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Virtual reality technology could strengthen effects of traditional rehabilitation for multiple sclerosis

In a recent article, Kessler Foundation scientists advocated for the incorporation of virtual reality (VR) technology in cognitive rehabilitation research in multiple sclerosis (MS). They presented a conceptual framework supporting VR as an adjuvant to traditional cognitive rehabilitation and exercise training for MS, theorizing that VR could strengthen the effects of traditional rehabilitative therapies by […]

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Timing smoking cessation attempts with women’s hormone levels could improve success

Classic characters like Holly Golightly of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” and Danny Zuko of “Grease” certainly enhanced the cultural aesthetic of cigarette smoking. But since their time, we’ve learned a lot about the dangers of smoking and the importance of quitting. And while we may never know if these characters would have tried to quit, had […]

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Health system must collaborate to fix systemic causes of ambulance ramping

A study published in the Medical Journal of Australia, which assessed whether ambulance offload time influences the outcomes for patients experiencing cardiac issues, provides further evidence that access block is causing significant harm to patients. While there is currently no cardiac-specific data available in the emergency medicine literature, there is a substantive history of data […]

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Study explores employment, economic consequences of mTBI

√Čtienne Gaudette, Ph.D., from the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, and colleagues used data from the Transforming Research and Clinical Knowledge in Traumatic Brain Injury study involving patients with mTBI presenting to emergency departments. Patients with mTBI were enrolled from Feb. 26, 2014, to May 4, 2016, and were […]

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Features of migraine identified on functional MRI

Yajuan Wang, from the Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University in China, and colleagues examined whether rsFC alterations in brain regions related to cognition and emotion could be used to distinguish patients with migraine from patients with TTH. Cognition, anxiety, and depression were assessed for 24 HCs, 24 migraineurs, and 24 patients with TTH. The bilateral […]

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Is an ectopic pregnancy abortion legal? Overturn of Roe v. Wade leaves states to decide

The overturn of Roe v. Wade leaves the decision of whether abortion is legal or not up to the states to decide. Concerns on what restrictions this will place on life-threatening cases have been voiced by medical professionals and local Texans alike. One life-threatening case which is only treated by pregnancy termination, or abortion, is […]

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Sleep triggered by stress can help mice cope with later anxiety

Stress boosts a kind of sleep in mice that subsequently relieves anxiety, according to new research that also pinpoints the mechanism responsible. Since sleep is similar across mammals, it is likely the same mechanism is triggered in human brains. Uncovering the mechanism could lead to artificial ways to boost its effects, helping to treat persistent […]