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Love and intimacy in old age

Photo: Elderly man kissing his wife [30/01/2015] Older people are continuing to enjoy active sex lives well into their seventies and eighties, according to new research from The University of Manchester and NatCen Social Research.Love and intimacy in old age - Read more

New care model to prevent unnecessary hospitalizations of frail older adults

Photo: Elderly woman and a physician [28/01/2015] A new study from Indiana University and Regenstrief Institute researcher-clinicians reports on the first year of the implementation of OPTIMISTIC, a program they developed and implemented to prevent unnecessary hospitalizations of nursing facility residents.New care model to prevent unnecessary hospitalizations of frail older adults - Read more

Practicing nursing care in a virtual world

( Source: REHACARE.de )

Photo: Woman wearing Oculus Rift headset [28/01/2015] Oculus Rift, a gaming headset, can help teach nurses how to communicate better, researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology have found.Practicing nursing care in a virtual world - Read more

Portable stimulator being tested on Parkinson patients

Photo: Portable stimulator [26/01/2015] Researchers at the University of Gothenburg have shown that a weak electric “noise” can improve balance and motor skills in patients with Parkinson’s disease. In cooperation with NASA, the research team has now developed a portable prototype that will be used in long-term studies of Parkinson’s patients in their home environment.The has been published online in Brain Stimulation.Portable stimulator being tested on Parkinson patients - Read more

Taking sightlessness for a spin can harm people's attitudes toward blindness

Photo: Man with blindfold [26/01/2015] Using simulation to walk in the shoes of a person who is blind – such as wearing a blindfold while performing everyday tasks – has negative effects on people's perceptions of the visually impaired, according to a University of Colorado Boulder study.Taking sightlessness for a spin can harm people's attitudes toward blindness - Read more

Early knee arthritis symptoms first felt when using stairs

Photo: Person using stairs [21/01/2015] People who suffer from knee pain when using the stairs may be experiencing the early symptoms of osteoarthritis, according to a new study by University of Leeds experts.Early knee arthritis symptoms first felt when using stairs - Read more

Advanced 3-D facial imaging may aid in early detection of autism

Photo: Elderly woman with a young girl [19/01/2015] Early detection of autism in children is the key for treatments to be most effective and produce the best outcomes. Using advanced three-dimensional imaging and statistical analysis techniques, researchers at the University of Missouri have identified facial measurements in children with autism that may lead to a screening tool for young children and provide clues to its genetic causes.Advanced 3-D facial imaging may aid in early detection of autism - Read more

Evaluating role of training to help young people with cerebral palsy

Photo: Cherry Kilbride and Jennifer Ryan [19/01/2015] Academics from Brunel University's physiotherapy and biomechanics departments have been awarded £250,000 to lead research into resistance training in young people with cerebral palsy.Evaluating role of training to help young people with cerebral palsy - Read more

After a stroke, poor information increases risk of depression

Photo: Elderly man looking sad [14/01/2015] People recovering from a stroke and living at home have generally a higher risk of suffering from depression. According to researchers lack of information is often a major concern for patients and this frequently contributes to their depression. This is the result of a new study from health sociologists of the University of Luxembourg.After a stroke, poor information increases risk of depression - Read more

Pediatricians miss autism symptoms in brief checkups

Photo: Lead author and toddler [14/01/2015] As the rate of children with autism in the U.S. continues to grow, a new study published in top-ranked journal Pediatrics shows that medical professionals can't rely solely on their clinical judgment to detect autism risk.Pediatricians miss autism symptoms in brief checkups - Read more

 
 

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