February 26, 2010
Reading Remediation Seems to Rewire the Brain
Scientists studying the anatomy of children's brains during reading discovered something rather unexpected: Remedial training for poor readers results in a growth of white matter tracts in the brain, and the increase correlates with the level of improvement in sounding out words.
Stents May Be Effective Weapon Against Stroke
Both stents and conventional surgery appear to be equally effective in preventing strokes in people whose carotid arteries are blocked, according to research presented Friday at the American Stroke Association's annual meeting in San Antonio.
Health Tip: What's Gastroparesis?
Gastroparesis, commonly affecting people with diabetes, occurs when the vagus nerve is damaged and the stomach and intestines don't process food normally. As a result, the stomach takes too long to empty.