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New rehabilitation applications thanks to squeezy and soft sensing devices?

11.12.2019

Imperial College London bioengineers have found a way to create stretchy and squeezy soft sensing devices by bonding rubber to electrical components.
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IPC stages accessibility workshop in Bonn

11.12.2019

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) hosted an Accessibility Workshop in Bonn, Germany to discuss with various stakeholders on how to collectively improve on accessibility and inclusion within the Movement.
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Diabetes: Eating in sync with biological clock could replace problematic treatment

09.12.2019

Type 2 diabetics inject themselves with insulin, a hormone that regulates the movement of sugar into liver, muscle and fat cells, up to four times a day. But insulin injections are linked to weight gain and the loss of control of blood sugar levels. This triggers a vicious cycle of higher insulin doses, continuous weight gain, a higher incidence of cardiovascular disease and other complications.
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Moderate intensity physical activity associated with lower risk of diabetes

09.12.2019

Daily exercise at moderate intensity is associated with beneficial levels of a hormone that may lower risk of diabetes, according to a study published in Endocrine Connections. Men who were physically active at moderate intensity for 30 minutes a day, released higher levels of a hormone that reduces appetite and blood sugar levels.
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Improved fitness can mean living longer without dementia

06.12.2019

Staying fit or improving fitness over time should be a goal for anyone who wants to reduce the likelihood of getting dementia.
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