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Parkinson’s treatment: A new self-tuning brain implant may help treat patients

Parkinson’s treatment: A new self-tuning brain implant may help treat patients

Scientists have developed a self-tuning brain implant that can help manage symptoms of Parkinson’s patients by delivering stimulation in real time, in response to neural signals. Deep brain stimulation has been used to treat Parkinson’s disease symptoms for 25 years, but limitations have led researchers to look for ways to improve the technique. The first [...]

June 4, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Parkinson’s treatment: A new self-tuning brain implant may help treat patients

Parkinson’s treatment: A new self-tuning brain implant may help treat patients

Parkinson’s treatment: A new self-tuning brain implant may help treat patients

Scientists have developed a self-tuning brain implant that can help manage symptoms of Parkinson’s patients by delivering stimulation in real time, in response to neural signals. Deep brain stimulation has been used to treat Parkinson’s disease symptoms for 25 years, but limitations have led researchers to look for ways to improve the technique. The first [...]

May 31, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Parkinson’s treatment: A new self-tuning brain implant may help treat patients

Here’s how high-fibre diet can treat diabetes type 2

Here’s how high-fibre diet can treat diabetes type 2

Eating more of dietary fibres that promote a type of gut bacteria may help in the fight against Type 2 diabetes, researchers suggest. Research findings showed that a diversified high fibre diet can promote 15 strains of gut bacteria that produce short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs), which provide energy to gut cells, reduce inflammation and help [...]

March 20, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Here’s how high-fibre diet can treat diabetes type 2

Making the mind stronger: Treat mental insecurities, health will follow

Making the mind stronger: Treat mental insecurities, health will follow

Positive self-esteem is something that gives us the strength to take charge of our lives and feel good about ourselves. The mind plays a disproportionate role in our lives and how it feels can drive how the body ends up feeling. Thus, from borderline personality disorders to depression, there are many disorders that could affect [...]

February 5, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Making the mind stronger: Treat mental insecurities, health will follow

Immunotherapy: How your immune system can be roped in to treat breast cancer

Immunotherapy: How your immune system can be roped in to treat breast cancer

Immunotherapy is less invasive than chemotherapy in the treatment of cancer, notably in its most advanced forms, offering new hope to women with breast cancer. Ahead of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, here is a brief overview of this new technology, which, like a vaccine, involves making the immune system recognise cancer cells in order [...]

September 21, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Immunotherapy: How your immune system can be roped in to treat breast cancer

This app might help treat your incontinence, study says

This app might help treat your incontinence, study says

Do you pee a little when you laugh, or sneeze? It turns out there’s a good app for that. Stress incontinence develops when your urinary sphincter (which controls the release of urine) and your pelvic floor muscles (which support your bladder) become weak. In women, the most common cause is nerve and tissue damage from [...]

October 17, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on This app might help treat your incontinence, study says

How would Costco treat the chickens at its proposed Fremont plant?

How would Costco treat the chickens at its proposed Fremont plant?

Opponents have lodged a long list of complaints against the chicken-processing operation Costco wants to build in Fremont, pushing back with concerns about pollution, illegal immigrant workers and whether farmers will get a fair shake. But there has been little talk about the welfare of the birds or of the people who will slaughter them, [...]

August 6, 2016 Saheli Technology Comments Off on How would Costco treat the chickens at its proposed Fremont plant?

Triple-therapy patch may treat, prevent recurrence of colon cancer

Triple-therapy patch may treat, prevent recurrence of colon cancer

A patch delivering one, two or three types of colon cancer treatment could make surgery for the disease unnecessary, according to researchers who developed it. Gene therapy, chemotherapy, thermal ablation, or a combination of the three, can be delivered by a hydrogel patch, a method shown to shrink tumors in mice, preventing recurrence and extending [...]

August 1, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Triple-therapy patch may treat, prevent recurrence of colon cancer

Allergy drug might also treat MS-linked eye damage

Allergy drug might also treat MS-linked eye damage

TUESDAY, April 12, 2016 — An over-the-counter antihistamine used to fight allergies may have an important new role: reversing the vision loss sometimes caused by multiple sclerosis. That’s the finding from preliminary research that found that clemastine fumarate partially reversed optic neuropathy in people with MS. Optic neuropathy is damage to the nerve that relays [...]

April 13, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Allergy drug might also treat MS-linked eye damage

Memory drug enters clinical trial, may help treat cognitive disorders

Memory drug enters clinical trial, may help treat cognitive disorders

A memory drug developed by the National Institutes of Health and Tetra Discovery Partners that may help treat or prevent cognitive disorders has been moved into a small clinical trial, the agency announced in a press release. The drug, BPN14770, is aimed at improving a biochemical pathway responsible for memory and nerve synapse formation in [...]

April 7, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Memory drug enters clinical trial, may help treat cognitive disorders