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Tango dancing benefits Parkinson's patients

Photo: A couple dancing tango [17/04/2015] Dancing the Argentine tango could have potential benefits for people at certain stages in the development of Parkinson's disease (PD), according to findings in a new study by researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital - The Neuro, McGill University and the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre.Tango dancing benefits Parkinson's patients - Read more

Strength training still advisable in older age

Photo: Elderly people during strength training [15/04/2015] The Healthy For Life project, with the MedUni Vienna as the academic lead, aims to raise fitness levels and quality of life for older people whose nutritional condition is inadequate. The first results show that regular strength training is particularly beneficial for increasing hand strength, and thus enabling people to live independently.Strength training still advisable in older age - Read more

Number of people with Parkinson's disease set to double by 2031

Photo: Folded hands on a crutch [10/04/2015] Every day 10 people are diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. Over the next 16 years, the number of Canadians diagnosed with Parkinson's is expected to double to more than 163,700. These statistics tell only part of the story.Number of people with Parkinson's disease set to double by 2031 - Read more

Brain-machine interface to control prosthetic hand

Photo: Man with a prosthetic hand grasping a bottle [08/04/2015] A research team from the University of Houston (UH) has created an algorithm that allowed a man to grasp a bottle and other objects with a prosthetic hand, powered only by his thoughts.Brain-machine interface to control prosthetic hand - Read more

"Many people underestimate the economic impact of accessible tourism in Europe"

There is a market for accessible travelling in Europe. Yet it only grows very slowly. But actually there is a huge demand, like a study has recently proved. So what do people with access needs really require? And what does the travel industry have to offer – already today and in future?"Many people underestimate the economic impact of accessible tourism in Europe" - 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

Crossing fingers can reduce feelings of pain

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Photo: Woman with fingers crossed [30/03/2015] How you feel pain is affected by where sources of pain are in relation to each other, and so crossing your fingers can change what you feel on a single finger, finds new University College London (UCL) research.Crossing fingers can reduce feelings of pain - Read more

Wearable device helps vision-impaired people avoid collision

Photo: Wearable device [30/03/2015] People who have lost some of their peripheral vision, such as those with retinitis pigmentosa, glaucoma, or brain injury that causes half visual field loss, often face mobility challenges and increased likelihood of falls and collisions.Wearable device helps vision-impaired people avoid collision - Read more

Today’s 75-year-olds are cognitively fitter and happier than 20 years ago

Photo: Elderly happy man playing cards [27/03/2015] Older adults today show higher levels of cognitive functioning and well-being than older adults of the same age 20 years ago. This has been found in a collaborative study among several research institutions in Berlin, including the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, the Max Planck Institute for Human Development (MPIB), and the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP).Today’s 75-year-olds are cognitively fitter and happier than 20 years ago - Read more

 
 

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