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Arthritis patients failing to take effective medication

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Graphic: Pain places in joints caused by arhtritis [01/09/2014] Large numbers of people with severe rheumatoid arthritis are failing to take expensive medication as prescribed, according to a new multi-centre study led by researchers in Manchester.Arthritis patients failing to take effective medication - Read more

Research helps explain why elderly have trouble sleeping

Photo: Elderly woman sleeping [25/08/2014] As people grow older, they often have difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep, and tend to awaken too early in the morning. In individuals with Alzheimer's disease, this common and troubling symptom of aging tends to be especially pronounced, often leading to nighttime confusion and wandering.Research helps explain why elderly have trouble sleeping - Read more

Self-awareness in MS has implications for rehabilitation

Photo: MS awareness ribbon [25/08/2014] A new study of self-awareness by Kessler Foundation researchers shows that persons with multiple sclerosis (MS) may be able to improve their self-awareness through task-oriented cognitive rehabilitation.Self-awareness in MS has implications for rehabilitation - Read more

African Americans at higher risk for diabetic vision loss

Photo: Eye examination [22/08/2014] Research by Keck Medicine of University of Southern California (USC) ophthalmology scientists demonstrates that African Americans bear heavier burden of diabetic macular edema (DME), one of the leading causes of blindness in diabetic patients in the United States.African Americans at higher risk for diabetic vision loss - Read more

Pioneering online treatment for people with Bipolar Disorder

Photo: Person using a laptop outside [13/08/2014] The first effective web-based treatment for Bipolar Disorder based on the latest research evidence has been developed by psychologists.Pioneering online treatment for people with Bipolar Disorder - Read more

Why seniors don't eat: It's complicated

Photo: Old man with food [13/08/2014] More than half of older adults who visit emergency departments are either malnourished or at risk for malnutrition, but not because of lack of access to health care, critical illness or dementia. Despite clear signs of malnutrition or risk of malnutrition, more than three-quarters had never previously been diagnosed with malnutrition, according to the results of a study. Why seniors don't eat: It's complicated - Read more

Movement disorders in young people related to ADHD

Photo: Chemical structure of dopamine [11/08/2014] Researchers at the University of Copenhagen and the Copenhagen University Hospital have identified a particular genetic mutation that may cause parkinsonism in young people. The mutation interferes with the brain's transport of the important signal substance dopamine and may also plays a role in mental diseases, e.g. ADHD. Movement disorders in young people related to ADHD - Read more

Dementia carers need more medication management support

Photo: Woman asking her mother to take medication [28/07/2014] Family carers of people with dementia may need more support with medication management, according to a recent study. Researchers interviewed family members who care for loved ones with dementia to understand the problems they face. Preliminary themes identified included practical issues, the need for clear communication and that carers found the responsibility a heavy burden.Dementia carers need more medication management support - Read more

Monitoring pulse after stroke may prevent second stroke

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Photo: Person measuring another one's pulse [28/07/2014] New research suggests that regularly monitoring your pulse after a stroke or the pulse of a loved one who has experienced a stroke may be a simple and effective first step in detecting irregular heartbeat, a major cause of having a second stroke.Monitoring pulse after stroke may prevent second stroke - Read more

Elderly: Highest risk for outdoor falls is walking out of necessity

Photo: Elderly person with a wheeled walker [21/07/2014] Older adults are at a greater danger of falling when walking for utilitarian purposes such as shopping and appointments than when walking for recreation, according to a study from University of Massachusetts Medical School.Elderly: Highest risk for outdoor falls is walking out of necessity - Read more

 
 

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