Neuroscience

Clinical care may impact gray matter volume in migraine patients

(HealthDay)—Patients with migraine without prior clinical care have reduced gray matter volume (GMV) in the right dorsal medial prefrontal cortex (dMPFC) compared to those with prior care, according to a study published ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Evidence lacking for screening for eating disorders

(HealthDay)—The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concludes that the evidence for screening adults and adolescents for eating disorders is currently inadequate for assessing the benefits and harms. These findings ...

Gastroenterology

Outcome measure developed for Crohn's perianal fistula

(HealthDay)—A patient-reported outcome measure (PROM) has been developed for Crohn's perianal fistula, which has good internal consistency, excellent stability, and good responsiveness and construct validity, according ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Awareness without a sense of self

In the context of meditation practice, meditators can experience a state of 'pure awareness' or 'pure consciousness', in which they perceive consciousness itself. This state can be experienced in various ways, but evidently ...

Immunology

Questionnaire responses about dermatology history inconsistent

(HealthDay)—Asking people about a history of psoriasis may be useful for assessing psoriasis prevalence, but a similar questionnaire assessing atopic dermatitis does not appear to be as reliable of a method, according to ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Gut microbiome plays role in autism

A new study has demonstrated that autism spectrum disorder is related to changes in the gut microbiome. The findings are published this week in mSystems, an open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology.

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