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Photo: RAS assists a person in a WSU smart home apartment; Copyright: WSU

WSU smart home tests first elder care robot

16/01/2019

A robot created by Washington State University scientists could help elderly people with dementia and other limitations live independently in their own homes.
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Photo: The Olympic Games mascot Miraitowa (left) and Paralympic Games mascot Someity; Copyright: Tokyo 2020

Tokyo 2020: 180,000 apply to be volunteers

16/01/2019

The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games has revealed that 186,101 applications for the Volunteer Programme have been received. Volunteers will enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to provide valuable support for the operation of the Games in a variety of roles, and their contribution will be a key factor in the Games' success.
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Photo: Senior man standing in front of a window looking out; Copyright: panthermedia.net/Kzenon

What helps people to live well with dementia

14/01/2019

New research has identified the factors that enable people with dementia and their carers to live as well as possible.
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Photo: Boy during an auditory test in a doctor's room; Copyright: panthermedia.net/Wolfgang Flöting

Auditory testing may identify children for autism screening

14/01/2019

A noninvasive hearing test may assist with early detection and diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders, according to research published in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.
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Photo: Girl with Down Syndrome playing with toy cubes; Copyright: panthermedia.net/AllaSerebrina

Study details development of functional skills in persons with Down syndrome

11/01/2019

When expectant parents learn their child will be born with Down syndrome, they invariably have questions about what this diagnosis will mean for their son or daughter and for the rest of their family. A new study from investigators at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) and colleagues in the Netherlands is providing answers to some of those questions.
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