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Optimised clothing for wheelchair athletes

Photo: Handbiker and researcher [19/05/2014] The sports equipment used by wheelchair users, such as monoskis and hand bikes, are one-off products that are individually customised to meet the special needs of the athletes and their particular physical disabilities. By contrast, when it comes to clothing, wheelchair users often have to resort to mass-produced garments off the rail for athletes without disabilities.Optimised clothing for wheelchair athletes - Read more

Understanding aspirin's effect on wound healing offers hope for treating chronic wounds

[19/05/2014] In addition to its known capacity to promote bleeding events, aspirin also inhibits wound healing. New research now describes how aspirin acts on key skin cells called keratinocytes, delaying skin repair at wound sites. A better understanding of this process offers hope for the development of drugs to encourage wounds to heal.Understanding aspirin's effect on wound healing offers hope for treating chronic wounds - Read more

Phantom limb pain relieved when amputated arm is put back to work

Photo: Phantom limb pain therapy [16/05/2014] Researcher at Chalmers University of Technology, University of Gothenburg and Sahlgrenska University Hospital has developed a new method for the treatment of phantom limb pain (PLP) after an amputation.Phantom limb pain relieved when amputated arm is put back to work - Read more

Stress Research in Therapy Dogs Reveals Animals’ Needs

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Photo: Therapy dog and a child [14/05/2014] Animals exert positive effects on humans. This fact has been proven scientifically and is used increasingly often for specific therapeutic purposes. Scientists at the Vetmeduni Vienna investigated how therapy dogs feel in a therapy setting and how one can create a largely stress-free situation for the animals.Stress Research in Therapy Dogs Reveals Animals’ Needs - Read more

Treating Diabetes: Gender-Specific Approach of Great Importance

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[12/05/2014] The international guidelines on the drug-based therapy of diabetes mellitus specify which factors need to be taken into account during treatment. Factors such as age, the duration of the condition, life expectancy, the social environment and co-morbidities all have a part to play.Treating Diabetes: Gender-Specific Approach of Great Importance - Read more

Genes Altered in Schizophrenia, Autism, Intellectual Disability

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Photo: Genes [07/05/2014] A multinational team of scientists presents new evidence supporting the theory that in at least some cases of schizophrenia, autism and intellectual disability (ID), malfunctions in some of the same genes are contributing to pathology.Genes Altered in Schizophrenia, Autism, Intellectual Disability - Read more

Low-fat Diet Helps Fatigue in People with MS

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[07/05/2014] People with multiple sclerosis (MS) who for one year followed a plant-based diet very low in saturated fat had much less MS-related fatigue at the end of that year — and significantly less fatigue than a control group of people with MS who didn't follow the diet, according to an Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) study.Low-fat Diet Helps Fatigue in People with MS - Read more

Light Activity Every Day Keeps Disability at Bay

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Photo: Man and woman jogging [05/05/2014] Pushing a shopping cart or a vacuum does not take a lot of effort, but enough of this sort of light physical activity every day can help people with or at risk of knee arthritis avoid developing disabilities as they age, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study.Light Activity Every Day Keeps Disability at Bay - Read more

Landscape Architect Designs Toolkit to Make Cities Inclusive of Adults with Autism

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Photo: Public station [02/05/2014] Kansas State University landscape architecture student Elizabeth Decker has a goal for her master's research: help professionals create urban environments that are inclusive of her younger brother, Marc. Marc has autism and will soon reach adulthood.Landscape Architect Designs Toolkit to Make Cities Inclusive of Adults with Autism - Read more

Motor Skill Deficiencies Linked to Autism Severity

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[30/04/2014] An Oregon State University researcher has found a relationship between motor skill deficiencies and the severity of the symptoms of autism spectrum disorder in very young children. Motor Skill Deficiencies Linked to Autism Severity - Read more

 
 

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