29/03/2017Tea drinking reduces the risk of cognitive impairment in older persons by 50 per cent and as much as 86 per cent for those who are genetically at risk of Alzheimer's.
29/03/2017First recipient of implanted brain-recording and muscle-stimulating systems reanimates limb that had been stilled for 8 years. Bill Kochevar grabbed a mug of water, drew it to his lips and drank through the straw. His motions were slow and deliberate, but then Kochevar hadn't moved his right arm or hand for eight years.
27/03/2017Location-tracking apps on smartphones could be used to help track and manage care for thousands of patients who live with chronic diseases, and possibly even provide feedback to them on lifestyle changes that could help, according to an initial assessment by researchers at UC San Francisco.
27/03/2017Gentle sound stimulation - such as the rush of a waterfall - synchronized to the rhythm of brain waves significantly enhanced deep sleep in older adults and improved their ability to recall words, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study.
24/03/2017Aquatic resistance training significantly decreases body fat mass and increases walking speed, i.e., phsyical function in postmenopausal women with mild knee osteoarthritis. The effect of aquatic resistance training on walking speed are long lasting and are maintained one-year after training is ceased.
22/03/2017Results of a new study by Johns Hopkins researchers using national data add to evidence that living in inner cities can worsen asthma in poor children. They also document persistent racial/ethnic disparities in asthma.
22/03/2017The Games reached a cumulative TV audience of more than 4.1 billion people in more than 150 countries. The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced that the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games were the most viewed in history attracting a record cumulative audience of more than 4.1 billion people.
20/03/2017Drinking concentrated blueberry juice improves brain function in older people, according to research by the University of Exeter.