Using motion capture technology and AI to monitor the progression of movement disorders

Using motion capture technology and AI to monitor the progression of movement disorders

A multi-disciplinary team of researchers has developed a way to monitor the progression of movement disorders using motion capture technology and AI. In two ground-breaking studies, published in Nature Medicine, a cross-disciplinary team of AI and clinical researchers have shown that by combining human movement data gathered from wearable tech with a powerful new medical … Read more

Transient ischemic attack needs emergency assessment to help prevent a full-blown stroke

New study to examine the effectiveness of stroke treatment for patients with disabilities

Stroke symptoms that disappear in under an hour, known as a transient ischemic attack (TIA), need emergency assessment to help prevent a full-blown stroke, according to a new American Heart Association scientific statement published today in the Association’s journal Stroke. The statement offers a standardized approach to evaluating people with suspected TIA, with guidance specifically … Read more

How effective is the bivalent mRNA SARS-CoV-2 vaccine in preventing COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths?

Study: Effectiveness of the Bivalent mRNA Vaccine in Preventing Severe COVID-19 Outcomes: An Observational Cohort Study. Image Credit: Jo Panuwat D/Shutterstock

In a recent study posted to Preprints with The Lancet*, researchers examined the effectiveness of the bivalent messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) vaccine against severe outcomes of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Study: Effectiveness of the Bivalent mRNA Vaccine in Preventing Severe COVID-19 Outcomes: An Observational Cohort Study. Image Credit: Jo Panuwat D/Shutterstock background Bivalent mRNA vaccines … Read more

New study to examine the effectiveness of stroke treatment for patients with disabilities

New study to examine the effectiveness of stroke treatment for patients with disabilities

When conducting clinical research, investigators aim to control as many variables as possible so it is easier to examine the effectiveness of new treatments. However, this sometimes means strict requirements lead to only a narrow population of patients being eligible to be enrolled in a trial. The University of Cincinnati’s Eva Mistry, MBBS, MSCI, said … Read more

Researchers map brain area necessary for fluid intelligence

Analysis highlights substantial cost savings by reducing sedation for pediatric brain MRI examinations

A team led by UCL and UCLH researchers has mapped the parts of the brain that support our ability to solve problems without prior experience – otherwise known as fluid intelligence. Fluid intelligence is arguably the defining feature of human cognition. It predicts educational and professional success, social mobility, health, and longevity. It also correlates … Read more

Brief roundup of research done by experts at UCLA Health

Brief roundup of research done by experts at UCLA Health

Below is a brief roundup of news and story ideas from the experts at UCLA Health. For more information on these stories or for help on other stories, please contact us at [email protected] journal scan The link between obesity, the brain, and stroke Obesity, a growing global problem, increases the risk for stroke and vascular … Read more

Bad cholesterol and high blood pressure may be associated with higher risk of cardiovascular disease

UH researchers investigate how traumatic experiences affect mental and physical health of migrants

High levels of lipoprotein(a), a type of “bad” cholesterol, may be associated with an 18-20% higher risk of cardiovascular disease among people who have hypertension, however, CVD risk was not higher among those without hypertension, according to new research published today in hypertensionan American Heart Association journal. High blood pressure is a known cardiovascular … Read more

Extremely hot and cold temperatures linked with higher risk of cardiovascular deaths

Extremely hot and cold temperatures linked with higher risk of cardiovascular deaths

Extremely hot and cold temperatures both increased the risk of death among people with cardiovascular diseases, such as ischemic heart disease (heart problems caused by narrowed heart arteries), stroke, heart failure and arrhythmia, according to new research published today in the American Heart Association’s flagship journal Circulation. Among the cardiovascular diseases examined in this study, … Read more

Extremely hot and cold days linked to cardiovascular deaths

Extremely hot and cold days linked to cardiovascular deaths

Research Highlights: According to a multinational analysis of more than 32 million cardiovascular deaths over four decades, there were more deaths on days when temperatures were at their highest or lowest. Among the types of cardiovascular disease, people with heart failure experienced the most additional deaths when temperatures were at extremes. With … Read more