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Neurostimulation
Apr 7 2018
Neurostimulation lowers need for opioids in chronic pain

Recognizing that treatment of chronic pain can be confounding, the Neuromodulation Appropriateness Consensus Committee (NACC), an international group of more than 60 leading pain specialists, has created the first consensus guidelines for the use of neuro…

Darrin Gordon
2 min.
Neurostimulation
Feb 9 2018
Brain-shocking therapy may work by boosting calcium in the brain

We might finally be figuring out how an increasingly popular therapy that uses electricity to boost the brain’s functioning has its effects – by pushing up levels of calcium in cells.

Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) involves using electrod…

Darrin Gordon
1 min.
Neurostimulation
Feb 22 2018
Unexpected Benefits of tDCS in Depressed Patients

The application of novel brain stimulation techniques to treat depression, and possibly other neuropsychiatric disorders, is a new and rapidly growing field. Among these techniques, transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is emerging as one of the …

Loretta Mullins
3 min.
Neurostimulation
Jun 13 2018
Massage Therapy And Neurostimulation For Pain Relief

Based on Advanced Pain Management, a clinic specializing in the implantable, reversible pain management program,“neurostimulation therapy treatment, also called spinal cord stimulation, is the safe delivery of low voltage electricity to the dorsal column …

Albert Bass
2 min.
Neurostimulation
Jun 13 2018
Organic ink may restore sight to blind people

A simple retinal prosthesis has been developed in cooperation between Tel Aviv University in Israel and Linköping University in Sweden. Fabricated utilizing cheap and widely-available natural pigments used in printing inks and cosmetics, it includes small…

Albert Bass
2 min.
Neurostimulation
Mar 29 2018
Why Choose Spinal Cord Stimulation (Neurostimulation Therapy)?

What is Spinal Cord Stimulation (Neurostimulation Therapy)?

Spinal cord stimulation is delivered with a small spinal cord stimulator—similar to a pacemaker—that is implanted under the skin. The neurostimulator delivers mild electrical pulses to your spin…

Albert Bass
2 min.
Neurostimulation
Mar 29 2018
Could Brain Stimulation be a Therapy For Anorexia Nervosa?

Anorexia nervosa affects millions of people throughout the world. It has a high mortality rate and the therapies that are currently available are highly ineffective. Yet only 10–30% of adults with anorexia recover with psychotherapy, and pharmacological t…

Loretta Mullins
1 min.
Neurostimulation
Mar 29 2018
Laser heat could improve prostate cancer treatment

Researchers have found that an experimental treatment - the precise application of heat via laser to a tumour - is not only feasible and safe in men with intermediate risk of prostate cancer but can also help avoid certain side effects associated with con…

Lila Bridges
3 min.
Neurostimulation
Mar 29 2018
tDCS – A Therapy For The Future?

Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a non-invasive, painless brain stimulation method which uses electrical currents to modulate neuronal activity in specific parts of the brain. A constant, low intensity current is delivered through small e…

Betsy Romero
7 min.
Neurostimulation
Mar 29 2018
The Science and Snake Oil of Neurostimulation

What if learning a skill only required donning a cap that used electric currents to tickle your brain in just the right way?

This is the question posed in an explanatory video released in tandem with a new report which claims to have used transcranial di…

Betsy Romero
2 min.
Neurostimulation
Mar 29 2018
Limit to Human Life May be Around 115

Human life spans may be limited to a maximum of about 115 years, claim US scientists.

Their conclusions, published in the journal Nature, were made by analysing decades of data on human longevity.

They said a rare few may live longer, but the odds were …

Brendan Obrien
4 min.
Neurostimulation
Mar 29 2018
Brain stimulation holds promise for anorexia

Anorexia nervosa is a devastating, often fatal disease, in which voluntary food restriction severely compromises physical and mental health. Because current treatments, such as psychotherapy, are only minimally effective, many disease victims fight a life…

Darrin Gordon
2 min.
Neurostimulation
Jan 3 2018
Prostate Cancer Laser Treatment Cures Half of Trial Subjects

Normal side effects like erectile dysfunction were almost non-existant.

A new prostate cancer treatment that combines lasers and deep-sea bacteria could be “truly transformative,” according to a team of researchers. A trial conducted with 415 men across …

Lila Bridges