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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

Helping people with Down syndrome see better

Photo: Man with Down syndrome during eye examination [20/02/2015] New computer-simulated prescribing strategies for glasses may improve the vision of people with Down syndrome, thanks to a team of University of Houston College of Optometry (UHCO) researchers who received a $1.67 million grant from the National Eye Institute (NEI).Helping people with Down syndrome see better - Read more

Stem cell transplants may work better than drug for multiple sclerosis

Graphic: Demyelination of a nerve [18/02/2015] The study involved 21 people whose disability due to multiple sclerosis had increased during the previous year even though they were taking conventional medications (also known as first-line treatments). The participants, who were an average age of 36, were at an average disability level where a cane or crutch was needed to walk.Stem cell transplants may work better than drug for multiple sclerosis - Read more

25 percent of homeless people surveyed in Toronto report vision problems

Photo: Docotor screening the eyes of a patient [13/02/2015] Twenty-five per cent of homeless people surveyed in Toronto had vision problems up to and including blindness, four times higher than the rate of the overall population in North America, a new study by St. Michael's Hospital has found. 25 percent of homeless people surveyed in Toronto report vision problems - Read more

Pediatric artificial pancreas may help parents of children with Type 1 diabetes

Photo: Dassau and volunteers field test the adult artificial pancreas [11/02/2015] Frank Doyle, director of the Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies at UC Santa Barbara (UCSB), and his research group have developed an artificial pancreas, a combination of sensor technology and insulin pump, which, thanks to a control algorithm, reads levels of glucose and injects the appropriate amount of insulin based on the data, and the patient's individual characteristics.Pediatric artificial pancreas may help parents of children with Type 1 diabetes - Read more

 
 

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