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2006-08-30 17:05:26

By Gene Emery BOSTON (Reuters) - Electrical impulses delivered to two areas of the brain that control movement alleviate the symptoms of Parkinson's disease more effectively than drugs alone, according to a study in Thursday's New England Journal of Medicine.

2006-02-23 16:54:20

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Dr. David Heydrick does not tremble anymore. His pain is gone and he even threw a fast pitch to his son the other day.

2005-06-27 07:48:53

By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - Patients suffering from severe depression who have not responded to other treatments may be helped by deep brain stimulation, researchers said on Monday.

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2005-06-27 12:45:55

Patients suffering from severe depression who have not responded to other treatments may be helped by deep brain stimulation, researchers said on Monday.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.