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Outcome of Stroke worse for People with Infection

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[23/04/2014] Infection is bad news for all of us – but it can be really serious to people who have had a stroke. Evidence is mounting that infection makes things much worse after a stroke.Outcome of Stroke worse for People with Infection - Read more

Grant to Improve Wellness, Preventive Care for Developmentally Disabled

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[16/04/2014] The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) has received a five-year, $4.4 million federal grant to find ways to improve wellness and preventive care for adults with developmental disabilities.Grant to Improve Wellness, Preventive Care for Developmentally Disabled - Read more

Paraplegia: Spinal Stimulation Helps Four Patients Regain Voluntary Movement

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Photo: Patient moving his legs [11/04/2014] Four people with paraplegia are able to voluntarily move previously paralyzed muscles as a result of a novel therapy that involves electrical stimulation of the spinal cord, according to a study funded in part by the National Institutes of Health and the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. Paraplegia: Spinal Stimulation Helps Four Patients Regain Voluntary Movement - Read more

Falls among Elderly Reduced by State Program

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Photo: Man with a wheeled walker [09/04/2014] A low-cost program reduced falls in the elderly by 17 percent statewide, illustrating the value and effectiveness of using existing aging services, such as senior centers, in preventing falls, a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health study determined.Falls among Elderly Reduced by State Program - Read more

Hearing Loss Affects Old People's Personality

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[07/04/2014] As people approach old age, they generally become less outgoing. New research from the University of Gothenburg shows that this change in personality is amplified among people with impaired hearing. The findings emphasise the importance of acknowledging and treating hearing loss in the elderly population.Hearing Loss Affects Old People's Personality - Read more

Diabetes: Good Self-Management Helps to Reduce Mortality

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Photo: Blood sugar measurement [28/03/2014] People with type 2 diabetes who report good self-management behavior have a reduced mortality risk. This was the result of a population-based study conducted by scientists at Helmholtz Zentrum München emphasizing the great importance of patient behavior in the diabetes treatment process.Diabetes: Good Self-Management Helps to Reduce Mortality - Read more

Stroke Patients May Benefit from New Routines

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[26/03/2014] "Having a stroke can be a devastating experience, and those affected by one often feel that their lives are turned upside down. For many patients, life after a stroke is therefore about reestablishing life as it was before the stroke. But this is very rarely possible and thus a source of frustration for stroke patients," says ethnologist Michael Andersen from University of Copenhagen.Stroke Patients May Benefit from New Routines - Read more

Better Health Care for Adults with Down's Syndrome

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Photo: Cover of the health book [21/03/2014] The Down's Syndrome Association's annual awareness week campaign aim is to improve health care for adults with Down's syndrome. People with learning disabilities have poorer health than the general population, yet are less likely to access regular health checks and routine screening.Better Health Care for Adults with Down's Syndrome - Read more

Tequila Plant Is Possible Sweetener for Diabetics

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[20/03/2014] A sweetener created from the plant used to make tequila could lower blood glucose levels for the 26 million Americans and others worldwide who have type 2 diabetes and help them and the obese lose weight, according researchers.Tequila Plant Is Possible Sweetener for Diabetics - Read more

New Stroke Research Combines Brain Stimulation and Gait Training

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Photo: Gait training [14/03/2014] A University of Illinois at Chicago researcher will test whether brain stimulation combined with gait training can improve patients' ability to walk after a stroke, under a $1.5 million grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.New Stroke Research Combines Brain Stimulation and Gait Training - Read more

 
 

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