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Photo: The German Women's Wheelchair Basketball team at the preliminary game against Brasil at the Paralympics 2016; Copyright: Andi Weiland | Gesellschaftsbilder.de

Germany seek home success in World Wheelchair Basketball Championship

21/08/2017

The Women's World Wheelchair Basketball Championships tip off in one year in Hamburg and the new-looking German women’s wheelchair basketball team is itching for success.
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Photo: A female patient talking to a doctor; Copyright: panthermedia.net / Périg MORISSE

Men, not women, may be having fewer strokes

21/08/2017

The overall rate of stroke in the United States has been declining in recent years and while that has been good news, a new study suggests it may be primarily good news for men.
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Photo: Doctor is measuring a young pregnant woman's blood sugar; Copyright: panthermedia.net/halfpoint

Gaining weight between pregnancies boosts diabetes risk

18/08/2017

The study performed at the University of Bergen shows that increasing Body Mass Index (BMI) above one unit from first to second pregnancy increases the risk of diabetes (GDM), no matter if you are overweight or not.
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Image: A map of the USA with the several states ranked on Medicaid hearing aid policies; Copyright: Health Affairs

Medicaid coverage brings more silence to the hearing impaired

16/08/2017

Medicaid does not cover hearing aids in 22 states. Coverage varies greatly in the remaining 28 states based on the degree of hearing loss and types of benefits available. Such inconsistencies exist as the federal government does not require Medicaid to cover hearing aids for adults, allowing individual states to set its own guidelines.
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Photo: A group of kids with various ethnical backgrounds; Copyright: panthermedia.net/Rawpixel

Study: Europe’s Demographic Future

16/08/2017

Europe is demographically divided. In the north, west and centre of the continent, comparatively high fertility rates and immigration are ensuring population growth for the foreseeable future. By contrast, many regions in southern and Eastern Europe are threatened with accelerated aging processes and marked population losses.
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Photo: A mom with her puppies; Copyright: The Seeing Eye

Successful guide dogs have 'tough love' moms, study finds

14/08/2017

Much has been written on the pitfalls of being a helicopter parent, one who insulates children from adversity rather than encouraging their independence. A new study seems to back up this finding - in dogs. Researchers showed that doting mothers seem to handicap their puppies, in this case reducing their likelihood of successfully completing a training program to become guide dogs.
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Photo: Some african women are sitting and listening to someone; Copyright: University of East Anglia

Coming face-to-face with disability could end supernatural myth-making in Africa

14/08/2017

Many people in rural African communities still believe that disability is caused by supernatural forces, curses and as 'punishment' for wrongdoings - according to University of East Anglia research.
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Photo: Young man training with exercise band beeing assisted by a female physiotherapist; Copyright: panthermedia.net/Andriy Popov

Resistance training may slow down the progression of multiple sclerosis

11/08/2017

In the past, multiple sclerosis patients were advised not to exercise for fear of exacerbating the illness. However, it is now known that physical training can relieve many of the symptoms, including the excessive fatigue and mobility impairments that are often seen. New research now shows that resistance training may protect the nervous system and thus slow the progression of the disease.
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