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VR Treatment For Lazy Eye In Children Gets FDA Approval

The Food and Drug Administration approved a virtual reality-based treatment for children with the visual disorder amblyopia, or lazy eye, the company behind the therapy announced today. The Verge reports: Luminopia's approach uses TV and movies to de.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotOct 21st, 2021

The diabetes medication that could revolutionize heart failure treatment

A medication originally used for patients with diabetes is the first to help people with heart failure and could revolutionize treatment. Early research had shown that SGLT2 inhibitors could help around half of heart failure patients -- those with a.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News2 hr. 27 min. ago

Within an Antarctic sea squirt, scientists discover a bacterial species with promising anti-melanoma properties

There are few places farther from your medicine cabinet than the tissues of an ascidian, or "sea squirt," on the icy Antarctic sea floor—but this is precisely where scientists are looking to find a new treatment for melanoma, one of the most danger.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News2 hr. 27 min. ago

Which glioblastoma patients will respond to immunotherapy?

Scientists have discovered a new biomarker to identify which patients with brain tumors called glioblastomas -- the most common and malignant of primary brain tumors -- might benefit from immunotherapy. The treatment could extend survival for an esti.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News5 hr. 27 min. ago

Potential new treatment for Alzheimer’s disease would be relatively cheap

Researchers have discovered a protein involved in the development of Alzheimer's disease. Studies in mice showed that eliminating this protein entirely or using drugs to block its function reduced physical changes in the brain associated with the dis.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News5 hr. 27 min. ago

Global HIV viral suppression rates too low among children and adolescents

An analysis in the lead up to World AIDS Day reveals that HIV is 'virally suppressed' in only 59 per cent of children and adolescents on treatment......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News5 hr. 27 min. ago

In children with multiple sclerosis, teriflunomide tempers lesion growth

A phase 3 clinical trial tested the safety and efficacy of teriflunomide, an oral immunomodulatory drug, in children with multiple sclerosis. Although the medication did not prevent disease relapses to a greater extent than placebo, the option for so.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News5 hr. 27 min. ago

Immune Cells That Remember Inflammation Could Offer Treatment Targets for Atherosclerosis

A type of immune-cell priming called trained immunity is helping researchers to understand the disease mechanisms behind the buildup of fatty deposits in arteries -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.....»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciamRelated News5 hr. 27 min. ago

Research reveals mechanism underlying chlorogenic acid accumulation in apples

Apple fruits are an important source of phenolic compounds, including flavonoid and chlorogenic acid (CGA), which are associated with health benefits, especially in the prevention and treatment of cardinal vascular diseases. However, the mechanism un.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News5 hr. 27 min. ago

Judge blocks Biden vaccine rule, citing “liberty interests of the unvaccinated”

Republican AGs win order blocking vaccine mandate for Medicare/Medicaid providers. Enlarge / President Joe Biden speaks about the authorization of the COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11 on November 03, 2021 in Washington, DC. (cre.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News5 hr. 56 min. ago

Scientists can control brain circuits, behavior, and emotion using light

Scientists can control brain circuits, behavior, and emotion using light. Researchers developed a new optogenetic tool, 'Opto-vTrap', which is expected to contribute to treatment for epilepsy, muscle spasms, and skin wrinkles......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021

Search for safer pain relief advances with new compounds

Opioid medications remain a go-to treatment for severe pain, whether it's from surgery, a sudden injury, or nerve damage. But as opioid addiction and overdose deaths reach new highs in the United States, the need for safer ways to treat acute pain ha.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021

Young children find politics engaging, but by 15 this has changed

At age 11, children from poorly educated families are as interested in politics as children from well-educated ones. But by the time they turn 15, children with well-educated parents are 10% more interested in politics than those with poorly educated.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021

Stamping Bar Codes on Cells To Solve Medical Mysteries

No one really knew why some patients with a white blood cell cancer called chronic lymphocytic leukemia, or C.L.L., relapsed after treatment and got a second cancer. Were some cancer cells just resistant? An unexpected answer to this mystery has been.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsNov 29th, 2021

Four reasons why physically punishing school children doesn"t work

When I was a child I went to school in South Africa. This was the late 1970s. At school, the teachers would hit us. It was called getting the cane, the cane being a long, flexible stick. This tradition, exported from a Dickensian Victorian English mo.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 29th, 2021

Gold-based cancer therapy could face competition from other substances

The gold complex auranofin has traditionally been used for treating rheumatism but is also being evaluated as a treatment for certain forms of cancer. Researchers now show that other molecules that inhibit the same biological system have a more speci.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsNov 29th, 2021

Walmart Pulls Children"s Toy That Swears and Sings in Polish About Doing Cocaine

An Ontario grandmother who bought an educational toy for her 15-month-old granddaughter was shocked when the dancing cactus started swearing and singing about doing cocaine. From a report: "This toy uses swear words and talking about cocaine use," An.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsNov 25th, 2021

Eco-friendly greenhouses grow food with waste heat

Tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers are being grown with warmth harnessed from a water treatment works......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated NewsNov 24th, 2021

8-Bit Christmas review: You don’t need to be an ’80s kid to love it, but it helps

Children of the '80s will find plenty to love in 8-Bit Christmas, a holiday film about a kid's quest for a Nintendo console — but everyone else will, too......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsNov 24th, 2021

Child COVID cases are on the rise, jumping 32% in latest surge

Children account for 25% of cases but only 22% of the population. Enlarge / A health care worker prepares to administer Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines at an elementary school vaccination site for children ages 5 to 11. (credit: Gett.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2021

Can we perceive gender from children"s voices?

The perception of gender in children's voices is of special interest to researchers, because voices of young boys and girls are very similar before the age of puberty. Adult male and female voices are often quite different acoustically, making gender.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2021