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Wearable motion detectors identify motor deficits in children
A wristwatch-like motion-tracking device can detect movement problems in children whose impairments may be overlooked by doctors and parents, according to a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
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Advancing dementia and its effect on care home relationships
As dementia advances, in most cases it can change the behaviour displayed by those with the condition. Such changes in behaviour can bring strain to a wide-ranging network of relationships – from those between people with dementia and their professional carers or between those with dementia and their families – which in turn can affect the delivery of care.
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Texture-modified foods for people with dysphagia
The UPV/EHU's LaTex has spent the last 10 years developing its research projects in the field of diet adaptation for the group of people who have dysphagia. The Food Hydrocolloids journal has just published a piece of research entitled 'Sensory perception and flow properties of dysphagia thickening formulas with different composition'.
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Diabetes: Study improves medication adherence of Latinos
Latino adults have higher diabetes rates than non-Latinos, yet research shows they are less likely to follow medication instructions. Furthermore, diabetes can set off medical complications, that create a challenging daily regimen. In a study coming out of the Keck School of Medicine of USC, student researchers have identified several potential approaches for improving medication adherence.
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Home exercise program: Reducing of falling in seniors
An in-home exercise program reduced subsequent falls in high-risk seniors by 36 per cent, according the results of a 12-month clinical trial published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
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Type 1 diabetes: Holidays disrupt drug routines
Children with type 1 diabetes find it difficult to adhere to their drug routines during school holidays and weekends. Holiday distractions cause a 20 percent reduction in adherence to taking medications that assist managing their condition and other associated conditions, which may have serious consequences for their health.
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Infants later diagnosed with autism seldom initiate joint attention
In typical development, both infants and their parents flexibly use verbal and non-verbal behaviors to establish frequent episodes of joint attention. A new study published in Biological Psychiatry shows that infants who are later diagnosed with autism react adequately when others initiate joint attention, but seldom actively seek to establish such episodes themselves.
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Assistance systems: AI radio for people with dementia
Radio Me will address key causes of hospital admission for people with dementia, such as agitation and not taking medication correctly. As a result, it is hoped quality of life will improve, and people will be able to remain living independently at home for longer.
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Towards a more stable, efficient prosthetic foot
Taking on a hiking trail or a cobblestone street with a prosthetic leg is a risky proposition – it is possible, but even in relatively easy terrain, people who use prostheses to walk are more likely to fall than others.
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How do blind adults learn about animal appearance?
They have never seen animals like hippos and sharks, but adults born blind have rich insight into what they look like, a new Johns Hopkins University study found.
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