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What happens when multiple sclerosis patients stop taking their medication?

Photo: Multiple Sclerosis awareness ribbon [20/05/2015] New research led by NYU Langone Medical Center examines what happens when a patient with multiple sclerosis (MS) who is clinically stable stops taking their medication. The international, multi-site study found almost 40 percent of patients had some disease activity return when they stopped taking their meds.What happens when multiple sclerosis patients stop taking their medication? - Read more

Early physical therapy for low back pain reduces costs and resources

Photo: Physical therapy [18/05/2015] A study in the scientific journal BMC Health Services Research shows that early and guideline adherent physical therapy following an initial episode of acute, nonspecific low back pain (LBP) resulted in substantially lower costs and reduced use of health care resources over a 2-year period.Early physical therapy for low back pain reduces costs and resources - Read more

Is diet or exercise the best way to reduce diabetes risk?

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Photo: A runner ties his shoes next to a green smoothie [18/05/2015] Saint Louis University associate professor of nutrition and dietetics Edward Weiss, Ph.D, and colleagues found that, though people often think of the benefits from exercise, calorie restriction and weight loss as interchangeable, it appears that they may all offer distinct and cumulative benefits when it comes to managing Type 2 diabetes risk. Is diet or exercise the best way to reduce diabetes risk? - Read more

Successfully managing fatigue in people with multiple sclerosis

Photo: Woman with fatigue [13/05/2015] Fatigue is one of the most commonly reported symptoms of multiple sclerosis and can significantly reduce an individual’s quality of life. Fatigue can have a hugely negative impact – it can limit or stop people from doing day-to-day activities and things that really matter to them. Research undertaken at Bournemouth University has been tackling the challenge of managing fatigue in people with MS.Successfully managing fatigue in people with multiple sclerosis - Read more

High-tech textiles – more than just clothes

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Photo: Special socks for diabetics [11/05/2015] High-tech textiles must fulfill a number of functions and meet many requirements. That is why the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC dedicated some major developing work to this most intriguing research area.High-tech textiles – more than just clothes - Read more

Dementia: Screening older adults by telephone

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Photo: An older man talking on a mobile phone [06/05/2015] Nearly two-thirds of older adults were willing to undergo telephone screening for dementia, according to a new study from the Indiana University Center for Aging Research and the Regenstrief Institute. Willingness to be screened by phone did not differ by sex, age or race.Dementia: Screening older adults by telephone - Read more

Diabetes: Nanotech-enabled moisturizer speeds wound healing

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Photo: A pot of ointment next to a healed wound [06/05/2015] A new high-tech but simple ointment applied to the skin may one day help diabetic patients heal stubborn and painful ulcers on their feet, Northwestern University researchers report.Diabetes: Nanotech-enabled moisturizer speeds wound healing - Read more

High-tech Smart Care apartment aims to improve health care for seniors

Photo: Two men test flooring with special sensors [04/05/2015] University of Texas at Arlington nursing and engineering researchers will unveil a model Smart Care apartment that is infused with intelligent care technology designed to reduce risks encountered by older adults and those with disabilities who want to live independently in their own homes.High-tech Smart Care apartment aims to improve health care for seniors - Read more

Insects inspire next generation of hearing aids

Photo: Hearing aid lying in a hand [27/04/2015] An insect-inspired microphone that can tackle the problem of locating sounds and eliminate background noise is set to revolutionize modern-day hearing aid systems. Research by the University of Strathclyde, and the MRC/CSO Institute for Hearing Research (IHR) will test an innovative design using a miniature directional microphone – similar to the ear of an insect. Insects inspire next generation of hearing aids - Read more

Blindness: Technology may improve management of leading causes

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Photo: Close up of an eye [22/04/2015] A new research demonstrates that technology invented by researchers at Oregon Health & Science University's Casey Eye Institute can improve the clinical management of the leading causes of blindness. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) angiography could largely replace current dye-based angiography in the management of these diseases.Blindness: Technology may improve management of leading causes - Read more

 
 

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