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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

Insomnia among older adults may be tied to sleep quality, not duration

Photo: Elderly woman lying in her bed [10/10/2014] Reports of insomnia are common among the elderly, but a new study finds that sleep problems may stem from the quality of rest and other health concerns more than the overall amount of sleep that patients get.Insomnia among older adults may be tied to sleep quality, not duration - Read more

Low-carbohydrate diet improved quality of life in diabetes patients

Photo: Salad with mushrooms, cheese and tomatoes [08/10/2014] Low-carbohydrate diet has a good effect not only on blood glucose, but also on physical functions, bodily pain and general health, according to a diet study including patients with type 2 diabetes.Low-carbohydrate diet improved quality of life in diabetes patients - Read more

New diagnostic approach for autism in Tanzania

Photo: Ashley Johnson Harrison and colleagues [01/10/2014] In Tanzania there is no autism diagnostic measure, for example, validated for use in Swahili, a major language of the region. In a small new study, however, researchers at Brown University and the University of Georgia (UGA) describe a culturally compatible diagnostic approach that they implemented at two sites in the country and found to be effective for making diagnoses.New diagnostic approach for autism in Tanzania - Read more

Benefits of wellness program for people with MS

Photo: Two people doing yoga at the beach [29/09/2014] Kessler researchers have published a pilot study showing the benefits of a 10-week psychoeducational wellness program in people with multiple sclerosis (MS). Improvements were seen in mood, overall mental health, perceived stress, and pain.Benefits of wellness program for people with MS - Read more

Americans rate losing eyesight as having greatest impact on their lives

Photo: Elderly woman with glasses in supermarket [26/09/2014] Many Americans across racial and ethnic groups describe losing eyesight as potentially having the greatest impact on their day-to-day life, more so than other conditions including: loss of limb, memory, hearing and speech (57 percent of African-Americans, 49 percent of non-Hispanic whites, 43 percent of Asians and 38 percent of Hispanics).Americans rate losing eyesight as having greatest impact on their lives - Read more

A link between Jacobsen syndrome and autism

Photo: Chromosomes [24/09/2014] A rare genetic disorder known as Jacobsen syndrome has been linked with autism, according to a recent joint investigation by researchers at San Diego State University and the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). In addition to suggesting better treatment options for people with Jacobsen syndrome, the finding also offers more clues into the genetic underpinnings of autism.A link between Jacobsen syndrome and autism - Read more

 
 

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