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Arthritis patients failing to take effective medication

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Graphic: Pain places in joints caused by arhtritis [01/09/2014] Large numbers of people with severe rheumatoid arthritis are failing to take expensive medication as prescribed, according to a new multi-centre study led by researchers in Manchester.Arthritis patients failing to take effective medication - Read more

Avatars make the Internet sign to deaf people

Photo: Avatars and real person signing [01/09/2014] Animated online characters display content in sign language. This new method is supposed to make Internet content accessible for deaf people. In the long term, deaf people would be able to use the technique to communicate on online platforms via sign language. To realize the technique, users would only need readily available devices.Avatars make the Internet sign to deaf people - Read more

Socially-assistive robots help kids with autism learn by providing personalized prompts

Photo: Representation of the 'copycat game' interaction between the child and the Nao robot [29/08/2014] A team of researchers from the University of Southern California (USC) Viterbi School of Engineering shares results from a pilot study on the effects of using humanoid robots to help children with autism practice imitation behavior in order to encourage their autonomy.Socially-assistive robots help kids with autism learn by providing personalized prompts - Read more

Nursing home care improves with culture change

Photo: Interior of a nursing home [27/08/2014] If a nursing home makes an extensive investment in "culture change" it will see improvements in quality of care, according to a new study led by Brown University gerontology researchers.Nursing home care improves with culture change - Read more

Research helps explain why elderly have trouble sleeping

Photo: Elderly woman sleeping [25/08/2014] As people grow older, they often have difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep, and tend to awaken too early in the morning. In individuals with Alzheimer's disease, this common and troubling symptom of aging tends to be especially pronounced, often leading to nighttime confusion and wandering.Research helps explain why elderly have trouble sleeping - Read more

Self-awareness in MS has implications for rehabilitation

Photo: MS awareness ribbon [25/08/2014] A new study of self-awareness by Kessler Foundation researchers shows that persons with multiple sclerosis (MS) may be able to improve their self-awareness through task-oriented cognitive rehabilitation.Self-awareness in MS has implications for rehabilitation - Read more

African Americans at higher risk for diabetic vision loss

Photo: Eye examination [22/08/2014] Research by Keck Medicine of University of Southern California (USC) ophthalmology scientists demonstrates that African Americans bear heavier burden of diabetic macular edema (DME), one of the leading causes of blindness in diabetic patients in the United States.African Americans at higher risk for diabetic vision loss - Read more

New prosthetic arm controlled by neural messages

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Photo: Prosthetic arm [20/08/2014] Controlling a prosthetic arm by just imagining a motion may be possible through the work of Mexican scientists at the Centre for Research and Advanced Studies (CINVESTAV), who work in the development of an arm replacement to identify movement patterns from brain signals.New prosthetic arm controlled by neural messages - Read more

Pioneering online treatment for people with Bipolar Disorder

Photo: Person using a laptop outside [13/08/2014] The first effective web-based treatment for Bipolar Disorder based on the latest research evidence has been developed by psychologists.Pioneering online treatment for people with Bipolar Disorder - Read more

Movement disorders in young people related to ADHD

Photo: Chemical structure of dopamine [11/08/2014] Researchers at the University of Copenhagen and the Copenhagen University Hospital have identified a particular genetic mutation that may cause parkinsonism in young people. The mutation interferes with the brain's transport of the important signal substance dopamine and may also plays a role in mental diseases, e.g. ADHD. Movement disorders in young people related to ADHD - Read more

 
 

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