Photo: Researchers Paul Boon (l) and Rob Mestrom presenting their method on a screen; Copyright: Bart van Overbeeke

Targeting epilepsy with electrodes on the head

06/03/2019

Stimulating the brain with implanted electrodes is a successful, but very drastic measure. Researchers from Eindhoven University of Technology, Kempenhaeghe, Philips and Gent University will therefore be working on a method to stimulate the brain using electrodes that are placed on the head rather than inside it. Their goal is to customize treatment for patients with severe epilepsy.
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Photo: A young woman with the device on her belly; Copyright: Josh Kim/UCI

Engineers develop wearable respiration monitor with children's toy

04/03/2019

Researchers at the University of California, Irvine have developed a wearable, disposable respiration monitor that provides high-fidelity readings on a continuous basis.
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Photo: Physician looking at her smartphone while standing in her waiting room; Copyright: panthermedia.net/SIphotography

Diabetes: telemedicine and data science can improve patient care

04/03/2019

The care of patients with chronic diseases could be improved by regular telemonitoring. This is the finding of a recent study conducted by Daniela Haluza, a health expert at MedUni Vienna’s Center for Public Health.
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Graphic: A teenager stamped with ADHD on his forehead.; Copyright: panthermedia.net/scarlette23

ADHD diagnoses poorly documented

18/02/2019

Many ADHD diagnoses are not well documented in Norway, according to a review of the medicals records of 549 children with an ADHD diagnosis by Norwegian Institute of Public Health.
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Photo: Dagmar Marth

"The patient’s needs determine the conversation in peer counseling"

28/04/2015

Article 26 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities asks for the support of persons with disabilities in the form of so-called peers, who are in the same situation. The concept of peer counseling is therefore increasingly being implemented. Educational researcher Dagmar Marth has counseled persons with amputations both in a voluntary and professional capacity for nine years.
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