Scientists predict the areas of the brain to stimulate transitions between different brain states

A fundamental question in neuroscience is how to force the transition from one brain state to another, for example, from sleep to wakefulness, or in the face of brain pathologies, such as psychiatric diseases and impaired consciousness. As Gustavo Deco and Josephine Cruzat point out: “it is feasible to force the transition from one brain state to another by means […]

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Report: Opioids settlement won’t fix areas hardest hit

A new analysis finds that money from a tentative settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma will be “no more than a stopgap” for state and local governments struggling to combat the opioid epidemic. Purdue became the first company being sued over the toll of opioids to reach a tentative nationwide settlement. If approved, it could be worth up to $12 […]

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Children living in countryside outperform children living in metropolitan areas in motor skills

In a recent study, 3 to 7-year-old children provided an example of how children’s daily living environment and motor skills are closely related in the Finnish context. The main finding revealed that residential density is related to children’s motor skills, engagement in outdoor play and organised sports. It was found that Finnish children living in the countryside spent more time […]

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5 areas in which telemedicine is making a revolution in healthcare

Telemedicine is the natural evolution of healthcare in the digital world, says the American Association of telemedicine. Today, many patients, doctors and other professionals in the field of health introduced a telemedicine. Telemedicine is not one specific type of service, and a set of tools to improve assistance to people and their learning. The idea of communicating with doctors at […]

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