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Dads' parenting of children with autism improves moms' mental health

Photo: Father reading to his daughter [22/07/2015] Fathers who read to their infants with autism and take active roles in caregiving activities not only promote healthy development in their children, they boost moms' mental health too, new research suggests.Dads' parenting of children with autism improves moms' mental health - Read more

Elastic gel to heal wounds

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Photo: Freshly healed skin wound [08/07/2015] A team of bioengineers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), led by Ali Khademhosseini, PhD, and Nasim Annabi, PhD, of the Biomedical Engineering Division, has developed a new protein-based gel that, when exposed to light, mimics many of the properties of elastic tissue, such as skin and blood vessels.Elastic gel to heal wounds - Read more

Light-intensity exercise could prove beneficial to older adults

Photo: Older adults walking [15/06/2015] An easy walk, slow dancing, leisurely sports such as table tennis, household chores and other light-intensity exercise may be nearly as effective as moderate or vigorous exercise for older adults – if they get enough of that type of activity.Light-intensity exercise could prove beneficial to older adults - Read more

Strokes steal 8 years' worth of brain function

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Photo: Images of brain [08/06/2015] Having a stroke ages a person's brain function by almost eight years, new research finds - robbing them of memory and thinking speed as measured on cognitive tests. In both black and white patients, having had a stroke meant that their score on a 27-item test of memory and thinking speed had dropped as much as it would have if they had aged 7.9 years overnight.Strokes steal 8 years' worth of brain function - Read more

Improving older people’s oral health

Photo: Elderly man brushing his teeth [20/04/2015] Toothaches and mouth problems in elderly people are to be tackled in a health initiative launched this month. The Improving the Oral Health of Older Persons Initiative (IOHOPI), led by Health Education Kent, Surrey & Sussex, has been informed by research by Dr Paul Newton’s research into the experiences of older patients and their carers.Improving older people’s oral health - Read more

People with migraine headaches may be at double the risk of stroke

Photo: Woman with migraine [01/04/2015] People who have migraine headaches with auras are at roughly double the risk of suffering the most common type of stroke. The risk is more than tripled in people with migraine who smoke. And migraineurs who smoke and use birth control pills are seven times more likely to have strokes.People with migraine headaches may be at double the risk of stroke - Read more

Why drug for type II diabetes makes people gain weight

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Photo: Measuring tape and pills [01/04/2015] Medication used to treat patients with type II diabetes activates sensors on brain cells that increase hunger, causing people taking this drug to gain more body fat, according to researchers at Georgia State University, Oregon Health and Science University, Georgia Regents University and Charlie Norwood Veterans Administration Medical Center.Why drug for type II diabetes makes people gain weight - Read more

Relation of exercise training and preventing premature death in elderly

Photo: Elderly in a high intensity spinning class [11/03/2015] Researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology try to find out what kind of impact exercise training can have on elderly people’s general health. They also raise the question whether exercise training can prevent premature death in elderly or not.Relation of exercise training and preventing premature death in elderly - Read more

People with disabilities experience unrecognized health disparities

Photo: Wheelchair user [04/03/2015] People with disabilities have unmet medical needs and poorer overall health throughout their lives, and as a result should be recognized as a health disparity group so more attention can be directed to improving their quality of life, a team of policy researchers has found.People with disabilities experience unrecognized health disparities - Read more

Do long sleepers have an increased risk of stroke?

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Photo: Sleeping woman [02/03/2015] People who sleep more than eight hours a night may have an increased risk of stroke, according to a new study published in the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Do long sleepers have an increased risk of stroke? - Read more

 
 

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