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Rio 2016 Paralympics smashed all TV viewing records


The 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.
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Chronic pain: Physical activity affects pain modulation in the elderly


Older adults with higher levels of physical activity have pain modulation patterns that might help lower their risk of developing chronic pain, reports a study in PAIN®, the official publication of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP).
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EDF & Broadcasters draw up common proposal to improve access to audiovisual media services


The European Disability Forum (EDF), the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and the Association of Commercial Television in Europe (ACT) have made a common proposal to improve the accessibility of audiovisual media services for persons with disabilities.
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Older adults embracing "Living Apart Together"


Since 1990, the divorce rate among adults 50 years and older has doubled. This trend, along with longer life expectancy, has resulted in many adults forming new partnerships later in life. A new phenomenon called "Living Apart Together" (LAT).
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Safe exercise guidelines for type 1 diabetes


An international team of researchers and clinicians led by York University Professor Michael Riddell has published a set of guidelines to help people with type 1 diabetes exercise safely to avoid fluctuations in blood sugar.
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