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Photo: Ngawai Moss holding her child on her arms; Copyright: Queen Mary University of London

New tool to predict epileptic seizures in pregnancy could save lives

22/05/2019

A new risk calculator for pregnant women with epilepsy, developed by researchers from Queen Mary University of London, has been found to accurately predict the risk of seizures during pregnancy and up to six weeks after delivery, and could save the lives of mothers and babies.
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Photo: Researchers in front of a computer using eye tracking technology; Copyright: Birmingham City University

Increasing participation in the workplace by speech recognition and eye-tracking technology

22/05/2019

Microsoft and Birmingham City University are developing new technology to help people with disabilities become more independent in the workplace. As a grantee of Microsoft’s AI for Accessibility program, Birmingham City University is developing a prototype technology system that enables people with limited mobility to control computers using voice commands and the movement of their eyes.
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Photo: Work schedule patching approach; Copyright: Ellen Ernst Kossek/Purdue University

A work patch for better nursing home care

20/05/2019

Placing a loved one in a nursing home can be a traumatic experience for the entire family with concerns about the care and attention they will receive. Imagine if those concerns were eased, simply by some changes in the way the schedules are done for the staff at that facility.
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Photo: Smartphone showing the eAsthma Tracker App on the display; Copyright: Bryan Stone

Children using asthma tracking app have better disease control

20/05/2019

An app that allows parents and doctors to monitor a child's asthma has a big impact on managing the disease. When families monitored symptoms with eAsthma Tracker and adjusted care accordingly, children had better asthma control and made fewer visits to the emergency department.
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Photo: Physical activity researcher, Michael Wheeler; Copyright: Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute

Morning exercise can improve decision-making across the day in older adults

17/05/2019

A study of older Australians has found a morning bout of moderate-intensity exercise improves cognitive performance like decision-making across the day compared to prolonged sitting without exercise.
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