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The latest research news on stroke

Dear Sir or Madam,

One in 1,000 people has a stroke. The risk increases with age and consequential damage is often left. There are many studies on the subject of causal research and which circumstances reduce or increase the risk of suffering a stroke. To what extent sleep, for example, plays a role and how the risk factors and interventions for different ethnic groups differ, up to inverted exoskeletons for rehabilitation - the latest findings can be read in our news.

Have a healthy week,

Anne Hofmann
Editorial team

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


News from the field of Recreation & Culture
How We Roll
News from the field of Auxiliary Means
Topic of the Month
News from the field of Research & Health

Recreation & Culture

Snowboard meets the desert!

The snowboard season will kick off in the most unexpected of places in less than a month’s time – the desert! Dubai, United Arab Emirates, will host an official winter sport competition for the first time when the world’s best riders compete in the opening World Cup from 7 to 8 November.
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Daniel Wehrmann – That's how he rolls

How we roll

Photo: Daniel Wehrmann; Copyright: Daniela Schwarzer
On his blog you can read his story from his first symptoms to his final diagnosis to his rehab and his present life with multiple sclerosis. Why he says that he is not considered an "exemplary" MS patient, what kind of research he is interested in and whose views he shares about life, he tells on
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Auxiliary Means

European Union pushes for more accessibility on Audiovisual Media

A broad majority of Members of the European Parliament adopted the new Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD), which includes mandatory provisions on accessibility for persons with disabilities.
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"Major setback on the road to accessible housing: There are no clear guidelines"

Topic of the Month

Photo: An elder lady in a wheelchair is led by her daughter through a large, light-flooded apartment; Copyright:
Whether they live in a rented flat or their own home, alone or in a shared flat - people want to be able to choose the way they live for themselves. It doesn't matter whether they have a disability or need care or not. But freedom of choice is not the same for everyone. You can find out what challenges, opportunities and promising projects there are in our Topic of the Month October: Accessible living - with and without care needs.
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Research & Health

Researchers show effectiveness of new noninvasive blood glucose test

For those living with diabetes, monitoring blood glucose accurately is necessary to prevent diabetes-related complications such as heart attacks, blindness and coma. Researchers from the MU and MIT recently evaluated the accuracy of an MIT-developed technology to monitor blood glucose levels without needles or a finger prick.
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Research & Health

New geriatrics research offers roadmap to 'revolutionary change' for person-centered care

Published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (JAGS), two new research articles and a corresponding commentary from preeminent geriatrics leaders describe ways to make person-centered care more actionable for older people.
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Research & Health

New report on mobility has experts moving toward consensus on care as we age

Experts at the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) unveiled a list of recommendations to help health systems prioritize a vital function for us all as we age: mobility. Mobility refers to our ability to move freely and easily (on our own or with assistance).
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