When music is medicine

From autism to Alzheimer's disease, music therapy is a growing profession that's being to used to help patients of all ages.
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ijl There have been many public health recommendations for avoiding UV radiation exposures. This is primarily due to concerns about skin cancer and especially melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer. However, UV radiation is also known as the primary source of vitamin D and other compounds needed for good health. This brief commentary lists several of the many important recent studies of adverse health effects associated with low sun exposure, including some specific cancers, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, autism, Alzheimer’s disease, and age-related macular degeneration. Our con...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Commentary Source Type: research
AbstractThis proposed novel method consists of three levels of analyses of diffusion tensor imaging data: 1) voxel level analysis of fractional anisotropy of white matter tracks, 2) connection level analysis, based on fiber tracks between specific brain regions, and 3) network level analysis, based connections among multiple brain regions. Machine-learning techniques of (Fisher score) feature selection, (Support Vector Machine) pattern classification, and (Leave-one-out) cross-validation are performed, for recognition of the neural connectivity patterns for diagnostic purposes. For validation proposes, this multilevel appr...
Source: Brain Imaging and Behavior - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news
The invention from Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) provides a non-invasive, painless means for measuring microanatomical features of Nerve and Axon Diameter Distribution (ADD) to image the Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems (CNS and PNS). ADD is altered in abnormal development (e.g., autism), in neurodegenerative processes (e.g., aging, alcoholism, Alzheimer ’s disease) and diseases such as ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). U.S. patent 7,643,863, related to this invention, consists of a novel diffusion Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) experiment and mod...
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No matter whether it’s about the problems of aging, vision, hearing, disabilities or other permanent conditions, modern urban environments or residential places often disregard people with special needs. Luckily, technology and smart design might offer solutions on how to make cities more accessible, more inclusive and entirely suited for everyone in the future. Technology could support smart habitats for people’s real needs Grandmas, children, pregnant women, Filipinos, French or American people, tall, small, big, round-faced, blond, black-haired or bold – people differ in all kinds of ways, and we could...
Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Future of Medicine Healthcare Design Medical Professionals Patients Policy Makers Researchers accessible disability health technology inclusive Innovation people with special needs smart city smart design Source Type: blogs
The human brain is an amazingly complex network. Aberrant activities in this network can lead to various neurological disorders such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and autism. functional magnetic resonance imaging has emerged as an important tool to delineate the neural networks affected by such diseases, particularly autism. In this paper, we propose a special type of mixed-effects model together with an appropriate procedure for controlling false discoveries to detect disrupted connectivities for developing a neural network in whole brain studies. Results are illustrated with...
Source: IEE Transactions on Medical Imaging - Category: Biomedical Engineering Source Type: research
Three UCLA neuroscientists — Michele Basso, Dr. Peyman Golshani and Daniel Aharoni — received a nearly $3.7 million, three-year grant from the National Institutes of Health for a study that will develop imaging technology that allows the recording of tens of thousands of neurons to better understand how the brain goes aw ry in disease.The grant, part of the National Institutes of Health ’s Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies, or BRAIN, Initiative, will support the team ’s work to design, manufacture and test a miniature microscope for measuring brain activity in n...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
Conditions:   Alzheimer Disease;   Alzheimer Dementia;   Vascular Dementia;   Lewy Body Disease;   Lewy Body Dementia With Behavioral Disturbance (Disorder);   Dementia, Mixed;   Parkinson-Dementia Syndrome;   Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy;   Huntington's Dementia;   Wernicke Korsakoff  Syndrome;   Traumatic Brain Injury;   Dementia, Multi-Infarct;   Autism;   Autism Spectrum Disorder;   Autistic Behavior;   Autistic Disorder, Current or&...
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Abstract Recent experimental and epidemiologic investigations have revealed that the central nervous system is a target for vitamin D3 action and also linked vitamin D3 deficiency to Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, autism and dementia. Abnormal homeostasis of glutamate and GABA and signaling disbalance are implicated in the pathogenesis of major neurological diseases. Here, key transport characteristics of glutamate and GABA were analysed in presynaptic nerve terminals (synaptosomes) isolated from the cortex of vitamin D3 deficient (VDD) rats. Puberty rats were kept at the VDD diet up to adulthood. VDD caused...
Source: Food and Chemical Toxicology - Category: Food Science Authors: Tags: Food Chem Toxicol Source Type: research
There is no acceptable scientific evidence that chiropractors can treat Alzheimer's disease, cancer, diabetes, infertility, infections, autism, ADHD or Down syndrome. And yet, some practitioners in this province claim they can.
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