This page features the press releases from the Eastern Brain Centre. Click on the heading to read each release in full.
Melbourne, Australia – Monday, 8 October 2012 – A new study from McGill University in Canada has shed new light on the way the brain processes balance information. Dizziness is a common condition that affects 36% of Australians. In the elderly it makes a big contribution to falls, which are a major cause of death and ill health.
The study looked at how the brain processes information coming from the balance centres in the inner ear. Previously it was thought that the brain just read the constant stream of information coming from the ear, reacting to it…(read more)
Melbourne, Australia – Friday, 7 December 2012 – Crowds in Wellington, New Zealand, watching the premiere of The Hobbit, the much anticipated movie release from the makers of Lord of the Rings, claimed the film made them feel dizzy and sick. Dizziness is a common condition that affects 36% of Australians. In the elderly it makes a big contribution to falls, which are a major cause of death and ill health.
The Hobbit uses a higher frame rate, 48 frames per second compared to the usual 24. The film is the first Hollywood movie to use the new technology. Director Peter Jackson…(read more)
26th July 2013
Research suggests that there can be a link between balance problems and anxiety and depression conditions, and that rehabilitation of the balance system can help. Dr. Matthew Holmes, Chiropractor, will be exploring this connection at the Annual Conference of the Australasian Academy of Functional Neurology. (read more)
22nd August 2013
In recognition of his work in the treatment of vertigo, dizziness and other neurological disorders, Melbourne chiropractor Dr Matthew Holmes recently received an award for clinical excellence from the Australasian Academy of Functional Neurology. (read more)
11th October 2013
If you have been suffering vertigo and dizziness after using Apple’s new iOS7 for iPhones and iPads, you are not alone. Some of the elements of the new design are causing issues, with some people reporting nausea, headaches as well as dizziness and vertigo. (read more)