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Youth-R-Coach: A peer-to-peer program for young people living with chronic disease


The project Youth-R-Coach empowered young people to be 'experts-by-experience' and share their personal experiences to help other young people cope with chronic disease.
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The future of nutrition for the elderly


In 2050, the number of elderly people in Germany is expected to reach around 9.9 million. At the same time, the Federal Care Improvement Act is supporting the many elderly people who want to live in their own homes for as long as possible and to choose when and what to eat. Up to now, there was no data available on what the elderly expect from nutrition and nutritional care.
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Mobile application for people with diabetes being perfected


Master's student of the SUSU School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Ivan Volkov developed a mobile application DiaMeter several years ago. The application makes it possible for people with diabetes to keep a convenient electronic diary. At present, a second, more fine-tuned version of the application which will include a carbohydrate unit calculator is being completed.
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New tech may make prosthetic hands easier for patients to use


Researchers have developed new technology for decoding neuromuscular signals to control powered, prosthetic wrists and hands. The work relies on computer models that closely mimic the behavior of the natural structures in the forearm, wrist and hand. The technology could also be used to develop new computer interface devices for applications such as gaming and computer-aided design (CAD).
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Searching for a nursing home and don't know where to turn?


Yelp reviews of nursing homes tend to focus more on staff attitudes, staff responsiveness and the physical facility itself than government reviews, a new USC study finds.
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