Systematic Reviews

How Video Games Change the Brain

A new study reveals how playing video games not only changes how our brain functions, but also the structure of the brain.The post How Video Games …

Neuroscience

Examining clinical similarities between myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome and D-lactic acidosis: a systematic review

The majority of neurological disturbances reported in D-la episodes overlap with ME/CFS symptoms.

Fibromyalgia

Artificial intelligence may help doctors keep up with new research

(Reuters Health) - “Smart” search programs can ease the process of systematically reviewing new medical research, a key step in getting the best practices from laboratories to doctors' offices, U.S. researchers say.<p>The Institute of Medicine (now the National Academy of Medicine) says clinical …

Research

[REVIEW] Is robot-assisted therapy effective in upper extremity recovery in early stage stroke? —a systematic literature review

<b>Abstract</b><p>[Purpose] The aim of this study was to systematically investigate the effects of robot-assisted therapy on the upper extremity in acute and …

Pain

Exercise versus caffeine: Which is your best ally to fight fatigue?

Chronic lack of sleep makes it hard to focus on a task. As if this didn’t make complete logical sense, multiple research studies have shown that …

Wellness

WADA releases video summarizing anti-doping research literature review (May 29, 2017)

<b>Agency extends deadline to 16 July 2017 for 2018 Social Science Research Grant Program</b><p>Today, WADA is pleased to share a short video, that’s …

Research

Sensory Therapies For Autism: How Much Sense Do They Make?

If you’ve spent money and time for your autistic child to receive therapies targeting “sensory integration” or other sensory-related methods and wondered if they do anything, here is your answer: No. Or probably not. Or who knows?<p>In other words, the evidence base for these therapies is fragile or …

Autism

Studies shine light on health effects of vegetarian and vegan diets

Print<p>With winter courses and exams coming to an end, Naomi found herself with a lot of extra time on her hands. She spent much of that free time …

Research

[ARTICLE] Neurofeedback as a form of cognitive rehabilitation therapy following stroke: A systematic review – Full Text

Neurofeedback therapy (NFT) has been used within a number of populations however it has not been applied or thoroughly examined as a form of …

The Brain

Studies shine light on health effects of vegetarian and vegan diets

Print<p>With winter courses and exams coming to an end, Naomi found herself with a lot of extra time on her hands. She spent much of that free time …

Research

Dr. Eddy Lang: Studies shine light on health effects of vegetarian and vegan diets

Print<p>With winter courses and exams coming to an end, Naomi found herself with a lot of extra time on her hands. She spent much of that free time …

Nutrition

A number of freely available tools can help you improve your literature review routine and stay on top of published research

<i>The sheer proliferation of newly published research articles can make staying on top of the literature a daunting, time-consuming task. Moreover, not</i> …

UK Universities

Anti-inflammatory drugs and heart attacks: How real are the risks?

Many of us are familiar with the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like Advil, Motrin and Aspirin. They’re among the most versatile and …

Research

Coffee, including caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee, and the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma: a systematic review and dose–response meta-analysis

1.↵<p>World Cancer Research Fund International. Liver cancer statistics. …

Research

[ARTICLE] Complementary and alternative interventions for fatigue management after traumatic brain injury: a systematic review – Full Text

Background:<p>We systematically reviewed randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of complementary and alternative interventions for fatigue after traumatic …

Pain

Risk Criteria in Hospital Site Selection: A Systematic Review

Introduction<p>Hospitals are one of the main elements of social services, and a cornerstone of response to disasters in an acute phase, especially in …

Research

Medical guidelines for astronauts to be launched in the US

With Cassini making final preparations to penetrate Saturn's rings, and renewed interest in colonising the Moon and sending people to Mars, space …

Research

Vitamin and mineral status in chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia syndrome: A systematic review and meta-analysis

by Monica L. Joustra, Isidor Minovic, Karin A. M. Janssens, Stephan J. L. Bakker, Judith G. M. RosmalenBackgroundMany chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) …

Fibromyalgia

Medical guidelines for astronauts to be launched in the US

With Cassini making final preparations to penetrate Saturn's rings, and renewed interest in colonising the Moon and sending people to Mars, space …

Research

Standardised cigarette packaging is on its way, will it reduce smoking?

A new systematic review of existing studies suggests it will reduce smoking, but long-term impacts of standardised cigarette packaging are still unknown<p>Standardised packaging for cigarettes was first introduced in the UK in May last year. Tobacco companies were forced to stop producing branded …

Research

Assessing the complexity of interventions within systematic reviews: development, content and use of a new tool (iCAT_SR)

Health interventions fall along a spectrum from simple to more complex. There is wide interest in methods for reviewing ‘complex interventions’, but …

Research

The effectiveness of cannabinoids in the management of chronic nonmalignant neuropathic pain: a systematic review. - PubMed

AIMS:<p>To carry out a systematic review to assess the effectiveness of cannabis extracts and cannabinoids in the management of chronic nonmalignant …

Pain

Text Mining to Improve the Health of Millions of Citizens

<i>By Kenji Takeda</i>, Director of Azure for Research at Microsoft.<p>Doctors face daily decisions about the best care for their patients, and their own …

Machine Learning

[ARTICLE] The treatment methods for post-stroke visual impairment: A systematic review – Full Text

Abstract<p>Aim<p>To provide a systematic overview of interventions for stroke related visual impairments.<p>Method<p>A systematic review of the literature was …

Research

Do Family Interventions Improve Outcomes in Early Psychosis? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

2017 Mar 27;8:371. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00371. eCollection 2017.<p>1Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, University College …

Research

What are the risks and benefits of temporarily discontinuing medications to prevent acute kidney injury? A systematic review and meta-analysis

ObjectivesTo summarise evidence on temporary discontinuation of medications to prevent acute kidney injury (AKI).DesignSystematic review and …

Medical Journals

New Literature Review Recommends Reward-Based Training

A review of 17 papers concludes that reward-based dog training has fewer risks and may even work better than aversive methods.<p>The review, by Dr. Gal …

Pets

Death During Simulation: A Literature Review. - PubMed

INTRODUCTION:<p>One of the goals of simulation is to teach subjects critical skills and knowledge applicable to live encounters, without the risk of …

How does macular degeneration affect real-world visual ability and quality of life?

<b>How does macular degeneration affect real-world visual ability and quality of life?1</b>By Dr Devinder Chauhan This recently published systematic review …

Macular Degeneration

Probiotics and Time to Achieve Full Enteral Feeding in Human Milk-Fed and Formula-Fed Preterm Infants: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

2016 Jul 30;8(8). pii: E471. doi: 10.3390/nu8080471.<p>Aceti A1,2, Gori D3,4, Barone G5,6, Callegari ML7,8, Fantini MP9,10, Indrio F11,12,13, Maggio …