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Heiko Mersch - That's how he rolls

Multicultural and diverse Berlin – this is where Heiko Mersch lives. However, he dreams of going somewhere else – far away: he wants to ride with his bicycle through the Outback of Australia. Where and with whom he wants to make a few fine adjustments and why of all things a woman should play the leading role in the movie of his life, he tells us at REHACARE.com.
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Michael Hausmann - That's how he rolls

Michael Hausman has diabetes mellitus type 3 and had a stroke three years ago. Since then, he campaigns for more information about this disease and also runs a blog on this topic. Who always supports him and which question he wants to be answered, he tells us at REHACARE.com.
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Marcel Gerber - That's how he rolls

Family, friends and wheelchair basketball – these are the elementary things in the life of Marcel Gerber. His next goal: he wants to try driving a kart. Why Will Smith should represent him in the movie about his life and what he knows about God, he tells us at REHACARE.com.
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Blessing or curse? Using robots in the healthcare sector

In the distant future? – But today already a reality: robot caregivers are designed to make the daily tasks of healthcare workers easier. Today these types of helpers are already being used in Japan. They lift people in need of care out of their beds, play cards with them or cuddle with dementia patients.
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"Ability4Refugees platform wants to provide auxiliary means for refugees with disabilities"

Many people who had to leave their home country traveled in a wheelchair or used crutches. The stress of this escape was at times even more exhausting and taxing for some than for others. REHACARE.com spoke with Sigrid Arnade (ISL e.V.) and Eva-Maria and Andreas Mohn (Andreas Mohn Foundation) about the Ability4Refugees platform that aims to improve the availability of auxiliary means for refugees.
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Accessibility should be considered from the start for medical practices

Disabled parking spaces, lower counters, stair lifts, and elevators – those are just a few of the provisions of an accessible medical practice. Yet many physician offices don’t meet these requirements. To make it easier for people with disabilities to find available accessible medical practices close-by, the "Accessible Practice" project has created a directory.
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For women, healthy diets may help with mobility when aging
In a large study conducted by at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), researchers found an association between women who maintain a healthy diet and a reduction in the risk of developing impaired physical function as they age.
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Dublin airport wins Accessible Airport Award 2016
To mark the 10th anniversary of the adoption of Regulation (EC) 1107/2006 concerning the rights of disabled persons and persons with reduced mobility when travelling by air, the European Disability Forum (EDF) partnered with the Airports Council International Europe (ACI Europe) to present a new Airport Award: the Accessible Airport Award.
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New imaging method may predict risk of post-treatment brain bleeding after stroke
In a study of stroke patients, investigators confirmed through MRI brain scans that there was an association between the extent of disruption to the brain's protective blood-brain barrier and the severity of bleeding following invasive stroke therapy.
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Apparel causes additional barriers for people living with disabilities
The U.S. clothing industry is a multi-billion dollar industry, but for the millions of Americans with disabilities and their families, a lack of options in the apparel industry presents daily challenges. Now researchers from the University of Missouri are looking at the relationship between apparel and marginalization for people with disabilities.
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Exercise can help adults better cope with ADHD symptoms
Exercise, even a small amount, can help alleviate symptoms of ADHD in adults, according to a new study by University of Georgia researchers.
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Discovery of four new risk genes associated with multiple sclerosis
Scientists of the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry and the Technical University of Munich have identified four new risk genes that are altered in German patients with multiple sclerosis. The results point to a possible involvement of cellular mechanisms in the development of the disease, through which environmental influences affect gene regulation.
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Improving home care for chronic patients
Fraunhofer FIT in St. Augustin and the University Hospital of Bonn are among the partners in the new European POLYCARE project, which is developing an integrated care system that will improve the care of chronic patients at home. The University Hospital of Bonn will be one of three pilot sites for the project.
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Rio 2016 unveils official slogan for Olympic and Paralympic Games
The Rio 2016 organising committee has revealed the official slogan for the first Olympic and Paralympic Games in South America: "A New World". The motto and the accompanying manifesto were revealed in a special ceremony at Barra Olympic Park on the afternoon of Tuesday (14 June).
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15 minutes daily exercise may be reasonable target in older adults
Fifteen minutes of daily exercise is associated with a 22 percent lower risk of death and may be a reasonable target for older adults, reveals research presented at the EuroPRevent 2016 meeting by Dr David Hupin, a physician in the Department of Clinical and Exercise Physiology, University Hospital of Saint-Etienne in Saint-Etienne, France.
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Study highlights multiple factors of ADHD medication use
Youth who take Ritalin, Adderall or other stimulant medications for ADHD over an extended period of time early in life are no more at risk for substance abuse in later adolescence than teens without ADHD, according to a University of Michigan study.
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