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Deaf infants' gaze behavior more advanced than that of hearing infants

21.10.2019

Deaf infants who have been exposed to American Sign Language are better at following an adult's gaze than their hearing peers, supporting the idea that social-cognitive development is sensitive to different kinds of life experiences.
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Goalball European Championships: Germany fires half a dozen goal past Ukraine

21.10.2019

Germany enjoyed a double podium finish at their home 2019 Goalball European Championships "A" in Rostock on last Sunday (14 October) with their men’s team claiming gold and the women’s team settled for bronze.
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Dementia: Non-pharmacologic treatments more effective for psychiatric symptoms

18.10.2019

For patients with dementia who have symptoms of aggression and agitation, interventions such as outdoor activities, massage and touch therapy may be more effective treatments than medication in some cases, suggests a study published in Annals of Internal Medicine.
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Heated suit simulates exercise benefits for people unable to take part in physical activity

16.10.2019

A team from Loughborough University is using the prototype device to help people with disabilities, elderly people, and those with chronic diseases that prevent them from taking part in exercise. It comes following a successful study into how hot baths can help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and type II diabetes.
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Study questions 'cross-transfer' benefits of special exercise technique

16.10.2019

A paper recently published by researchers from the Ohio Musculoskeletal and Neurological Institute (OMNI) at the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine questions the effectiveness of a patented exercise system for relieving lower back pain.
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