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Improving older people’s oral health

Photo: Elderly man brushing his teeth [20/04/2015] Toothaches and mouth problems in elderly people are to be tackled in a health initiative launched this month. The Improving the Oral Health of Older Persons Initiative (IOHOPI), led by Health Education Kent, Surrey & Sussex, has been informed by research by Dr Paul Newton’s research into the experiences of older patients and their carers.Improving older people’s oral health - Read more

Violent video games not linked to aggression in adults with autism

Photo: Young man playing video game [20/04/2015] Following the 2012 shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, some in the media and the public speculated a link existed between autism spectrum disorder and violence and, in particular, that violent video games may cause gamers with autism to act violently. Now, a study from the University of Missouri has found evidence to contradict this speculation.Violent video games not linked to aggression in adults with autism - Read more

Number of people with Parkinson's disease set to double by 2031

Photo: Folded hands on a crutch [10/04/2015] Every day 10 people are diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. Over the next 16 years, the number of Canadians diagnosed with Parkinson's is expected to double to more than 163,700. These statistics tell only part of the story.Number of people with Parkinson's disease set to double by 2031 - Read more

People with migraine headaches may be at double the risk of stroke

Photo: Woman with migraine [01/04/2015] People who have migraine headaches with auras are at roughly double the risk of suffering the most common type of stroke. The risk is more than tripled in people with migraine who smoke. And migraineurs who smoke and use birth control pills are seven times more likely to have strokes.People with migraine headaches may be at double the risk of stroke - Read more

Why drug for type II diabetes makes people gain weight

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Photo: Measuring tape and pills [01/04/2015] Medication used to treat patients with type II diabetes activates sensors on brain cells that increase hunger, causing people taking this drug to gain more body fat, according to researchers at Georgia State University, Oregon Health and Science University, Georgia Regents University and Charlie Norwood Veterans Administration Medical Center.Why drug for type II diabetes makes people gain weight - Read more

Crossing fingers can reduce feelings of pain

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Photo: Woman with fingers crossed [30/03/2015] How you feel pain is affected by where sources of pain are in relation to each other, and so crossing your fingers can change what you feel on a single finger, finds new University College London (UCL) research.Crossing fingers can reduce feelings of pain - Read more

Today’s 75-year-olds are cognitively fitter and happier than 20 years ago

Photo: Elderly happy man playing cards [27/03/2015] Older adults today show higher levels of cognitive functioning and well-being than older adults of the same age 20 years ago. This has been found in a collaborative study among several research institutions in Berlin, including the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, the Max Planck Institute for Human Development (MPIB), and the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP).Today’s 75-year-olds are cognitively fitter and happier than 20 years ago - Read more

Changing lighting for aging eyes

Photo: Elderly man reading [25/03/2015] Lighting becomes more important as people age. According to the American Lighting Association (ALA), with each passing year, everyone requires more light to see properly.Changing lighting for aging eyes - Read more

Physician-industry conflict of interest for MS patients

Photo: Multiple Sclerosis awareness ribbon [23/03/2015] If you're one of the nearly half a million Americans living with multiple sclerosis, you are likely dependent on disease-modifying drugs to prevent symptoms such as vision problems, balance issues and weakness. Often, these treatments have been developed through pharmaceutical industry-sponsored clinical trials in collaboration with academic or private practice physicians who care for MS patients.Physician-industry conflict of interest for MS patients - Read more

'Smart bandage' detects bed sores before they are visible

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Photo: Smart bandage [18/03/2015] Engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, are developing a new type of bandage. Thanks to advances in flexible electronics, the researchers have created a new "smart bandage" that uses electrical currents to detect early tissue damage from pressure ulcers, or bedsores, before they can be seen by human eyes - and while recovery is still possible. 'Smart bandage' detects bed sores before they are visible - Read more

 
 

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