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Photo: Baby with Down Syndrome; Copyright: panthermedia.net/Eleonoraos

Pediatric study analyzes dietary supplement trends among children with Down syndrome

16/07/2018

New research published in The Journal of Pediatrics finds 49 percent out of 1,167 surveyed participants of parents of children with Down syndrome give or have given supplements to their children in an effort to improve their health outcomes.
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Image: This infographic shows a modest downturn in jobs; Copyright: Kessler Foundation

nTIDE June 2018 jobs report: downturn in jobs ends trend for Americans with disabilities

16/07/2018

A modest downturn for June indicated the end of 26 consecutive months of job gains for American with disabilities, according to today's National Trends in Disability Employment - Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire's Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD).
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Photo: James E. Galvin tests a patient's muscle strength in FAU's Comprehensive Center for Brain Health; Copyright: Florida Atlantic University

'Skinny fat' in older adults may predict dementia, Alzheimer's risk

13/07/2018

A new study has found that "skinny fat" - the combination of low muscle mass and strength in the context of high fat mass - may be an important predictor of cognitive performance in older adults.
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Photo: Male hand with a wearable device on his wrist showing his heart rate; Copyright: panthermedia.net/Andriy Popov

AI and radar technologies could help diabetics manage their disease

11/07/2018

People with diabetes could be able to monitor their blood sugar without drawing blood using a system now being developed at the University of Waterloo.
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Photo: The low-cost, passive prosthetic foot, designed of the researchers of MIT; Copyright: MIT

Low-cost prosthetic foot mimics natural walking

11/07/2018

Prosthetic limb technology has advanced by leaps and bounds, giving amputees a range of bionic options. But such high-tech designs can cost tens of thousands of dollars, making them unattainable for many amputees, particularly in developing countries.
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