Posted 10:00 AM 4/30/2013 by By Amy Norton
TUESDAY, April 30 (HealthDay News) -- It sounds like science fiction, but researchers are gaining ground in developing mind-controlled robotic arms that could give people with paralysis or amputated limbs more independence.
The technology, known as brain-computer (or brain-machine) (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 4/29/2013 by Robert Preidt
MONDAY, April 29 (HealthDay News) -- Whether your child will benefit from math tutoring may depend more on brain structure than intelligence, a small study suggests.
The size and wiring of certain brain structures predicted how much a child would benefit from (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 4/26/2013 by Robert Preidt
FRIDAY, April 26 (HealthDay News) -- Psychopaths lack the brain "wiring" needed to have concern for other people, a new study suggests.
The findings are thought to be the first of their kind and could possibly lead to the development of better treatment methods for people with this (More)
Posted 5:00 PM 4/25/2013 by By Kathleen Doheny
THURSDAY, April 25 (HealthDay News) -- Babies born with serious congenital heart defects are more likely to survive now than they were in the late 1970s, a new study finds. There is still plenty of room for improvement, however, the researchers added.
Over a 26-year period, they tracked (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 4/24/2013 by Robert Preidt
WEDNESDAY, April 24 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. psychiatrists spend a total of 1 million hours on the phone each year getting insurance companies to approve hospitalization for patients with severe mental illnesses, a new study reports.
For the study, which was published April 23 in the (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 4/19/2013 by Robert Preidt
FRIDAY, April 19 (HealthDay News) -- Up to 10 percent of children -- two or three kids in every classroom -- are thought to have learning disabilities, and a new review finds these disabilities have complex causes and suggests possible approaches.
Children frequently have more than one (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 4/18/2013 by Robert Preidt
THURSDAY, April 18 (HealthDay News) -- The area of the brain that's activated when people look at numerals such as "7" and "60" has been pinpointed by researchers.
This spot is only about one-fifth of an inch across and consists of 1 million to 2 million nerve (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 4/15/2013 by By Brenda Goodman
MONDAY, April 15 (HealthDay News) -- Regular exercise slows disability and prevents falls in patients with Alzheimer's disease without increasing overall costs, a new study from Finland says.
The findings suggest that exercise, particularly when tailored to an individual's needs and (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 4/9/2013 by Robert Preidt
TUESDAY, April 9 (HealthDay News) -- Early elective deliveries of babies were significantly reduced at hospitals that implemented quality-improvement programs, according to a new study.
These types of deliveries -- which include cesarean section and induction of labor without a medical (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 4/8/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
MONDAY, April 8 (HealthDay News) -- Unlike typically developing children who copy almost everything they see, kids with autism rarely imitate or repeat any nonsensical or silly behavior, according to a small new study.
The findings were published April 8 in the (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 4/5/2013 by Robert Preidt
FRIDAY, April 5 (HealthDay News) -- Many American adults who work and volunteer with young people believe that children and teens have limited or no access to mental health care, a new survey finds.
Participants were asked about the availability of different (More)