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High intensity training helps ease arthritis pains

Photo: Two women exercising [03/08/2015] Fingers and toes slowly but surely become stiff and painful. A nice morning stretch is no longer all it takes to get your body moving. Arthritis is a chronic illness that causes inflammation in your joints. Arthritis can destroy your joints, which causes weakness and loss of movement. Patients with arthritis often have reduced endurance, and are at an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.High intensity training helps ease arthritis pains - Read more

New devices are driving improvement in stroke treatment outcomes

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Graphic: Stent is passed through an artery [03/08/2015] In the last decade, Intra-Arterial (IA) stroke therapy has gained notable momentum as an effective and safe treatment option for patients. Two new studies further reinforce the value and progress of IA treatment with conclusions that the innovative new devices that facilitate this approach are reducing treatment times, improving outcomes and decreasing mortality rates. New devices are driving improvement in stroke treatment outcomes - Read more

Specific cardiovascular risk factors predict Alzheimer's disease

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Photo: Glass of alcohol, a cigarette and a cup of coffee [29/07/2015] Specific cardiovascular risk factors, such as alcohol consumption, smoking, obesity and diabetes, are associated with smaller regional brain volumes that may be early indicators of Alzheimer's disease and dementia. Specific cardiovascular risk factors predict Alzheimer's disease - Read more

Exercise can improve brain function in older adults

Photo: Elderly people during strength training [27/07/2015] New research conducted at the University of Kansas Medical Center indicates that older adults can improve brain function by raising their fitness level. Jeffrey Burns, M.D., professor of neurology and co-director of the KU Alzheimer's Disease Center, led a six-month trial conducted with healthy adults ages 65 and older who showed no signs of cognitive decline.Exercise can improve brain function in older adults - Read more

Alzheimer's: How spouse-caregivers sustain relationships

Photo: Elderly couple sitting on a sofa [24/07/2015] In a study conducted at the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University (FAU), researchers looked at how couples affected by Alzheimer’s disease AD maintained their relationships, over the course of many years of marriage, and uncovered 10 patterns of communication that help couples sustain engagement in their relationships. Alzheimer's: How spouse-caregivers sustain relationships - Read more

Computer interface helps disabled patients set tone of musical performance

Photo: Paramusical ensemble [22/07/2015] Pioneering technology has been used to unite a string quartet and four people living with severe disability for a world first in musical performance. The Paramusical Ensemble saw patients from the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability (RHN) in London interacting with musicians through a Brain Computer Music Interface (BCMI).Computer interface helps disabled patients set tone of musical performance - Read more

Improving nutrition and well-being in old age

Photo: Elderly man eats some bread [20/07/2015] Researchers from the IBA Institute of the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU) are working on a project as part of the 'Enable' Competence Cluster based at Technische Universität München (TUM) which is developing food for specific age groups and involves various partners at universities and other research institutions.Improving nutrition and well-being in old age - Read more

Ultrasound accelerates skin healing – especially for diabetics and the elderly

Photo: Ultrasound treatment on a knee [15/07/2015] Healing times for skin ulcers and bedsores can be reduced by a third with the use of low-intensity ultrasound, scientists from the University of Sheffield and University of Bristol have found.Ultrasound accelerates skin healing – especially for diabetics and the elderly - Read more

New guidelines for treating diabetic retinal degeneration

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Photo: Damaged retina of a diabetes patient [13/07/2015] The Department of Ophthalmology and Optometry at MedUni Vienna was chosen by the European Society of Retina Specialists (EURETINA) to coordinate the development of up-to-date treatment and diagnostic guidelines of diabetic retinal degeneration.New guidelines for treating diabetic retinal degeneration - Read more

Online program helps people with chronic pain

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Photo: Woman with a laptop [13/07/2015] Washington State University researchers have found that people can manage chronic pain and reduce their reliance on opioids through an Internet-based program that teaches non-medical alternatives like increased physical activity, thinking more positively and dealing with emotions.Online program helps people with chronic pain - Read more

 
 

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