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 […]

Ketogenic diet reduces body fat in women with ovarian or endometrial cancer

Women with ovarian or endometrial cancer who followed the ketogenic diet for 12 weeks lost more body fat and had lower insulin levels compared to those who followed the low-fat diet recommended by the American Cancer Society, according to a […]

Review: Treatments for primary basal cell carcinoma compared

(HealthDay)—For patients with primary basal cell carcinoma (BCC), estimated recurrence rates are similarly low for excision, Mohs surgery, curettage and diathermy, and external-beam radiation, according to a review and meta-analysis published online Sept. 18 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Aaron […]

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 […]

Study: Immediate compression could help prevent complications after deep-vein thrombosis

Study supports use of this simple, low-cost intervention even for patients without symptoms AMERICAN SOCIETY OF HEMATOLOGY (WASHINGTON, September 20, 2018) — People with deep-vein thrombosis (DVT) can substantially cut their risk of potentially debilitating complications by starting adequate compression […]

New research finds annual well visit increases likelihood of preventive services

A new Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute study assesses the effect of receiving an Annual Wellness Visit (AWV) between 2011 and 2013 on the annual rate of eight preventive services recommended for the Medicare population following the AWV. The […]

Low levels of carbon monoxide poisoning can be very difficult to spot – and can cause brain damage

Carbon monoxide (CO), like many gases, cannot be detected by our human senses. We cannot see it, smell it or taste it. But unlike many gases, small amounts are extremely harmful to us. In 2015 (the most recent year for […]