tDCS Helps Repair Brain Damaged By Stroke

tDCS Helps Repair Brain Damaged By Stroke

Mild noninvasive electrical current to brain could help stroke patients 

A simple, inexpensive device that delivers electrical current to the brain noninvasively could help stroke patients recover lost motor ability. According to a new study, the treatment–transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS)–in combination with occupational therapy boosted recovery better than either treatment on its own.

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FDA Approves First Canine Cancer Drug

FDA Approves First Canine Cancer Drug

FDA approves first drug for canine cancer

The Food and Drug Administration approved today the nation’s first drug developed specifically for the treatment of canine cancer.

Manufactured by Pfizer Animal Health Inc., based in New York City, the drug marketed as Palladia, or chemically known as toceranib phosphate, will hit the markets in early 2010.

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New Method Of Analyzing Brain Signals Could Help Stroke Patients

New Method Of Analyzing Brain Signals Could Help Stroke Patients 

This image shows brain activity in a stroke patient before (left) and after (right) two weeks of rehabilitative therapy.

New ways to analyze the brain’s electrical activity might soon help physicians diagnose brain disorders and assess the benefits of treatment. ElMindA, a startup based in Israel, is developing one such system, which it hopes will help doctors diagnose attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) more objectively and speed up treatment decisions for stroke patients. The company is partnering with pharmaceutical and medical-device companies and expects to have a product ready for clinical use in 18 months.

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Discovery of ‘Happy Hour’ Gene Could Lead to New Treatments for Alcoholism

Discovery of ‘Happy Hour' Gene Could Lead to New Treatments for Alcoholism

Discovery of ‘happy hour’ gene could lead to better treatments for alcoholism

Some people can hold their drink better than others because they have a “happy hour” gene, claim scientists, who believe the discovery could lead to treatments for alcoholism.  Researchers found that those who had the genetic make up were able to become hardened to the affects of alcohol and therefore able to drink more.

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Horseback Riding Eases Back Pain And Boosts Confidence

Horseback Riding Eases Back Pain And Boosts Confidence 

Riding on horseback not only eases back pain, but also boosts the rider’s confidence and emotional well being, according to a new study.   The findings contribute to the growing body of evidence that horseback riding and related equine assistance therapy programs for disabled and injured individuals benefit human participants.

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