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Simple strategies lead to improvements in 1 year-olds at risk for autism

Photo: Child imitating mother's behavior [06/02/2015] A new study by University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill researchers finds that a collection of simple strategies used by parents can lead to significant improvements in one-year-olds at risk for autism spectrum disorder (ASD).Simple strategies lead to improvements in 1 year-olds at risk for autism - Read more

Cochlear implant users can hear, feel the beat in music

Photo: Girl hearing music [04/02/2015] People who use cochlear implants for profound hearing loss do respond to certain aspects of music, contrary to common beliefs and limited scientific research, says a research team headed by an investigator at Georgetown University Medical Center.Cochlear implant users can hear, feel the beat in music - Read more

Epilepsy: Surgery effective for more than 15 years

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Photo: X-ray image of a skull [02/02/2015] Brain surgery for otherwise hard-to-treat epilepsy is effective for up to 15 years, according to a new survey by Henry Ford Hospital physicians.Epilepsy: Surgery effective for more than 15 years - Read more

Love and intimacy in old age

Photo: Elderly man kissing his wife [30/01/2015] Older people are continuing to enjoy active sex lives well into their seventies and eighties, according to new research from The University of Manchester and NatCen Social Research.Love and intimacy in old age - Read more

New care model to prevent unnecessary hospitalizations of frail older adults

Photo: Elderly woman and a physician [28/01/2015] A new study from Indiana University and Regenstrief Institute researcher-clinicians reports on the first year of the implementation of OPTIMISTIC, a program they developed and implemented to prevent unnecessary hospitalizations of nursing facility residents.New care model to prevent unnecessary hospitalizations of frail older adults - Read more

Practicing nursing care in a virtual world

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Photo: Woman wearing Oculus Rift headset [28/01/2015] Oculus Rift, a gaming headset, can help teach nurses how to communicate better, researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology have found.Practicing nursing care in a virtual world - Read more

Portable stimulator being tested on Parkinson patients

Photo: Portable stimulator [26/01/2015] Researchers at the University of Gothenburg have shown that a weak electric “noise” can improve balance and motor skills in patients with Parkinson’s disease. In cooperation with NASA, the research team has now developed a portable prototype that will be used in long-term studies of Parkinson’s patients in their home environment.The has been published online in Brain Stimulation.Portable stimulator being tested on Parkinson patients - Read more

Taking sightlessness for a spin can harm people's attitudes toward blindness

Photo: Man with blindfold [26/01/2015] Using simulation to walk in the shoes of a person who is blind – such as wearing a blindfold while performing everyday tasks – has negative effects on people's perceptions of the visually impaired, according to a University of Colorado Boulder study.Taking sightlessness for a spin can harm people's attitudes toward blindness - Read more

Early knee arthritis symptoms first felt when using stairs

Photo: Person using stairs [21/01/2015] People who suffer from knee pain when using the stairs may be experiencing the early symptoms of osteoarthritis, according to a new study by University of Leeds experts.Early knee arthritis symptoms first felt when using stairs - Read more

Advanced 3-D facial imaging may aid in early detection of autism

Photo: Elderly woman with a young girl [19/01/2015] Early detection of autism in children is the key for treatments to be most effective and produce the best outcomes. Using advanced three-dimensional imaging and statistical analysis techniques, researchers at the University of Missouri have identified facial measurements in children with autism that may lead to a screening tool for young children and provide clues to its genetic causes.Advanced 3-D facial imaging may aid in early detection of autism - Read more

 
 

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