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January 10, 2017
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Hope for patients with hair loss: Arthritis drug spurs regrowth

Researchers at Yale and Stanford have provided the most conclusive evidence to date that a rheumatoid arthritis drug can also be used to grow hair on patients with a disease that causes disfiguring hair loss.

October 30, 2014
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Low-doses of fish oil may reduce seizures in patients with drug-resistant epilepsy

In contrast, high doses appear not to work, UCLA study suggests An estimated 3 million Americans suffer from epileptic seizures. Although drug therapies often successfully dampen the out-of-control neural firing that produces seizures, such drugs don’t work for everyone.

March 9, 2014
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Touching the brain

Research finds rapid brain ‘remapping’ in patients years after stroke By examining the sense of touch in stroke patients, a University of Delaware cognitive psychologist has found evidence that the brains of these individuals may be highly plastic even years … Continue reading

March 26, 2013
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UCLA Relies on Breakthrough ‘Big Data’ Technology from IBM To Help Patients with Traumatic Brain Injuries

Bedside Early-Warning System from IBM and Excel Medical Electronics Can Analyze Large Amounts of Data in Real Time to Predict Dangerous Changes in a Patient’s Condition Armonk, N.Y. and Los Angeles, CA – 26 Mar 2013: IBM, and Excel Medical … Continue reading

January 30, 2013
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Interview with Elizabeth A. Martin: ‘Facebook Activity and Patient’s Mental State’

Elizabeth A. Martin, doctoral candidate in Clinical Psychology in the Department of Psychological Sciences at University of Missouri, recently conducted research on how Facebook activity can give clinical pictures of patients that psychologists and therapists can use for treatment. Her … Continue reading

December 12, 2012
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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Proves Effective at Reducing Depression in People Who Have not Responded to Antidepressants

Antidepressants are the most widely used treatment for people with moderate to severe depression. However, up to two thirds of people with depression don’t respond fully to this type of treatment. New findings have shown cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), provided … Continue reading

June 20, 2012
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Survival Rates Lower for Heart Transplant Patients Whose Arteries Reclose after Stenting

Heart transplant patients are notorious for developing an aggressive form of coronary artery disease that can often result in heart failure, death or the need for repeat transplantation. The condition can also have a negative impact on future cardiac procedures, … Continue reading

March 1, 2012
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Nurses Key in Helping New Cancer Patients Overcome Fears

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Often faced with overwhelming anxiety, patients newly diagnosed with lung cancer can find themselves in distress, and new research recommends nurses play a key role in alleviating concerns, leading to a better quality of life for … Continue reading