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Photo: Hip Hop artist in front of a studio microphone; Copyright: panthermedia.net/Brock Jones

Hip Hop meets health in a campaign against type 2 diabetes

23/02/2018

The Center for Vulnerable Populations (CVP), at UC San Francisco, and Youth Speaks, a San Francisco youth development and arts education organization, are releasing four new spoken word videos by young poets from across California as part of a social media-based public health campaign to end type 2 diabetes in youth and young adults.
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Photo: Stetoscope on dollar bills; Copyright: panthermedia.net/Sonar

Multiple chronic diseases leave patients with adversely high costs

21/02/2018

Current strategies for treating patients with several chronic diseases are putting an unnecessary financial burden on countries' health systems and individuals, a global study led by the National University of Singapore and the University of Melbourne has found.
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Photo: Physiotherapist doing mobility training with her patient; Copyright: panthermedia.net/photographee.eu

Video games to improve mobility after a stroke

21/02/2018

Researchers at the Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language (BCBL) in San Sebastian and the London Imperial College have analyzed the architecture of brain injuries in stroke patients for more than three years. Their work proposes a new therapy for the mobility problems caused by ischemic strokes.
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Photo: Senior driver in his car; Copyright: panthermedia.net/lucidwaters

In-person license renewal tied to fewer crash hospitalizations of drivers with dementia

19/02/2018

Requiring physicians to report patients with dementia to state driver's licensing authorities is not associated with fewer hospitalizations from motor vehicle crashes. However, in-person license renewal laws and vision testing dramatically cut crashes involving drivers with dementia, according to a new study led by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.
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Photo: Care taker with an elderly lady; Copyright: panthermedia.net/Arne Trautmann

Dementia care improved by just one hour of social interaction each week

19/02/2018

Increasing the amount of social interaction to just one hour a week for people with dementia living in care homes improves their quality of life when it is combined with personalized care.
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Photo: Tom Moore and his wife LaVonne; Copyright: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Brain pacemaker shows promise in slowing decline of Alzheimer's

16/02/2018

While most treatments for Alzheimer's disease focus on improving memory, researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center conducted a study aimed at slowing the decline of problem-solving and decision-making skills in these patients.
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Photo: Feet on a carpet with different surfaces in a rehabilitation room; Copyright: panthermedia.net/LogvinyukYuliia

Balance exercises may help people with multiple sclerosis

14/02/2018

A special program that involves balance and eye movement exercises may help people with multiple sclerosis (MS) with their balance problems and fatigue, according to a study published in the January online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
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Photo:  bare feet of two african kids; Copyright: panthermedia.net/boggy22

Children with disabilities in West Africa experience violence from the day they are born

14/02/2018

Disabled children in West Africa experience significantly greater violence than their non-disabled peers and all experience violence from they day they are born, finds a study published in BMC Public Health by Janet Njelesani, assistant professor of occupational therapy at NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.
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