Posts in 'In the News'

Predicting Epileptic Seizures, Just Like the Weather

Assistive Technology, In the News

Via: Science & Technology Research News Every morning you wake up and check the weather app on your smartphone, to see if it will rain. If the forecast probability is high enough, let’s say 80 per cent, you decide to bring an umbrella to work. Now, imagine waking up and not knowing if you will... Read More

Epilepsy Drug Therapies To Be Improved by New Targeted Approach

In the News, Medical Research

Via: Neuroscience News Source: University of Liverpool New research from the University of Liverpool, in collaboration with the Mario Negri Institute in Milan, published today in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, has identified a protein that could help patients with epilepsy respond more positively to drug therapies. Epilepsy continues to be a serious health problem... Read More

Spare the Surgery: Drugs may Combat Hydrocephalus, Yale Study Finds

In the News, Medical Research

Via: MDLinx.com Information courtesy Yale School of Medicine News Clinically available drugs may help combat a potentially lethal form of hydrocephalus now treated mainly by brain surgery, a new Yale–led study has found. Post–hemorrhagic hydrocephalus (PHH), characterized by a buildup of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) following hemorrhage of blood vessels in the brain, affects one in... Read More

Learning with Music can Change Brain Structure

In the News, Treatments and Therapies

Via: Neuroscience News Source: University of Edinburgh Using musical cues to learn a physical task significantly develops an important part of the brain, according to a new study. People who practiced a basic movement task to music showed increased structural connectivity between the regions of the brain that process sound and control movement. The findings... Read More

A Progressive Running Program for Kids with Cerebral Palsy

In the News, Treatments and Therapies

Via: The National Library of Medicine A 12-year-old boy with spastic diplegic cerebral palsy, Gross Motor Function Classification System level II, participated in a 20-week running program. The 6-minute walk test and the 88-item and 66-item versions of the Gross Motor Function Measure (GMFM) were administered at baseline and program completion. After completion of the... Read More

Neurodevelopmental Physical Therapy Improves Spasticity, But Not Movement, in Children With CP, Study Reports

In the News, Treatments and Therapies

By: Stacy Grieve Via: Cerebral Palsy News Today A physical therapy approach known as neurodevelopmental treatment can improve shaking but not movement in children with cerebral palsy, according to a South Korean study. The study, published in the Journal of Physical Therapy Science, was titled “Effect of neurodevelopmental treatment-based physical therapy on the change of... Read More

Climbing May Be a Valuable Exercise for Children with Cerebral Palsy, Study Reports

In the News, Patient Care

VIA Cerebral Palsy News Today Climbing exercises help children with cerebral palsy function better, according to a study in Denmark. Researchers said climbing strengthens the link between the brain and muscles, increasing children’s ability to perform day-to-day activities. The children used an indoor climbing gym that included boulder climbing and wall climbing courses. The study,... Read More

Kinesiology Tape is Helping Children with Cerebral Palsy

In the News, Treatments and Therapies

Via PRBuzz & BioSpace When people think of Kinesiology Tape, it’s fair to say that thoughts focus on professional athletes who use this tape to enhance sporting performance, prevent injury and allow them to return to recover faster. However, studies have shown that the applications and benefits of Kinesiology Tape are far more wide reaching... Read More

Electronic Devices Help Non-Verbal Kids Find Their Voice

Assistive Technology, In the News

by Pam Adams, Journal Star/TNS Via DisabilityScoop.com Selah isn’t ready to work yet. Carrie Kerr asks, “Do you want a drink?” Selah grabs a bright pink iPad programmed with more than 3,000 words and matching pictures, including a skunk for a fun kid word like “fart.” Pronouns in yellow-colored boxes, adjectives in blue, nouns in... Read More

Treadmill Exercise, Electroacupuncture May Benefit Cerebral Palsy Patients, Study Suggests

In the News, Medical Research

Patricia Anacia, PHD Via Cerebral Palsy News Today Treadmill training and electroacupuncture (EA) improved behavioral recovery in rats with cerebral palsy (CP), finds a Korean study, “Comparative analysis of the beneficial effects of treadmill training and electroacupuncture in a rat model of neonatal hypoxia-ischemia,” that appeared in the International Journal of Molecular Medicine. In premature... Read More

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