Photo: Elderly woman during smartphone screening test; Copyright: Houston Methodist Hospital

New tool can diagnose strokes with a smartphone


A new tool created by researchers at Penn State and Houston Methodist Hospital could diagnose a stroke based on abnormalities in a patient's speech ability and facial muscular movements, and with the accuracy of an emergency room physician – all within minutes from an interaction with a smartphone.
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College students with disabilities at greater risk for substance abuse


College students with physical and cognitive disabilities use illicit drugs more, and have a higher prevalence of drug use disorder, than their non-disabled peers, according to a Rutgers study.
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Foto: Some of the exercises which mitigate freezing-of-gait; Copyright: Carla da Silva Batista

Exercise protocol mitigates one of the most incapacitating symptoms of Parkinson's disease


Brazilian researchers use complex training program to stimulate different motor and cognitive skills simultaneously and restore brain regions associated with freezing of gait in advanced-stage patients
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Autistic adults have a higher rate of physical health conditions


Autistic individuals are more likely to have chronic physical health conditions, particularly heart, lung, and diabetic conditions, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Cambridge.
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Graphic: Illustration figure of the results for T2D risk factors; Copyright: Diabetologia

Insomnia identified as a new risk factor for type 2 diabetes


A new study published in Diabetologia is the first to identify insomnia as a risk factor associated with increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes (T2D). The study identifies 34 risk factors that are thought to increase (19) or decrease risk (15), as well as a further 21 'suggestive' risk factors where evidence was not quite as strong.
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"The reasons that lead to violence in care are complex and complicated"


Abuse in care has many different forms and is still a taboo subject. The World Elder Abuse Awareness Day wants to shed a bright light on this issue. This year, the Center for Quality in Care, ZQP, introduced its new featured report titled "Preventing Violence in Care". spoke with ZQP foundation president Dr. Ralf Suhr about seamless transitions and active prevention.
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