Monthly Archives: March 2012

The Evidence Supporting a Chocolate Diet: Correlation or Causation?

A new study published in Archives of Internal Medicine finds that chocolate consumption is associated with lower body mass index (BMI), but is the evidence correlation or causation?


Amid Debate, First Proton Therapy Center Opens in New Jersey

Amid debate over the efficacy of proton therapy, the first proton therapy center opened in the state of New Jersey and the entire New York metropolitan area.

iSonea to Build Mobile Asthma Management Apps on Qualcomm’s Platform

iSonea recently inked a deal with Qualcomm Life to combine iSonea’s proprietary Acoustic Respiratory Monitoring (ARM) devices and forthcoming mobile health asthma management offerings with Qualcomm’s recently launched 2net platform.

NIH Launches Online Resource on Behavioral and Social Science Research Methods

A Web-based interactive anthology will provide psychologists, economists, anthropologists, sociologists and other scientists with the latest research methods and tools to address emerging challenges in public health.

Circumcision Linked to Lower Risk of Prostate Cancer

A new study published in the journal Cancer suggests that circumcision may help protect against prostate cancer.

SleepTracker Watch Helps Manage, Improve Sleep

SleepTracker is a wristwatch that promises to improve sleep quality (and outlook on life) by monitoring the wearer’s sleeping patterns.

New Imaging Technique Offers Hope For Patients With Traumatic Brain Injury

Researchers at the University of Pittsburg have reported using a new imaging technique called High-Definition Fiber Tracking (HDFT) to identify the disrupted neural pathways (paths made up of brain cells that communicate with one another) in patients with traumatic brain injury.

Q&A: Is High-Fructose Corn Syrup Just Sugar?

I’ve heard high-fructose corn syrup is bad, but I’ve also seen ads that say it’s just sugar. What’s the truth?

The Synapse from BrainU

The movie ‘The Synapse’ from BrainU tells an entertaining and informative story of how neurons communicate with each other at synapses.

Body Clock Strength Impacts Bipolar Disorder

A new study published in the open access journal PLoS ONE reveals a novel link between lithium, bipolar disorder and circadian rhythm.