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Dementia on the downslide, especially among people with more education

02/12/2016

Positive brain health trend may cushion blow on society, but doesn't lessen impact on individual patients and caregivers, U-M researchers say. In a hopeful sign for the health of the nation's brains, the percentage of American seniors with dementia is dropping, a new study finds.
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Plant compounds may boost brain function in older adults

30/11/2016

The same compounds that give plants and vegetables their vibrant colors might be able to bolster brain functioning in older adults, according to a recent study from the University of Georgia.
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Queen's researcher explores best treatments for glaucoma

30/11/2016

Researchers at Queen's University Belfast together with University of St Andrews and Aberdeen have found that the procedure used to remove cataracts is more successful than current standard treatments with laser in treating Primary Angle-Closure Glaucoma – a leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide.
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mHealth interventions: no silver bullet for diabetes patients

28/11/2016

Globally about 442 million people live with diabetes, most of them in low-income countries, where health systems often function poorly. As they are not equipped to follow-up on patients or improve the quality of care, chronic disease management largely falls under the responsibility of the patients.
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Most nursing home patients refuse dental care during stay

28/11/2016

Nearly 90 percent of patients at long-term care facilities don't take advantage of dental services, even when they are free, a recent study by University at Buffalo researchers has found.
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Study brings undiagnosed adults living with autism out of the shadows

25/11/2016

For most of his life, Kevin Hughes has felt like an outsider. A loner as a child, the 65-year-old comedian struggled socially as a teenager and lacked friends as an adult, often offending people without knowing why.
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Children's day 2016: Voices of children with disabilities should be heard

23/11/2016

Children with disabilities have the right to the same life as all other children. They have the right to go to the same schools and to participate in all activities alongside their peers. Their voice should also be the first voice to be heard when decisions that concern their lives are taken.
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Research concerning autism and human evolutionary success

23/11/2016

A subtle change occurred in our evolutionary history 100,000 years ago which allowed people who thought and behaved differently - such as individuals with autism - to be integrated into society, academics from the University of York have concluded.
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