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Older adults' independence is most significant factor for vulnerability in hot weather

15.07.2019

Efforts to support older people during extreme heat should focus on those who lack independence or have pre-existing health issues, according to an expert from the University of Warwick.
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Employees who are caring for their older relatives struggle with workplace needs

15.07.2019

Employers who don't step up to help with workplace supports may make informal caregiving 'an even tougher role,' Baylor University researcher says
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Music develops the spoken language of the hearing-impaired

12.07.2019

Finnish researchers have compiled guidelines for international use for utilising music to support the development of spoken language. The guidelines are suitable for the parents of children with hearing impairments, early childhood education providers, teachers, speech therapists and other rehabilitators of children with hearing disabilities, as well as the hearing-impaired themselves.
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Neurotechnology holds promise for chronic stroke patients

10.07.2019

Neurotechnology-based therapies, including brain-machine interfaces, robotics, and brain stimulation among others, will lead to largest treatment effects and success if they are tailored to the needs of individual patients, and used in combination, say the authors from the Wyss Center for Bio and Neuroengineering.
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Understanding how tics are suppressed may help some at risk for tic disorders

10.07.2019

Identifying kids who control their tics may help others at risk for Tourette syndrome.
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