Photo: Group of women doing chair yoga; Copyright: Florida Atlantic University

Osteoarthritis: Chair yoga is effective alternative treatment

16/01/2017

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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Studies suggest gaming your brain to treat depression

04/01/2017

Researchers have found promising results for treating depression with a video game interface that targets underlying cognitive issues associated with depression rather than just managing the symptoms.
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Image: Two fingers are bending a transparent, flexible patch with micro needles; Copyright: KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Painless microneedle patch could replace needles

03/01/2017

It's only a matter of time before drugs are administered via patches with painless microneedles instead of unpleasant injections. But designers need to balance the need for flexible, comfortable-to-wear material with effective microneedle penetration of the skin. Swedish researchers say they may have cracked the problem.
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Photo: Researcher with a ICU patient doing bicycle exercise in bed; Copyright: Marta Hewson/Photography

Physiotherapy: Cycling in bed is safe for ICU patients

03/01/2017

Early bicycle exercise during their stay in a hospital intensive care unit (ICU) may help some patients recover more quickly. Researchers at McMaster University and St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton have demonstrated that physiotherapists can safely start in-bed cycling sessions with critically ill, mechanically ventilated patients early on in their ICU stay.
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Women with dementia receive less medical attention

05/12/2016

Women with dementia have fewer visits to the GP, receive less health monitoring and take more potentially harmful medication than men with dementia, new UCL (University College London) research reveals.
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"The patient’s needs determine the conversation in peer counseling"

28/04/2015

Article 26 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities asks for the support of persons with disabilities in the form of so-called peers, who are in the same situation. The concept of peer counseling is therefore increasingly being implemented. Educational researcher Dagmar Marth has counseled persons with amputations both in a voluntary and professional capacity for nine years.
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