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Biofeedback could help treat a number of conditions

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A literature review by a team at the VA Portland Health Care System and Oregon Health & Science University found evidence that biofeedback can be a helpful treatment for several conditions. Studies show that biofeedback can reduce headache pain, improve both urinary and fecal incontinence, and …

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How to treat, and prevent, swimmer’s itch

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Swimmer’s itch is an itchy rash that can occur after swimming or wading outdoors. Also known as cercarial dermatitis, swimmer’s itch is most common in freshwater lakes and ponds, but it occasionally occurs in salt water. The rash is usually caused by an allergic reaction to …

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Study uses real-time fMRI to treat Tourette Syndrome

Credit: Yale University Characterized by repetitive movements or vocalizations known as tics, Tourette Syndrome is a neurodevelopmental disorder that plagues many adolescents. A study conducted by Yale researchers has trained adolescents with Tourette Syndrome to control their tics through an imaging technique that allows patients to monitor the function of …

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Using math to help treat Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other diseases

Illustration of protein aggregation. Aggregates are formed through an initial primary nucleation step followed by elongation. Once a critical concentration of aggregates is reached, secondary nucleation introduces a positive feedback cycle leading to exponential growth of aggregate concentration. Credit: L Mahadevan/Harvard SEAS Protein aggregation—in which misfolded proteins clump together to …

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Could microorganisms in poop help treat the deadliest form of skin cancer?

Fecal transplant capsules being prepared in the lab at Lawson Health Research Institute. Credit: Lawson Health Research Institute A multidisciplinary team at Lawson Health Research Institute is exploring whether fecal transplants can improve outcomes in melanoma patients treated with immunotherapy. Immunotherapy drugs stimulate a person’s immune system to attack and …

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FDA approves TB pill that cures more hard-to treat patients

Credit: CC0 Public Domain U.S. regulators have approved a new tuberculosis medicine that shortens and improves treatment for the hardest-to-treat cases, a worsening problem in many poor countries. It’s the first TB drug developed by a nonprofit group, the TB Alliance, which was formed to come up with better treatments. …

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