Monthly Archives: March 2013

Mayo Clinic Study: Top 10 Reasons We Go to the Doctor

According to a recent Mayo Clinic study, people actually seek healthcare most often for skin issues, joint disorders and back pain. http://www.highlighthealth.com/open-access-research/mayo-clinic-study-top-10-reasons-we-go-to-the-doctor/#

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Sugar, Diabetes and a Call for Regulation

With another study showing how bad sugar can be, the CSPI is petitioning the FDA to regulate the amount of sweeteners added to beverages. http://www.highlighthealth.com/diet-and-nutrition/soda-is-bad-for-you-but-like-really-really-bad/

Talking Changes Minds: the Effect of CBT on Depression

A recent study found that cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) in depressed patients made actual changes in brain functioning. http://www.highlighthealth.com/research/talking-changes-minds-the-effect-of-cbt-on-depression/

New Medical Specialty Proposed for Combined Depression and Heart Disease

Because there is a strong link between depression and heart disease, a new medical subspecialty has been proposed specifically to study and treat combined depression/heart disease patients. http://www.highlighthealth.com/cardiovascular-disorders/psychocardiology/

DNA: the Future of Digital Data Archiving

Researchers from the European Bioinformatics Institute have successfully stored 739 kilobytes of digital data — the most yet — in a short string of DNA. http://www.highlighthealth.org/research/dna-the-future-of-digital-data-archiving/

Ambitious Project Seeks to Map Brain Activity

A new project to map the active human brain may eventually lead to an understanding of human perception and consciousness, as well as therapies for a many neurological disorders. http://www.highlighthealth.com/health-news/ambitious-project-seeks-to-map-brain-activity/

Voices in the Brain: Disruption of the Default Network Linked to Hallucinations

Recent brain research suggests that the predisposition to hearing voices may relate to different functioning of the brain while at rest. http://www.highlighthealth.com/research/voices-in-the-brain-disruption-of-the-brains-default-linked-to-hallucinations/

Using the Phone to Test for Parkinson’s Disease

The Parkinson’s Voice Initiative aims to scale up the detection of Parkinson’s disease and other neurological disorders using a phone-based voice diagnostic test. http://www.highlighthealth.com/neurological-disorders/testing-for-parkinsons-disease-over-the-phone/#

Ayasdi Uses Big Data To Fight Cancer

A new startup called Ayasdi uses a mathematical technique called topological data analysis to find unexpected insights in big data. http://www.highlighthealth.org/research/ayasdi-uses-big-data-to-fight-cancer/