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Amnesia Drug That Blocks Bad Memories on the Anvil

...tered the drug stopped associating that particular tone with an imminent shock after the treatment, but they still braced themselves upon hearing the second tone. It clearly indicates that they had gotten rid of one of the two memories....

Exercise Reduces Inflammation

... examine the independent effect of parasympathetic tone in this case, determined by assessing heart-rate ...evels of C-reactive protein (CRP). Parasympathetic tone and its inverse function sympathetic tone are components of the autonomic nervous system. CRP, whi...

Differences in Brain Functions Results in non-contact Knee Injuries

...ust be considered, as both cause changes in muscle tone and concentration and the narrowing of our attentional field, Swanik noted. There is likely an optimal state of arousal for each individual to maximize performance and injury avoidance, but future studies will have to determine the relationship bet...

Autistic Individuals can Be 'trained' to Comprehend Visual and Vocal Cues

...he subtle meanings conveyed by a person's face and tone of voice. UCLA researchers have shown that ASD c...s to pay more attention to facial expressions and tone of voice elicited an increased response in the medial prefrontal cortex, part of the brain's netwo...

Pain and Intensity Of Post-stroke Spasticity Decreased by Botox Treatment

...significant reduction in pain and excessive muscle tone at each follow-up. In addition, average pain intensity was significantly reduced. Early intervention with effective therapies is absolutely vital to prevent the profound disability that afflicts many stroke patients, said Brashear. Having data to s...

UCLA Researchers Discover Link Between Parkinsons and Narcolepsy

... and cataplexy, the sudden loss of skeletal muscle tone without loss of consciousness; that is, although the person cannot talk or move, they are otherwise in a state of high alertness, feeling, hearing and remembering everything that is going on around them. In fact, said Siegel, Parkinson's disease is...

Medical Admissions Test Integrity Under Threat

...udents to train for the UMAT sets an inappropriate tone for the commencement of studies in medicine. Exploitative, commercially-driven training programs are fostering a powerful pressure to perform well in the UMAT test. I am saddened to see such a competitive environment emerging amongst students w...

Essential Tones of Music Rooted in Human Speech

The use of 12 tone intervals in the music of many human cultures is rooted in the physics of how our vocal anatomy produces speech, according to researchers at the Duke University Center for Cognitive Neuroscience. The particular notes used in music sound right to o...

Neural Basis of Anxiety: Newer Insights

...he two and freezes with fear whenever it hears the tone even if the shock is not delivered. But in real life the situation is not always so clear; a stimulus will only sometimes be followed by a threat while other times nothing might happen. Normal mice show less fear towards such ambiguous cues than to c...

Dystonia Awareness Week: 4 -11 June, 2007

...re right about that; only that it refers to muscle tone or rather, impaired muscle tone . Dystonia is a medical term for a neuro-muscular condition. It is more aptly described as a moveme...

Doctors Advised: Don’t Ignore Deat

...family and friends. Other reasons are to 'set a tone for the practice' and to give practice staff a sense of closure, and to ensure that the patient’s file is kept up to date with the details of his or her death, Dr Allen says. 'I write this article for all doctors, but most of all for those who are...

For ADHD Children, Mother’s Depression, Predict Conduct Problem

...ging. Now we have new evidence that praise, a warm tone of voice and use of other positive parenting techniques may help break this dangerous cycle.” Findings and Method Specifically, the researchers found that children with mothers who displayed the highest levels of positive parenting during pres...

Doctors Put on Their Dancing Shoes to De-stress

Want to de-stress, tone up your body or build your confidence? How about a...the dance floor// . 'I tried going to the gym to tone up my body but it didn't work. Then I started going for walks but I got bored of that as well. Final...

Dance to De-stress

...r taking a stroll//. "I tried going to the gym to tone up my body but it didn't work. Then I started going for walks but I got bored of that as well. Finally, I put on my dancing shoes and I haven't stopped since," said Suman Vohra, a doctor at the Apollo Hospital here. Learning various dance forms lik...

Indian Models are a Healthy Lot

...e says: "In fact I think the younger girls need to tone up and lose a few inches, which is healthy, and not lose weight." While designers working on the Indian couture might want a 'full-bodied' model, those designing western prêt prefer a tall, athletic figure with a lean bustline. Arora for instance d...

Low Pitch Therapy for ‘ringing in the Ears

...vided temporary relief from the high-pitch ringing tone associated with the disorder. Tinnitus is caused by injury, infection or the repeated bombast of loud sound, and can appear in one or both ears. It’s no coincidence that many rock musicians, and their fans, suffer from it. Although known for its hi...

Shedding Pounds from Diet or Exercise—Take Your Pic

... and regular exercise. But if you’re looking to tone certain areas of your body with exercise, think again! The researchers also discovered that fat distribution was not affected by either approach. The exercise group was not able to eliminate fat in certain parts of the body: so much for sit ups! “W...

Cataplexy During Status Cataplecticus Resembles REM Sleep

Cataplexy is a sudden temporary loss of muscle tone in the body, which occurs during times of intense ...haracterized by a sudden, bilateral loss of muscle tone (and possible fall) with preserved consciousness. It is usually triggered by emotions. Mild attacks ...

Muscle-Building Exercise Improves Response to Flu Shot

Bicep curls don’t just tone your arms: A new study has found that a brief session of muscle-building exercise before receiving a flu shot can enhance a person’s immune response.// The immune system’s reaction differs markedly between men and women, however, and exactly how ex...

Potential Threats of Bioterrorism

...case of bioterrorism, or a message more neutral in tone that presented bioterrorism as a risk that was minor relative to other public health challenges. Those receiving the more potent message became the “experimental” group, while those receiving the more neutral message were considered the “control” gro...

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