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End-of-life decision-making for people with intellectual disabilities

11/10/2017

A new study by researchers at the University at Buffalo provides a groundbreaking look at how advance care planning medical orders inform emergency medical service (EMS) providers' experiences involving people with intellectual disabilities.
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Kessler study shows behavioral approach reduces cognitive fatigue in multiple sclerosis

09/10/2017

Novel study demonstrated potential for nonpharmacologic intervention for treating cognitive fatigue in individuals with multiple sclerosis.
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Photo: Neuroscientist James Galvin, M.D., uses the functional range of motion board to test a patient's manual dexterity ; Copyright: Florida Atlantic University

Thinking 'out-of-the-box' may build a better brain and prevent dementia

06/10/2017

Neuroscientist James Galvin hopes to prevent dementia in the first place. So he has developed an innovative program in the Comprehensive Center for Brain Health at FAU called the "Dementia Prevention Initiative" (DPI).
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Both high, low levels of magnesium in blood linked to risk of dementia

04/10/2017

People with both high and low levels of magnesium in their blood may have a greater risk of developing dementia, according to a study published in the online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
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Study finds that most older adults are aware of medication risks

02/10/2017

Geriatrics experts know that certain medications may have risks for older adults that outweigh their benefits, especially when safer alternatives are available.
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Seniors with Type 2 diabetes may have increased risk for fracture

27/09/2017

Though seniors with type 2 diabetes (T2D) tend to have normal or higher bone density than their peers, researchers have found that they are more likely to succumb to fractures than seniors without T2D.
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Scratch-and-sniff test could predict Parkinson's even earlier

25/09/2017

A new study provides further evidence that a simple scratch-and-sniff test could predict Parkinson's disease even earlier than previously thought.
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Biomarkers in the blood prove strong role of food for type 2 diabetes

25/09/2017

A pioneering method, developed at Chalmers University of Technology, has demonstrated its potential in a large study, showing that metabolic fingerprints from blood samples could render important new knowledge on the connection between food and health.
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New diagnostic tool spots first signs of Parkinson's disease

20/09/2017

Researchers develop first tool that can diagnose Parkinson's disease when there are no physical symptoms
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Breakthrough study reveals new diagnosis for Alzheimer's

18/09/2017

In the largest and most conclusive study of its kind, researchers have analysed blood samples to create a novel and non-invasive way of helping to diagnose Alzheimer's disease and distinguishing between different types of neurodegenerative disorders.
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Determining motor deficits more precisely following a stroke

15/09/2017

After a stroke, many people are unable to successfully perform basic hand movements in everyday life. The reason are symptoms of hemiparesis resulting from damage to the brain. These very frequently affect fine motor skills. A team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) is now paving the way to better diagnosis and more targeted therapy.
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New healthcare services for people with chronic disease

13/09/2017

The European Summer School for Innovation in Chronic Disease Intervention (euVENTION) assists university graduates with business start-ups for improving new Healthcare Services for Chronic Disease Sufferers.
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Study finds the burdens of spousal caregiving alleviated by appreciation

13/09/2017

The fact that spouses often become caregivers for their ailing partners is quite common in American life - and few roles are more stressful.
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Stroke patient improvement with a brain-computer interface

11/09/2017

University of Adelaide researchers have shown that it is possible for stroke patients to improve motor function using special training involving connecting brain signals with a computer.
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Self-identifying as disabled and developing pride in disability aid overall well-being

08/09/2017

Experiencing stigma, the severity of a disability and a person's age and income level help determine whether someone with an impairment considers themselves to be a person with a disability, and experiencing stigma predicts whether those individuals will ultimately develop disability pride, new research from Oregon State University shows.
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80 percent of Ebola survivors living with disabilities one year after discharge

06/09/2017

New research highlights the need for long-term rehabilitation of Ebola survivors after almost 80 percent of those interviewed were found to have major limitations in mobility, cognition and vision.
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Use of brain-computer interface, virtual avatar could help people with gait disabilities

06/09/2017

Researchers demonstrate non-invasive method can help people re-learn to walk
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Young people with chronic illness more likely to attempt suicide

04/09/2017

Young people between the ages of 15 and 30 living with a chronic illness are three times more likely to attempt suicide than their healthy peers, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo.
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