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Small increases in physical activity reduce immobility


Older adults who add 48 minutes of moderate physical activity per week can lower their chances for major mobility disability
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New diagnostic tool spots first signs of Parkinson's disease


Researchers develop first tool that can diagnose Parkinson's disease when there are no physical symptoms
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More TV & less physical activity ramps up risk of walking disability


Older people who watched more than five hours of TV per day and reported three or fewer hours per week of total physical activity had more than a three-fold higher risk of being unable to walk or having difficulty walking at the end of a study that ran for nearly a decade.
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Breakthrough study reveals new diagnosis for Alzheimer's


In the largest and most conclusive study of its kind, researchers have analysed blood samples to create a novel and non-invasive way of helping to diagnose Alzheimer's disease and distinguishing between different types of neurodegenerative disorders.
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Determining motor deficits more precisely following a stroke


After a stroke, many people are unable to successfully perform basic hand movements in everyday life. The reason are symptoms of hemiparesis resulting from damage to the brain. These very frequently affect fine motor skills. A team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) is now paving the way to better diagnosis and more targeted therapy.
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New healthcare services for people with chronic disease


The European Summer School for Innovation in Chronic Disease Intervention (euVENTION) assists university graduates with business start-ups for improving new Healthcare Services for Chronic Disease Sufferers.
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Study finds the burdens of spousal caregiving alleviated by appreciation


The fact that spouses often become caregivers for their ailing partners is quite common in American life - and few roles are more stressful.
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80 percent of Ebola survivors living with disabilities one year after discharge


New research highlights the need for long-term rehabilitation of Ebola survivors after almost 80 percent of those interviewed were found to have major limitations in mobility, cognition and vision.
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Young people with chronic illness more likely to attempt suicide


Young people between the ages of 15 and 30 living with a chronic illness are three times more likely to attempt suicide than their healthy peers, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo.
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Artificial neural networks decode brain activity


Artificial neural networks decode brain activity during performed and imagined movements.
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Nearly one in four hospitalized patients has Diabetes


One in four patients in a university hospital has diabetes (22 percent), and again as many have prediabetes (24 percent). These were the findings of a current study by researchers in Tübingen of the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) and Helmholtz Zentrum München.
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Simulation shows the high cost of dementia, especially for families


A new simulation of how the costs and the course of the dementia epidemic affect U.S. families finds that neurodegenerative conditions can more than double the health care expenditures of aging and that the vast majority of that financial burden remains with families rather than government insurance programs.
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Experiences of stroke survivors with visual impairments examined


A new University of Liverpool study, published in Wiley Brain and Behaviour, identifies simple measures that could substantially improve the quality of life of stroke survivors with visual impairments.
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Telemedicine as effective as in-person care for Parkinson's disease


New findings from a nationwide program that links neurologists with patients with Parkinson's disease in their homes via video conferencing shows that telemedicine can successfully deliver quality care.
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Imagining an action-consequence relationship can boost memory


Imagining an action between two objects and a potential consequence may help people improve their memory for relationships with other objects, according to a recent Baycrest Health Sciences study published in the Memory & Cognition journal.
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Study calls for action to help adolescents with diabetes transition to adult care


A new study from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) sheds light on gaps in transition care practice in Quebec, pointing out a lack of standardized policies across pediatric diabetes centres.
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Men, not women, may be having fewer strokes


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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Resistance training may slow down the progression of multiple sclerosis


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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