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According to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, 1.6 million Americans have irritable bowel disease (IBD), with the numbers increasing each year. Around 70,000 new cases are diagnosed annually.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags: King's College London, irritable-bowel-disease, Chronic, Cells, The Immune System, Immunotherapy, Gut Bacteria, Inflammatory, Cancer
Using brain imaging, researchers have found that obsessive-compulsive disorder affects particular areas of the brain involved in processing certainty during the decision-making process. The findings provide a greater understanding of the processes underlying this enigmatic condition.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags: Neurological, University of Cambridge, Neuroscience, Brain, fMRI
For people with Parkinson’s disease, the simple act of walking can require constant mental vigilance to maintain balance and avoid falling, which is exhausting. Researchers have now developed a free smartphone app that helps people with Parkinson’s improve their gait and coordination and reduce the likelihood of falls, all while providing important exercise.Continue ReadingCategory: Health &
There’s new hope for chronic lower back pain sufferers after an innovative trial combining psychological and physical approaches empowered patients to manage pain and movement, resulting in a dramatic reduction in the condition and related mobility issues.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags: Macquarie University, Curtin University, Chronic, Back Pain, Pain
UK researchers have, for the first time, identified a genetic pathway in the brain that plays a key role in controlling anxiety, opening the door to the development of more effective treatments in the future.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags: Brain, Anxiety, MicroRNA, Genetics, University of Bristol, University of Exeter
Some 40% of the population over the age of 40 suffer from degenerative disk disease, and those who deal with the pain from the chronic condition know how persistent and difficult it is to treat. Hope may be on the horizon, though, with promising results from a three-year trial signaling a new, long-lasting way to address a condition that is currently only treated by physiotherapy, anti-inflammato
Light-activated antibody therapy could pave the way for new acutely targeted treatment of cancer cells. Scientists at the University of East Anglia in the UK have successfully engineered antibody fragments that are activated by a specific UV light wavelength and form a covalent bond with nearby cancer cells.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags: Cancer, University of East Anglia, antibod
Though they are common and can have severely debilitating effects, the precise cause of migraines remains a mystery. A study has shed important new light on the topic by leveraging cutting-edge imaging technology to gain a new perspective on structures in the brain, which revealed enlarged spaces around the blood vessels in people suffering the condition.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, Science
Improving our understanding of the many ways exercise improves our mental health can have real impacts when it comes to treating conditions like depression, with doctors potentially able to draw on specific lifestyle interventions to lessen its symptoms. New research has delved into this relationship and turned up some early but valuable insights, suggesting that a single workout before a weekly is a social bookmarking place where you can share, find & discuss the best news around on most topics. We focus on hi-tech reviews, gadgets and geekery but we like almost anything that's awesome, appealing and thought-provoking! er6i9ds5mz

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