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Gestational diabetes increases risk for postpartum depression
Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the Karolinska Institutet have found that gestational diabetes raises the risk of postpartum depression (PPD) in first-time mothers. This is the largest study of its kind to date, including more than 700,000 women. The results were published online in the journal Depression and Anxiety.
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Type 2 diabetes shows marked increase in pediatric population
Private health insurance claim lines with a type 2 diabetes diagnosis more than doubled in the pediatric population (ages 0 to 22 years) from 2011 to 2015, increasing 109 percent, according to data from FAIR Health, a national, independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing transparency to healthcare costs and health insurance information.
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Mencap urges music venues to help stop harassment of people with a learning disability
Over 80 percent of young people with a learning disability would like to go to more clubs and gigs; citing music as having a huge impact on their lives. Mencap has announced a drive for people to volunteer for its Sidekicks scheme, which helps people with a learning disability get out to clubs, gigs and music festivals.
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Arthritis: Elderly need just 45 minutes of activity per week
Older adults who live with arthritis need to keep moving to be functionally independent. But in an examination of a goal that is daunting for most of this aging population, a new Northwestern Medicine study found that performing even a third of the recommended activity is beneficial.
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Older adults walk more for money and opportunity to donate to charity
Personal and social goals may be effective in motivating older adults to exercise, according to a study this month in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
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Osteoarthritis: Chair yoga is effective alternative treatment
For the millions of older adults who live with osteoarthritis in their lower extremities (hip, knee, ankle or foot), chair yoga is proving to be an effective way to reduce pain and improve quality of life while avoiding pharmacologic treatment or adverse events.
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PHAGO project to explore a new approach for patients with Alzheimer’s disease
On 1st November 2016 the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) together with an association of industrial partners came together to support PHAGO, an innovative research project devoted to the development of immunomodulatory therapies for Alzheimer’s disease (AD).
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Rural nursing homes are falling behind in health information technology
MU researchers conduct first national assessment of IT sophistication in nursing homes, find significant gap between rural and urban areas. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 1 million older Americans depend on nursing homes for their health care.
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Stimulator bypasses spine injury, helps patient move hands
Doctors at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center have implanted a spinal stimulator that is showing early promise in returning hand strength and movement to a California man who broke his neck in a dirt-biking accident five years ago.
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Longer use of pain relievers associated with hearing loss in women
As many as two-thirds of women in the United States over the age of 60 have some degree of hearing loss. Using data from the Nurses' Health Study, a team led by researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital has found evidence that the duration of use of over-the-counter medications for pain relief, including ibuprofen or acetaminophen, is associated with higher risk of hearing loss.
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