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Mobile motion feedback to help patients reduce relieving postures when walking
Patients who have received a new hip joint must first learn to walk "normally" again after the operation. A mobile gait analysis and feedback system shall help to achieve this goal. Only little technology is necessary: The movement sequences are measured via small sensors on the feet, legs, and pelvis. A software evaluates the gait and gives the user feedback so that he can improve his movement.
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Study illuminates the largely unrecognized role of youth caregivers
Despite the essential role youth caregivers play, little is known about how they learn to manage medications, what they know about the medicine they administer, and what kind of rewards and challenges they encounter day to day.
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Music improves social communication in autistic children
Engaging in musical activities such as singing and playing instruments in one-on-one therapy can improve autistic children's social communication skills, improve their family's quality of life, as well as increase brain connectivity in key networks, according to researchers at Université de Montréal and McGill University.
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Stroke survivors and those at risk urged to focus on yoga and tai chi
One of Australia's biggest health issues could be checked if more people took up yoga or tai chi and reduced their blood pressure, an Australian study has found.
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Half of women over 50 experience incontinence, but most haven't talked to a doctor
Nearly half of women over 50 say they sometimes leak urine - a problem that can range from a minor nuisance to a major issue - according to a new national poll.
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European Para Youth Games line-up revealed
Eight sports have been confirmed for the fifth edition of the European Para Youth Games, set to take place in Pajulahti, Finland, between 25 and 30 June 2019. Athletics, boccia, goalball, judo, swimming, table tennis and wheelchair basketball make up the programme. Showdown, which is sport for vision impaired athletes similar to table tennis, will also be contested as a demonstration sport.
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Individualized therapy for patients with osteoporosis
More than six million people in Germany suffer from osteoporosis. The disease is characterized by chronic bone resorption, leading to frequent fractures as a consequence of the bone loss. Research partners in the OsteoSys project are working toward customized, personalized treatment.
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Naps help some preschoolers learn, but may hinder learning in children with down syndrome
A growing body of research has linked sleep with improved learning and memory consolidation in both children and adults. Yet, a new study done at the University of Arizona shows that napping may not be universally beneficial.
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ERC Synergy Grant for new therapeutic brain stimulation project
German, Finnish and Italian scientists working on a helmet to provide spatial and temporal high-resolution brain stimulation to treat stroke, depression and Alzheimer's disease.
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Robotic arm may help to rehabilitate chronic stroke victims
New research published in Frontiers in Neurology finds that robotic arm rehabilitation in chronic stroke patients with aphasia, the loss of ability to understand or express speech, may promote speech and language function recovery.
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