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Do long sleepers have an increased risk of stroke?

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Photo: Sleeping woman [02/03/2015] People who sleep more than eight hours a night may have an increased risk of stroke, according to a new study published in the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Do long sleepers have an increased risk of stroke? - Read more

Unexpected outcomes for elderly couples who stop driving

Photo: Elderly man driving a car [02/03/2015] When the elderly become unable to drive, due to age or deteriorating health, their emotional well-being can decline as a result of being unable to maintain social relationships or work schedules that require travel by car. Now, a University of Missouri researcher has found that even if just one member of a couple stops driving, negative consequences result for both the driver and non-driver. Unexpected outcomes for elderly couples who stop driving - Read more

Early signs in young children predict type 1 diabetes

Photo: Measuring blood sugar [27/02/2015] New research shows that it is possible to predict the development of type 1 diabetes. By measuring the presence of autoantibodies in the blood, it is possible to detect whether the immune system has begun to break down the body's own insulin cells.Early signs in young children predict type 1 diabetes - Read more

Older drivers can stay safe for longer

Photo: Elderly woman driving a car [25/02/2015] Older drivers who lack confidence on the road could benefit from a new training plan being developed by researchers at Aston University. The project will target older drivers’ ability to pay attention to different locations when at speed – known as their 'attentional switching flexibility'.Older drivers can stay safe for longer - Read more

Bio-inspired robotic sock promotes blood circulation and prevents blood clots in legs

Photo: Patient with robotic sock [23/02/2015] Patients who are bedridden or unable to move their legs are often at risk of developing Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), a potentially life-threatening condition caused by blood clots forming along the lower extremity veins of the legs. A team of researchers has invented a novel sock that can help prevent DVT and improve survival rates of patients.Bio-inspired robotic sock promotes blood circulation and prevents blood clots in legs - Read more

Parkinson’s: Growth factor for possible regenerative effects

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Graphic: Two hands protecting a brain icon [23/02/2015] Researchers have long sought treatments that can slow the progression of Parkinson's disease. Current treatments have for decades been only symptomatic in nature, supplying the neurotransmitter dopamine, which the dying nerve cells can no longer produce.Parkinson’s: Growth factor for possible regenerative effects - Read more

Helping people with Down syndrome see better

Photo: Man with Down syndrome during eye examination [20/02/2015] New computer-simulated prescribing strategies for glasses may improve the vision of people with Down syndrome, thanks to a team of University of Houston College of Optometry (UHCO) researchers who received a $1.67 million grant from the National Eye Institute (NEI).Helping people with Down syndrome see better - Read more

Research lays groundwork for next-generation prosthetics

Graphic: Muscles of the hand [18/02/2015] Three groups of researchers who have received support from the National Institutes of Health will obtain funding from the President's BRAIN Initiative to improve artificial limb technology.Research lays groundwork for next-generation prosthetics - Read more

Stem cell transplants may work better than drug for multiple sclerosis

Graphic: Demyelination of a nerve [18/02/2015] The study involved 21 people whose disability due to multiple sclerosis had increased during the previous year even though they were taking conventional medications (also known as first-line treatments). The participants, who were an average age of 36, were at an average disability level where a cane or crutch was needed to walk.Stem cell transplants may work better than drug for multiple sclerosis - Read more

25 percent of homeless people surveyed in Toronto report vision problems

Photo: Docotor screening the eyes of a patient [13/02/2015] Twenty-five per cent of homeless people surveyed in Toronto had vision problems up to and including blindness, four times higher than the rate of the overall population in North America, a new study by St. Michael's Hospital has found. 25 percent of homeless people surveyed in Toronto report vision problems - Read more

 
 

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