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AI can detect low-glucose levels via ECG
A new technique developed by researchers at the University of Warwick uses the latest findings of Artificial Intelligence to detect hypoglycaemic events from raw ECG signals, via wearable sensors and without requiring fingerprick tests.
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Teether designed for children with Down syndrome
A new product may assist infants with Down syndrome to eat and speak sooner by strengthening their jaw and tongue muscles.
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One-fourth of children with autism are undiagnosed
One-fourth of children under age 8 with autism spectrum disorder -- most of them black or Hispanic -- are not being diagnosed, which is critical for improving quality of life.
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Judo may help health, social interactions of children with autism
Judo may be just the right sport to increase the physical activity level among children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and holds promise for reducing sedentary behavior, which is linked to obesity and diabetes, according to a new study from the University of Central Florida.
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How to reduce physical risk in virtual reality
Carpal tunnel, stiff shoulders, eye-strain headaches – these are all well-known side effects of prolonged computer use. But what happens when you step away from the desktop and into virtual reality?
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Robotic trunk support assists those with spinal cord injury
Engineers of the Columbia University invented a robotic trunk-support-trainer to retrain patients with spinal cord injury to sit more stably and gain an expanded active sitting workspace.
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Animal-assisted interventions positive for people's health
The impact of animal-assisted interventions for both patients and health services could be substantial, but more rigorous research is needed, says Dr Elena Ratschen and Professor Trevor Sheldon from the University of York.
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Neural network for elderly care could save millions
If healthcare providers could accurately predict how their services would be used, they could save large sums of money by not having to allocate funds unnecessarily. Deep learning artificial intelligence models can be good at predicting the future given previous behaviour, and researchers based in Finland have developed one that can predict when and why elderly people will use healthcare services.
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Tokyo 2020: Official film to be produced
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced that they along with Japan’s public broadcaster NHK will jointly produce an official documentary film of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. The documentary will follow athletes in the lead-up to and during the Paralympic Games.
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New wearable device for people with swallowing problems
A wearable monitoring device to make treatments easier and more affordable for the millions of people with swallowing disorders is about to be released into the market.
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Her Abilities Award 2019: three exceptional women honoured
Three exceptional women have been chosen as winners of the Her Abilities Award 2019. The Award is the first worldwide accolade celebrating the achievements of women with disabilities across the board. It is split into three categories: Arts, Culture and Sport; Rights and Health and Education.
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AI app to predict risk and prevent severe patient falls
A Houston Methodist researcher developed a machine learning app aimed at preventing patients from severe fall-related injuries and death. It was tested over an eight-month period to help address the growing concern of severe patient falls with seniors and the worry it causes their care-providers and care-givers.
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Why candidates for cochlear implants rarely get them
Many hearing loss patients are cochlear implant candidates, but few use this technology that could improve their hearing and quality of life. University of Miami and University of Michigan researchers looked into why.
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Too many Canadians live with multiple chronic conditions
A lack of physical activity, a poor diet and too much stress are taking their toll on the health of Canadians, says a new UBC study.
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Diabetes: New instrument for self-care developed
Chronic diseases are now a challenge for current society. The collapse of health care services, which cannot have individualized intervention models, or the great physical and mental impact of overload on caregivers are some of the social problems that affect chronicity, which is increasingly becoming evident in the form of multimorbidity in various diseases.
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UN General Assembly adopts Olympic truce for Tokyo 2020
The Tokyo Organising Committee of Paralympic and Olympic Games (Tokyo 2020) announced that a resolution entitled "Building a peaceful and better world through sport and the Olympic spirit" in relation to the Tokyo 2020 Games has been adopted by the United Nations General Assembly.
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New rehabilitation applications thanks to squeezy and soft sensing devices?
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
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
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
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
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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Mobile stroke units could expedite treatment and improve patient outcomes in urban areas
Mobile Stroke Units (MSUs), vehicles equipped to provide stroke treatment before reaching a hospital, provided lifesaving care to stroke patients in Manhattan approximately 30 minutes faster, compared to patients transported to hospitals in traditional ambulances and who did not receive stroke treatment until arriving at the hospital.
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Micro implants could restore standing and walking
When Vivian Mushahwar first applied to grad school, she wrote about her idea to fix paralysis by rewiring the spinal cord. It was only after she was accepted into a bioengineering program that the young electrical engineer learned her idea had actually prompted laughter.
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