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Intelligent Prosthetic Liners Could Ease Pain for Lower Limb Amputees

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Photo: Prosthetic limb [23/04/2014] A new device could help to relieve the pain and discomfort experienced by thousands of amputees as a result of poorly fitting replacement lower limbs. Researchers are developing a prototype of the world's first prosthetic 'intelligent' liner with integrated pressure sensors, which could be available to NHS patients in as little as three years.Intelligent Prosthetic Liners Could Ease Pain for Lower Limb Amputees - Read more

Outcome of Stroke worse for People with Infection

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[23/04/2014] Infection is bad news for all of us – but it can be really serious to people who have had a stroke. Evidence is mounting that infection makes things much worse after a stroke.Outcome of Stroke worse for People with Infection - Read more

Grant to Improve Wellness, Preventive Care for Developmentally Disabled

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[16/04/2014] The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) has received a five-year, $4.4 million federal grant to find ways to improve wellness and preventive care for adults with developmental disabilities.Grant to Improve Wellness, Preventive Care for Developmentally Disabled - Read more

AAL: Improving the Human-Robot Connection

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Photo: Woman with robot Charlie [14/04/2014] Researchers are programming robots to communicate with people using human-like body language and cues, an important step toward bringing robots into homes.AAL: Improving the Human-Robot Connection - Read more

Young People with Epilepsy Significantly more at Risk of Injury

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[14/04/2014] Children and young adults with epilepsy are more likely to suffer broken bones, burns and poisonings compared to those without the neurological disorder, new research has found.Young People with Epilepsy Significantly more at Risk of Injury - Read more

Paraplegia: Spinal Stimulation Helps Four Patients Regain Voluntary Movement

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Photo: Patient moving his legs [11/04/2014] Four people with paraplegia are able to voluntarily move previously paralyzed muscles as a result of a novel therapy that involves electrical stimulation of the spinal cord, according to a study funded in part by the National Institutes of Health and the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. Paraplegia: Spinal Stimulation Helps Four Patients Regain Voluntary Movement - Read more

Falls among Elderly Reduced by State Program

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Photo: Man with a wheeled walker [09/04/2014] A low-cost program reduced falls in the elderly by 17 percent statewide, illustrating the value and effectiveness of using existing aging services, such as senior centers, in preventing falls, a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health study determined.Falls among Elderly Reduced by State Program - Read more

Hearing Loss Affects Old People's Personality

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[07/04/2014] As people approach old age, they generally become less outgoing. New research from the University of Gothenburg shows that this change in personality is amplified among people with impaired hearing. The findings emphasise the importance of acknowledging and treating hearing loss in the elderly population.Hearing Loss Affects Old People's Personality - Read more

Women Who Drink Milk May Delay Knee Osteoarthritis

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Photo: Woman drinking a glass of milk [07/04/2014] New research reports that women who frequently consume fat-free or low-fat milk may delay the progression of osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee. Results show that women who ate cheese saw an increase in knee OA progression. Yogurt did not impact OA progression in men or women. Women Who Drink Milk May Delay Knee Osteoarthritis - Read more

ER Doctors Miss More Strokes among Women, Minorities and Younger Patients

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Photo: Woman having a stroke [04/04/2014] Analyzing federal health care data, a team of researchers led by a Johns Hopkins specialist concluded that doctors overlook or discount the early signs of potentially disabling strokes in tens of thousands of American each year, a large number of them visitors to emergency rooms complaining of dizziness or headaches.ER Doctors Miss More Strokes among Women, Minorities and Younger Patients - Read more

 
 

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