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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

How-to exercise pamphlet for people with Multiple Sclerosis

Photo: Walking woman with crutch [12/12/2014] Fatigue and pain, along with other symptoms, prevent many people with multiple sclerosis (MS) from exercising. But a new how-to guide for a home-based exercise program offers a way for people with MS to stay more physically active.How-to exercise pamphlet for people with Multiple Sclerosis - Read more

How stroke survivors could benefit from computer games

Photo: People playing a video game [10/12/2014] Stroke survivors can have significant improvement in arm movements after using computer games as physiotherapy according to researchers. The popular computer remote could be customised to offer bespoke physiotherapy for stroke survivors in their own home according to research led by Lancaster University.How stroke survivors could benefit from computer games - Read more

Most people with dementia never have screening

Photo: Elderly couple sitting on a bench [01/12/2014] The majority of people with dementia have never seen a doctor about their memory and thinking problems, according to a new study of the American Academy of Neurology. In the study, 55 percent of the people with dementia had never had an evaluation of their thinking and memory skills with a doctor.Most people with dementia never have screening - Read more

Study maps how city neighborhoods affect diabetes risk

Photo: Maps of the study [26/11/2014] As the linked epidemics of obesity and diabetes continue to escalate, a staggering one in five U.S. adults is projected to have diabetes by 2050.Study maps how city neighborhoods affect diabetes risk - Read more

Why people with autism see faces differently

Photo: Four people looking into the camera [26/11/2014] The way people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) gather information – not the judgement process itself – might explain why they gain different perceptions from peoples' faces, according to a new study from Hôpital Rivière-des-Prairies and the University of Montreal.Why people with autism see faces differently - Read more

Weight and eating habits in Parkinson's disease

Photo: Scale and vegetables [24/11/2014] Patients affected by Parkinson's disease often show marked changes in body weight: they may gain or lose a lot of weight depending on the stage of the disease, or they may put on up to ten kilos after deep brain stimulation (a treatment to alleviate the symptoms). This situation considerably worsens the quality of life of a person who is already having heavily disabling motor disorders.Weight and eating habits in Parkinson's disease - Read more

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

( Source: REHACARE.de )

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

 
 

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