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Photo: Young boy playing guitar; Copyright: panthermedia.net/Chalabala

Music improves social communication in autistic children

16/11/2018

Engaging in musical activities such as singing and playing instruments in one-on-one therapy can improve autistic children's social communication skills, improve their family's quality of life, as well as increase brain connectivity in key networks, according to researchers at Université de Montréal and McGill University.
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Photo: young business woman doing some yoga outside; Copyright: panthermedia.net/Diego Cervo

Stroke survivors and those at risk urged to focus on yoga and tai chi

14/11/2018

One of Australia's biggest health issues could be checked if more people took up yoga or tai chi and reduced their blood pressure, an Australian study has found.
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Graphic: The poll results in percent and an animation of a woman in front of a toilet door; Copyright: University of Michigan

Half of women over 50 experience incontinence, but most haven't talked to a doctor

14/11/2018

Nearly half of women over 50 say they sometimes leak urine - a problem that can range from a minor nuisance to a major issue - according to a new national poll.
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Photo: Female longjumper at the Para Youth Games; Copyright: Luc Percival

European Para Youth Games line-up revealed

12/11/2018

Eight sports have been confirmed for the fifth edition of the European Para Youth Games, set to take place in Pajulahti, Finland, between 25 and 30 June 2019. Athletics, boccia, goalball, judo, swimming, table tennis and wheelchair basketball make up the programme. Showdown, which is sport for vision impaired athletes similar to table tennis, will also be contested as a demonstration sport.
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Photo: Physician telling his patient the osteoporosis diagnosis with showing her a x-ray image of her knees; Copyright: Max Planck Institute For Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences

Individualized therapy for patients with osteoporosis

12/11/2018

More than six million people in Germany suffer from osteoporosis. The disease is characterized by chronic bone resorption, leading to frequent fractures as a consequence of the bone loss. Research partners in the OsteoSys project are working toward customized, personalized treatment.
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