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How does diabetes affect children in school?

Dear Sir or Madam,

When talking about inclusion it is often related to education. And most of the time people mainly pay attention to children with physical impairments. But a Danish study now focused on pupils with diabetes and wanted to find out, whether this chronic disease affects their cognitive skills and learning. You want to know what they found out? You will get to know in our current News.

Have a successful week,

Nadine Lormis
Editorial team

Graphic: 18 - 21 September 2019, REHACARE International Trade Fair for Rehabilitation and Care, Düsseldorf, Germany


News from the field of Work & Education
How We Roll
News from the field of Women & Kids
Topic of the Month
News from the field of Research & Health

Work & Education

The vibrating universe: Making astronomy accessible to the deaf

Astronomers at the University of California, Riverside, have teamed with teachers at the California School for the Deaf, Riverside, or CSDR, to design an astronomy workshop for students with hearing loss that can be easily used in classrooms, museums, fairs, and other public events.
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Laura Mench – That's how she rolls

How we roll

Photo: Laura Mench sits at the edge of a fountain and smiles into the camera; Copyright: private
For a long time, the fact that bumble bees can fly was considered contradictory to the laws of aerodynamics. Although the riddle has been solved, the apparent paradox is still quite suitable as a motto for life – at least finds Laura Mench. What is important to the 21-year-old for her peers and why she believes that direct dialogue would lead to better implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, she tells us at
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Women & Kids

ADHD diagnoses poorly documented

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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Accessible retail: Status quo and industry trends

Topic of the Month

Photo: A shop owner who makes his shop accessible for a wheelchair user with the help of a mobile ramp; Copyright: Jörg Farys | AG Urban
How will we be shopping in the future? How will our buying behavior change? These are questions that companies must already ponder today. takes a closer look at the retail industry, ponders the possible future and highlights projects that already focus on enabling participation in retail consumption.
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Research & Health

Education may not protect against dementia

Previous studies have suggested that having a higher level of education may protect the brain to some extent against dementia, providing a "cognitive reserve" that buffers against the disease. But results have been mixed, and a new study finds that education does not play a role in when the disease starts or how fast it progresses.
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Research & Health

The first dexterous and sentient hand prosthesis successfully implanted

A female Swedish patient with hand amputation has become the first recipient of an osseo-neuromuscular implant to control a dexterous hand prosthesis.
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Research & Health

Brain hand 'map' is maintained in amputees with and without phantom limb sensations

Scientists have been able to detect the neural 'fingerprints' of a missing hand decades after amputation, regardless of the presence of phantom limb movements, but could not find similar fingerprints in those born with a missing hand.
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Research & Health

Quality of overall diet is key to lowering type 2 diabetes risk

Consistent with studies in other populations, findings from the first local study, The Singapore Chinese Health Study, have shown that a high-quality diet defined by low intake of animal foods such as red meat, and high intake of plant foods such as vegetables, fruits and whole grains, and reduced intake of sweetened beverages could be associated with reduced risk of diabetes.
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