‘Mindful people’ feel less pain; MRI imaging pinpoints supporting brain activity

WINSTON-SALEM, NC – Sept. 6, 2018 – Ever wonder why some people seem to feel less pain than others? A study conducted at Wake Forest School of Medicine may have found one of the answers – mindfulness. “Mindfulness is related […]

New toolkit to assess musculoskeletal health in older people

A new way to assess the impact of normal ageing on bones, joints and muscles has been proposed that could provide a benchmark for how well older people are able to keep moving. Credit: Public Domain The composition of the […]

New guidelines for traumatic brain injury — Built with input from rehabilitation professionals

Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation presents clinical practice guideline for moderate to severe TBI WOLTERS KLUWER HEALTH September 7, 2018 – Clinical practice guidelines play a critical role in promoting quality care for patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI). A new set of […]

Dangerous blood pressure spikes among blacks happen five times more often than average

Black adults experience dangerous spikes in high blood pressure, called a hypertensive crisis, at a rate that is five times the national average, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association’s Joint Hypertension 2018 Scientific Sessions, an annual […]

Study links widely-used drug azathioprine to skin cancers

Study published in Nature Communications UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE A drug used to treat inflammatory bowel disease, arthritis and vasculitis as well as to prevent organ rejection in transplant patients has been identified as an important contributor to skin cancer development, […]

New innovation improves the diagnosis of dizziness

Half of over-65s suffer from dizziness and problems with balance. But some tests to identify the causes of such problems are painful and can risk hearing damage. Now, researchers from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have developed a new testing […]

Five types of food to increase your psychological well-being

We all know eating “healthy” food is good for our physical health and can decrease our risk of developing diabetes, cancer, obesity and heart disease. What is not as well known is that eating healthy food is also good for our mental […]

iPrognosis Looking at People’s Behaviors to Find Signs of Parkinson’s

Our smartphones are powerful sensors and information processors that have the potential to detect early signs of some diseases. Parkinson’s, for example, is a disease that can have a slow onset with few symptoms early on. These symptoms, moreover, may […]