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Small increases in physical activity reduce immobility
Older adults who add 48 minutes of moderate physical activity per week can lower their chances for major mobility disability
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New diagnostic tool spots first signs of Parkinson's disease
Researchers develop first tool that can diagnose Parkinson's disease when there are no physical symptoms
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Labor Day job numbers remain upbeat for Americans with disabilities
Kessler Foundation and University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability release National Trends in Disability Employment (nTIDE) Report.
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More TV & less physical activity ramps up risk of walking disability
Older people who watched more than five hours of TV per day and reported three or fewer hours per week of total physical activity had more than a three-fold higher risk of being unable to walk or having difficulty walking at the end of a study that ran for nearly a decade.
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Breakthrough study reveals new diagnosis for Alzheimer's
In the largest and most conclusive study of its kind, researchers have analysed blood samples to create a novel and non-invasive way of helping to diagnose Alzheimer's disease and distinguishing between different types of neurodegenerative disorders.
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Determining motor deficits more precisely following a stroke
After a stroke, many people are unable to successfully perform basic hand movements in everyday life. The reason are symptoms of hemiparesis resulting from damage to the brain. These very frequently affect fine motor skills. A team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) is now paving the way to better diagnosis and more targeted therapy.
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New healthcare services for people with chronic disease
The European Summer School for Innovation in Chronic Disease Intervention (euVENTION) assists university graduates with business start-ups for improving new Healthcare Services for Chronic Disease Sufferers.
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Study finds the burdens of spousal caregiving alleviated by appreciation
The fact that spouses often become caregivers for their ailing partners is quite common in American life - and few roles are more stressful.
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Stroke patient improvement with a brain-computer interface
University of Adelaide researchers have shown that it is possible for stroke patients to improve motor function using special training involving connecting brain signals with a computer.
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McLean researchers uncover security issues with health apps for dementia patients
Use caution when entering personal health information into a convenient app on your mobile device, because not all apps are created equal when it comes to protecting your privacy, warns McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School clinicians.
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