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The feel of pain

...e expectation of pain, as well as with the painful sensation itself, new research has shown.The finding not onl...hile certain brain areas "lit up" when the painful sensation itself was experienced, this was preceded by stimulation in separate but nearby areas when the "pain...

Drug abuse leads to long standing changes in the brain

...n the parietal cortex region, which is involved in sensation and in spatial perception. Animal studies show this area to be particularly sensitive to the damaging effects of methamphetamine. However, after controlling for this overall increase in metabolism in the methamphetamine abusers, the investigators s...

Memory loss associated with microbes

...g abilities. People suffer a stinging or burning sensation to the skin on contact with water containing the organism. Headaches and stomach problems follow. The severity of the symptoms appears to be proportional to the amount of exposure to the toxin excreted by the microbe. The first evidence that the micr...

Alcohol and Sun Don’t Mi

...estigators say alcohol use may blunt the immediate sensation of sunburn, which prevents subtle behavioral changes that could decrease further exposure to UV light and additional skin damage. Sunburn could do more than cause pain. Sunburn can be a costly injury. Of the 38 respondents five men missed nine days ...

Babies Brains Are more Fragile

... and nerve cell damage, which can impair thinking, sensation and other mental functions. "We found that when the head contacted a firm surface before the body, significant rotational motions were produced," researcher Susan Margulies says in a news statement. Margulies and her colleagues used an infant crash...

Music soothes labour pain

...o hospitals in Thailand found music can reduce the sensation of labour pain and delay the emotional distress that may accompany childbirth.// The study included two groups of women, aged 20 to 30, all having their first baby. Women in one group chose from among five types of calming music and listened to it f...

Bright arctic lights to cause headaches

...ted having migraines that begins with an aura or a sensation that signals the beginning of the migraine. The study also showed that people with such conditions were more affected during summer lights than that of polar winter season. The condition worsens because of light exposure, says the researchers of the...

ADHD improvement with sensory intervention

...nsations, sensations of gravity and movements, and sensation of being aware of own body in space. The techniques used are brushing against the skin, with lightest or more pressure, moving on swings, or working out with the exercise ball. The techniques, which were fine tuned to the need of each child, have mad...

Shrinking bladder with age is a thing of past

...emptying of the bladder contracts and provides the sensation of needing to urinate more frequently. The condition of overactive bladder affects a lot of people although only a few seek medical advice. The characteristics of such a condition are frequent urination, urgent need to urinate, and for some, urine i...

‘Loud Noise’ Research may help in Development of Prosthetics for Eldery

...chers tested the effects of tactile noise on touch sensation by applying weak vibrations to the soles of people...een shown that facilitation of other types of foot sensation can be helpful in the elderly by improving the effectiveness of stabilizing reactions and by improvi...

Preventing falls in elderly with noise

... their balance. Noise is often thought as the one sensation that comes in our way of concentration on subjects we want to concentrate upon. Noise is often related to the disturbances that cause distractions in hearing something. But sensory noise may not be limited to hearing only. Noise may be present in all...

Making operation and recovery time shorter

...ontrol over the operation and a sense of depth and sensation that can be gained through the lens of a camera. This approach is considered better for surgeons who are still learning laproscopic techniques. More and more doctors turn to hand-assisted laproscopic nephrectomy as a fist hand treatment for cancer p...

Larynx transplant restores patient's voice after 20 years

... Heidler could not swallow. But he began to regain sensation as the nerves grew together, and within another month he could eat anything. Dr. Strome said he hopes next to perform the operation on someone whose voice box has been removed because of cancer, and who has been disease free for atleast 5 years...

An effective pain killer

...tors normally react to heat and acidity. The 'hot' sensation experienced when eating chilli arises from the cap...ially causes pain, but eventually it can block the sensation of pain," explained Professor Roufogalis."By using ginger molecules that are less pungent than capsi...

Lessening operation and recovery time

...ontrol over the operation and a sense of depth and sensation that can be gained through the lens of a camera. This approach is considered better for surgeons who are still learning laproscopic techniques. More and more doctors turn to hand-assisted laproscopic nephrectomy as a fist hand treatment for cancer p...

Doctor demonstrates `psychic surgery'

...cles was created, the person admitted feeling some sensation within. The finger immersed into a half inflated balloon will create a feeling of being cut open, Nayak demonstrated. "Psychic healers then produce chicken liver and flesh like things bought from the market to create an impression of removing blood ...

A Scientific Explanation For Out Of Body Experience

...perience (OBE) at some time, typically involving a sensation of floating and seeing the physical body from the outside. It isn't uncommon for people to have more than one OBE, which may also be experienced in certain life threatening situations. Dr.David Wilde, a pioneer in the field is bent upon materailisi...

They Call It PMS Because Mad Cow Disease Was Already Taken

...er characterized by nervous irritability, abnormal sensation in breasts, abdominal pain, thirst, headache and pelvic congestion. For the first time, low dose oral contraceptive with a unique progestin and dosing regimen has been found effective in treating symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder// (PMDD),...

Cannabis to be tested to help patients with respiratory diseases

...ne has been able to develop a way to deal with the sensation of breathlessness without suppressing the drive to...gredient of cannabis, can be used to alleviate the sensation of breathlessness caused by illnesses such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The te...

Diabetics increases likelihood of falling and associated accidental injury in elders

...ed that with peripheral nerves that can affect the sensation in diabetic people's feet, known as peripheral neuropathy, could be the mechanism at fault for the higher fall rate in diabetic patients. Following the finding, it has been indicated that nursing homes, assisted living facilities and others that ca...

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