Can We Alleviate Loneliness with Technologies?

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Whatsapp, Skype, Gmail, iMessage, text message, phone call – a billion ways to connect with fellow humans in the digital world. Why is it then that loneliness levels are rising? Can technologies alleviate feeling alone? Samantha, the […]

Kessler researchers show Speed of Processing Training effective in multiple sclerosis

The pilot study by MS research team finds improvements in neuropsychological tests and the performance of everyday life activities KESSLER FOUNDATION East Hanover, NJ. September 18, 2018. A recent article by Kessler Foundation researchers underscores the importance of processing speed […]

Plasticity is enhanced but dysregulated in the aging brain

They say you can’t teach old dogs new tricks, but new research shows you can teach an old rat new sounds, even if the lesson doesn’t stick very long. Credit: CC0 Public Domain Researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and […]

A behavioral intervention for cancer patients that works

Treatment program successful at 15 sites across the nation OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY COLUMBUS, Ohio – This is a story about something rare in health psychology: a treatment that has gone from scientific discovery, through development and testing, to dissemination and […]

‘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 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 […]

Primary care is an untapped resource for depression screening

Hazardous alcohol use and depression often go hand-in-hand. Yet when a patient is screened by their doctor for hazardous alcohol use, rarely are they also screened for depression. A new study has identified at-risk populations for whom depression screening combined […]

Treating sleep apnea greatly improves stroke patients’ neurological and functional recovery

A large study has found that commencing treatment for sleep apnea as soon as possible after a stroke or a mini-stroke significantly improves speech impairment and other neurological symptoms as well as walking and other physical functioning. “We have shown, […]

Discovery of new neurons in the inner ear can lead to new therapies for hearing disorders

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have identified four types of neurons in the peripheral auditory system, three of which are new to science. The analysis of these cells can lead to new therapies for various kinds of hearing disorders, such […]