Health Problems

Regular checks of very preterm babies’ head size can help identify long-term IQ problems

Regular early head circumference assessments add valuable information when screening for long-term neurocognitive risk – according to new research by an international research collaboration, including the University of Warwick, UK and the University of Tennessee Knoxville, US. The researchers found that a method as simple and cost effective as frequently measuring head size adds valuable […]

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Can stimulating the brain treat chronic pain?

For the first time, researchers at the UNC School of Medicine showed they could target one brain region with a weak alternating current of electricity, enhance the naturally occurring brain rhythms of that region, and significantly decrease symptoms associated with chronic lower back pain. The results, published in the Journal of Pain and presented at […]

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Traditional glaucoma test can miss severity of disease

The most common tests for glaucoma can underestimate the severity of the condition by not detecting the presence of central vision loss, according to a new Columbia University study. The study, published Nov. 8 in JAMA Ophthalmology, found that administering a variation of the visual field test that better assesses macular damage can improve diagnosis […]

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Became known new the danger of lack of sleep

Lack of sleep is associated with many negative consequences for human health. Recently, scientists from the University of Pennsylvania called another reason why people should adhere to recommended amount of sleep. It turned out that adults who sleep about six hours a day, more than others at risk of mild dehydration (or dehydration) of the […]