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Sugar pills relieve pain for chronic pain patients

Someday doctors may prescribe sugar pills for certain chronic pain patients based on their brain anatomy and psychology. And the pills will reduce their pain as effectively as any powerful drug on the market, according to new research. Northwestern Medicine scientists have shown they can reliably predict which chronic pain ... Read More »

Socializing boosts wellbeing in dementia patients: Study

The average person with dementia in a care home experiences just two minutes of social interaction each day. Researchers also showed that out of 170 available training programmes for nursing home staff, only three are evidence-based – none of which improve quality of life. An e-learning programme that trains care ... Read More »

Apparatus to predict bowel movements in paralyzed patients developed

The apparatus consisting of a stethoscope and a microphone has to be wrapped around the abdomen. The stethoscope will listen to the intestinal sounds while the microphone will amplify it and send it to a smartphone, which will record these sounds. “Using a pre-trained machine learning classifier, the sounds will ... Read More »

Butterfly wings inspire eye implants for glaucoma patients

Sections of the wings of a longtail glasswing butterfly are almost perfectly transparent, according to the research published in the journal Nature Nanotechnology. Researchers at California Institute of Technology (Caltech)in the US found that the see-through sections of the wings are coated in tiny pillars, each about 100 nanometres in ... Read More »

ZINC – helpful for Thyroid patients

Zinc may be helpful in patients with low T3 and may contribute to conversion of T4 to T3. In animal studies, Zinc deficiency lowered T3 and free T4 concentrations by approximately 30%. Levels of total T4 were not affected by Zinc deficiency. In a group of patients with low levels ... Read More »