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Imaging identifies asymptomatic people at risk for stroke

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Graphic: splitted brain [17/09/2014] Imaging can be a cost-effective way to identify people at risk for stroke who might benefit from aggressive intervention, according to a new modeling study. Stroke victims often undergo revascularization procedures to restore blood flow, but use of the procedures in asymptomatic patients is controversial.Imaging identifies asymptomatic people at risk for stroke - Read more

Nearly half of older adults have care needs

Photo: Elderly woman gets help to get up from a chair [17/09/2014] Nearly half of older adults – 18 million people – have difficulty or get help with daily activities, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of Michigan (UM) and the Urban Institute analyzed data from a national sample of older adults drawn from Medicare enrollment files. In all, 8,245 people were included in the 2011 the National Health and Aging Trends Study.Nearly half of older adults have care needs - Read more

Mindfulness training can brighten outlook on life for person with dementia and caregiver

Photo: Dementia patient and family member [15/09/2014] Mindfulness training for individuals with early-stage dementia and their caregivers together in the same class was beneficial for both groups, easing depression and improving sleep and quality of life, reports new Northwestern Medicine study.Mindfulness training can brighten outlook on life for person with dementia and caregiver - Read more

Education vital to the visually impaired

Photo: Students reading books in Braille [12/09/2014] A new wide-ranging survey has gathered the responses of nearly 1000 visually impaired people. The project 'Med jobb i sikte' (Work in mind) has included the first major survey of its kind since 1994. Whereas in previous surveys the emphasis was on facilitation and support schemes, focus has now turned to the factors that help and hinder the visually impaired from getting jobs.Education vital to the visually impaired - Read more

Hearing loss among people with learning disabilities

Photo: Magnifying glass over a ear of a child [08/09/2014] At least forty per cent of UK people with learning disabilities are suffering from hearing loss, but new research shows they are unlikely to be diagnosed.Hearing loss among people with learning disabilities - Read more

Simple test could detect most common cause of visual impairment in the UK

Photo: Testing a patient [05/09/2014] A simple colour test that could detect the early onset of a condition which accounts for over half of visual impairment certifications in the UK is being researched by scientists at Aston University.Simple test could detect most common cause of visual impairment in the UK - Read more

Older adults who volunteer are happier and healthier

Photo: Elderly woman laughing [03/09/2014] Older adults who stay active by volunteering are getting more out of it than just an altruistic feeling – they are receiving a health boost. A new study, led by the Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest Health Sciences, is the first to take a broad-brush look at all the available peer-reviewed evidence regarding the psychosocial health benefits of formal volunteering for older adults.Older adults who volunteer are happier and healthier - Read more

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

 
 

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