Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study: Computers can be a real pain in the neck

It's a posture so common we almost don't notice it anymore: someone sitting at a computer jutting his or her head forward to look more closely at the screen. But this seemingly harmless position compresses the neck and can ...

Medical research

Head and neck positioning affects concussion risk

If you're about to run headfirst into something, your reflex might be to tense your neck and stabilize your noggin. But according to new research from Stanford University that may not be the best way to stave off a concussion. ...

Health

Avoid 'text neck' from your cellphone

(HealthDay)—Your cellphone puts the world at your fingertips, but it can wreak havoc with your neck. There's even a name for the pain you get when looking down at your screen—"text neck"—and it can cause problems along ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Swallowing exercises rehabilitate chronic dysphagia

(HealthDay)—A novel rehabilitative swallowing exercise program aids long-term head and neck cancer survivors with chronic dysphagia, according to a study published online Aug. 2 in Head & Neck.

Health

This school year, put posture to the test

We often hear about how technology has impacted younger generations, and with the increased time spent on phones and computers, playing video games and watching television, it is their posture that is increasingly suffering. ...

Pediatrics

Flat head syndrome usually not serious for infants

The number of infants who develop flat head syndrome—deformational plagiocephaly—has increased significantly since the start of the Back to Sleep campaign to combat Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) in the 1990s.

Neuroscience

Redrawing the brain's motor map

Neuroscientists at Emory have refined a map showing which parts of the brain are activated during head rotation, resolving a decades-old puzzle. Their findings may help in the study of movement disorders affecting the head ...

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