New Cognition: Diagnosis and Treatment of ADHD in Children -- REHACARE Trade Fair

Photo: The researchers Ross-Sandberg-Savolainen; Copyright: Johan Bodell/Chalmers University of Technology

Biomarkers in the blood prove strong role of food for type 2 diabetes


A pioneering method, developed at Chalmers University of Technology, has demonstrated its potential in a large study, showing that metabolic fingerprints from blood samples could render important new knowledge on the connection between food and health.
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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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Photo: The brain-computer interface neurofeedback training session; Copyright: University of Adelaide

Stroke patient improvement with a brain-computer interface


University of Adelaide researchers have shown that it is possible for stroke patients to improve motor function using special training involving connecting brain signals with a computer.
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February 2017: Animal helpers


Whether fur, feathers or bristles, whether only on a visit or as an assistant in a therapeutical setting – animals often have a positive effect on people, no matter whether with or without a disability. This impact can be used with purpose, for example to mobilize people with dementia again. What kind of role a pig can play in this context and what a pony has to do in a hospice?
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Therapy with animal assistance


Whether animals are large or small, have fur or feathers – so-called "animal-assisted therapy" opens up a number of great possibilities. But what is behind this type of therapy? And what findings are there that indicate the effects of animals on the human psyche and health? asked around.
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