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New AI algorithm to improve brain stimulation devices to treat disease — ScienceDaily

[ad_1] For millions of people with epilepsy and movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, electrical stimulation of the brain already is widening treatment possibilities. In the future, electrical stimulation may help people with psychiatric illness and direct brain injuries, such as stroke. However, studying how brain networks interact with each other is complicated. Brain networks …

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Epilepsy brain implant does not transform patients’ sense of self or personality but offers them new insights into illness, study shows — ScienceDaily

[ad_1] A next-generation brain implant currently in clinical use for treating refractory epilepsy — to help prevent symptoms including seizures — does not induce changes to patients’ personalities or self-perceptions, a new study of patient experiences shows. The findings, published in the peer-reviewed journal AJOB Neuroscience,will help alleviate some ethical concerns that have been raised …

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‘Leaky’ heart valves in pregnant women need more attention than once thought, study suggests — ScienceDaily

[ad_1] An analysis of more than 20,000 individual medical records suggests that a form of heart valve disease thought to be relatively benign during pregnancy may put women at risk for serious bleeding, high blood pressure, organ damage and other complications during childbirth, according to research from Johns Hopkins Medicine. In a report on the …

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A recipe to improve the life quality of people with COPD — ScienceDaily

[ad_1] Air pollution and greater distance with green of blue spaces negatively impact the health-related quality of life in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a new study led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), an institution supported by “la Caixa” Foundation. The findings highlight the need for implementing urban …

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Decades after toxic exposure, 9/11 first responders may still lower their risk of lung injury — ScienceDaily

[ad_1] Losing weight and treating excess levels of fat in the blood may help prevent lung disease in firefighters exposed to dangerous levels of fine particles from fire, smoke, and toxic chemicals on Sept. 11, 2001, a new study shows. Experts have long feared that this exposure would later lead to lung disease in first …

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Having MS plus depression may be tied to increased risk of early death — ScienceDaily

[ad_1] Depression is common in people with multiple sclerosis (MS), and a new study shows that people with both conditions may be more likely to die over the next decade than people with just one or neither condition. The study is published in the September 1, 2021, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of …

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Attention to kidneys important part of post-COVID-19 care — ScienceDaily

[ad_1] Research continues to mount indicating that many people who’ve had COVID-19 go on to suffer a range of adverse conditions months after their initial infections. A deep dive into federal health data adds to those concerns, pointing to a significant decline in kidney function among those dubbed COVID-19 long-haulers — and even among those …

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Novel assessment of platelet-rich plasma treatment shows efficacy in patients with osteoarthritis — ScienceDaily

[ad_1] A pilot study conducted by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine combined wearable technology and patient-reported outcomes to assess the efficacy of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment in osteoarthritis (OA). The results, published in the journal Regenerative Medicine, showed that a single injection of leukocyte-rich/PRP in the knee joint significantly improved functional mobility, pain and …

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Breast milk proven to enhance heart performance in premature babies — ScienceDaily

[ad_1] New research from RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences demonstrates the beneficial effect of breast milk consumption on cardiovascular health and early cardiovascular development in premature infants. Published in JAMA Network Open, the study of 80 preterm infants is the first of its kind to show that preterm infants with higher exposure their …

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Integrated treatment for depression and heart failure improves quality of life and mood — ScienceDaily

[ad_1] A telephone-delivered nursing care strategy that combined heart failure care management with depression treatment improved patients’ clinical outcomes, discovered clinicians from the University of Pittsburgh. The findings of the clinical trial, called Hopeful Heart, were published today in JAMA Internal Medicine. The Hopeful Heart Trial is the first study to apply a ‘blended’ collaborative …

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