Friday, March 5, 2021

New Vestibular Implant Improves Balance and Movement in Patients with Inner Ear Disorder

A team of researchers from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine developed a vestibular implant that may help improve balance, movement, and the overall quality of life in patients with bilateral vestibular hypofunction (BVH) – the loss of the inner ear’s sense of balance.

Viagra Makes Flowers Stand Up Straight, Says TikToker

TikToker Angelika Koch posted a video explaining that just a little bit of Viagra can extend the lifespan of flowers. Referring to a 1999 study published in BMJ, she said Viagra keeps flowers erect for a few days. Viagra, which contains sildenafil, is a blockbuster erectile dysfunction drug.

Scientists Discover a Gene Alteration That Could Help Explain Cognitive Differences

Researchers of the University of California San Diego have discovered a single gene alteration that may help in explaining the cognitive differences between modern humans and their predecessors. The researchers published their findings in the journal Science.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Could Help Prevent Asthma, Suggests Study

Higher dietary intake of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids in childhood could reduce the risk of developing asthma later, according to a new study published in the European Respiratory Journal. The study was observational so the researchers said more research is needed.

Generic Drugs Market Expected To Grow Exponentially

Generic Drugs Market report suggests that the industry will grow exponentially in the near future, as more and more people switching to generic drugs from their branded counterparts. And that’s because of the cost. Generic drugs are nearly 85% cheaper than their branded versions are.

Psychologist Explains an Alternative Theory of Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Prof. Noam Shpancer, the author of the novel The Good Psychologist, has written an article in which he has explained an alternative theory of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). The article is published online on Psychology Today. Prof. Shpancer specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders.

Could Apathy Predict The Onset Of Dementia? Yes, Says Study

Apathy, a lack of interest and motivation, could be one of the potential predictors for the onset of dementia years before the symptoms occur, according to new research published in the journal Alzheimer’s & Dementia. The study findings could pave the way to new treatments for people with dementia.