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Medical costs for stroke survivors stay high 10 years on

Photo: Elderly man with a wheeled walker [29/10/2014] New data shows that healthcare and personal costs to support survivors of stroke remains high 10 years on. The Monash University research is the first to look at the long-term costs for the two main causes of stroke; ischemic where the blood supply stops due to a blood clot, and hemorrhagic, which occurs when a weakened blood vessel supplying the brain bursts.Medical costs for stroke survivors stay high 10 years on - Read more

Study finds knowledge poor about stroke in Uganda

Photo: Blackboard with [29/10/2014] A study found that overall knowledge about stroke in Uganda was poor, although knowing what to do for a stroke – go to the hospital – was good.Study finds knowledge poor about stroke in Uganda - Read more

Screening questions fail to identify teens at risk for hearing loss

Photo: Young woman with headphones [27/10/2014] Subjective screening questions do not reliably identify teenagers who are at risk for hearing loss, according to researchers at Penn State College of Medicine. The results suggest that objective hearing tests should be refined for this age group to replace screening questions.Screening questions fail to identify teens at risk for hearing loss - Read more

Significant increase in type 1 diabetes rates among non-Hispanic white youth

Photo: Arrow diagram [27/10/2014] The rate of non-Hispanic white youth diagnosed with type 1 diabetes increased significantly from 2002 to 2009 in all but the youngest age group of children, according to a new study.Significant increase in type 1 diabetes rates among non-Hispanic white youth - Read more

Omega 3 can help children with ADD

Photo: Boy holding omega 3 pill in his hand [24/10/2014] Supplements of the fatty acids omega 3 and 6 can help children and adolescents who have a certain kind of ADHD. These are the findings of a dissertation at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, which also indicates that a special cognitive training program can improve problem behavior in children with ADHD.Omega 3 can help children with ADD - Read more

Siblings of children with autism can show signs at 18 months

Photo: Siblings [22/10/2014] About 20 percent of younger siblings of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) will develop the condition by age 3. A new study by Yale School of Medicine researchers has found that 57 percent of these younger siblings who later develop the condition already showed symptoms at age 18 months.Siblings of children with autism can show signs at 18 months - Read more

Ways to boost use of multi-sensory environments in dementia care

Photo: Elderly person holding an illuminated heart item [22/10/2014] A new guide developed by two British academics has shed fresh light on the positive impact multi-sensory environments can have when caring for people with dementia. The publication has been unveiled as part of the Inside Out Festival, which showcases contributions universities make to the English capital’s cultural life.Ways to boost use of multi-sensory environments in dementia care - Read more

New research center to focus on family caregivers of elderly and disabled

Photo: Elderly woman and family caregiver [20/10/2014] More than 65 million family caregivers in the US help 12 million seniors and people with disabilities to live at home. While family caregivers save the federal government billions each year in long-term care services, these caregivers aren't getting much support in return, said principal investigator Sandy Magaña, professor of disability and human development at University of Illinois at Chicago.New research center to focus on family caregivers of elderly and disabled - Read more

Detecting depressive states in the elderly with on-line monitoring devices

Photo: Elderly man sitting in an arm chair [17/10/2014] Specialists at the Autonomous Metropolitan University (UAM) of Mexico developed a system that achieved detecting depression in older adults, through monitoring their daily routine. This technology can be used as an auxiliary tool for the care of elderly people, who for various reasons, such as family abandonment of or a chronic condition, tend to fall into a depressed state.Detecting depressive states in the elderly with on-line monitoring devices - Read more

Hidden population: Thousands of youths take on caregiver role at home

Photo: Young hand reaching out and holding old hand [15/10/2014] While the typical preteen or adolescent can be found playing sports or video games after school, more than 1.3 million spend their free time caring for a family member who suffers from a physical or mental illness, or substance misuse.Hidden population: Thousands of youths take on caregiver role at home - Read more

 
 

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