Month: February 2018

Sleeplessness (Insomnia) May Cause Atrial Fibrillation

Originally found on https://psychcentral.com/news/2016/11/15/poor-sleep-linked-to-increased-atrial-fibrillation/112555.html Preliminary research suggests disruptions in sleep may raise the risk of an irregular heartbeat, known as atrial fibrillation (AF). Clinicians have known that obstructive sleep apnea, or sleep interrupted by pauses in breathing, is a known risk for atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation is an irregular heartbeat that can lead to strokes, heart failure and other…

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Insights into Principles of Neurofeedback Technique

Originally found on https://www.news-medical.net/news/20160920/Review-provides-insights-into-principles-of-neurofeedback-technique.aspx Neurofeedback is a technique used for the treatment of clinical disorders (like depression, anxiety, chronic pain, ADHD, and schizophrenia etc.) and enhancement of brain performance.  It is based on the “self-regulation” of brain activations underpinned by the principles of feedback control systems. Feedback systems can be found in areas such as cybernetics,…

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