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Problems grow for neuromodulation firm Helius Medical Technologies

Investor Alert: Kaplan Fox Inves­ti­gates Helius Med­ical Tech­nolo­gies, Inc. (press release):

NEW YORKFeb. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Kaplan Fox & Kil­sheimer LLP has been inves­ti­gat­ing claims on behalf of investors of Helius Med­ical Tech­nologiues, Inc. (“Helius” or the “Com­pa­ny”) (Nas­daq: HSDT).

On Jan­u­ary 22, 2019, after the mar­ket opened, White Dia­mond Research pub­lished Read the rest of this entry »

The FDA cracks down on dozens of supplements claiming to prevent or cure Alzheimer’s Disease

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FDA takes action against 17 com­pa­nies for ille­gal­ly sell­ing prod­ucts claim­ing to treat Alzheimer’s dis­ease (US Food & Drug Admin­is­tra­tion):

The U.S. Food and Drug Admin­is­tra­tion today post­ed 12 warn­ing let­ters and 5 online advi­so­ry let­ters issued to for­eign and domes­tic com­pa­nies that are ille­gal­ly sell­ing more than 58 prod­ucts, many that are sold as dietary sup­ple­ments, which are unap­proved new drugs and/or mis­brand­ed drugs that claim to pre­vent, treat or cure Alzheimer’s dis­ease Read the rest of this entry »

Study: Brief sleep intervention provides enduring benefits to children with ADHD

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Sleep prob­lems are com­mon in chil­dren with ADHD, are more per­sis­tent than in the gen­er­al pop­u­la­tion, and often exac­er­bate dif­fi­cul­ties asso­ci­at­ed with ADHD. For exam­ple, poor sleep can enhance dif­fi­cul­ties with atten­tion and con­cen­tra­tion that most youth with ADHD expe­ri­ence.

Research has shown that brief sleep inter­ven­tions can improve sleep in youth with­out ADHD who expe­ri­ence sleep dif­fi­cul­ties. How­ev­er, until recent­ly, there have been no ran­dom­ized con­trolled tri­als on the impact of brief sleep inter­ven­tions in youth with both ADHD and sleep dif­fi­cul­ties. Read the rest of this entry »

Edutainment meets brain development…for good and for bad

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In 1954, Walt Dis­ney was the first to envi­sion a new form of enter­tain­ment that meld­ed tra­di­tion­al fun and education—a form that he dubbed “edu­tain­ment.” By the lat­ter part of the 20th cen­tu­ry, this form had mor­phed into edu­ca­tion­al toys and games, a mul­ti-bil­lion-dol­lar indus­try that is pro­ject­ed to cap­ture a full 36 per­cent of the glob­al toy mar­ket share by 2022.

Nowhere is this trend more appar­ent than in the explo­sion of dig­i­tal apps: of the 2.2 mil­lion apps avail­able in the Apple Store, rough­ly 176,000—8.5 percent—are loose­ly des­ig­nat­ed as “ edu­ca­tion­al. ” Their growth con­tin­ues, with annu­al increas­es of 10 per­cent expect­ed through 2021. Whether called edu­tain­ment, edu­ca­tion­al toys, or the dig­i­tal learn­ing rev­o­lu­tion, this trend shares the implic­it phi­los­o­phy that mix­ing fun and learn­ing will offer a kind of “brain train­ing” that will enhance children’s think­ing and ampli­fy their learn­ing poten­tial.

But there are many ques­tions before us. What do man­u­fac­tur­ers and mar­keters mean when they des­ig­nate a prod­uct “edu­ca­tion­al?” Keep read­ing Brain Train­ing for Kids: Adding a Human Touch over at the Dana Foun­da­tion.

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New book in Spanish — El Cerebro que Cura: Descubre la mejor forma de mantener un cerebro sano como fuente de salud

Para ten­er una vida ple­na y feliz, lo más impor­tante es ten­er un cere­bro sano. Esta es la premisa que defien­den los autores: cómo una mente sana puede dar lugar a un cuer­po igual­mente salud­able.

A través de sus estu­dios e inves­ti­ga­ciones, los autores pre­tenden demostrar que lle­var a cabo un patrón con­cre­to de activi­dad cere­bral, nos per­mite resi­s­tir mejor las enfer­medades y puede inclu­so ayu­darnos a vivir más.

En El cere­bro que cura, nos enseñan por qué este órgano tan impor­tante nos ayu­da a man­ten­er­nos sanos y qué podemos hac­er para con­seguir que fun­cione a pleno rendimien­to. La nutri­ción, el sueño, el ejer­ci­cio o la social­ización son parte de los pilares fun­da­men­tales para log­ar una mente, un cuer­po y un alma más sanos.

Los Autores:

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