Medical News Today: Menopause: Mindfulness may reduce symptoms

A recent study suggests that mindfulness may be a promising tool to help menopausal women struggling with irritability, anxiety, and depression. Mindfulness may relieve certain symptoms that women experience during menopause. Several studies have found that mindfulness can help with good psychological health. The word “mindfulness” has been trending in recent years, but what is…

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At Surf Camp 2.0, Data Rules

Inside one of Surf Simply resort’s three gleaming new glass-walled video-coaching suites, I’m staring at a giant screen freeze-frame of myself taking off into an overhead wave. It is a glorious shot, hair flying, stance low, a white-water trail streaming behind me to the lip of the wave. “So what do we see here, Bonnie?”…

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Columbia engineers translate brain signals directly into speech

AUDIO: This is a representation of early approaches to reconstruct speech, which use linear models and spectrograms. view more  Credit: Nima Mesgarani/Columbia’s Zuckerman Institute NEW YORK — In a scientific first, Columbia neuroengineers have created a system that translates thought into intelligible, recognizable speech. By monitoring someone’s brain activity, the technology can reconstruct the words a…

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MMV and DNDi make compounds available for research into new drugs for pandemic diseases

Geneva – 29 January 2019 – Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) and the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) have launched the Pandemic Response Box to provide researchers with free access to 400 diverse compounds to accelerate the discovery of new treatments for life-threatening pandemic diseases. The Pandemic Response Box is a collection of structurally…

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Heavy drinking may change DNA — Leading to increased craving for alcohol

IMAGE: The Rutgers-led team’s findings may eventually help researchers identify biomarkers — measurable indicators such as proteins or modified genes — that could predict an individual’s risk for binge or heavy… view more  Credit: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Binge and heavy drinking may trigger a long-lasting genetic change, resulting in an even greater…

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