Stress: How social conflict alters gut bacteria

We now know that our brains and guts influence each other — although many of the ways in which they are interlinked remain mysterious. A new study explores how stress related to conflict impacts gut bacteria, asking: is there a difference between how “winners” vs. “losers” are affected?

In a new study, scientists look at social competitiveness to understand how stress changes the gut microbiota.
Research has shown that exposure to stress can affect our bodies in myriad ways, and that this can impact everything from the health of our hearts to that of our guts.
In fact, studies have even discovered that mood disorders are often linked with gastrointestinal discomfort, among other physical symptoms.

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NHS approves low-level PEMF therapy for musculoskeletal pain relief

The UK’s National Health System (NHS), funded by the government, has approved an application to cover and pay for a low-level PEMF therapy device. The device, manufactured by BioElectronics, uses PEMF technology (also known as Pulsed Short Wave Technology) to provide relief from musculoskeletal pain. NewMed Ltd., the UK’s one-stop-shop for PEMF therapy, hopes this will raise awareness of PEMF therapy and its health benefits.

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Your brain stopped making new cells at age 13, study claims

Your brain has peaked by age 13. The creation of new brain cells in the hippocampus ends before we even reach adulthood, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature. Previously, scientists generally believed that the human hippocampus generates new brain cells or neurons throughout adulthood. There’s no consensus about the number of neurons made in adulthood; some researchers believe that hundreds of neurons are added each day, while others contend that very few are created after childhood.
This birth of new brain cells — or neurogenesis — is “a fascinating process,” said Arturo Alvarez-Buylla, senior author of the new study and a professor of neurological surgery at the University of California.

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11th European Congress for Integrative Medicine September 21-23rd 2018

We are pleased to invite you to attend the 11th European Congress for Integrative Medicine, “The Future of Comprehensive Patient Care” (ECIM) that will be held in Slovenia at the end of September 2018. The aim of the congress is to promote health and develop integrated and sustainable treatment for acute and chronic diseases.
Your conference host, Alma Mater Europaea ECM, is proud for having been given the possibility to organise this congress in Slovenia. In the apst decade, we have been developing study programmes that are complementary to the existing university programmes. As a young and dynamic higher education institution we are not afraid of tackling paths less taken. This shows in the accreditation of study programmes that are outside of the mainstream topics, such as the master programme in Health Sciences, with a major in Integrative Health Sciences. It is because of this that we feel very honoured and privileged for the change to organise this European congres of integrative medicine.
We look forward to welcoming you to Slovenia.
Prof.dr. Ludvik Toplak
President of Alma Mater Europaea ECM
Vice-Rector of Alma Mater Europaea of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts

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Upcoming ISPRM World Congress July 8-12th

12th ISPRM World Congress – Paris, France
8 -12 July 2018
Dear Colleagues,
On behalf of the French and Belgian Societies of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (SOFMER & RBSPRM) we cordially invite you to the 12th World Congress of the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ISPRM) that will take place in Paris on July 8-12, 2018.
We are excited for an unforgettable experience that will combine the latest scientific advances with outstanding opportunities for fruitful discussions and cultural exchanges in a unique Parisian atmosphere.
Each morning, participants will meet in the Great Hall to hear sessions chaired by top experts on 9 hot topics chosen by the Scientific Committee. In the afternoons, you can choose from 6 parallel sessions including lectures from invited speakers and oral scientific communications. Throughout each day, you can participate in hands-on workshops, seminars, debates and “meet the expert” sessions.
There will be a special track for residents, with a free convention on Sunday, and an “educational pathway” throughout the congress. The residents’ track will focus on current educational topics in PRM, best of Poster sessions, and many interactive educational opportunities. AJMER, the French Residents’ association, will host the many residents from all countries and organize special networking events during the Congress. Please contact for more information.
In the 5,000 square meters of the exhibition hall, you will meet many pharmaceutical and biomedical companies within the scope of PRM. An international innovation contest will be open to young researchers from start-up companies or universities. This competition aims to identify and reward any innovative, technical or service project that could reduce disability in terms of care, rehabilitation or improving the lives of disabled people.
This exciting programme will offer you the best of Paris and the French spirit. Abstract submission as well as proposal submission are now open.
We look forward to meeting you in Paris!
Thierry Lejeune – André Thevenon – Alain Yelnik