A newly-developed hands-free musical instrument now allows people to make music with their minds

Public Release: 12-Jul-2017 Creating music by thought alone   Frontiers IMAGE: The Encephalophone is a musical instrument that can be played by the mind alone. Credit: Photo courtesy of the University of Washington. Neurologists have created a hands-free, thought-controlled musical instrument, which they’ve recently described in a report in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. Researchers hope…

Sunscreen creams break down into dangerous chemical compounds under the sunlight

Public Release: 27-Jun-2017   Scientists of Moscow State University have found out that avobenzone decomposes into harmful chemical compounds Lomonosov Moscow State University   Caption Scientists from the Faculty of Chemistry of the Lomonosov Moscow State University have demonstrated in their research the nature of hazardous chemical compounds formed as a result of the breakdown…

More than half of all opioid prescriptions go to people with mental illness

Public Release: 27-Jun-2017   University of Michigan ANN ARBOR–Fifty-one percent of all opioid medications distributed in the U.S. each year are prescribed to adults with mood disorders such as depression and anxiety, according to new research from the University of Michigan and the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. “Despite representing only 16 percent of…

Popular prostate drug linked to serious side effects

Public Release: 22-Jun-2017   Boston University Medical Center (Boston) — Treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) with the commonly prescribed Avodart (Dutsteride) may put men at an increased risk for diabetes, elevated cholesterol levels, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and worsening erectile dysfunction. Physicians should be fully aware of these new findings according to the…

Unpublished trial data show side effects of a key MS drug increase secondary autoimmune diseases by 50%

Public Release: 12-Jun-2017 Previously unpublished trial data explain effects and side effects of key MS drug Through a Freedom of Information request to the European Medicines Agency, researchers from Queen Mary University of London gained access to the phase III trial datasets of Alemtuzumab Queen Mary University of London Alemtuzumab is a highly effective drug…

Rotavirus vaccine increases the risk of the intestines folding, there is a better way to vaccinate

Public Release: 22-May-2017 Rotavirus vaccination in infants and young children Slightly increased risk of intussusception Deutsches Aerzteblatt International COLOGNE. Rotaviruses (RV) are the commonest cause of diarrhea in infants and young children worldwide. To protect against rotavirus infection, in 2013 the Standing Committee on Vaccination (STIKO, Ständige Impfkommission) in Germany recommended rotavirus vaccination for all…

Study: ‘Moral enhancement’ technologies are neither feasible nor wise

Public Release: 16-May-2017 North Carolina State University A recent study by researchers at North Carolina State University and the Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM) finds that “moral enhancement technologies” — which are discussed as ways of improving human behavior – are neither feasible nor wise, based on an assessment of existing research into these technologies.…