." The motivat...
While on trail of dioxin, scientists pinpoint cancer target of green tea
... first discovered in green tea to people who never touch
the beverage. Isolating the chemicals that protect against cancer would also sidestep questions such as how to take into account different types of teas and different brewing processes, or how much tea one needs to drink. "It's important to find out...
New haptics systems challenge stroke patients to grasp, pinch, squeeze their way to recovery
...aptics systems -- interfaces that add the sense of touch
to virtual computer environments -- in development...nto booby traps. "Haptics, which adds the sense of touch
to 3-D computing, lets stroke patients interact with virtual worlds by feel," said Margaret McLaughl...
Experimental shingles vaccine proves effective in nationwide study
... a cool breeze. Simply dressing and having a shirt touch
the side of the body that is affected can be excruciating. Postherpetic neuralgia is difficult to treat. Antiviral medications can speed the healing of shingles and reduce the severity of nerve damage caused by the disease, but only if these medicati...
Women overestimate breast cancer risk, U-M study finds
...heir risk of breast cancer. "Doctors need to be in touch
with their patients' needs. If a woman is unduly anxious about her risk of breast cancer, and that anxiety is ruining her life, it might help to ask her what she thinks her chance of breast cancer really is. She is likely to overestimate that risk, a...
New memory aid helps dementia sufferers remember as time goes by
...red experience, and because the system relies on a touch
screen, rather than a mouse or keyboard, the carer is not seen as being 'in control'. Furthermore, as the sufferer can be prompted to operate the system themselves, they feel less dependent on their carer. The result is a more positive, relaxed socia...
Turn up da noise
...researchers tested the effects of tactile noise on touch
sensation by applying weak vibrations to the soles...have sustained damage to their visual, auditory or touch
systems through accident or disease. Adding noise to signals that are below such elevated thresholds...
Distant prayer does not improve clinical outcome for patients undergoing coronary procedures
...them bedside therapy involving music, imagery, and touch
(MIT) does not measurably improve their clinical o...ved in ancient healing practices such as prayer or touch
or music, structured outcomes research allows us to collect data that we can learn from in many ways...
Camera-guided colon surgery works best for most patients, study confirms
...icult to work with the indirect view than it is to touch
the organs and handle them with your hands." Most, but not all, colorectal cancers are suitable for the new technique, says the review, which appears to confirm other recent individual studies showing positive results for laparoscopy for colon cancer...
Efforts to improve hospital care
... quality." Romano writes, "We have barely begun to touch
quality-related problems in mental health and substance-abuse care, pediatric care and home health care. As physicians and health professionals, we have made a little progress, but we still have far to go."...
Polar explorer delivers rare snow-depth data to ESA for CryoSat validation
...re. But it is our responsibility to be in constant touch
with our planet and take responsibility for how we interact with the Earth and make the appropriate decisions. Do you have plans to lead any future expeditions to the polar regions and if so would you be interested in contributing again to the CryoS...
Rutgers-Newark psychology researchers reveal link between body and action perception
... two known individuals in the world whose sense of touch
and body movement was completely eradicated by the degenerative disease. The individuals participated in tasks that tested their ability to gauge the weight of boxes which were lifted by other individuals and their ability to infer weight expectatio...
Federal grant to expand MCG pipeline programs for minorities
...th health care providers. "This will allow them to touch
the doctors, touch
the science, lead them to be involved in activities they may have not been involved with before," Ms...
Nanoscale study gives new insight into heat transfer in biological systems
...why the same spoon would normally feel cold to the touch
-- it conducts heat away from the hand. But this conventional wisdom refers only to "bulk" thermal conductivity, which occurs at the macroscale. In nanoscale materials, the conductivity across interfaces plays a major role. "Conductivity at the inter...
Monkey math machinery is like humans'
...randomized numbers of dots displayed on a computer touch
screen at randomized positions. However, instead of using language to instruct the monkeys to "choose larger" or "choose smaller" the researchers made the background blue if the monkeys were to choose the larger number and red if the smaller number. ...
Duke engineers developing ultrasound devices combining 3-D imaging with therapeutic heating
...bout ultrasound ablation is that you don't have to touch
the tissue," Smith said. "The sound waves propagate through the blood and can ablate the tissue from a distance of a centimeter or two." His group's new work builds on its previous success at miniaturizing ultrasound 3-D imaging probes to a dime-size...
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