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Study maps how city neighborhoods affect diabetes risk

Photo: Maps of the study [26/11/2014] As the linked epidemics of obesity and diabetes continue to escalate, a staggering one in five U.S. adults is projected to have diabetes by 2050.Study maps how city neighborhoods affect diabetes risk - Read more

Why people with autism see faces differently

Photo: Four people looking into the camera [26/11/2014] The way people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) gather information – not the judgement process itself – might explain why they gain different perceptions from peoples' faces, according to a new study from Hôpital Rivière-des-Prairies and the University of Montreal.Why people with autism see faces differently - Read more

Researchers study impact of power prosthetic failures on amputees

Photo: Powered prosthetic device [24/11/2014] Powered lower limb prosthetics hold promise for improving the mobility of amputees, but errors in the technology may also cause some users to stumble or fall. New research examines exactly what happens when these technologies fail, with the goal of developing a new generation of more robust powered prostheses.Researchers study impact of power prosthetic failures on amputees - Read more

Weight and eating habits in Parkinson's disease

Photo: Scale and vegetables [24/11/2014] Patients affected by Parkinson's disease often show marked changes in body weight: they may gain or lose a lot of weight depending on the stage of the disease, or they may put on up to ten kilos after deep brain stimulation (a treatment to alleviate the symptoms). This situation considerably worsens the quality of life of a person who is already having heavily disabling motor disorders.Weight and eating habits in Parkinson's disease - 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

Black, Hispanic kids underrepresented in autism identification

Photo: Magnifying glass over the word [17/11/2014] The number of children diagnosed with autism has increased in recent years, but a new study co-authored by a University of Kansas professor shows that while the number of students with autism increased in every state from 2000 to 2007, black and Hispanic children were significantly underrepresented.Black, Hispanic kids underrepresented in autism identification - Read more

Social robots enable young people with diabetes to be more confident about their futures

Photo: Two boys with a NAO robot [17/11/2014] Social robots are helping diabetic children accept the nature of their condition and become more confident about their futures, scientists have announced following a four-and-a-half year research study.Social robots enable young people with diabetes to be more confident about their futures - Read more

Altered diagnosis has led to growth in autism

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Photo: Physician, girl and mother [10/11/2014] More than half of the increases in the Danish autism statistics can be explained by changes in the way diagnosis are made and cases registered. This is shown by a new study from Aarhus University which, for the first time, confirms a widespread hypothesis.Altered diagnosis has led to growth in autism - 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

 
 

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