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ADHD: Positive reinforcement plays key role in cognitive task performance

Photo: Mom and girl look at reward chart on the refrigerator [31/07/2015] Praise, or other possible reward, improves the performance of children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) on certain cognitive tasks, but until a recent study led by researchers from the University at Buffalo, it wasn't clear why.ADHD: Positive reinforcement plays key role in cognitive task performance - Read more

'Dialing for Diabetes Control' helps urban adults lower blood sugar

Photo: Young woman using a telephone [29/07/2015] Periodic telephone counseling can be a highly effective, low-cost tool for lowering blood-sugar levels in minority, urban adults with uncontrolled diabetes. The findings are the result of a clinical trial led by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and their collaborators at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (Health Department).'Dialing for Diabetes Control' helps urban adults lower blood sugar - Read more

Specific cardiovascular risk factors predict Alzheimer's disease

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Photo: Glass of alcohol, a cigarette and a cup of coffee [29/07/2015] Specific cardiovascular risk factors, such as alcohol consumption, smoking, obesity and diabetes, are associated with smaller regional brain volumes that may be early indicators of Alzheimer's disease and dementia. Specific cardiovascular risk factors predict Alzheimer's disease - Read more

Exercise can improve brain function in older adults

Photo: Elderly people during strength training [27/07/2015] New research conducted at the University of Kansas Medical Center indicates that older adults can improve brain function by raising their fitness level. Jeffrey Burns, M.D., professor of neurology and co-director of the KU Alzheimer's Disease Center, led a six-month trial conducted with healthy adults ages 65 and older who showed no signs of cognitive decline.Exercise can improve brain function in older adults - Read more

Alzheimer's: How spouse-caregivers sustain relationships

Photo: Elderly couple sitting on a sofa [24/07/2015] In a study conducted at the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University (FAU), researchers looked at how couples affected by Alzheimer’s disease AD maintained their relationships, over the course of many years of marriage, and uncovered 10 patterns of communication that help couples sustain engagement in their relationships. Alzheimer's: How spouse-caregivers sustain relationships - Read more

Computer interface helps disabled patients set tone of musical performance

Photo: Paramusical ensemble [22/07/2015] Pioneering technology has been used to unite a string quartet and four people living with severe disability for a world first in musical performance. The Paramusical Ensemble saw patients from the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability (RHN) in London interacting with musicians through a Brain Computer Music Interface (BCMI).Computer interface helps disabled patients set tone of musical performance - Read more

Improving nutrition and well-being in old age

Photo: Elderly man eats some bread [20/07/2015] Researchers from the IBA Institute of the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU) are working on a project as part of the 'Enable' Competence Cluster based at Technische Universität München (TUM) which is developing food for specific age groups and involves various partners at universities and other research institutions.Improving nutrition and well-being in old age - Read more

Many mobile health apps neglect needs of blind users

Photo: Screenshot of an app [20/07/2015] Because people who are blind or have low vision are more likely to have health problems such as obesity or diabetes, it's especially important that mobile health (mHealth) applications – health tracking sensors that connect with smartphone apps – work for those users.Many mobile health apps neglect needs of blind users - Read more

Diabetes: Noninvasive device could end daily finger pricking

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Photo: Man using the measuring device [17/07/2015] A new laser sensor that monitors blood glucose levels without penetrating the skin could transform the lives of millions of people living with diabetes.Diabetes: Noninvasive device could end daily finger pricking - Read more

Alternative communication system for people with cerebral palsy

Photo: A participant sits during the brain polyphony demo [15/07/2015] Scientists of the University of Barcelona developed a device that produces sounds from brain signals. Its ultimate goal is to develop an alternative communication system for people with cerebral palsy to allow them to communicate – and more specifically in this pilot phase, to communicate their emotions.Alternative communication system for people with cerebral palsy - Read more

 
 

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