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Photo: Child sitting behin his drumkit and smiling at the camera; Copyright: University of Chichester

Scientists reveal drumming helps schoolchildren diagnosed with autism

21/09/2018

Drumming for 60 minutes a week can benefit children diagnosed with autism and supports learning at school, according to a new scientific study led by led by the University of Chichester and University Centre Hartpury.
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Photo: Elderly loving couple. He giving her a kiss on the cheek; Copyright: panthermedia.net/Andriy Popov

Study first to report sexual behavior norms for US adults with dementia living at home

19/09/2018

The majority of partnered, home-dwelling people in the U.S. with dementia are sexually active, according to a University of Chicago Medicine study out this week in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. In addition, people with cognitive impairment and dementia often have bothersome sexual function problems they don't discuss with a doctor.
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Photo: Participant sitting in a wheelchair and controlling his neuroprosthesis on his right arm; Copyright: MoreGrasp

MoreGrasp: thought-controlled grasp neuroprosthetics

19/09/2018

Getting a better grip on things: The MoreGrasp Horizon2020 research project under the leadership of TU Graz is coming to an end with significant results in the field of thought-controlled grasp neuroprosthetics. A large-scale feasibility study is underway.
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Photo: The Beethoven monument in front of the Postamt in Bonn, Germany; Copyright: panthermedia.net/jorisvo

Bonn to host 2019 IPC General Assembly

17/09/2018

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) will host its 2019 General Assembly in its home city of Bonn, Germany, as part of celebrations to mark the organisation’s 30th anniversary.
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Photo: A bowl of porridge with apple slices; Copyright: panthermedia.net/timolina

Whole grains one of the most important food groups for preventing type 2 diabetes

17/09/2018

It doesn't matter if it's rye, oats, or wheat. As long as it is wholegrain, it can prevent type 2 diabetes. This is the finding of a new study from researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, and the Danish Cancer Society Research Center.
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