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Engineers design systems to help children with special needs

Photo: Glove with sensors [11/06/2014] A group of Kansas State University engineers and students have developed technology to improve the health and quality of life for children with severe developmental disabilities.Engineers design systems to help children with special needs - Read more

Multiple sclerosis: new description and understanding

Photo: A tablet showing the words [11/06/2014] Multiple sclerosis manifests itself in many different ways and different courses. A recent effort to fine-tune descriptions – or phenotypes – of MS was undertaken by an international team of leaders in MS research and clinical care.Multiple sclerosis: new description and understanding - Read more

Rehabilitation methods for amputees and stroke patients

Photo: Hand drawing with a pencil [04/06/2014] Researchers at the University of Missouri (MU) have shed light on ways in which a patient compensates when losing a dominant hand and suggest new and improved rehabilitation techniques for those suffering from amputation or stroke.Rehabilitation methods for amputees and stroke patients - Read more

Breastfeeding initiation and success is impacted by diabetes status of mother

Photo: Mother breastfeeds her child [02/06/2014] Women diagnosed with diabetes before or during pregnancy are less likely to initiate and continue breastfeeding their newborns than women without diabetes, a new study suggests. Breastfeeding initiation and success is impacted by diabetes status of mother - Read more

Physical activity helps maintain mobility in older adults

Photo: Older man who is nordic walking in the forest [02/06/2014] Exercise can help keep older adults healthy. Now a study, the first of its kind to look at frail, older adults, proves that physical activity can help these people maintain their mobility and dodge physical disability.Physical activity helps maintain mobility in older adults - Read more

Signglasses system opens the universe to deaf students

Photo: Man wearing signglasses [30/05/2014] Ordinarily, deaf students are left in the dark when they visit a planetarium. With the lights off, they can't see the ASL interpreter who narrates their tour of outer space. With the lights on, they can't see the constellations of stars projected overhead. That's why a group at Brigham Young University (BYU) launched the "Signglasses" project.Signglasses system opens the universe to deaf students - Read more

Imaging scientists develop a better tool for tracking MS

[28/05/2014] Imaging scientists at Western University's Robarts Research Institute (London, Canada) have developed a better way to track the progression of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) from its earliest stages.Imaging scientists develop a better tool for tracking MS - Read more

Automated video analysis to identify children on the autism spectrum earlier

Photo: Three children with toys [26/05/2014] Most schools across the United States provide simple vision tests to their students – not to prescribe glasses, but to identify potential problems and recommend a trip to the optometrist. Researchers are now on the cusp of providing the same kind of service for autism.Automated video analysis to identify children on the autism spectrum earlier - Read more

Technology supports diabetic patients and their doctors

Photo: Tablet for Diabetes management [26/05/2014] Diabetes affects around 10 percent of the population; according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). The disease places a huge financial burden on healthcare systems, and also leads to early death and poor quality of life. However, patients and healthcare professionals will now be able to partner up and manage the illness in better, more effective ways.Technology supports diabetic patients and their doctors - Read more

Pattern of cognitive risks in some children with cochlear implants

Photo: Pupils in class [23/05/2014] Children with profound deafness who receive a cochlear implant had as much as five times the risk of having delays in areas of working memory, controlled attention, planning and conceptual learning as children with normal hearing, according to Indiana University (IU) research.Pattern of cognitive risks in some children with cochlear implants - Read more

 
 

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