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Scientists reveal drumming helps schoolchildren diagnosed with autism
Drumming for 60 minutes a week can benefit children diagnosed with autism and supports learning at school, according to a new scientific study led by led by the University of Chichester and University Centre Hartpury.
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Study first to report sexual behavior norms for US adults with dementia living at home
The majority of partnered, home-dwelling people in the U.S. with dementia are sexually active, according to a University of Chicago Medicine study out this week in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. In addition, people with cognitive impairment and dementia often have bothersome sexual function problems they don't discuss with a doctor.
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MoreGrasp: thought-controlled grasp neuroprosthetics
Getting a better grip on things: The MoreGrasp Horizon2020 research project under the leadership of TU Graz is coming to an end with significant results in the field of thought-controlled grasp neuroprosthetics. A large-scale feasibility study is underway.
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Bonn to host 2019 IPC General Assembly
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) will host its 2019 General Assembly in its home city of Bonn, Germany, as part of celebrations to mark the organisation’s 30th anniversary.
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Whole grains one of the most important food groups for preventing type 2 diabetes
It doesn't matter if it's rye, oats, or wheat. As long as it is wholegrain, it can prevent type 2 diabetes. This is the finding of a new study from researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, and the Danish Cancer Society Research Center.
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Enter EDF's 'Picture Equality' Photo Competition 2018!
The theme of the competition is Equality and Inclusion of persons with disabilities. This theme must be implemented into the photo submissions. Feel free to be creative and unique. However, do not stray away from the goal of the theme. Photos which are not relevant will not be considered for the competition.
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Dementia symptoms peak in winter and spring, study finds
Adults both with and without Alzheimer's disease have better cognition skills in the late summer and early fall than in the winter and spring, according to a new study published this week in PLOS Medicine by Andrew Lim of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and the University of Toronto, Canada, and colleagues.
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Study provides 10-year risk estimates for dementia
A Danish study provides 10-year absolute risk estimates for dementia specific to age, sex and common variation in the APOE gene, which may help identify high-risk individuals who potentially could benefit from early targeted prevention.
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Focus on aging eyes: Poll finds primary care providers play key role in eye care after 50
A new poll suggests that primary care providers could play an important role in promoting vision care for adults age 50 and older, especially for those most in need of eye exams, and those most sensitive to the cost.
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A new theory for phantom limb pain points the way to more effective treatment
Dr Max Ortiz Catalan of Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, has developed a new theory for the origin of the mysterious condition, 'phantom limb pain'. Published in the journal Frontiers in Neurology, his hypothesis builds upon his previous work on a revolutionary treatment for the condition, that uses machine learning and augmented reality.
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