Articles tagged with: Medical Research

Migraine Device ‘Cephaly’ Uses TENS to Reduce the Incidence of Migraine Headaches

Migraine Device ‘Cephaly’ Uses TENS to Reduce the Incidence of Migraine Headaches

It looks like something designed for Star Wars, a sleek forehead tiara with a jewel mounting in the middle. Actually, it’s meant to get rid of migraine headaches. The Cephaly, produced by Roxon (St. Leonard, Quebec Canada) uses an approach with a long name, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, shortened to TENS, which has a decade or two of history but at least up to now, limited success...

The Downside Of Treating Mental Illness Like A Physical Problem

The Downside Of Treating Mental Illness Like A Physical Problem

One of the most established arguments in the fight against mental health stigma is a biological one. Those struggling with mental illness deserve the same level of empathy as those struggling with physical illness, the narrative goes. To accomplish this, many highlight the underlying neurological and chemical explanations for their disorders.

The Best Sleep Position for Your Brain

The Best Sleep Position for Your Brain

Getting enough deep sleep helps the brain clear out waste products that could lead to Alzheimer’s disease. New animal research reveals that one particular sleeping position may also help flush harmful substances out of the brain.

Lying on the side is the most common sleep position for humans. Interestingly, it’s also the most common sleep position for animals in the wild. Fascinating new research from Stony Brook University may explain why: A side-sleeping position seems to improve waste clearance from the brain, which could prevent Alzheimer’s disease and neurodegenerative diseases.

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