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Pediatricians miss autism symptoms in brief checkups

Photo: Lead author and toddler [14/01/2015] As the rate of children with autism in the U.S. continues to grow, a new study published in top-ranked journal Pediatrics shows that medical professionals can't rely solely on their clinical judgment to detect autism risk.Pediatricians miss autism symptoms in brief checkups - Read more

How exercise can help people with Parkinson's disease

Photo: Elderly woman exercising [12/01/2015] Exercise may help people with Parkinson's disease improve their balance, ability to move around and quality of life, even if it does not reduce their risk of falling, according to a new study published in the December 31, 2014, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. How exercise can help people with Parkinson's disease - Read more

Echolocation acts as substitute sense for blind people

Photo: Dolphin swimming [05/01/2015] Human echolocation operates as a viable "sense," working in tandem with other senses to deliver information to people with visual impairment, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.Echolocation acts as substitute sense for blind people - Read more

Hospital-based exercise program improves quality of life for adults with arthritis

Photo: Several women during exercise program [17/12/2014] It may seem counterintuitive, but exercise can be beneficial for people with arthritis and other muscle and joint conditions. A new study at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) finds that older adults experienced less pain, reduced stiffness and less fatigue after participating in a hospital-based exercise program.Hospital-based exercise program improves quality of life for adults with arthritis - Read more

New findings from mind-controlled robot arm project

Photo: Mind-controlled robot arm [17/12/2014] In another demonstration that brain-computer interface technology has the potential to improve the function and quality of life of those unable to use their own arms, a woman with quadriplegia shaped the almost human hand of a robot arm with just her thoughts to pick up big and small boxes, a ball, an oddly shaped rock, and fat and skinny tubes.New findings from mind-controlled robot arm project - Read more

Roller coaster rides trigger pediatric stroke

Photo: Roller coaster ride [15/12/2014] Riding a couple roller coasters at an amusement park appears to have triggered an unusual stroke in a 4-year-old boy, according to a report in the journal Pediatric Neurology.Roller coaster rides trigger pediatric stroke - Read more

How stroke survivors could benefit from computer games

Photo: People playing a video game [10/12/2014] Stroke survivors can have significant improvement in arm movements after using computer games as physiotherapy according to researchers. The popular computer remote could be customised to offer bespoke physiotherapy for stroke survivors in their own home according to research led by Lancaster University.How stroke survivors could benefit from computer games - Read more

Type 2 diabetes risk starts in pregnancy

Photo: Pregnant woman lying on a meadow [08/12/2014] The risk of developing type 2 diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disease is affected by exposures in the uterus. Researchers at Lund University in Sweden are now calling for updated guidelines in light of research evidence from the past decades.Type 2 diabetes risk starts in pregnancy - Read more

Minute movements of autistic children and parents provide clue to severity of disorder

Photo: Person touching a screen [03/12/2014] Imperceptible variations in movement patterns among individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are important indicators of the severity of the disorder in children and adults. For the first time, researchers at Indiana University and Rutgers University report developing a quantitative way to assess these otherwise ignored variations in movement and link those variations to a diagnosis.Minute movements of autistic children and parents provide clue to severity of disorder - Read more

Most people with dementia never have screening

Photo: Elderly couple sitting on a bench [01/12/2014] The majority of people with dementia have never seen a doctor about their memory and thinking problems, according to a new study of the American Academy of Neurology. In the study, 55 percent of the people with dementia had never had an evaluation of their thinking and memory skills with a doctor.Most people with dementia never have screening - Read more

 
 

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