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Practicing nursing care in a virtual world

( Source: REHACARE.de )

Photo: Woman wearing Oculus Rift headset [28/01/2015] Oculus Rift, a gaming headset, can help teach nurses how to communicate better, researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology have found.Practicing nursing care in a virtual world - Read more

Portable stimulator being tested on Parkinson patients

Photo: Portable stimulator [26/01/2015] Researchers at the University of Gothenburg have shown that a weak electric “noise” can improve balance and motor skills in patients with Parkinson’s disease. In cooperation with NASA, the research team has now developed a portable prototype that will be used in long-term studies of Parkinson’s patients in their home environment.The has been published online in Brain Stimulation.Portable stimulator being tested on Parkinson patients - Read more

Playing catch can improve balance, prevent falls in seniors

Photo: Senior playing ball with a boy [23/01/2015] The simple training exercise of catching a weighted medicine ball can improve balance and may help prevent falls in the elderly, according to research at the University of Illinois at Chicago.Playing catch can improve balance, prevent falls in seniors - Read more

Early knee arthritis symptoms first felt when using stairs

Photo: Person using stairs [21/01/2015] People who suffer from knee pain when using the stairs may be experiencing the early symptoms of osteoarthritis, according to a new study by University of Leeds experts.Early knee arthritis symptoms first felt when using stairs - Read more

Evaluating role of training to help young people with cerebral palsy

Photo: Cherry Kilbride and Jennifer Ryan [19/01/2015] Academics from Brunel University's physiotherapy and biomechanics departments have been awarded £250,000 to lead research into resistance training in young people with cerebral palsy.Evaluating role of training to help young people with cerebral palsy - Read more

After a stroke, poor information increases risk of depression

Photo: Elderly man looking sad [14/01/2015] People recovering from a stroke and living at home have generally a higher risk of suffering from depression. According to researchers lack of information is often a major concern for patients and this frequently contributes to their depression. This is the result of a new study from health sociologists of the University of Luxembourg.After a stroke, poor information increases risk of depression - Read more

How exercise can help people with Parkinson's disease

Photo: Elderly woman exercising [12/01/2015] Exercise may help people with Parkinson's disease improve their balance, ability to move around and quality of life, even if it does not reduce their risk of falling, according to a new study published in the December 31, 2014, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. How exercise can help people with Parkinson's disease - Read more

Echolocation acts as substitute sense for blind people

Photo: Dolphin swimming [05/01/2015] Human echolocation operates as a viable "sense," working in tandem with other senses to deliver information to people with visual impairment, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.Echolocation acts as substitute sense for blind people - Read more

Hospital-based exercise program improves quality of life for adults with arthritis

Photo: Several women during exercise program [17/12/2014] It may seem counterintuitive, but exercise can be beneficial for people with arthritis and other muscle and joint conditions. A new study at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) finds that older adults experienced less pain, reduced stiffness and less fatigue after participating in a hospital-based exercise program.Hospital-based exercise program improves quality of life for adults with arthritis - Read more

Roller coaster rides trigger pediatric stroke

Photo: Roller coaster ride [15/12/2014] Riding a couple roller coasters at an amusement park appears to have triggered an unusual stroke in a 4-year-old boy, according to a report in the journal Pediatric Neurology.Roller coaster rides trigger pediatric stroke - Read more

 
 

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