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Dance Therapy Could Help Treat Dizziness

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October 22, 2013
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Scientists have discovered differences in the brain structure of ballet dancers that may help them avoid dizziness while performing pirouettes. The findings could lead to the development of dance therapy to treat patients with chronic dizziness, a condition experienced by one in four people during their lives. Jim Drury has more.


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Virtual Reality Therapy Uses Avatars to Teach Self-Compassion

Virtual Reality Therapy Uses Avatars to Teach Self-Compassion

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Jan. 6, 2015) — Researchers say self-compassion can be taught using avatars in an immersive virtual reality, with their trials showing reduced self-criticism and increased self-compassion in participants. The scientists behind the study are now investigating the longevity of the therapy and say it could be applied to treat a range of clinical conditions. Matthew Stock reports. Video provided by Reuters
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Singing Doctor Turns Social Media Into Treatment Tool

Singing Doctor Turns Social Media Into Treatment Tool

Reuters (Sep. 27, 2013) — A doctor in the UK has become a Youtube sensation while demonstrating the power of social media to help patients. Dr Tapas Mukherjee is now known as 'The Singing Doctor', with his version of 90s hit "Breakfast at Tiffany's" by the band Deep Blue Something, which he has adapted lyrically to help acute asthma patients treat their condition. Jim Drury went to meet him.
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Researchers Test New Gene Therapy to Treat Blindness

Researchers Test New Gene Therapy to Treat Blindness

Newsy (Jan. 16, 2014) — Researchers in the U.K. have tested a new technique that could cure a rare form of blindness and possibly help treat more common forms, as well.
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