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Getting older adults to be more active
Exercise and physical activity are good for our health, and soon Generation 100, a comprehensive study from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) on the effects of exercise on aging will be able to tell us whether exercise actually prolongs life.
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Tokyo 2020: Ottobock named Official Supporter
Thirty years after it supported its first Paralympic Games in Seoul, South Korea, Ottobock has been confirmed as an Official Supporter of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics in an announcement made to coincide with the United Nations (UN) International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2018.
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A prosthetic arm that decodes phantom limb movements
About 75 percent of amputees exhibit mobility of their phantom limb. Using this information, in collaboration with physicians, researchers from CNRS and Aix-Marseille University have developed a prototype capable of detecting these movements and activating a prosthetic arm. The prosthesis does not require any surgery and patients do not need training.
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Home videos of children can be scored to diagnose autism
Short home videos can be used to diagnose autism in children, according to a new study from the Stanford University School of Medicine. The research expands on a 2014 feasibility study on the topic by the same researchers.
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State pension age increase causing huge uncertainty for older workers, especially females
The alignment of state pension ages for women and men – while in some senses a milestone for gender equality – has created very real difficulties for those who will now not receive their State Pension when they had originally expected to.
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Music supports the auditory skills of hearing-impaired children
Researchers at University of Helsinki, Finland, and University College London have found evidence that children with hearing impairment and cochlear implants can benefit from hobbies involving music and especially singing.
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Improving dementia care and treatment saves thousands of pounds in care homes
Improving staff training in care homes and reducing reliance on harmful medications saves thousands of pounds per year, as well as improving quality of life and reducing agitation in dementia, new research has demonstrated.
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France to host camp for intellectually impaired skiers
World Para Nordic Skiing and the International Federation for Athletes with Intellectual Impairments (INAS) will host an historic camp and competition for skiers with intellectual impairments in Bessans, France, from 9-14 December.
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Artificial joint restores wrist-like movements to forearm amputees
A new artificial joint restores important wrist-like movements to forearm amputees, something which could dramatically improve their quality of life. A group of researchers led by Max Ortiz Catalan, Associate Professor at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have published their research in the journal IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems & Rehabilitation Engineering.
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Paralympic dream inspires US students
Students at a community college in the USA have been so inspired by the impact Para sport is having around the world that they are helping one aspiring athlete to achieve her dream of competing at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
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