Therapists singing a new tune

From autism to Alzheimer's disease, music therapy is a growing profession that's being used to help patients of all ages.
Source: CNN.com - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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We present an overview of the evidence supporting the importance of dysbiosis in the development of intestinal and neurological diseases. In addition, the usefulness of dietary polyphenols in managing disorders, via modulation of the microbiota-gut-brain axis, is discussed. Key findings and conclusions Dietary polyphenols are increasingly envisaged as a novel and a relevant strategy in the prevention and treatment of neurological disorders. This is explained not only by their ability to reduce neuroinflammation and to improve memory and cognitive function, but also by their ability to modulate the gut microbiota, which mak...
Source: Trends in Food Science and Technology - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
Abstract PURPOSE: The effects of air pollutants have been receiving increased attention both clinically and in the media. One such pollutant is mold, fungal growth in the form of multicellular filaments known as hyphae. The growth of molds is omnipresent not only in outdoor settings but also in indoor environments containing excessive amounts of moisture. METHODS: PubMed was searched for relevant articles using terms such as mold, mycotoxins, fungi, immunity, inflammation, neurodevelopment, cognition, Alzheimer's, and autism. FINDINGS: Exposure to molds is most commonly associated with allergies and asth...
Source: Clinical Therapeutics - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Clin Ther Source Type: research
Authors: Hu Z, Yang Y, Zhao Y, Yu H, Ying X, Zhou D, Zhong J, Zheng Z, Liu J, Pan R, Zhang W, Cheng F, Duan S Abstract Abnormal apolipoprotein E (APOE) methylation has been demonstrated to be associated with Alzheimer's disease, which may have overlapping mechanisms with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Thus, the purpose of the present study was to assess the possible link between APOE methylation and ASD. Genomic DNA was extracted from peripheral blood and subjected to a methylation assay. SYBR green-based quantitative methylation-specific polymerase chain reaction analysis was used to measure APOE methylation in 6...
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
Large scale collaborative initiatives and consortiums, like the Alzheimer ’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI), the Enhancing NeuroImaging Genetics through Meta-Analysis (ENIGMA) consortium (Thompson et al., 2014) and the International Neuroimaging Data-sharing Initiative (INDI)4, acquire and share hundreds of terabytes of imaging, genetic, phenotypic and behavio ural data in an effort to facilitate the discovery of novel biomarkers and better understand disease mechanisms. This ever-increasing volume of imaging and non-imaging information that is collected and shared among researchers stresses the nee...
Source: Medical Image Analysis - Category: Radiology Authors: Source Type: research
Many neurodegenerative diseases, such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, can often present with symptoms of abnormal eye movements. Much research has been done in utilizing eye movement tracking technology to help with the diagnosis of these...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Exclusive Neurology Source Type: blogs
(Scripps Research Institute) The new research opens the door to studying common brain conditions such as autism, schizophrenia, addiction and Alzheimer's disease under reproducible conditions in a dish.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Abstract Cholesterol and its oxygenated metabolites, such as oxysterols, are intensively investigated as potential players in the pathophysiology of brain disorder. Altered oxysterol levels have been described in patients with numerous neuropsychiatric disorders, including Alzheimer's disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy, and Smith-Lemli-Opitz Syndrome. Recent studies have shown that Autism Spectrum Disorders are associated with disruption of cholesterol metabolism. The present study aimed at investigating the profile of oxysterols in plasma and their associati...
Source: Biochimie - Category: Biochemistry Authors: Tags: Biochimie Source Type: research
Many current health challenges such as autism, chronic pain, and Alzheimer ’s disease have remained largely intractable. Research suggests that a combination of therapeutic approaches will likely be needed to address these complex conditions. Creative art therapies may have a role to play in these multidisciplinary strategies. 
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Source Type: news
Happy Saturday, sweet readers! Did everyone survive yesterday? Or did you even realize it was Friday 13th? Honestly, I didn’t remember until around noon yesterday. To quote the great Michael Scott, “I’m not superstitious, but I am a little stitious.” In other words, I didn’t wake up and begin anxiously awaiting doom around every corner, but, once I did remember what day it was…I kept an eye open. It’s only human nature. Anyway, let’s get on with everything this week’s Psychology Around the Net has to offer which includes science-backed ways to boost creativity, how to ...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Alzheimer's Bipolar Celebrities Children and Teens College Creativity Disorders Happiness Phobia Psychology Around the Net Research Sleep Women's Issues Alzheimer's disease Bipolar Disorder brain Creative Thinking Embarra Source Type: blogs
CONCLUSIONS: The population should be well informed about the benefits of vaccination and health professionals should assume the role of disseminating truthful information with scientific support on the subject, as an ethical and professional commitment to society.RESUMO OBJETIVO: Analisar os riscos relacionados às vacinas e os impactos da não vacinação para a população mundial. MÉTODOS: Revisão narrativa que considerou informações contidas nas bases de dados bibliográficos NCBI-PubMed, Medline, Lilacs e Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciEL...
Source: Revista de Saude Publica - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
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