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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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Children with diabetes perform well in school
On average, Danish children living with type 1 diabetes perform just as well in school as their classmates. This is the result of the largest study so far exploring how children with diabetes perform in school.
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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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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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Yoga regimen reduces severity of rheumatoid arthritis symptoms
New research in Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience supports adding yoga as an adjunctive therapy to treat this chronic inflammatory disease.
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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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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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What drives patients to use medical marijuana: mostly chronic pain
New study seeks to understand whether people are using cannabis for evidence-based reasons.
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Where technology and aging intersect, gerontologists chart path forward
The latest issue of the journal The Gerontologist from The Gerontological Society of America contains 21 articles highlighting the state-of-the-art research regarding aging and technology, and offering guidance for the future.
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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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