• New study explains the molecular mechanism for the therapeutic effects of cilantro

    1 month ago - By ScienceDaily

    Herbs, including cilantro, have a long history of use as folk medicine anticonvulsants. Until now, many of the underlying mechanisms of how the herbs worked remained unknown. In a new study, researchers uncovered the molecular action that enables cilantro to effectively delay certain seizures common in epilepsy and other diseases.
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  • Dad jokes are made funnier by the 'canned laughter' used by sitcoms such as Friends

    Dad jokes are made funnier by the 'canned laughter' used by sitcoms such as Friends

    1 month ago - By Daily Mail

    Scientists from University College London said the findings held up in neurotypical people and in those diagnosed with autism.
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  • New treatments emerging to prevent neuromyelitis optica relapse

    1 month ago - By Healio

    Two new studies have shown promising data supporting the use of eculizumab or satralizumab to significantly reduce the risk for neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder relapses, which can leave patients either blind or paralyzed.
    Genentech recently presented data from its SAkuraSky phase 3 multicenter, randomized, double-masked, placebo-controlled study evaluating the efficacy and safety of satralizumab added to baseline immunosuppressant therapy in patients with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder .
    In addition, researchers from the Mayo Clinic published the findings of the Prevention
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  • Using visual imagery to find your true passions

    1 month ago - By ScienceDaily

    You may think you know what you like - how to spend your time or what profession to pursue. But a new study suggests that your pre-existing self-beliefs, as well as cultural stereotypes, may interfere with your memories and keep you from remembering what truly interests you. However, researchers found that one particular mental technique could help us overcome the barriers that block us from finding our passions.
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  • Combined online self-management for pain, associated anxiety and depression works

    1 month ago - By ScienceDaily

    Online symptom self-management works to decrease pain, anxiety and depression and for some, online self-management plus nurse telecare helps even more according to a new study. Pain is the most common physical symptom for which adults seek medical attention in US, while anxiety and depression are the most common mental health symptoms. All three symptoms frequently co-occur in this difficult to treat patient population.
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  • Canned laughter works, finds new study of 'dad jokes'

    1 month ago - By ScienceDaily

    Adding canned laughter to the end of a punchline increases how funny we find a joke, but not as much as real laughter, finds a new study.
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