Study finds that sound plus electrical body stimulation has potential to treat chronic pain

Newswise — A University of Minnesota Twin Cities-led team has found that electrical stimulation of the body combined with sound activates the brain’s somatosensory or “tactile” cortex, increasing the potential for using the technique to treat chronic pain and other sensory disorders. The researchers tested the non-invasive technique on animals and are planning clinical trials … Read more

Can Acupuncture Reduce Headaches?

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE UNTIL 4 PM ET, WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2022 Newswise — MINNEAPOLIS Acupuncture may reduce headaches for people who have chronic tension-type headaches, according to a study published in the June 22, 2022, online issue of Neurology®the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Tension-type headaches most often involve a pressing or … Read more

Optical Fiber Imaging Method Advances Studies of Alzheimer’s Disease

WASHINGTON, June 30, 2022 – An optical fiber as thin as a strand of hair promises for use in minimally invasive deep-tissue studies of patients’ brains that show the effects of Alzheimer’s disease and other brain disorders. The research could set the stage for minimally invasive in vivo brain imaging in lab studies and monitoring … Read more

For Youngsters, Getting Ear Tubes No Longer Involves Surgery

Newswise — LOS ANGELES (June 1, 2022) — Like a lot of young children, from the time she was a year old, Cassidy Clapp was plagued by one ear infection after another. Usually, an ear infection diagnosis meant Cassidy would undergo a round of antibiotics. But when her Orange County pediatrician noticed the fluid wasn’t … Read more

MD Anderson Research Highlights: ASCO 2022 Special Edition

ABSTRACTS 6502, 6504, 9505, 9506, 12004, 12006 Newswise — CHICAGO ― The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Research Highlights provides a glimpse into recent basic, translational and clinical cancer research from MD Anderson experts. This special edition features upcoming oral presentations by MD Anderson researchers at the 2022 American Society of Clinical Oncology … Read more

Hybrid ENDO 2022 press conferences to highlight emerging diabetes, obesity, reproductive health research

Newswise — Researchers will delve into the latest research in diabetes, obesity, thyroid health and other endocrine conditions during the Endocrine Society’s ENDO 2022 news conferences June 11-14. The press conferences will feature select abstracts that are being presented at ENDO 2022, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting. The event is being held at the Georgia … Read more

Hybrid ENDO 2022 Press Conferences to Highlight Emerging Diabetes, Obesity, Reproductive Research

Newswise — Researchers will delve into the latest research in diabetes, obesity, thyroid and other endocrine conditions during the Endocrine Society’s ENDO 2022 news conferences June 11-14. The press conferences will feature select abstracts that are being presented at ENDO 2022, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting. The event is being held at the Georgia World … Read more

Men with Obesity Can Double Their Sperm Count

Newswise — Men all over the world are suffering from deteriorating semen quality – often referred to as an outright fertility crisis. Now, however, there may be good news for some of the men who are experiencing problems. In a new clinical study, researchers from the University of Copenhagen and Hvidovre Hospital show that men … Read more

“New and Improved” Supermarkets Trim Childhood Obesity in NYC

Newswise — Access to newer supermarkets that offer fresh foods in some of New York City’s poorest neighborhoods was linked to a 1% decline in obesity rates among public school students living nearby, a new study shows. The modernized markets were also tied to reductions of between 4% and 10% in the average student BMI-z … Read more

University Hospitals and UC Irvine Announce New Co-Leadership of BraveNet, a Practice-Based Integrative Medicine Research Network

Newswise — May 17, 2022 – University Hospitals (UH) Connor Whole Health and Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute (SSIHI) at University of California, Irvine have joined in collaboration to lead BraveNet — the first and largest whole health, practice-based research network in the US BraveNet is a A nationwide consortium comprised of academic health systems-based … Read more