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Neurological Problems

Music as Medicine: Why a New Kind of Neuro-Rehab Is Taking Off

Rebecca Strong | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Strong

Ancient Greek philosophers believed that music had a therapeutic purpose -- including to treat depression, mania and even hangovers. In the Native Ame...

Zika and the Brain

Medical Discovery News | Posted 04.26.2016 | Science
Medical Discovery News

Women who are pregnant or want to become pregnant in the near future should avoid Zika-infected areas, and men who've traveled to Zika-infected area should refrain from unprotected sex. Currently, there are not any treatments or vaccines for Zika, so hang on, we are in for a bumpy ride this summer and beyond.

The Rise of Zika

Medical Discovery News | Posted 04.06.2016 | Science
Medical Discovery News

Have you noticed in the past few years, we seem to be continuously assaulted by microbial menaces? The latest is one that we are beginning to know well is Zika.

Here's What's Being Done To Get Child Laborers Working 16-Hour Days Off Of U.S. Tobacco Fields

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 02.10.2015 | Impact

Advocates are speaking out on behalf of child workers' health and well-being after a bill that would have regulated Virginia's tobacco farming industr...

Vegetative States and PET Scans: Is More Information Better?

Ruth Macklin | Posted 06.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Ruth Macklin

One typically thinks of advances in medical science and technology as having unalloyed benefits. The ability to cure illness, the mitigation of pain a...

Abusing Legal System to Discriminate Against the Disabled

Liane Kupferberg Carter | Posted 05.14.2013 | Impact
Liane Kupferberg Carter

I'm not laughing. In fact, I'm fuming. A developmentally disabled 42 year old man named Robert Schiavelli was slapped with two court summonses for laughing too loudly, because his neighbor Daniel O'Hanian complained to the police that Schiavelli was "disturbing the peace." Why was he laughing?

Some Claimants Opt Out Of Proposed BP Medical Settlement

Susan Buchanan | Posted 01.18.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

A medical portion in the proposed, $7.8 billion class-action settlement with BP will satisfy some residents who became ill from the 2010 spill but hundreds of others opted out because the agreement doesn't cover their chronic ailments and sky-high expenses.

If It's Not Alzheimer's Disease or Parkinson's Disease, It May Be NPH

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcia G. Yerman

NPH is the short form term for a three-word disease that is being misdiagnosed all too frequently. I first learned about Normal Pressure Hydrocephalu...

The Writer Who Couldn't Read (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Neuroscientist Oliver Sacks always brings the most fascinating neurological problems to our attention. An NPR story, animated below, relates how crime...

Attention Deficit Déjà Vu

Mike Doyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mike Doyle

ADDers often feel like we're living in a separate world, without the vocabulary to explain to outsiders the all-encompassing nature and tenacity of the disorder we fight on a minute-by-minute basis.

"Mind Control Wheelchair" Activated By Thoughts

New Scientist Tech | Tom Simonite | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A motorized wheelchair that moves when the operator thinks of particular words has been demonstrated by a US company. The wheelchair works by intercep...