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Researchers Say Brain Region Responsible for Pain's Ability to Seek Attention

...ndidate for this region was one called the rostral anterior cingulate cortex (rACC) known to be involved in the brain's processing of pain and plays an important role in 'executive" functions such as attentional control. The fMRI scans indicated that the region was indeed, the brain centre through which pa...

Neoprene Sleeve in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Surgery

... and neoprene sleeves have similar recoveries from anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, according to new research presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine at the Telus Convention Center. For patients returning to sport after ACL reconstruction, a f...

Differences in Brain Functions Results in non-contact Knee Injuries

...d. But McNabb is not alone. An estimated 200,000 anterior cruciate ligament injuries occur annually in the United States, mostly in young, healthy, active individuals. According to Swanik, it is not uncommon to have one or two ACL injuries every season on a football team, and the incidence is likely even ...

Some Common Human Injuries Also Common in Dogs

...e injury suffered by athletes when they tear their anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL. "One way that we see a very active dog tear their cruciate ligament is when they jump up in the air, come down and land on one leg with a little twist and a pop. That would be similar to the way a football player or a bas...

Quick, Innovative Procedure Helps Men Minimize Incontinence After Prostatectomy

...vantage," Dr. Tewari explains. "We reconstruct the anterior and posterior parts of the sphincter and surgically join the bladder and the anastomosis (the gap in tissues left by prostatectomy) with the surrounding structures. In doing so, we reconstruct the major anatomical players controlling urinary continen...

Innovative Procedure Helps Men Minimize Incontinence After Prostatectomy

...vantage," Dr. Tewari explains. "We reconstruct the anterior and posterior parts of the sphincter and surgically join the bladder and the anastomosis (the gap in tissues left by prostatectomy) with the surrounding structures. In doing so, we reconstruct the major anatomical players controlling urinary continen...

Understanding and Treating Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

...lopment. Other mouse models of mutations linked to anterior or central diaphragm defects are also discussed, in particular the Slit genes, but a genetic association between Slit mutations and human diaphragm defects has not yet been found. The authors conclude: Since humans with CDH often have lung, cardiac, ...

The Science of Happiness

...udies involving MRI scans have revealed that the anterior cingulated cortex of the brain is the emotional alarm system , which can be activated by physical pain as well as by emotional distress, like social exclusion. These emotions that are linked to happiness by default, are facets of evolution ingr...

Research Finds Why Omega-3 is Able to Improve Our Mood

...h emotional arousal and regulation – the bilateral anterior cingulate cortex, the right amygdala and the right hippocampus. While this finding suggests that omega-3s may promote structural improvement in areas of the brain related to mood and emotion regulation – the same areas where grey matter is reduced...

Sania Mirza Admitted for Treatment of Knee Injury

...t Apollo Hospitals said Sania, who hurt her knee's anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), would undergo an intense ...ng to doctors, the two ligaments inside the knee - anterior and posterior - play a crucial role in mobility. Injury to either of them will weaken reflexes. Th...

Study Offers Window into Human Behavior, Brain Disease

... regions in which von Economo neurons arise -- the anterior cingulate and frontoinsular cortex -- are key targ...von Economo neurons and neighboring neurons in the anterior cingulate cortex, looking specifically at brain tissue from three sets of deceased patients -- seven...

A Study Finds VENs Devastated in FTD

... California, San Francisco, researchers quantified anterior cingulate cortex VENs in seven patients with FTD, five with Alzheimer’s disease (AD), and seven control subjects who were not demented. All FTD patients had prominent changes in social behavior and emotion, sometimes accompanied by deficits in cognit...

Are Women Weak in the Knees?

...ally prone to knee problems, and they injure the// anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) twice as often as men. Knees & Hips: A Troubleshooting Guide to Knee and Hip Pain, a new report from Harvard Medical School, explains how a combination of anatomy and hormones contribute to women’s weak knees. The report also ...

A New Research Explores Connection Between Emotionality And Alcoholism

...Researchers compared resting brain activity in the anterior and posterior cortical regions of 193 individuals who had alcoholism with 108 individuals who did not have a history of psychopathology, including alcoholism. Within the alcoholism group alone, they also examined if a lifetime history of major depres...

Kids in Sport—Great for Fitness, but Concern About Injurie

... in young athletes. For example, disruption of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) of the knee is a severe injury that is increasingly common in children and teens. A review draws attention to the lack of scientific data regarding the management of ACL injuries in young athletes: while nonsurgical treatment ...

Eye Surgeries Remain Cancelled Due To TASS Outbreak In Toronto

...atients came down with the ailment, known as toxic anterior segment syndrome, or TASS. Moreover the hospital ...ed that 30 patients were told they had TASS (toxic anterior segment syndrome), a condition that usually is not serious. "I really don't think this problem the...

Women in the throes of depression portray differences in brain chemistry

...n, too, in some areas of the brain. In the rostral anterior cingulate, which is involved in mood regulation and the integration of sensations and emotions, women who later responded to antidepressant treatment had far lower mu-opioid responses than women who did not respond to medication. Source-Eurekalert ...

A New Approach to Heart Bypass Surgery Provides Patients with 'One-stop Shopping'

...acing the left internal mammary artery to the left anterior descending coronary artery is perhaps the most important reconstructive procedure any human will ever have in their entire life, yet we don't image the quality of the result. We don't measure it. We've never measured it. This has all changed at Vande...

Adolescent Girl Athletes More Likely to Injure Knees Than Boys

... as eight times more likely to injure their knee's anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) than their male counterparts, according to a recent study led by Morgan Stanley Children's// Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian and Columbia University Medical Center. Published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine, the st...

Basketball Top For Injurious Sports

...st common knee injuries in sports is a non-contact anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. The ACL, a rope-like bundle of fibrous tissue in the center of the knee, connects the front of the lower leg (shinbone) with the back of the upper leg (thighbone) and helps a person bend their knee, jump and squat. Sev...

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