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Short walks after meals may prove important tool in managing diabetes


New research from New Zealand's University of Otago suggests that people managing type 2 diabetes should walk after meals to gain the greatest blood sugar-lowering benefits.
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Athletes' village opens and adapts for Paralympic Games


Nearly 4,350 athletes will call Rio de Janeiro home for the next few weeks as they settle in and prepare for the Paralympic Games. Athletes, along with many more coaches, trainers, referees and officials — plus several guide dogs — have moved into 31 towers and are eating at a massive canteen that can serve up to 60,000 meals every day.
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Lower weight in late life may increase risk of Alzheimer's disease


Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have found an association between lower weight and more extensive deposits of the Alzheimer's-associated protein beta-amyloid in the brains of cognitively normal older individuals.
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Eating and drinking: daily living aids that make life easier


For people with Parkinson’s disease or paralysis, it's not always easy to put food into their mouths. It often doesn’t end up in their mouth, but next to the plate instead. To avoid needing to be fed, people with disabilities can choose among various assistive devices – depending on their needs. Ergonomically contoured utensils or tools to assist in grasping items are available to help.
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How can I help you? – An accessible shopping experience please!


Wide aisles, a lot of room between the shelves, non-slip flooring and easy-to-read price tags – this is especially important for senior citizens and persons with disabilities when they shop. But in the real world, things are often very different: shopping carts that are hard to maneuver, narrow checkout aisles or undersized dressing rooms are all too common.
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