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Improving diet quality reduces risk for type 2 diabetes

Photo: Woman cooking healthy food [23/06/2014] Improving the overall quality of one's diet helps to prevent type 2 diabetes, independent of other lifestyle changes, according to a study.Improving diet quality reduces risk for type 2 diabetes - Read more

Optimised clothing for wheelchair athletes

Photo: Handbiker and researcher [19/05/2014] The sports equipment used by wheelchair users, such as monoskis and hand bikes, are one-off products that are individually customised to meet the special needs of the athletes and their particular physical disabilities. By contrast, when it comes to clothing, wheelchair users often have to resort to mass-produced garments off the rail for athletes without disabilities.Optimised clothing for wheelchair athletes - Read more

Stress Research in Therapy Dogs Reveals Animals’ Needs

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Photo: Therapy dog and a child [14/05/2014] Animals exert positive effects on humans. This fact has been proven scientifically and is used increasingly often for specific therapeutic purposes. Scientists at the Vetmeduni Vienna investigated how therapy dogs feel in a therapy setting and how one can create a largely stress-free situation for the animals.Stress Research in Therapy Dogs Reveals Animals’ Needs - Read more

Landscape Architect Designs Toolkit to Make Cities Inclusive of Adults with Autism

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Photo: Public station [02/05/2014] Kansas State University landscape architecture student Elizabeth Decker has a goal for her master's research: help professionals create urban environments that are inclusive of her younger brother, Marc. Marc has autism and will soon reach adulthood.Landscape Architect Designs Toolkit to Make Cities Inclusive of Adults with Autism - Read more

Intelligent Prosthetic Liners Could Ease Pain for Lower Limb Amputees

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Photo: Prosthetic limb [23/04/2014] A new device could help to relieve the pain and discomfort experienced by thousands of amputees as a result of poorly fitting replacement lower limbs. Researchers are developing a prototype of the world's first prosthetic 'intelligent' liner with integrated pressure sensors, which could be available to NHS patients in as little as three years.Intelligent Prosthetic Liners Could Ease Pain for Lower Limb Amputees - Read more

Diabetes: Good Self-Management Helps to Reduce Mortality

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Photo: Blood sugar measurement [28/03/2014] People with type 2 diabetes who report good self-management behavior have a reduced mortality risk. This was the result of a population-based study conducted by scientists at Helmholtz Zentrum München emphasizing the great importance of patient behavior in the diabetes treatment process.Diabetes: Good Self-Management Helps to Reduce Mortality - Read more

Helping Young Adults with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

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[19/02/2014] The team led by Eric Racine and Emily Bell, Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréals (IRCM) neuroethics experts, identified important challenges in the transition from paediatric to adult health care, especially among youth with neurodevelopmental disabilities (such as autism spectrum disorders, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders and cerebral palsy).Helping Young Adults with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities - Read more

Living at Home with Dementia

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Photo: Old man in the bathroom [08/01/2014] Most people with dementia who live at home have multiple unmet health and welfare needs, any number of which could jeopardize their ability to remain home for as long as they desire, new Johns Hopkins research suggests.Living at Home with Dementia - Read more

A Harness for Guide Dogs Must Suit Both Dog and Owner

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Photo: Guide dog for the blind and harness [06/01/2014] A proper harness that enables good communication between the blind person and the dog is an important factor in the animal’s well-being, while a poorly fitting harness may result in health problems and impaired communication between dog and owner.A Harness for Guide Dogs Must Suit Both Dog and Owner - Read more

Improving Prosthetics for Soldiers

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[18/12/2013] Walter Voit, assistant professor of materials science and engineering and mechanical engineering at The University of Texas at Dallas, has been awarded $1 million to create medical devices that will lead to greater control of prosthetics in wounded soldiers.Improving Prosthetics for Soldiers - Read more

 
 

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