Therapy

Alzheimer’s May Be More Complicated

According to a 2018 annual report released by the Alzheimer’s Association, there are currently 5.7 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease. As this number is projected to increase in the next decades, researchers from the University of Texas at San Antonio have come up with a unique approach to studying the disease in hopes of […]

Accelerated therapy

Can technology help victims of trauma rewrite painful memories? A team of researchers from the University of South Florida are studying the effectiveness of accelerated resolution therapy, a tool that may improve anxiety and post-traumatic stress among soldiers returning home from war.

SciTech Now Episode 241

In this episode of SciTech Now, using advanced technology to analyze therapy sessions; can eating exotic species help protect our ecosystem?; science filmmaker Emily Driscoll discusses how eating invasive species may help the environment; making it safe to work with robots; and bridging the gap between good ideas and medical tech products.

Mirror therapy tricks the brain

For those who suffer from pain in their limbs or have altogether lost the ability to use them, one unique type of therapy may offer some relief. Through the use of a simple mirror, the brain can be tricked into perceiving a disabled limb as functioning normally and without pain. Some patients even experience relief […]

Animals offer hope to cancer patients

The health benefits of having an animal around the house have been well documented. But what about a whole zoo’s worth? Utah’s Hogle Zoo is partnering with the San Diego Zoo to help young cancer patients better process their illness, in hopes that seeing animals heal may aid patients with their own recoveries.

Helping children with autism

The Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders acts not only as a research facility, but also as a therapy center.  Specialists work with children to get down to the neurological factors behind autism and with the help of drug therapy programs and a guiding hand, they’ve made huge strides.

Finding the secret to happiness on our smartphones?

When so much of what we want and need can be procured on our computers, tablets and smartphones, perhaps it comes as little surprise that we’re entering an age of happiness apps.  And no, I’m not referring to Seamless, the food delivery app, or Tinder, arguably its equal in the realm of online dating.  Sharing […]