13/03/2019Standard tests used to identify dehydration are not working for older people living in care homes - according to new research from the University of East Anglia.
06/03/2019Stimulating the brain with implanted electrodes is a successful, but very drastic measure. Researchers from Eindhoven University of Technology, Kempenhaeghe, Philips and Gent University will therefore be working on a method to stimulate the brain using electrodes that are placed on the head rather than inside it. Their goal is to customize treatment for patients with severe epilepsy.
04/03/2019Researchers at the University of California, Irvine have developed a wearable, disposable respiration monitor that provides high-fidelity readings on a continuous basis.
04/03/2019The care of patients with chronic diseases could be improved by regular telemonitoring. This is the finding of a recent study conducted by Daniela Haluza, a health expert at MedUni Vienna’s Center for Public Health.
25/02/2019Hearing impairment is a common consequence of advancing age. Almost three-quarters of U.S. adults age 70 and older live with some degree of hearing loss. One unanswered question has been to what degree hearing impairment intersects with and influences age-related cognitive decline.
20/02/2019Previous 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.
18/02/2019A female Swedish patient with hand amputation has become the first recipient of an osseo-neuromuscular implant to control a dexterous hand prosthesis.
15/02/2019New research in Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience supports adding yoga as an adjunctive therapy to treat this chronic inflammatory disease.
13/02/2019Scientists 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.
11/02/2019The 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.
11/02/2019New study seeks to understand whether people are using cannabis for evidence-based reasons.
08/02/2019Consistent 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.
06/02/2019Medicare patients with multiple sclerosis face skyrocketing out-of-pocket costs for therapies due to complicated insurance rules that force them to pick up an increasing share of the cost, according to new research.
06/02/2019Study of 96,000 UK men and women finds that those with chronic conditions spend considerably less time on physical activity than their healthy peers.
04/02/2019The benefits of vitamin D in promoting bone health are already well known. A new study out of Brazil suggests that vitamin D also may promote greater insulin sensitivity, thus lowering glucose levels and the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
04/02/2019A new study has identified several barriers that make it difficult for dialysis patients to exercise. The study, which appears in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN), also explored the benefits that these patients would like to gain from exercising, if they were able to do so.