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Playing a conversation game may encourage advance care planning

16/10/2017

Few people may want to spend a Saturday night planning their end-of-life care, but playing a game designed to spur conversation about advance care planning may be a more enjoyable way to ease into the process, according to researchers.
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Research says: 'Relative age' causing bias in ADHD diagnosis

11/10/2017

Younger primary school children are more likely to be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than their older peers within the same school year, new research has shown.
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End-of-life decision-making for people with intellectual disabilities

11/10/2017

A new study by researchers at the University at Buffalo provides a groundbreaking look at how advance care planning medical orders inform emergency medical service (EMS) providers' experiences involving people with intellectual disabilities.
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European Para Youth Games take place in Italy

11/10/2017

Hundreds of the best young Para athletes in Europe are gathering in Italy this week for the fourth European Para Youth Games. More than 600 Para athletes from 26 countries will compete in eight sports from 10-15 October.
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Kessler study shows behavioral approach reduces cognitive fatigue in multiple sclerosis

09/10/2017

Novel study demonstrated potential for nonpharmacologic intervention for treating cognitive fatigue in individuals with multiple sclerosis.
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Program for parents improves ADHD behaviors in young children

09/10/2017

A program that focuses on strengthening parenting skills also improves symptoms of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in 3-8 year-olds, according to researchers at UNC's Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute.
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Photo: Neuroscientist James Galvin, M.D., uses the functional range of motion board to test a patient's manual dexterity ; Copyright: Florida Atlantic University

Thinking 'out-of-the-box' may build a better brain and prevent dementia

06/10/2017

Neuroscientist James Galvin hopes to prevent dementia in the first place. So he has developed an innovative program in the Comprehensive Center for Brain Health at FAU called the "Dementia Prevention Initiative" (DPI).
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Both high, low levels of magnesium in blood linked to risk of dementia

04/10/2017

People with both high and low levels of magnesium in their blood may have a greater risk of developing dementia, according to a study published in the online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
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