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Photo: A doctor checking up a kid; Copyright: American Thoracic Society

Prenatal air pollution exposure and stress increase childhood asthma risk

29/05/2017

A new study has found that children, especially boys, whose mothers were exposed to higher levels of outdoor particulate air pollution at the same time that they were very stressed were most likely to develop asthma by age six.
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Photo: The three medals of the Para Athletics Championships 2017; Copyright: London 2017

Unique medal design revealed for Para Athletics Championships 2017

29/05/2017

"What makes an athlete tick?" is the question at the heart of clockwork design for the World Para Athletics Championships medals of this years event, which takes place in London.
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Photo: A Labrador retriever; Copyright: MU College of Veterinary Medicine

Study reveals recommendations for certifying emotional support animals

26/05/2017

Service animals help owners navigate daily tasks and often have years of training to help them serve disability-related functions. However, little consensus exists when it comes to the certification of "emotional support animals" (ESAs). These animals usually have little or no specific training, which poses a challenge for mental health professionals who are asked to certify them.
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Photo:older man hugging his wife ; Copyright: Florida Atlantic University

FAU study and new tool proves 'all is not lost' to dementia

24/05/2017

In marriage, good communication is key to a fulfilling and enduring relationship. For people with dementia, communicating needs, emotions and interacting with others becomes increasingly difficult as communication deteriorates as dementia progresses.
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Severe foot pain linked to recurrent falls

24/05/2017

Researchers from Hebrew Senior Life's Institute for Aging Research have discovered that foot pain - particularly severe foot pain - correlates to a higher incidence of recurrent falls. This finding also extends to those diagnosed with planus foot posture (flat feet), indicating that both foot pain and foot posture may play a role in falls among older adults.
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Photo: Elderly women and an elderly man; Copyright: Baycrest Health Sciences

Dementia-related brain changes observed before problems are noticeable

22/05/2017

University of Toronto and Baycrest Rotman Research Institute (RRI) scientists have discovered a potential brain imaging predictor for dementia, which illustrates that changes to the brain's structure may occur years prior to a diagnosis, even before individuals notice their own memory problems.
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Photo: Brian Ward practices lacrosse; Copyright: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Study looks at the prevalence, challenges of athletes with ADHD

22/05/2017

A new study from The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center finds athletes with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to compete in team contact sports than individual sports, which could increase their risk of injury.
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Photo: Young boy with his dog, kissing him; Copyright: panthermedia.net/sonyae

Family dog could help boost physical activity for kids with disabilities

19/05/2017

The family dog could serve as a partner and ally in efforts to help children with disabilities incorporate more physical activity into their daily lives, a new study from Oregon State University indicates.
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