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Rehabilitation: Pairing a mechanical device with stroke patients

Photo: Pneumatic actuator tendon hammer [18/07/2014] The repetitive facilitation exercise (RFE) is one of the most common rehabilitation tactics for stroke patients attempting to regain wrist movement. Stroke hemiparesis individuals are not able to move that part of their body because they cannot create a strong enough neural signal that travels from the brain to the wrist.Rehabilitation: Pairing a mechanical device with stroke patients - Read more

Multiple sclerosis: new description and understanding

Photo: A tablet showing the words [11/06/2014] Multiple sclerosis manifests itself in many different ways and different courses. A recent effort to fine-tune descriptions – or phenotypes – of MS was undertaken by an international team of leaders in MS research and clinical care.Multiple sclerosis: new description and understanding - Read more

New health services needed for rise in 100-year-olds

[04/06/2014] Over 35,000 people lived to 100 years or more in England over the last ten years, with a large proportion subsequently dying from frailty exacerbated by pneumonia, according to a new study by King's College London. With the number of centenarians set to grow, end-of-life care needs to be tailored to the increasing frailty in this age group, warn the King's palliative care researchers.New health services needed for rise in 100-year-olds - Read more

Technology supports diabetic patients and their doctors

Photo: Tablet for Diabetes management [26/05/2014] Diabetes affects around 10 percent of the population; according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). The disease places a huge financial burden on healthcare systems, and also leads to early death and poor quality of life. However, patients and healthcare professionals will now be able to partner up and manage the illness in better, more effective ways.Technology supports diabetic patients and their doctors - Read more

Accident and Emergency departments cause problems for the elderly

Photo: Elderly patient [21/05/2014] Norwegian Accident and Emergency departments are not designed for elderly patients, and their staff often lack geriatric experience.Accident and Emergency departments cause problems for the elderly - Read more

Impaired new learning in persons with Parkinson's disease

[21/05/2014] Kessler Foundation scientists collaborated with colleagues in Spain to study memory and learning in patients with Parkinson Disease (PD). They found that the Parkinson group's ability to learn new information was significantly poorer when compared with the control group.Impaired new learning in persons with Parkinson's disease - Read more

Understanding aspirin's effect on wound healing offers hope for treating chronic wounds

[19/05/2014] In addition to its known capacity to promote bleeding events, aspirin also inhibits wound healing. New research now describes how aspirin acts on key skin cells called keratinocytes, delaying skin repair at wound sites. A better understanding of this process offers hope for the development of drugs to encourage wounds to heal.Understanding aspirin's effect on wound healing offers hope for treating chronic wounds - Read more

Treating Diabetes: Gender-Specific Approach of Great Importance

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[12/05/2014] The international guidelines on the drug-based therapy of diabetes mellitus specify which factors need to be taken into account during treatment. Factors such as age, the duration of the condition, life expectancy, the social environment and co-morbidities all have a part to play.Treating Diabetes: Gender-Specific Approach of Great Importance - Read more

Genes Altered in Schizophrenia, Autism, Intellectual Disability

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Photo: Genes [07/05/2014] A multinational team of scientists presents new evidence supporting the theory that in at least some cases of schizophrenia, autism and intellectual disability (ID), malfunctions in some of the same genes are contributing to pathology.Genes Altered in Schizophrenia, Autism, Intellectual Disability - Read more

Outcome of Stroke worse for People with Infection

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[23/04/2014] Infection is bad news for all of us – but it can be really serious to people who have had a stroke. Evidence is mounting that infection makes things much worse after a stroke.Outcome of Stroke worse for People with Infection - Read more

ER Doctors Miss More Strokes among Women, Minorities and Younger Patients

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Photo: Woman having a stroke [04/04/2014] Analyzing federal health care data, a team of researchers led by a Johns Hopkins specialist concluded that doctors overlook or discount the early signs of potentially disabling strokes in tens of thousands of American each year, a large number of them visitors to emergency rooms complaining of dizziness or headaches.ER Doctors Miss More Strokes among Women, Minorities and Younger Patients - Read more

Health Workers Inadequately Trained to Treat Minority Ethnic Groups

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[31/03/2014] Health professionals are suffering from severe professional anxiety because they are being inadequately trained to treat minority ethnic groups – with their treatment often based on cultural stereotypes, research has found.Health Workers Inadequately Trained to Treat Minority Ethnic Groups - Read more

Stroke Patients May Benefit from New Routines

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[26/03/2014] "Having a stroke can be a devastating experience, and those affected by one often feel that their lives are turned upside down. For many patients, life after a stroke is therefore about reestablishing life as it was before the stroke. But this is very rarely possible and thus a source of frustration for stroke patients," says ethnologist Michael Andersen from University of Copenhagen.Stroke Patients May Benefit from New Routines - Read more

Early Strokes: Many Young Adults With Long-lasting Disability

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Photo: Graphic with Word Stroke [05/03/2014] One-third of people who survive a stroke before age 50 are unable to live independently or need assistance with daily activities 10 years after their stroke.Early Strokes: Many Young Adults With Long-lasting Disability - Read more

Tissue Repair Drug Helps Heal Diabetic Foot Ulcers

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[26/02/2014] Patients were twice as likely to have a diabetic foot ulcer heal within eight weeks when they were treated with a tissue repair drug versus a placebo, according to new research.Tissue Repair Drug Helps Heal Diabetic Foot Ulcers - Read more

Helping Young Adults with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

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[19/02/2014] The team led by Eric Racine and Emily Bell, Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréals (IRCM) neuroethics experts, identified important challenges in the transition from paediatric to adult health care, especially among youth with neurodevelopmental disabilities (such as autism spectrum disorders, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders and cerebral palsy).Helping Young Adults with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities - Read more

Research Backs More Strategies for Children with Autism

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[03/02/2014] The National Professional Development Center (NPDC) on Autism Spectrum Disorders has released its much-anticipated update on evidence-based practices for children and youth with autism.Research Backs More Strategies for Children with Autism - Read more

Researchers Uncover Mechanism Controlling Tourette Syndrome Tics

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[16/12/2013] A mechanism in the brain which controls tics in children with Tourette Syndrome (TS) has been discovered by scientists at The University of Nottingham.Researchers Uncover Mechanism Controlling Tourette Syndrome Tics - Read more

Helping People with Spine Injuries Walk Better

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[09/12/2013] Scientists may have found a new treatment that can help people with spinal cord injuries walk better.Helping People with Spine Injuries Walk Better - Read more

Living with Chronic Pain: The Daily Struggle with a ‘New Self’

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Photo: Man holding his neck in pain [06/12/2013] A new study, funded by the National Institute for Health Research Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) Programme, systematically searches for, and makes sense of, the growing body of qualitative research on musculoskeletal pain to help understand the experiences of patients suffering from chronic pain. Living with Chronic Pain: The Daily Struggle with a ‘New Self’ - Read more

Speech Recovery after Stroke

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Photo: Magnetic coil on a head [02/12/2013] A Kiel University scientist investigates which areas in the brain really are in charge of speech, and how these interact. Her findings are supposed to help patients who have speech production problems or aphasia following a stroke.Speech Recovery after Stroke - Read more

NIH Funds Development of Novel Robots to Assist People with Disabilities

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Photo: Robotic ankle exoskeleton control [20/11/2013] Three projects have been awarded funding by the National Institutes of Health to develop innovative robots that work cooperatively with people and adapt to changing environments to improve human capabilities and enhance medical procedures. Funding for these projects totals approximately $2.4 million over the next five years, subject to the availability of funds.NIH Funds Development of Novel Robots to Assist People with Disabilities - Read more

Underestimated Psychological Burdens From Diabetes

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Photo: Blood sugar measurement [04/10/2013] The OECD countries have 83 million people suffering from diabetes; by 2030 this figure will increase to 100 million. The massive psychosocial effects of the disease on diabetics and their families are largely underestimated.Underestimated Psychological Burdens From Diabetes - Read more

Multiple Sclerosis Appears to Originate in Different Part of Brain than Long Believed

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[02/10/2013] Rutgers professor's advanced analysis could let therapy start earlier and lead MS research in new directions.Multiple Sclerosis Appears to Originate in Different Part of Brain than Long Believed - Read more

New App Helps Clinician Communications

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Photo: Woman using a tablet [23/09/2013] There's an app for that. A new iOS app developed in part by University of Kentucky researcher Elaine Wittenberg-Lyles will assist health care professionals seeking help communicating with patients during difficult conversations.New App Helps Clinician Communications - Read more

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Nurses Manage the Disease Well

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Photo: Nurse and patient [06/09/2013] Patients attending clinical nurse specialist clinics do not get inferior treatment to that offered by consultant rheumatologists, the results of a major new clinical trial have revealed.Rheumatoid Arthritis: Nurses Manage the Disease Well - Read more

Preschoolers Who Stutter Do Just Fine Emotionally and Socially

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[28/08/2013] A study of over 1600 children, which followed the children from infancy to four years old, found the cumulative incidence of stuttering by four years old was 11 per cent, more than twice what has previously been reported.Preschoolers Who Stutter Do Just Fine Emotionally and Socially - Read more

Stroke: Computer Test Reveals High Prevalence of Attention Disorders

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Photo: Man in hospital bed with laptop [28/08/2013] A majority of stroke patients have problems paying attention and could be helped by brain-training computer games, a new study suggests.Stroke: Computer Test Reveals High Prevalence of Attention Disorders - Read more

Undiagnosed Pre-Diabetes Highly Prevalent in Early Alzheimer's Disease Study

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[19/08/2013] When Georgetown University neurologist R. Scott Turner, began enrolling people with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease into a nationwide study last year, he expected to find only a handful of participants with undiagnosed glucose intolerance.Undiagnosed Pre-Diabetes Highly Prevalent in Early Alzheimer's Disease Study - Read more

Few Doctors Have Adequate Training to Effectively Treat Chronic Pain Patients

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[14/08/2013] Pain is the most common reason a patient sees a physician but few physicians have received adequate training to help their patients, according to a Henry Ford Hospital article.Few Doctors Have Adequate Training to Effectively Treat Chronic Pain Patients - Read more

Training Program Meets 'Critical Need' for Earlier Autism Identification

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[12/08/2013] A Vanderbilt research program that trains community pediatricians to diagnose autism within their individual practices may lead to more effective treatment of the disorder that now affects an estimated one in 88 children.Training Program Meets 'Critical Need' for Earlier Autism Identification - Read more

Young Children with Autism Benefit Regardless of High-Quality Treatment Model

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[24/07/2013] Researchers at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill have found that preschoolers with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) who receive high-quality early intervention benefit developmentally regardless of the treatment model used.Young Children with Autism Benefit Regardless of High-Quality Treatment Model - Read more

Pain Control in Children with Cerebral Palsy

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[17/07/2013] Researchers have found that more than 25 percent of children with cerebral palsy (CP) seen by physicians have moderate to severe chronic pain, limiting their activity. Findings indicate that pediatricians should be aware of chronic pain in this group and try to identify and treat its underlying causes. Pain Control in Children with Cerebral Palsy - Read more

Composition of Care Team Critical to Improved Outcomes for Nursing Home Patients

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[15/07/2013] An interdisciplinary team that actively involves a nursing home patient's own physician plus a pharmacist has substantially better odds of improving the quality of nursing home care, according to a new systemic review of studies on long-term-stay patients' care.Composition of Care Team Critical to Improved Outcomes for Nursing Home Patients - Read more

Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Usage of Specialty Services for Children with Autism

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[08/07/2013] A new study found that African-American or Hispanic children diagnosed with autism were significantly less likely than white children to have received subspecialty care or procedures related to conditions that often accompany autism spectrum disorders.Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Usage of Specialty Services for Children with Autism - Read more

Researchers Successfully Treat Autism in Infants

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Mother and Baby playing [01/07/2013] For infants with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), however, the game can be distressing rather than pleasant, and they'll do their best to tune out all aspects of it – and that includes the people playing with them.Researchers Successfully Treat Autism in Infants - Read more

Timely Treatment after Stroke Is Crucial

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[24/06/2013] For years, the mantra of neurologists treating stroke victims has been "time equals brain." That's because getting a patient to the emergency room quickly to receive a drug that dissolves the stroke-causing blood clot can make a significant difference in how much brain tissue is saved or lost. Timely Treatment after Stroke Is Crucial - Read more

Access to Health Care among Thailand's Poor Reduces Infant Mortality

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[10/06/2013] When health care reform in Thailand increased payments to public hospitals for indigent care, more poor people sought medical treatment and infant mortality was reduced, even though the cost of medical care remained free for the poor, a new study shows.Access to Health Care among Thailand's Poor Reduces Infant Mortality - Read more

Enrichment Therapy Effective among Children with Autism

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[03/06/2013] Children with autism showed significant improvement after six months of simple sensory exercises at home using everyday items such as scents, spoons and sponges, according to UC Irvine neurobiologists.Enrichment Therapy Effective among Children with Autism - Read more

Epilepsy: New Imaging Techniques Used to Help Patients

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[29/05/2013] New techniques in imaging of brain activity developed by Jean Gotman, from McGill University's Montreal Neurological Institute, and his colleagues lead to improved treatment of patients suffering from epilepsy.Epilepsy: New Imaging Techniques Used to Help Patients - Read more

Novel Medicine for the Treatment of Chronic Wounds

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[22/05/2013] Every 20 seconds, a limb is lost as a consequence of diabetic foot ulcer that does not heal. In his doctoral thesis Yue Shen from the Industrial Doctoral School and the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics at Umeå University presented a novel medicine for chronic wound treatment that may completely change the lives of millions of patients.Novel Medicine for the Treatment of Chronic Wounds - Read more

One in Three Stroke Emergencies Do Not Use EMS

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Photo: Hand holding a phone [10/05/2013] More than a third of stroke patients don't get to the hospital by ambulance, even though that's the fastest way to get there, according to new research.One in Three Stroke Emergencies Do Not Use EMS - Read more

ADHD Symptoms Persist Despite Treatment

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Photo: Child learning with a woman [19/04/2013] Nine out of 10 young children with moderate to severe attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) continue to experience serious, often severe symptoms and impairment long after their original diagnoses and, in many cases, despite treatment, according to a federally funded multi-center study led by investigators at Johns Hopkins Children's Center. ADHD Symptoms Persist Despite Treatment - Read more

Amputations among Diabetes Patients Can Be Reduced by 50 Percent

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[17/04/2013] Every 30 seconds somebody in the world is amputated as a consequence of foot complication due to diabetes. A new study at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, confirmes that shoe inserts, podiatry, regular checkups and other simple interventions can reduce the number of amputations by more than 50 percent.Amputations among Diabetes Patients Can Be Reduced by 50 Percent - Read more

Autistic Children: Risk for Feeding Problems and Nutritional Deficits

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Photo: Child refuses food [17/04/2013] A new, comprehensive analysis of feeding behavior in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) indicates that these children are five times more likely to have a feeding problem, including extreme tantrums during meals, severe food selectivity and ritualistic mealtime behaviors. Autistic Children: Risk for Feeding Problems and Nutritional Deficits - Read more

Diabetes Patients Need to Be Consulted to Improve Treatment

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Photo: Patient talking to doctor [12/04/2013] Patients with type 2 diabetes who tailor their own treatment in cooperation with their doctor can reduce their risk of complications such as heart attack with up to 20 percent. This is the result of a new Danish study from the Research Unit for General Practice, University of Copenhagen. Diabetes Patients Need to Be Consulted to Improve Treatment - Read more

Autism: Age at Diagnosis Depends on Specific Symptoms

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[10/04/2013] The age at which a child with autism is diagnosed is related to the particular suite of behavioral symptoms he or she exhibits, new research from the University of Wisconsin–Madison shows. Autism: Age at Diagnosis Depends on Specific Symptoms - Read more

Household Income Affects Chronic Disease Control in Kids

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[08/04/2013] Researchers at the University of Montreal have found that the glycated hemoglobin levels of children with type 1 diabetes followed at its affiliated Sainte-Justine Mother and Child University Hospital (CHU Sainte-Justine) is correlated linearly and negatively with household income.Household Income Affects Chronic Disease Control in Kids - Read more

Spinal Cord Injuries: Hand Surgery Enhances Life Quality

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Photo: Hand before and after surgery [27/03/2013] Reconstructive hand surgery can dramatically enhance the life quality and independence of those paralyzed by a cervical spinal cord injury. Despite this, the operation is not frequently performed, either in Sweden or elsewhere. Researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden are now hoping to change that.Spinal Cord Injuries: Hand Surgery Enhances Life Quality - Read more

Preventing Chronic Pain with Stress Management

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Photo: Hand on aching back [25/03/2013] For chronic pain sufferers, such as people who develop back pain after a car accident, avoiding the harmful effects of stress may be key to managing their condition. This is particularly important for people with a smaller-than-average hippocampus, as these individuals seem to be particularly vulnerable to stress, according to a new study.Preventing Chronic Pain with Stress Management - Read more

Fish Oil Helps Heal Bedsores of the Critically Ill

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Photo: Fish oil capsules; linked to [04/01/2013] Fish oil can help lower blood pressure, reduce inflammation in the skin and joints, and promote healthy fetal development. Now a researcher has found that it has a positive effect on bedsores, too.Fish Oil Helps Heal Bedsores of the Critically Ill - Read more

Significant Shortcomings in Health Care of Autistic Adults

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[12/12/2012] Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) have found that adults with autism, who represent about 1 percent of the adult population in the United States, report significantly worse health care experiences than their non-autistic counterparts.Significant Shortcomings in Health Care of Autistic Adults - Read more

Sweat Glands Play Major Role in Healing Human Wounds

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[10/12/2012] As poor wound healing from diabetic ulcers and other ailments takes heavy toll on healthcare costs, U-M findings pave way for new efficient therapies.Sweat Glands Play Major Role in Healing Human Wounds - Read more

Engaging Parents Leads to Better Treatments for Children With ADHD

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[28/11/2012] Pediatricians and researchers at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's (CHOP) have developed a first-of-its kind tool to help parents and health care providers better treat ADHD (attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder). Engaging Parents Leads to Better Treatments for Children With ADHD - Read more

Extra Chromosome 21 Removed from Down Syndrome Cell Line

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[26/11/2012] University of Washington scientists have succeeded in removing the extra copy of chromosome 21 in cell cultures derived from a person with Down's syndrome. In Down syndrome, the body's cells contain three copies of chromosome 21, rather than the usual pair.Extra Chromosome 21 Removed from Down Syndrome Cell Line - Read more

Digital Tablets Improve Speed of Reading

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Photo: Woman reading with tablet pc; linked to [19/11/2012] People who have eye diseases that damage their central vision can regain the ability to read quickly and comfortably by using digital tablets, according to a recent study.Digital Tablets Improve Speed of Reading - Read more

Diabetes Management Program Provides Improvements in Patient Care

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[14/11/2012] In Canada alone, almost 2 million people are known to be living with diabetes. Around a million more have the disease but are not aware of that fact, and have not been given the tools they need to control their blood sugar and safeguard their health. Diabetes Management Program Provides Improvements in Patient Care - Read more

Software Improves Quality of Sound for Hearing Aid Users

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Photo: Old man with hearing problems; linked to [14/11/2012] A new software product developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge could greatly improve sound perception for users of hearing aids. Software Improves Quality of Sound for Hearing Aid Users - Read more

Early Autism Intervention Improves Brain Responses to Social Cues

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Photo: Child watching photo; linked to [09/11/2012] An autism intervention program that emphasizes social interactions improves cognitive skills and brain responses to faces, considered a building block for social skills.Early Autism Intervention Improves Brain Responses to Social Cues - Read more

Drug Offers New Pain Management Therapy for Diabetics

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[05/11/2012] A study from the University of Calgary's Hotchkiss Brain Institute shows there is evidence to support a new drug therapy called nabilone to treat diabetic neuropathy, or nerve pain. Drug Offers New Pain Management Therapy for Diabetics - Read more

Negative Pressure Wound Therapy: ”The Wounds Are Cleaner and the Wound Edges Can Grow Closer Together“

Whether it is due to a chronic condition or after surgery – wound healing often gives patients a hard time. Several therapies promise relief, but which of them really keep their word? Negative pressure wound therapy is currently examined very closely and carefully.Negative Pressure Wound Therapy: ”The Wounds Are Cleaner and the Wound Edges Can Grow Closer Together“ - Read more

Medication Frees Children with ADHD

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[19/10/2012] Children living with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) tend to feel that they benefit from medication to treat the condition and do not feel that the medication turns them into 'robots', according to a study.Medication Frees Children with ADHD - Read more

Group Therapy Against Depression

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[17/10/2012] Gender-specific group therapy is effective for treating depressed women with Type 2 diabetes. Evidence suggests that antidepressants may disrupt blood-sugar control and can be associated with increased weight gain; therefore, other treatment options are needed for depression.Group Therapy Against Depression - Read more

Non-invasive Method for Diagnosing Epilepsy

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[15/10/2012] A study of researchers from University of Minnesota and Mayo Clinic shows that outlines how a new type of non-invasive brain scan taken immediately after a seizure gives additional insight into possible causes and treatments for epilepsy patients.Non-invasive Method for Diagnosing Epilepsy - Read more

Mobile Apps for Diabetes Present Usability Issues

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[10/09/2012] Maintaining control of blood glucose levels is one of the most important actions diabetics can take to control their illness. New technology is designed to make self-monitoring easier and more accessible than ever before, but often tech products fail to accommodate some older users.Mobile Apps for Diabetes Present Usability Issues - Read more

Autism: Little Evidence Supports Treatment Options in Adolescents

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[29/08/2012] Vanderbilt University researchers studying interventions for adolescents and young adults with autism are reporting today that there is insufficient evidence to support findings, good or bad, for the therapies currently used.Autism: Little Evidence Supports Treatment Options in Adolescents - Read more

An Artificial Retina Restores Normal Vision

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[17/08/2012] Two researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College have deciphered a mouse's retina's neural code and coupled this information to a novel prosthetic device to restore sight to blind mice.An Artificial Retina Restores Normal Vision - Read more

Caffeine May Ease Parkinson's Symptoms

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[08/08/2012] Caffeine, which is widely consumed around the world in coffee, tea and soft drinks, may help control movement in people suffering from Parkinson's. This is the finding of a study conducted at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre.Caffeine May Ease Parkinson's Symptoms - Read more

Improving Stroke Rehabilitation in Europe

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[25/07/2012] Researchers at the University of Luxembourg, along with their international partners, want to develop an easy-to-use, self-motivating tool that stroke patients can use in their rehabilitation process. The 4.4 million euro project is funded by the European Commission Seventh Framework Programme.Improving Stroke Rehabilitation in Europe - Read more

Correct Treatment Can Reduce Amputations

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[18/07/2012] Diabetic foot infections are an increasingly common problem, but proper care can save limbs and, ultimately, lives, suggest new guidelines released by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA).Correct Treatment Can Reduce Amputations - Read more

Treating Diabetes Early and Intensively Is Best Strategy

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[02/07/2012] Intensive early treatment of type 2 diabetes slows down progression of the disease by preserving the body's insulin-producing capacity, a UT Southwestern study has shown.Treating Diabetes Early and Intensively Is Best Strategy - Read more

Psoriasis Increases Risk of Diabetes

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[22/06/2012] Psoriasis is an independent risk for Type 2 Diabetes, according to a new study by researchers of the University of Pennsylvania, with the greatest risk seen in patients with severe psoriasis.Psoriasis Increases Risk of Diabetes - Read more

Antioxidant Can Reduce Blindness Risk

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[18/06/2012] A study by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital suggests that the antioxidant, rhSOD (recombinant human Cu/Zn superoxide dismutase), reduces the risk of developing Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) in extremely low gestational age newborns.Antioxidant Can Reduce Blindness Risk - Read more

Health-care Disparities For Children with Autism

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[13/06/2012] University of Missouri researchers compared costs and types of services for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) to costs and services for children with other conditions like asthma or diabetes.Health-care Disparities For Children with Autism - Read more

Unique Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Program

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[23/05/2012] Alzheimer's disease affects an estimated 5.4 million people in the United States, some 480,000 of them in California. Nearly half of all people 85 and older will be stricken with the disease. The overall burden of dementia is still higher, with Alzheimer's accounting for only 60 to 80 per cent of dementia cases.Unique Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Program - Read more

New Discoveries About Brain-hand Connection

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[04/05/2012] Research at Arizona State University (ASU) and Columbia University to better understand the intricate sensory and cognitive connections between the brain and the hands has won support from the National Science Foundation (NSF).New Discoveries About Brain-hand Connection - Read more

Monitoring Spinal Cord During Surgery May Help Prevent Paralysis

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[07/03/2012] The American Academy of Neurology is issuing an updated guideline that recommends monitoring the spinal cord during spinal surgery and certain chest surgeries to help prevent paralysis, or loss of muscle function, related to the surgeries.Monitoring Spinal Cord During Surgery May Help Prevent Paralysis - Read more

DIMming Cancer Growth: Diindolylmethane Suppresses Ovarian Cancer

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[29/02/2012] Ovarian cancer is a major cause of death worldwide. Approximately 25,000 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer this year and 15,000 women will die from it in the United States alone. The novel anti-cancer drug diindolylmethane (DIM) has been shown in laboratory to inhibit the growth of ovarian cancer cells.DIMming Cancer Growth: Diindolylmethane Suppresses Ovarian Cancer - Read more

Target Causes of Everyday MS Symptoms

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[22/02/2012] Annoying, frustrating symptoms like difficulty hearing or remembering things can complicate everyday living for multiple sclerosis (MS) patients, but most research to date has focused on the disease's less frequent but more debilitating consequences.Target Causes of Everyday MS Symptoms - Read more

“Very Promising” Treatment for Huntington Disease

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[20/02/2012] Researchers at the University of Alberta (U of A) have discovered a promising new therapy for Huntington disease that restores lost motor skills and may delay or stop the progression of the disease based on lab model tests, says the lead researcher.“Very Promising” Treatment for Huntington Disease - Read more

Risk of Blindness Halved Over Last Decade

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[30/01/2012] Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most frequent cause of blindness in the Western World. A report from the University of Copenhagen and Glostrup Hospital in Denmark shows the number of new cases of blindness.Risk of Blindness Halved Over Last Decade - Read more

Animated Cartoon Helps Children with Autism

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[16/01/2012] Empathy can be taught to children with autism by watching a specially designed cartoon. This is the finding of research of the British Psychological Society (BPS).Animated Cartoon Helps Children with Autism - Read more

Parkinson's Treatment Shows Positive Results

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[13/01/2012] Researchers from the University of Florida and 14 additional medical centres reported results that deep brain stimulation — also known as DBS — is effective at improving motor symptoms and quality of life in patients with advanced Parkinson's disease.Parkinson's Treatment Shows Positive Results - Read more

Measurements: Earlier Diagnosis in Alzheimer's Disease

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[21/12/2011] European PredictAD project has developed a decision support tool for objective diagnostics of Alzheimer's disease.Measurements: Earlier Diagnosis in Alzheimer's Disease - Read more

Epilepsy in Children with ASD is Photosensitive

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[14/12/2011] Epilepsy is common in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). A new study indicates their epilepsy is surprisingly photosensitive as well. Epilepsy in Children with ASD is Photosensitive - Read more

Diabetes: World’s Largest Study Targeting Foot Ulcers

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[14/11/2011] What’s crucial for a diabetic’s foot sore to heal is that the ulcer is superficial, blood circulation is normal, and the person has had diabetes for short time. This is shown in the world’s largest diabetes study regarding foot ulcers, which have been carried out by the researcher Magdalena Annersten Gershater at Malmö University in Sweden.Diabetes: World’s Largest Study Targeting Foot Ulcers - Read more

Prevention of Bedsores in Long-Term Care Homes Cost-Effective

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[02/11/2011] Researchers at the University of Toronto have found that low-tech, inexpensive interventions for bedsores could improve health for long-term care residents and reduce health-care costs for the facilities that house them.Prevention of Bedsores in Long-Term Care Homes Cost-Effective - Read more

Antibiotic Cuts Catheter Infections in Dialysis Patients

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[24/08/2011] Antibiotics can help ward off serious bacterial infections in kidney disease patients who use tubes called catheters for their dialysis treatments. But if antibiotics are used too often, "super bugs" may crop up that are resistant to the drugs.Antibiotic Cuts Catheter Infections in Dialysis Patients - Read more

Robotic device: Recovery of the Hand Functions of Stroke Patients

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[22/08/2011] Scientists have developed a hand robotic training device to recover the hand functions of stroke patients. Robotic device: Recovery of the Hand Functions of Stroke Patients - Read more

New Evidence: Benefits of Home Dialysis for Kidney Patients

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[29/06/2011] Cells that help protect blood vessels work better in patients who undergo dialysis at home during the night than those who undergo standard daytime dialysis in a hospital, according to the nephrologist Darren Yuen.New Evidence: Benefits of Home Dialysis for Kidney Patients - Read more

Music and Drama Therapy for Parkinson's Patients

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[24/06/2011] A jam session twice a month: This is no ordinary jam band; all its members have Parkinson's disease. A diverse group of men and women, ranging in age and ethnicity, gather in a circle with instruments in hand and sing together. Music and Drama Therapy for Parkinson's Patients - Read more

Depression: Group Therapy Helps MS Sufferers

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[17/06/2011] Offering Multiple Sclerosis sufferers emotional support through group therapy sessions could improve their quality of life and save the NHS almost £500 per patient, a study at The University of Nottingham has discovered.Depression: Group Therapy Helps MS Sufferers - Read more

Alternative to Cure Diabetes

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[15/06/2011] The new study showed that a different approach could also be effective for treating diabetes — namely, blocking the breakdown of insulin, after it is secreted from the pancreas.Alternative to Cure Diabetes - Read more

ALS Patients: Mild Obesity Appears to Improve Survival

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[27/05/2011] Patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, may be an exception to the rule that being overweight is a health hazard. ALS Patients: Mild Obesity Appears to Improve Survival - Read more

Identification: A Key to Fight Drug-Resistant Leukemia

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[23/05/2011] An international team of researchers has now identified a protein called BCL6 which plays a key role in the development of drug-resistance in leukemia. Identification: A Key to Fight Drug-Resistant Leukemia - Read more

Hormone Improves Long-Term Recovery from Stroke

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[18/05/2011] Scientists have discovered an explanation of how stroke patients can achieve better recovery. A hormone that is associated with the growth hormone system has proved to benefit recovery during the later phases of rehabilitation after a stroke. Hormone Improves Long-Term Recovery from Stroke - Read more

Tourette Syndrome: Non-Drug Therapy to Reduce Tics

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[18/04/2011] The use of cognitive-behavioural therapy to treat tics in Tourette syndrome may be as effective as and even superior to medication in certain cases, says a new study by researchers from the Lafontaine Hospital. Tourette Syndrome: Non-Drug Therapy to Reduce Tics - Read more

Toddlers: Interest in Toys Predicts Effectiveness of Autism Treatment

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[30/03/2011] Toddlers who played with a limited number of toys showed more improvement in their communication skills following parent-guided treatment than those receiving other community-based treatments.Toddlers: Interest in Toys Predicts Effectiveness of Autism Treatment - Read more

Cerebral Palsy: Osteopathy 'of no Benefit' to Children

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[23/03/2011] Research commissioned by Cerebra, the charity that helps to improve the lives of children with brain conditions, has found little evidence to suggest that cranial osteopathy is of benefit to children with cerebral palsy.Cerebral Palsy: Osteopathy 'of no Benefit' to Children - Read more

Prevalence and Severity of Bipolar Disorder Worldwide

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[14/03/2011] Despite international variation in prevalence rates of bipolar spectrum disorder, the severity and associated disorders are similar and treatment needs are often unmet, especially in low-income countries, according to a report.Prevalence and Severity of Bipolar Disorder Worldwide - Read more

Music Relieves Stress of Assisted Breathing

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[03/01/2011] Patients who need assistance to breathe through mechanical ventilation may benefit from listening to music, a new review shows. The researchers found that music listening may relax patients, potentially resulting in fewer complications.Music Relieves Stress of Assisted Breathing - Read more