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Diabetic retinopathy screening for children with type 1 diabetes should start later

Photo: Diabetic retinopathy screening [02/09/2015] A new study has found that the occurrence of advanced forms of a diabetic eye disease remains low among children living with diabetes, regardless of how long they have had the disease or their ability to keep blood sugar levels controlled. Researchers are therefore recommending that most children with type 1 diabetes delay annual diabetic retinopathy screenings until age 15.Diabetic retinopathy screening for children with type 1 diabetes should start later - Read more

Stroke: News about platelets

Photo: Platelets [02/09/2015] Platelets play a key role in strokes: They can even drive nerve cells in the brain into a kind of suicide mode, as scientists from the University of Würzburg now report in the journal Blood.Stroke: News about platelets - Read more

Diabetics who skip breakfast provoke hazardous blood sugar spikes

Photo: Mother and daughter having breakfast [31/08/2015] More and more Americans on-the-go are skipping the "most important meal of the day," not eating until lunch. This tendency to miss breakfast has already been linked to the growing epidemic of obesity and cardiovascular problems in the US – and it may put the health of diabetics at risk as well.Diabetics who skip breakfast provoke hazardous blood sugar spikes - Read more

One in 5 over-65s who drink alcohol do so at unsafe levels

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Photo: An older man drinking beer [26/08/2015] One in five older people who drink alcohol are consuming it at unsafe levels - over 21 units of alcohol for men and 14 units for women each week - according to a study by King's College London. The research in inner-city London, published in BMJ Open, found these unsafe older drinkers are more likely to be of higher socioeconomic status.One in 5 over-65s who drink alcohol do so at unsafe levels - Read more

Physical activity linked to greater mental flexibility in older adults

Photo: Elderly couple walking in a wood [26/08/2015] Physically fit people tend to have larger brain volumes and more intact white matter than their less-fit peers. Now a new study reveals that older adults who regularly engage in moderate to vigorous physical activity have more variable brain activity at rest than those who don't. This variability is associated with better cognitive performance, researchers say.Physical activity linked to greater mental flexibility in older adults - Read more

Eating away at cognitive decline

Photo: Hands holding a bowl of blueberries [24/08/2015] Eating a group of specific foods known as the MIND diet may slow cognitive decline among aging adults, even when the person is not at risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, according to researchers at Rush University Medical Center. This finding is in addition to a previous study by the research team that found that the MIND diet may reduce a person's risk in developing Alzheimer's disease. Eating away at cognitive decline - Read more

Potential biomarker for pre-diabetes discovered

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Graphic: Sign with the words [24/08/2015] Researchers from Virginia Tech made the connection by analyzing blood samples taken from 40 participants enrolled in the diaBEAT-it program, a long-term study run by the Fralin Translational Obesity Research Center.Potential biomarker for pre-diabetes discovered - Read more

Exoskeleton for children: designed to grow as child grows

Photo: child models early-version prototype exoskeleton [21/08/2015] A University of Houston engineer has received funding to create a pediatric exoskeleton, designed to help children with spinal cord injuries and other mobility disorders walk.Exoskeleton for children: designed to grow as child grows - Read more

Barking up the wrong tree with your head in the clouds

Graphic: Boy with a tomato head and a tomato in his hand [19/08/2015] A EU project based out of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology is examining the links between language and perception in autistic individuals as just one of 15 cross-disciplinary projects designed to bring a better understanding to how our perception and language interact and change over time and in individuals.Barking up the wrong tree with your head in the clouds - Read more

Dementia: better care before research for Alzheimer's cure

Photo: Note that remembers to take medication [19/08/2015] More than $100 million in federal funding was spent last year toward searching for a cure for Alzheimer's disease. However, if given the choice, most people with dementia and those caring for them would like to see the money go elsewhere. Dementia: better care before research for Alzheimer's cure - Read more

 
 

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