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By On December 5th, 2013

Implantable Device Suppresses Seizures From The Inside

A new medical device may provide provide epilepsy sufferers with relief from seizures by suppressing them immediately as they begin. Researchers announced that clinical trials of the Responsive Neurostimulator System (RNS) show the device can decrease the number of monthly seizures by nearly 38 percent. According to Futurity, the device received approval from the Food…

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By On March 18th, 2013

New Treatment Option For Anorexia

Anorexia has a shockingly high death rate associated with it and seems to be steadily growing with incidents each year. That’s why research and improved treatment options are so vital. Recently, research suggested that deep brain stimulation may improve body weight, mood and anxiety in patients with chronic, severe anorexia nervosa, which can be resistan…

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By On January 10th, 2013

Infants’ Brains Reveal Risk Of Mental Health Concerns

A recent study took “early intervention” to a whole new level. Researchers found that variations in certain genes, which were associated with mental conditions such as Alzheimer’s, depression and autism, could be found even in brain scans of infants. Be sure to check out the full article on Futurity for more details. Not only is…

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By On October 30th, 2012

Early Intervention Key in Treating Autism

One out of every 88 children born in the US has autism spectrum disorder. This condition creates deficits in social communication and impair everyday functioning. A recent study, published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, suggests that by stimulating the brain through a play-based, developmental approach, infants’ brains with…

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