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Spinal Cord Injuries: Hand Surgery Enhances Life Quality

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Photo: Hand before and after surgery [27/03/2013] Reconstructive hand surgery can dramatically enhance the life quality and independence of those paralyzed by a cervical spinal cord injury. Despite this, the operation is not frequently performed, either in Sweden or elsewhere. Researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden are now hoping to change that.Spinal Cord Injuries: Hand Surgery Enhances Life Quality - Read more

Preventing Chronic Pain with Stress Management

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Photo: Hand on aching back [25/03/2013] For chronic pain sufferers, such as people who develop back pain after a car accident, avoiding the harmful effects of stress may be key to managing their condition. This is particularly important for people with a smaller-than-average hippocampus, as these individuals seem to be particularly vulnerable to stress, according to a new study.Preventing Chronic Pain with Stress Management - Read more

Fish Oil Helps Heal Bedsores of the Critically Ill

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Photo: Fish oil capsules; linked to [04/01/2013] Fish oil can help lower blood pressure, reduce inflammation in the skin and joints, and promote healthy fetal development. Now a researcher has found that it has a positive effect on bedsores, too.Fish Oil Helps Heal Bedsores of the Critically Ill - Read more

Significant Shortcomings in Health Care of Autistic Adults

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[12/12/2012] Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) have found that adults with autism, who represent about 1 percent of the adult population in the United States, report significantly worse health care experiences than their non-autistic counterparts.Significant Shortcomings in Health Care of Autistic Adults - Read more

Sweat Glands Play Major Role in Healing Human Wounds

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[10/12/2012] As poor wound healing from diabetic ulcers and other ailments takes heavy toll on healthcare costs, U-M findings pave way for new efficient therapies.Sweat Glands Play Major Role in Healing Human Wounds - Read more

Engaging Parents Leads to Better Treatments for Children With ADHD

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[28/11/2012] Pediatricians and researchers at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's (CHOP) have developed a first-of-its kind tool to help parents and health care providers better treat ADHD (attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder). Engaging Parents Leads to Better Treatments for Children With ADHD - Read more

Extra Chromosome 21 Removed from Down Syndrome Cell Line

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[26/11/2012] University of Washington scientists have succeeded in removing the extra copy of chromosome 21 in cell cultures derived from a person with Down's syndrome. In Down syndrome, the body's cells contain three copies of chromosome 21, rather than the usual pair.Extra Chromosome 21 Removed from Down Syndrome Cell Line - Read more

Digital Tablets Improve Speed of Reading

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Photo: Woman reading with tablet pc; linked to [19/11/2012] People who have eye diseases that damage their central vision can regain the ability to read quickly and comfortably by using digital tablets, according to a recent study.Digital Tablets Improve Speed of Reading - Read more