Identification of key neurons that sense unexpected motion has significant implications for understanding of motion sickness.
Archive for July 2013
by Danea Horn
I just watched this insightful TED talk about perspective. The speaker, Rory Sutherland, asserts that circumstances matter much less than how we interpret them. Specifically, Sutherland says that the more control we feel over our circumstances the more satisfied we are. I completely agree.
Nature therapy may mean that better health is right outside your door.
A stroll outside on a sunny day is a great pick-me-up. Now it may also be just what the doctor ordered.
by Patricia Kime
The Food and Drug Administration announced Monday it is requiring the antimalarial drug mefloquine, once marketed as Lariam in the U.S., to carry the agency’s strongest warning on the drug’s potential neurological and psychiatric side effects.
A hearing test should be the first step in an audiological evaluation of tinnitus, since about 90 percent of tinnitus cases occur with hearing loss.
Starting with a thorough medical exam, the proper diagnosis and evaluation of tinnitus are both critical for successful tinnitus management.
Gayatri Devi, M.D., Neurologist and Director of the New York Memory Services
Vertigo and Dizziness in Post Concussive Syndrome
Nellie is a 12-year-old girl hit by a sailboat boom a month ago. She did not pass out, but has persistent headaches, fatigue, dizziness and nausea. Read more about her initial injury in "Anatomy of a Concussion" and then about the treatment of her "Post Concussive Syndrome (PCS) and Headaches" here. Now, we will discuss the cause and treatment of Nellie's vertigo.
If you’ve read How to Be Sick or my post, “The Stigma of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome,” you’ll know that I’ve had my share of unsuccessful experiences with doctors, including being intimidated by them. Yes, this former law professor can allow herself to get intimidated by doctors! But after twelve years of chronic illness, I’m happy to report that I’m doing better in this uncomfortable setting.
Here are six strategies to help minimize the odds you’ll be intimidated and to help ensure you make the most of the short time allotted to you with the doctor.
Researchers have found in mice that supporting cells in the inner ear, once thought to serve only a structural role, can actively help repair damaged sensory hair cells, the functional cells that turn vibrations into the electrical signals that the brain recognizes as sound.
By R. Morgan Griffin, Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD
Being depressed can make you feel helpless. You're not. Along with therapy and sometimes medication, there's a lot you can do on your own to fight back. Changing your behavior -- your physical activity, lifestyle, and even your way of thinking -- are all natural depression treatments.
Do you want to learn natural depression treatments that can help you feel better -- starting right now? Here are some tips.
Not being able to balance can be a frightening experience. Balance disorders can be caused by certain health conditions, medications, or a problem in the inner ear or the brain.