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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

Telemedicine allows to enroll patients remotely into acute stroke trial

Photo: Researcher talks to a patient via telemedicine [13/03/2015] Researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) were able to enroll patients at other hospitals into an acute stroke clinical trial.Telemedicine allows to enroll patients remotely into acute stroke trial - Read more

Perceptual training boosts contrast sensitivity for older adults

Photo: Researcher at his computer [11/03/2015] Older adults whose vision is affected by declining contrast sensitivity – which is a factor in the ability to detect and resolve details in low light – can improve their ability to see with perceptual learning training, according to researchers at the University of California, Riverside and Brown University.Perceptual training boosts contrast sensitivity for older adults - Read more

Relation of exercise training and preventing premature death in elderly

Photo: Elderly in a high intensity spinning class [11/03/2015] Researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology try to find out what kind of impact exercise training can have on elderly people’s general health. They also raise the question whether exercise training can prevent premature death in elderly or not.Relation of exercise training and preventing premature death in elderly - Read more

People with disabilities experience unrecognized health disparities

Photo: Wheelchair user [04/03/2015] People with disabilities have unmet medical needs and poorer overall health throughout their lives, and as a result should be recognized as a health disparity group so more attention can be directed to improving their quality of life, a team of policy researchers has found.People with disabilities experience unrecognized health disparities - Read more

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

 
 

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