Cincinnati physician practice wins national accreditation
Alliance Integrative Medicine has received national accreditation for its fellowship training program, which enables successful fellows to apply for board certification in integrative medicine. “It’s a huge honor to be recognized as a nationally accredited teaching program,” said Dr. Steve Amoils, co-medical director and a founder of AIM. “We have built a solid integrative medicine practice over the past 19 years, combining the best practices of conventional and alternative medic ine to create… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 3, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Higher education members to be balloted on strike action
UNISON’s Higher Education Service Group Executive (HESGE) is to organise a national industrial action ballot after over two thirds of those members who voted in a recent branch consultation, rejected the national pay offer. The ballot, taking place in the autumn, will call on members to vote to take strike action to improve the current pay offer and seek to co-ordinate strikes with other HE unions. As the Trade Union Act requires a 50% turnout to ensure any subsequent strike action, the HESGE will be asking for national and regional resources to be dedicated to supporting the ballot and getting a high turnout...
Source: UNISON Health care news - August 3, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article education higher ed higher education higher education pay Source Type: news

Uganda:US Spends Shs3.6 Trillion On Health, Education in Uganda
[Monitor] Kampala -The US government spent Shs3.6 trillion on providing improved health, security, education and democratic services in Uganda last year, the country's ambassador has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Yale Medicine: Tests can help assess ovarian health and fertility
Despite recent advances in reproductive medicine, getting pregnant is not a guarantee for every woman who hopes to do so. But the right information can help. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 3, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about a chemical pregnancy
A chemical pregnancy results in very early pregnancy loss, usually in the first few weeks. During a chemical pregnancy, hCG levels are elevated enough to produce a positive result on a pregnancy test, but they dip down again before a doctor can confirm the pregnancy. Learn more about the signs and symptoms here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Student nurses flag challenges facing learning disability sector
Learning disability nursing students who qualified for a bursary have admitted they may not have embarked on their studies if the funding was not available. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - August 3, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Ghana:PHARM88 of KNUST Launches Gh ȼ88,000 Endowment Fund
[Ghanaian Times] The 1988 year group of Pharmacists (PHARM88) of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology led by its President, Emmanuel Kwesi Eghan, Principal Technical Advisor, MSH-USA, has launched a fund in Accra with seed money of GH ¢Ȼ 88,000, to cater for distressed students. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

REAL Self-Defense, episodes 3, 4, 5 now posted: Navy SEAL and U.S. Marine teach you to protect yourself with a handgun
(Natural News) REAL Self-Defense is a live-action defensive handgun training course available exclusively on REAL.video, the YouTube alternative that respects pro-liberty free speech. The 7-part video course is taught by a United States Marine (close combat and hand-to-hand combat specialist) and a U.S. Navy SEAL (weapons and assault specialist). Thousands of people have viewed the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Menopause Experiences: Providers Can Do Better in Educating, Starting the Conversation
Women s experiences in menopause are diverse but findings reveal opportunities for greater education, particularly in healthcare settings. ... When talking with health care providers about menopaus... (Source: AARP.org Policy and Research)
Source: AARP.org Policy and Research - August 3, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Student who suffers a rare skin tearing condition stars in lingerie campaigns  
Lucy Beall-Lott, 19, of Fife, Scotland,, suffers from  dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB) - meaning any friction can cause her skin to shred-off. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Search committee selected for UNC Health Care CEO ’s successor
After UNC Health Care CEO and UNC-Chapel Hill Medical School dean Dr. William Roper announced plans to step down in May, a search committee has been selected for his successor.   Robert Blouin, executive vice chancellor and provost with UNC, will serve as chairman of the search committee. Charles Owen, vice chair of the UNC Health Care board of directors, will serve as vice chairman. Other members of the search committee include: Aisha Amuda, student, UNC School of Med icine Jack Bailey, president,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 3, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

Learn how to reclaim your sovereignty and fight government tyranny through jury nullification – WATCH at REAL.video
(Natural News) Americans have a little-known weapon at their disposal to shut down government tyranny in an instant, and it’s known as jury nullification. A recent episode of “Sovereignty International,” available for viewing at REAL.video, discusses jury nullification at length, revealing how the Founding Fathers incorporated this powerful tool of justice into the Constitution as... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MRI quality training comes up short
A study conducted by Irish and Saudi researchers into opinions and attitudes...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CT dose comes under close scrutiny in Saudi Arabia Report: Turkey's clampdown has deep impact on medicine Saudi-Irish study highlights major differences in MRI practice Official launch of ArabSafe goes ahead Cancer in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries: Can the burden be reduced? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 3, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Nurse education and understanding related to domestic violence and abuse against women: an integrative review of the literature - Alshammari KF, McGarry J, Higginbottom GMA.
AIM: The aim of this study was to explore previous literature related to nurses understanding of Intimate partner violence (IPV) or domestic violence and abuse (DVA) against women and to identify the gaps in nursing education so as to use the findings as a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Bullying, undermining, and harassment in vascular surgical training in the UK: how can it be confronted? - Fisher RK, McBride O, Murray A, Awopetu A.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Extracting psychiatric stressors for suicide from social media using deep learning - Du J, Zhang Y, Luo J, Jia Y, Wei Q, Tao C, Xu H.
BACKGROUND: Suicide has been one of the leading causes of deaths in the United States. One major cause of suicide is psychiatric stressors. The detection of psychiatric stressors in an at risk population will facilitate the early prevention of suicidal beh... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Mothers' negative emotional expression and preschoolers' negative emotional regulation strategies in Beijing, China: the moderating effect of maternal educational attainment - Cheng F, Wang Y, Zhao J, Wu X.
The relationship between mothers' negative emotional expression and preschoolers' negative emotional regulation has been a topic of debate. Studies have confirmed the unique effect of maternal education on children's emotional regulation. Further understan... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

The influences of family and place on rural adolescents' educational aspirations and post-secondary enrollment - Agger C, Meece J, Byun SY.
Despite the large contingent of students living in rural areas, existing research on the processes that precede the college enrollment of rural adolescents is limited. With a particular focus on gender, this study investigated rural adolescents' perception... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Outcomes related to adverse childhood experiences in college students: comparing latent class analysis and cumulative risk - Merians AN, Baker MR, Frazier P, Lust K.
The aims of this study were to identify latent classes of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in a large sample of college students (N  = 8997), investigate the relations between ACEs classes and life functioning, and compare results using latent class... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The Icelandic Model for Preventing risky behaviours among adolescents: shall we think about this project? - Santacroce R.
Nel 1999, secondo i dati del sondaggio ESPAD (European School Survey Project on Alcohol and Other Drugs), il 25% degli studenti islandesi fra i 15 e i 16 anni fumava sigarette, il 19% si era ubriacato 10 o pi ù volte nel corso dell’anno e il 16% aveva... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The characteristics of child sexual abuse in the school environment in Turkey - Ko çtürk N, Yüksel F.
School may represent a protective factor, boosting the mental health of the student body, while also representing a risk factor that heightens the potential for mental health problems. The present study aims to identify the individual and familial characte... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Moderating role of the form of maltreatment experienced by children on the effectiveness of a parent training program - Sicotte R, Letarte MJ, H élie S, Mallette IL.
This study involved 736 children on whom the Montreal child prote... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Identifying at-risk college student drinkers with the AUDIT-US: a receiver operating characteristic curve analysis - Madson MB, Schutts JW, Jordan HR, Villarosa-Hurlocker MC, Whitley RB, Mohn RS.
The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) is the gold standard screening measure. Recently, there has been increasing call to update the measure to reflect harmful drinking standards in the United States. The purpose of this study was to use re... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

"She wasn't resisting": students' barriers to prosocial intervention as bystanders to sexual assault risk situations - Hoxmeier JC, O'Connor J, McMahon S.
The White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault recommends bystander training as part of campus sexual assault prevention efforts. The current study sought to understand salient themes among students' qualitative responses for why they d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

A 6-Year-Old Boy With Bone Swelling: USMLE Question A 6-Year-Old Boy With Bone Swelling: USMLE Question
A 6-year-old boy presents with fever, lethargy, weight loss, and painful bone swelling. Which pathology is most likely the cause of his presentation?Osmosis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Interactive Quiz Source Type: news

Management of Pediatric Femoral Neck Fracture Management of Pediatric Femoral Neck Fracture
Learn more about managing femoral neck fractures in children -- and how to optimize outcomes while minimizing complications.Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - August 3, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Math + good posture = better scores
(San Francisco State University) A San Francisco State University study finding that students perform better at math while sitting with good posture could have implications for other kinds of performance under pressure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Reading the motor intention from brain activity within 100ms
(Tokyo Institute of Technology) A study by Tokyo Tech researchers has developed a new technique to decode motor intention of humans from Electroencephalography. This technique is motivated by the well documented ability of the brain to predict sensory outcomes of self-generated and imagined actions utilizing so called forward models. The method enabled for the first time, nearly 90% single trial decoding accuracy across tested subjects, within 96 ms of the stimulation, with zero user training, and with no additional cognitive load on the users. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Who Has Your Vote? Evening With The Stars Nominations Now Open
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - August 3, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

40 Under 40 2018: Rita Abi-Ghanem
Age: 39 Title: Senior director of research and development Company: Bio Huma Netics Inc. Hometown: Hadath, Lebanon Education: Doctorate in soil science, Washington State University Definition of success: Impacts and changes in the community. What makes an effective business leader? Is a good commun icator and gets the job done. Mentor: Several from my graduate studies and career (Drs. William Pan, Richard Koenig, Lynn Carpenter-Boggs, and Christopher Pannkuk) who advised me during my PhD… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 3, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

40 Under 40 2018: Diego Gettler
Age: 36 Title: Relationship director       Company: MomDoc Hometown: Mesa Education: MBA, Arizona State University Definition of success: Success is 1 percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration. Hard work is paramount to every successful venture. What makes an effective business leader:  Winning the trust of those you work with and developing them into the leaders themselves. Mentor: My dad Something about you that would surprise other people: I’m an organic gardener and fruit… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 3, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

40 Under 40: Dr. Melissa Herbst-Kralovetz
Age: 39 Title: Associate professor in the Departments of Basic Medical Sciences and Obstetrics and Gynecology Company: University of Arizona, College of Medicine-Phoenix Hometown: Wickenburg Education: Doctor of philosophy in Biomedical Sciences Definition of success: Being able to do what you love fo r a living, thriving in that path and overall happiness. What makes an effective business leader? A relationship builder that can influence and inspire others to manifest their best self through… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 3, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

40 Under 40 2018: Jennifer Carusetta
Age: 39 Title: Executive director Company: Health System Alliance of Arizona Hometown: Fort Collins, Colorado Education: Bachelor’s degree, University of Arizona; master's degree of public administration, Arizona State University Definition of success: Achieving the optimal balance of family and wo rk life. What makes an effective business leader? A good leader will be confident enough to know how to leverage his or her strengths effectively, while also delegating and leveraging the strengths… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 3, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

40 Under 40: Justin Gray
Age: 39 Title: CEO Company: LeadMD, Graymatter Ventures, Greyson Organics Hometown: Fountain Hills Education: University of Arizona Definition of success: Beholden to none What makes an effective business leader: Empathy Mentor: Craig Rosenberg. I believe in highly relevant, highly accessible ment ors and Craig is both. Something about you that would surprise other people: I’ve been fired from every job I’ve ever held.  Favorite band: Tool. They’re one of those divisive bands, when… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 3, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

40 Under 40 2018: Ryan Gries
Age: 36         Title: Ambulatory care clinical pharmacist Company:  Maricopa Integrated Health System Hometown: Green Bay, Wisconsin Education: Doctor of pharmacy, Midwestern University Definition of success: Making an impact on the lives we meet. What makes an effective business leader? Bei ng able to communicate a vision to a group while sparking and harnessing the motivation required to achieve the goal. Mentor: Greg Scaggs, clinic manager at MIHS Something about you that would… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 3, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

40 Under 40 2018: Rita Abi-Ghanem
Age: 39 Title: Senior director of research and development Company: Bio Huma Netics Inc. Hometown: Hadath, Lebanon Education: Doctorate in soil science, Washington State University Definition of success: Impacts and changes in the community. What makes an effective business leader? Is a good commun icator and gets the job done. Mentor: Several from my graduate studies and career (Drs. William Pan, Richard Koenig, Lynn Carpenter-Boggs, and Christopher Pannkuk) who advised me during my PhD… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 3, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

40 Under 40 2018: Diego Gettler
Age: 36 Title: Relationship director       Company: MomDoc Hometown: Mesa Education: MBA, Arizona State University Definition of success: Success is 1 percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration. Hard work is paramount to every successful venture. What makes an effective business leader:  Winning the trust of those you work with and developing them into the leaders themselves. Mentor: My dad Something about you that would surprise other people: I’m an organic gardener and fruit… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 3, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

40 Under 40: Dr. Melissa Herbst-Kralovetz
Age: 39 Title: Associate professor in the Departments of Basic Medical Sciences and Obstetrics and Gynecology Company: University of Arizona, College of Medicine-Phoenix Hometown: Wickenburg Education: Doctor of philosophy in Biomedical Sciences Definition of success: Being able to do what you love fo r a living, thriving in that path and overall happiness. What makes an effective business leader? A relationship builder that can influence and inspire others to manifest their best self through… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 3, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

40 Under 40 2018: Jennifer Carusetta
Age: 39 Title: Executive director Company: Health System Alliance of Arizona Hometown: Fort Collins, Colorado Education: Bachelor’s degree, University of Arizona; master's degree of public administration, Arizona State University Definition of success: Achieving the optimal balance of family and wo rk life. What makes an effective business leader? A good leader will be confident enough to know how to leverage his or her strengths effectively, while also delegating and leveraging the strengths… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 3, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

40 Under 40: Justin Gray
Age: 39 Title: CEO Company: LeadMD, Graymatter Ventures, Greyson Organics Hometown: Fountain Hills Education: University of Arizona Definition of success: Beholden to none What makes an effective business leader: Empathy Mentor: Craig Rosenberg. I believe in highly relevant, highly accessible ment ors and Craig is both. Something about you that would surprise other people: I’ve been fired from every job I’ve ever held.  Favorite band: Tool. They’re one of those divisive bands, when… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 3, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

40 Under 40 2018: Ryan Gries
Age: 36         Title: Ambulatory care clinical pharmacist Company:  Maricopa Integrated Health System Hometown: Green Bay, Wisconsin Education: Doctor of pharmacy, Midwestern University Definition of success: Making an impact on the lives we meet. What makes an effective business leader? Bei ng able to communicate a vision to a group while sparking and harnessing the motivation required to achieve the goal. Mentor: Greg Scaggs, clinic manager at MIHS Something about you that would… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 3, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Learning how to read emotions aged nine
How taking part in a study for autistic children using Google glasses and an app helped one boy. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eighth COMP-Northwest class begins its journey
107 osteopathic medical students begin their studies at the Oregon campus of Western University of Health Sciences(PRWeb August 03, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/eighth_comp_northwest_class_begins_its_journey/prweb15672571.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - August 3, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Thinking strategically e-learning
Professionals in all walks of life sometimes struggle to get their issues heard at the strategic level. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 3, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Hookah smoking raises cardiovascular risk comparable to traditional cigarette smoking, study finds
This study is believed to be the first to investigate the effects of hookah smoking on stiffening of the arteries. Studies have shown that as cigarette use continues to decline, hookah smoking is rising, especially among youth and particularly among college students.“We know that flavored tobacco products are frequently the first kind of tobacco product used by youth,” Rezk-Hanna said. “One of the major issues with hookah is the fact that the tobacco is flavored with fruit, candy and alcohol flavors, making hookah the most popular flavored tobacco produc t among this audience.”According to the ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Medical imaging AI market primed for growth
The world market for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning in medical...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Will DR's positive outlook last past 2018? Advanced visualization and the cloud that never formed MRI 2028: What to expect in the next decade of MRI? Facebook Live from HIMSS 2018: Day 2 Facebook Live from HIMSS 2018: Day 1 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Continue Our Standard Biology Teaching Practices? Bologna
Recently, a colleague and I stumbled onto a conversation about the (now) iconic painting by Laurentius de Voltolina. The painting depicts an image of a University of Bologna lecture, complete with sleeping and gossiping students. The painting reminded most of us how science has grown and matured as a discipline while science education has moved relatively little since the 1300s. Click here to read more.       (Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials)
Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials - August 2, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

9-1-1 Call Amid Training at Base Sets Off Active Shooter Fears
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Air Force base in Ohio said there was not an active shooter incident Thursday, just hours after authorities in armored vehicles and unmarked cars swarmed the base amid reports of a shooter its medical center. Wright-Patterson Air Force Base said in a statement that someone called 911 during a training exercise that included an active shooter scenario at a separate location. The caller thought there was an incident occurring within the base hospital, sending security forces to the scene where they began searching the entire hospital, the statement said. While trying to get inside a locked door, ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 2, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: DAN SEWELL,  Associated Press Tags: News Terrorism & Active Shooter Source Type: news

Can Physicians Learn Empathy?
(MedPage Today) -- Yes, if we lead by example, says Christopher Johnson, MD (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - August 2, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

UCLA researcher uses virtual reality to understand how animals perceive space
UCLA Health Nobody thinks much about how to navigate from the sofa to refrigerator. Memorizing sensory cues along the way, like the sight of the dining room table or a kitchen countertop, requires no conscious effort. You may not realize it, but your brain is processing data faster than any super computer, rapidly constructing a mental map based on sensory inputs as you move through your house.  When healthy, we don ’t appreciate this gift. However, spatial memory is one of the first functions to deteriorate in several neurological conditions including epilepsy and Alzheimer’s disease. That is why UCL...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news