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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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Photo: Physical therapist diagnosing patient with painful arm; Copyright: panthermedia.net/photographee.eu

Musculoskeletal conditions now second global cause of years lived with disability

15/05/2019

Musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions, which affect the body's joints, bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments, now rank as the second leading global cause of years lived with a disability, reveals an analysis of international data, published online in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.
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Photo: Female patient at hospital discharge listens to their doctors prescription advice; Copyright: panthermedia.net/olesiabilkei

Patients with diabetes are more likely to be readmitted to the hospital

15/05/2019

Patients with diabetes and low blood glucose have higher rates of death following hospital discharge, according to a study.
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