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Running with prosthetic lower-limbs: advantage or disadvantage?

Photo: Athletes with prosthesis [01/07/2015] Researchers at Bournemouth University have been looking at the impact of lower-limb prosthetics on competitive running, specifically looking at whether athletes with prosthesis are at an unfair advantage when running against athletes without prosthetics.Running with prosthetic lower-limbs: advantage or disadvantage? - Read more

Smart insulin patch might help diabetes patients

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Photo: Insulin patch [24/06/2015] Painful insulin injections could become a thing of the past, thanks to a new invention from researchers at the University of North Carolina and NC State, who have created the first "smart insulin patch" that can detect increases in blood sugar levels and secrete doses of insulin into the bloodstream whenever needed. Smart insulin patch might help diabetes patients - Read more

100 g of chocolate daily linked to lowered stroke risk

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Photo: Pieces of chocolate [17/06/2015] Eating up to 100 g of chocolate every day is linked to lowered heart disease and stroke risk, finds research published online in the journal Heart. There does not seem to be any evidence for cutting out chocolate to lower the risk of cardiovascular disease, conclude the researchers.100 g of chocolate daily linked to lowered stroke risk - Read more

Light-intensity exercise could prove beneficial to older adults

Photo: Older adults walking [15/06/2015] An easy walk, slow dancing, leisurely sports such as table tennis, household chores and other light-intensity exercise may be nearly as effective as moderate or vigorous exercise for older adults – if they get enough of that type of activity.Light-intensity exercise could prove beneficial to older adults - Read more

Plasma makes wounds heal quicker

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Photo: Scientifists of the project [10/06/2015] Many people have different skin disorders. Open wounds are a particularly acute problem, especially among the elderly. PlasmaDerm, a new medical technology solution, uses plasma to facilitate faster healing of wounds.Plasma makes wounds heal quicker - Read more

Improving access to music for people using hearing aids

Photo: Man with headphones [08/06/2015] Now a collaborative project between the University of Leeds and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is bringing together music psychologist Dr Alinka Greasley and Dr Harriet Crook, Lead Clinical Scientist for Complex Hearing Loss, to investigate how music listening experiences are affected by deafness, hearing impairments and the use of hearing aids.Improving access to music for people using hearing aids - Read more

Strokes steal 8 years' worth of brain function

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Photo: Images of brain [08/06/2015] Having a stroke ages a person's brain function by almost eight years, new research finds - robbing them of memory and thinking speed as measured on cognitive tests. In both black and white patients, having had a stroke meant that their score on a 27-item test of memory and thinking speed had dropped as much as it would have if they had aged 7.9 years overnight.Strokes steal 8 years' worth of brain function - Read more

New model for identifying total hip replacement candidates

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Photo: A total hip replacement prosthesis [03/06/2015] Researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy have designed a new model to help doctors and patients decide whether or not to proceed with total hip replacement surgery. The researchers have also surveyed patient wellbeing after surgery: patients with high education achieve greater outcome scores, while those with antidepressant prescriptions do not.New model for identifying total hip replacement candidates - Read more

Tablets can help elderly cross the 'digital divide'

Photo: Elderly man with a tablet computer [01/06/2015] One way to help the elderly cross what's known as the 'digital divide' is the use of tablets, those smaller, lighter, easy-to-use computers that seem to be taking the place of laptops. New Michigan State University research has found that the use of tablets does make it easier, breaking down some of the barriers that keep seniors from getting connected.Tablets can help elderly cross the 'digital divide' - Read more

Preventing diabetes-associated blindness

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Photo: Blood vessels in the retina [27/05/2015] Reporting on their study with lab-grown human cells, researchers at The Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland say that blocking a second blood vessel growth protein, along with one that is already well known, could offer a new way to treat and prevent a blinding eye disease caused by diabetes.Preventing diabetes-associated blindness - Read more

 
 

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