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Older adults' independence is most significant factor for vulnerability in hot weather
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
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
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
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
Identifying kids who control their tics may help others at risk for Tourette syndrome.
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Meals on Wheels drivers good early warning system for senior's health and safety issues
Meal delivery drivers bringing food to homebound seniors can be an effective early-warning system for health and safety problems, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society by researchers at the West Health Institute, Brown University and Meals on Wheels America.
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Gatwick Airport wins Accessible Airport Award 2019
Gatwick Airport, in the United Kingdom was the winner of the Accessible Airport Award 2019! The award ceremony took place in Cyprus, during the Annual Congress of Airports Council International Europe (ACI Europe). It was presented to Gatwick Airport by Christakis Nicolaides, President of the Cyprus Confederation of Organizations of the Disabled on behalf of EDF.
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Implants: Remote-controlled drug delivery system for chronic disease management
People with chronic diseases like arthritis, diabetes and heart disease may one day forego the daily regimen of pills and, instead, receive a scheduled dosage of medication through a grape-sized implant that is remotely controlled.
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First step towards a better prosthetic leg? Trip people over and over
Vanderbilt team builds device to capture stumble response: Andrés Martínez strode briskly on the treadmill, staring straight ahead and counting backwards by seven from 898, a trick to keep his brain from anticipating the literal stumbling block heading his way: a compact 35 pounds of steel specifically designed to make him fall.
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3D printed prosthetic hand can guess how you play rock, paper, scissors
The Biological Systems Engineering Lab at Hiroshima University has developed a new 3D printed prosthetic hand combined with a computer interface, which is their cheapest, lightest model that is more reactive to motion intent than before. Previous generations of their prosthetic hands have been made of metal, which is heavy and expensive to make.
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