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Exploring new paths for the treatment of multiple sclerosis

Photo: Study co-authors, Fabrizio Giuliani and Yohannes Haile [11/01/2016] Research from the University of Alberta's Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry is trailblazing a potential new pathway for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS). The research, published in the Journal of Neuroinflammation, examines a novel therapeutic strategy to reduce inflammation in the brain – a key contributing factor to the muscle disability associated with multiple sclerosis.Exploring new paths for the treatment of multiple sclerosis - Read more

Mainz University Medical Center opens Center for Rare Diseases

Photo: Opening of ZSEN in Mainz, Germany [11/01/2016] About four million people in Germany live with a rare disease. A disease is classified as rare when it affects less than five of 10,000 people. In order to sustainably improve the situation of those affected, the Mainz University Medical Center has established and officially opened the Center for Rare Diseases of the Nervous System. Mainz University Medical Center opens Center for Rare Diseases - Read more

Coffee compounds that could help prevent type 2 diabetes identified

Photo: Female hands holding a cup of coffee [04/01/2016] Much to coffee lovers' delight, drinking three to four cups of coffee per day has been shown to decrease the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Now, scientists report in ACS' Journal of Natural Products that they have identified two compounds that contribute to this health benefit.Coffee compounds that could help prevent type 2 diabetes identified - Read more

Taking vitamin D may benefit people with multiple sclerosis

Photo: Woman taking vitamin D [04/01/2016] Taking a high dose of vitamin D3 is safe for people with multiple sclerosis (MS) and may help regulate the body's hyperactive immune response, according to a pilot study published by Johns Hopkins physicians in the Dec. 30 online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.Taking vitamin D may benefit people with multiple sclerosis - Read more

Fit elderly fall as much as their couch-potato peers

Photo: Elderly people during strength training [23/12/2015] Even if older people are active, they need to work specifically on their balance to reduce their risk of falling, according to new research from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology's Department of Psychology.Fit elderly fall as much as their couch-potato peers - Read more

Staying healthy while getting older

( Source: REHACARE.de )

Photo: Several elderly people together [23/12/2015] Many senior citizens do not feel old, but they may still feel uncertain about certain aspects of ageing. To enable older people to stay healthy for as long as possible, the Institute of Psychogerontology (IPG) at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) is launching a new model for individual consultation linked to academic research.Staying healthy while getting older - Read more

Research advances definition of person-centered care for older adults

Graphic: Definition of person-centered care [16/12/2015] Putting people at the center of their own health care may seem intuitive, but it is an approach that is not widely practiced in the medical community. An interprofessional panel of eldercare experts released findings from a research project to better define 'person-centered care' and its key elements. Research advances definition of person-centered care for older adults - Read more

Informal caregivers need a coach

Photo: Elderly woman and informal caregiver [09/12/2015] A Swiss National Science Foundation study has found that informal caregivers should be recognized as competent partners and provided support in using their skills, for instance via a contact desk also available at nights and weekends.Informal caregivers need a coach - Read more

Linguists document Philadelphia 'accent' of American Sign Language

Photo: Sample of the program being used [09/12/2015] Jami Fisher, a lecturer in the University of Pennsylvania's Department of Linguistics, has a long history with American Sign Language. Both of her parents and her brother are deaf, and now she's working on a project to document what they're calling the Philadelphia accent of this language.Linguists document Philadelphia 'accent' of American Sign Language - Read more

 
 

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