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When Teens with Autism Want to Drive

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[11/01/2012] In a study to investigate driving as it relates to teens with a high-functioning autism disorder (HFASD), child development and teen driving experts found that two-thirds of teenagers with HFASD who are of legal driving age in their state are currently driving or plan to drive.When Teens with Autism Want to Drive - Read more

Elderly Long-Term Care Residents Suffer Cognitively During Disasters

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[09/01/2012] In a summer with unprecedented weather events, from tornados, floods, fires and hurricanes, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing found that physiological changes associated with aging and the presence of chronic illness make older adults more susceptible to illness or injury, even death, during a disaster.Elderly Long-Term Care Residents Suffer Cognitively During Disasters - Read more

Hip Replacement: Improving Walking Skills after Surgery

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[21/12/2011] Researchers in Norway report that patients who receive walking skills training following total hip arthroplasty for osteoarthritis show improved physical function. Hip Replacement: Improving Walking Skills after Surgery - Read more

Brief, High-Intensity Workouts May Help Diabetics Lower Blood Sugar

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[19/12/2011] Researchers at McMaster University have found that brief high intensity workouts, as little as six sessions over two weeks, rapidly lower blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetics, offering a potential fix for patients who struggle to meet exercise guidelines.Brief, High-Intensity Workouts May Help Diabetics Lower Blood Sugar - Read more

Lying and Sitting More Comfortably

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[16/12/2011] People who have to sit at work often have back pain. People permanently confined to bed are even worse off – they frequently develop bed sores. New smart cushioning is intended to eliminate the discomforts of lying and sitting. An integrated sensor system equalises pressure selectively.Lying and Sitting More Comfortably - Read more

Alzheimer's Disease Affects Women More than Men

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[14/12/2011] Many women suffer memory loss or confusion at some point in their lives, but as many as 5 million Americans suffer from a much more serious disease, Alzheimer's. According to statistics from the National Institute on Aging, Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia in older people.Alzheimer's Disease Affects Women More than Men - Read more

Caregivers at Risk for Health Problems

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[12/12/2011] According to research conducted at Virginia Tech, the more a caregiver's day is disrupted by the unsettled behaviours of their loved one, the more they find themselves unable to meet or balance their own home and family workloads.Caregivers at Risk for Health Problems - Read more

Elderly Lose Ability to Distinguish Between Odours

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[12/12/2011] Scientists studying how the sense of smell changes as people age, found that olfactory sensory neurons in those 60 and over showed an unexpected response to odour that made it more difficult to distinguish specific smells.Elderly Lose Ability to Distinguish Between Odours - Read more

Eating Fish Reduces Risk of Alzheimer's Disease

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[05/12/2011] People who eat baked or broiled fish on a weekly basis may be improving their brain health and reducing their risk of developing mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer's disease, according to a study.Eating Fish Reduces Risk of Alzheimer's Disease - Read more

Poor Quality of Care at For-Profit Nursing Homes

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[02/12/2011] The nation's largest for-profit nursing homes deliver significantly lower quality of care because they typically have fewer staff nurses than non-profit and government-owned nursing homes. That's the finding of a new study of University of California – San Francisco.Poor Quality of Care at For-Profit Nursing Homes - Read more