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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

Poor access to primary care results in poorer health for deaf people

Photo: Girl and woman signing [09/02/2015] Deaf people who sign have poorer health than the general population, according to a study led by researchers from the School for Social and Community Medicine at the University of Bristol, UK.Poor access to primary care results in poorer health for deaf people - Read more

How negative stereotyping affects older people

Photo: Older people in cafe [04/02/2015] The most comprehensive analysis to date of research on the effect of negative stereotypes on older people's abilities has concluded that these stereotypes create a significant problem for that demographic.How negative stereotyping affects older people - Read more

Portable stimulator being tested on Parkinson patients

Photo: Portable stimulator [26/01/2015] Researchers at the University of Gothenburg have shown that a weak electric “noise” can improve balance and motor skills in patients with Parkinson’s disease. In cooperation with NASA, the research team has now developed a portable prototype that will be used in long-term studies of Parkinson’s patients in their home environment.The has been published online in Brain Stimulation.Portable stimulator being tested on Parkinson patients - Read more

 
 

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