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Sharpening state spending on seniors

Photo: Elderly woman with wheeled walker and a caregiver [21/11/2014] As our society ages, a University of Montreal study suggests the health system should be focussing on comorbidity and specific types of disabilities that are associated with higher health care costs for seniors, especially cognitive disabilities.Sharpening state spending on seniors - Read more

New insight into common cause of blindness

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Photo: Woman with glasses tries to read a description [19/11/2014] Scientists at The University of Manchester have identified an important new factor behind one of the major causes of blindness, which they hope could lead to new treatments. Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the major cause of blindness in the western world, affecting around 50 million people. It has been shown that sufferers are genetically predisposed to develop the condition. New insight into common cause of blindness - Read more

Medical professionals can step into their patients’ shoes now

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Photo: Man putting business shoes on [12/11/2014] A pioneering piece of technology will allow users to experience the world through the eyes of a person with Young-Onset Parkinson’s disease, which could revolutionize the way carers and medical staff treat people with the degenerative condition.Medical professionals can step into their patients’ shoes now - Read more

Altered diagnosis has led to growth in autism

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Photo: Physician, girl and mother [10/11/2014] More than half of the increases in the Danish autism statistics can be explained by changes in the way diagnosis are made and cases registered. This is shown by a new study from Aarhus University which, for the first time, confirms a widespread hypothesis.Altered diagnosis has led to growth in autism - Read more

Paralyzed patients have weaker bones and a higher risk of fractures than expected

Photo: Man in a wheelchair [10/11/2014] People paralyzed by spinal cord injuries lose mechanical strength in their leg bones faster, and more significantly, than previously believed, putting them at greater risk for fractures from minor stresses, according to a new study by a research team at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI).Paralyzed patients have weaker bones and a higher risk of fractures than expected - Read more

Diabetes patients report better outcomes with improved physician accessibility

Photo: Diabetes patient and a doctor [31/10/2014] A new model of delivering primary care studied by Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) researchers has the potential to improve the health of patients with type 2 diabetes.Diabetes patients report better outcomes with improved physician accessibility - 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

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

Long-acting insulin is safer, more effective for patients with Type 1 diabetes

Photo: Measuring blood sugar [15/10/2014] Long-acting insulin is safer and more effective than intermediate-acting insulin for patients with Type 1 diabetes, according to new research. Researchers looked at once-daily and twice-daily doses of both long- and intermediate-acting insulin, ranking their effectiveness, safety and cost-effectiveness.Long-acting insulin is safer, more effective for patients with Type 1 diabetes - Read more

 
 

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