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Type 1 diabetes: Not just a disease of childhood
Type 1 diabetes is not predominantly a 'disease of childhood' as previously believed, but is similarly prevalent in adults, new research published in the Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology shows.
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3-D-printed prosthetic implants could improve treatment for hearing loss
Researchers using CT scans and 3-D printing have created accurate, custom-designed prosthetic replacements for damaged parts of the middle ear, according to a study being presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).
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People with disabilities more likely to be arrested
People with disabilities face all sorts of discrimination every day. New Cornell University research suggests they may also face it while interacting with the police.
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Researchers map brain activity to improve prosthetic design
Researchers from the University of Houston have demonstrated how brain activity is used to identify different terrains - level ground and stairs, for example - a key step in developing prosthetics that allow the user's prosthesis to automatically adjust to changing ground conditions in real time.
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Dual virtual reality/treadmill exercises promote brain plasticity in Parkinson's patients
A new Tel Aviv University study suggests that a therapy that combines Virtual Reality and treadmill exercise dramatically lowers the incidence of falling among Parkinson's patients by changing the brain's behavior and promoting beneficial brain plasticity, even in patients with neurodegenerative disease.
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90 percent of senior drivers don't make vehicle adjustments that can improve safety
Most senior drivers surveyed by the AAA Foundation are not taking advantage of simple, inexpensive features that can improve safety and extend their time behind the wheel.
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Novel microdisplays will benefit blind users
The EU-funded research project 'LOMID', led by the Fraunhofer FEP, has fabricated a new generation of microdisplays with 1-inch diagonal and WUXGA resolution (1920 x 1200 pixels) – requiring a pixel density of 2300 ppi. The project team has also shown, for the first time, that it is possible to bend such displays to radii of just 40 mm after thinning the substrate.
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No woman with disability should be left behind
The European Diasability Forum (EDF) took the World Day for Elimination of Violence against Women as occasion to call the European Union to protect the rights of women with disabilities. Furthermore the EDF is holding a hearing aiming to raise awareness on ending forced sterilisation of women and girls with disabilities and call for the prohibition of all forms of violence against women.
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Mothers of teens with autism report higher levels of stress, but optimism can be a buffer
Research suggests a positive outlook can mitigate the psychological effects of parenting a child with autism
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Are long jumpers with below the knee amputations at an advantage?
Do long jumpers with below the knee amputations have an advantage or disadvantage or it is not possible to compare the achievements of long jumpers with or without prostheses? An international study dealt with this question.
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