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Hospital-based exercise program improves quality of life for adults with arthritis

Photo: Several women during exercise program [17/12/2014] It may seem counterintuitive, but exercise can be beneficial for people with arthritis and other muscle and joint conditions. A new study at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) finds that older adults experienced less pain, reduced stiffness and less fatigue after participating in a hospital-based exercise program.Hospital-based exercise program improves quality of life for adults with arthritis - Read more

New findings from mind-controlled robot arm project

Photo: Mind-controlled robot arm [17/12/2014] In another demonstration that brain-computer interface technology has the potential to improve the function and quality of life of those unable to use their own arms, a woman with quadriplegia shaped the almost human hand of a robot arm with just her thoughts to pick up big and small boxes, a ball, an oddly shaped rock, and fat and skinny tubes.New findings from mind-controlled robot arm project - Read more

Training elderly in social media improves well-being and combats isolation

Photo: Elderly man using a laptop [15/12/2014] Training older people in the use of social media improves cognitive capacity, increases a sense of self-competence and could have a beneficial overall impact on mental health and well-being, according to a landmark study carried out in the UK.Training elderly in social media improves well-being and combats isolation - Read more

Type 2 diabetes risk starts in pregnancy

Photo: Pregnant woman lying on a meadow [08/12/2014] The risk of developing type 2 diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disease is affected by exposures in the uterus. Researchers at Lund University in Sweden are now calling for updated guidelines in light of research evidence from the past decades.Type 2 diabetes risk starts in pregnancy - Read more

Minute movements of autistic children and parents provide clue to severity of disorder

Photo: Person touching a screen [03/12/2014] Imperceptible variations in movement patterns among individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are important indicators of the severity of the disorder in children and adults. For the first time, researchers at Indiana University and Rutgers University report developing a quantitative way to assess these otherwise ignored variations in movement and link those variations to a diagnosis.Minute movements of autistic children and parents provide clue to severity of disorder - Read more

Sharpening state spending on seniors

Photo: Elderly woman with wheeled walker and a caregiver [21/11/2014] As our society ages, a University of Montreal study suggests the health system should be focussing on comorbidity and specific types of disabilities that are associated with higher health care costs for seniors, especially cognitive disabilities.Sharpening state spending on seniors - Read more

New insight into common cause of blindness

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Photo: Woman with glasses tries to read a description [19/11/2014] Scientists at The University of Manchester have identified an important new factor behind one of the major causes of blindness, which they hope could lead to new treatments. Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the major cause of blindness in the western world, affecting around 50 million people. It has been shown that sufferers are genetically predisposed to develop the condition. New insight into common cause of blindness - Read more

Paralyzed patients have weaker bones and a higher risk of fractures than expected

Photo: Man in a wheelchair [10/11/2014] People paralyzed by spinal cord injuries lose mechanical strength in their leg bones faster, and more significantly, than previously believed, putting them at greater risk for fractures from minor stresses, according to a new study by a research team at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI).Paralyzed patients have weaker bones and a higher risk of fractures than expected - Read more

Diabetes patients report better outcomes with improved physician accessibility

Photo: Diabetes patient and a doctor [31/10/2014] A new model of delivering primary care studied by Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) researchers has the potential to improve the health of patients with type 2 diabetes.Diabetes patients report better outcomes with improved physician accessibility - Read more

Long-acting insulin is safer, more effective for patients with Type 1 diabetes

Photo: Measuring blood sugar [15/10/2014] Long-acting insulin is safer and more effective than intermediate-acting insulin for patients with Type 1 diabetes, according to new research. Researchers looked at once-daily and twice-daily doses of both long- and intermediate-acting insulin, ranking their effectiveness, safety and cost-effectiveness.Long-acting insulin is safer, more effective for patients with Type 1 diabetes - Read more

 
 

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