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The first dexterous and sentient hand prosthesis successfully implanted

Care News - REHACARE press release - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 00:00
A female Swedish patient with hand amputation has become the first recipient of an osseo-neuromuscular implant to control a dexterous hand prosthesis.

ADHD diagnoses poorly documented

Care News - REHACARE press release - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 00:00
Many ADHD diagnoses are not well documented in Norway, according to a review of the medicals records of 549 children with an ADHD diagnosis by Norwegian Institute of Public Health.

Yoga regimen reduces severity of rheumatoid arthritis symptoms

Care News - REHACARE press release - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 00:00
New research in Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience supports adding yoga as an adjunctive therapy to treat this chronic inflammatory disease.

The vibrating universe: Making astronomy accessible to the deaf

Care News - REHACARE press release - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 00:00
Astronomers at the University of California, Riverside, have teamed with teachers at the California School for the Deaf, Riverside, or CSDR, to design an astronomy workshop for students with hearing loss that can be easily used in classrooms, museums, fairs, and other public events.

Brain hand 'map' is maintained in amputees with and without phantom limb sensations

Care News - REHACARE press release - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 00:00
Scientists have been able to detect the neural 'fingerprints' of a missing hand decades after amputation, regardless of the presence of phantom limb movements, but could not find similar fingerprints in those born with a missing hand.

What drives patients to use medical marijuana: mostly chronic pain

Care News - REHACARE press release - Mon, 02/11/2019 - 00:00
New study seeks to understand whether people are using cannabis for evidence-based reasons.

Where technology and aging intersect, gerontologists chart path forward

Care News - REHACARE press release - Mon, 02/11/2019 - 00:00
The latest issue of the journal The Gerontologist from The Gerontological Society of America contains 21 articles highlighting the state-of-the-art research regarding aging and technology, and offering guidance for the future.

Quality of overall diet is key to lowering type 2 diabetes risk

Care News - REHACARE press release - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 00:00
Consistent with studies in other populations, findings from the first local study, The Singapore Chinese Health Study, have shown that a high-quality diet defined by low intake of animal foods such as red meat, and high intake of plant foods such as vegetables, fruits and whole grains, and reduced intake of sweetened beverages could be associated with reduced risk of diabetes.

People with chronic disease are not being active enough

Care News - REHACARE press release - Wed, 02/06/2019 - 00:00
Study of 96,000 UK men and women finds that those with chronic conditions spend considerably less time on physical activity than their healthy peers.

Study: Medicare rules increase out-of-pocket costs of MS drugs

Care News - REHACARE press release - Wed, 02/06/2019 - 00:00
Medicare patients with multiple sclerosis face skyrocketing out-of-pocket costs for therapies due to complicated insurance rules that force them to pick up an increasing share of the cost, according to new research.

Vitamin D could lower the risk of developing diabetes

Care News - REHACARE press release - Mon, 02/04/2019 - 00:00
The benefits of vitamin D in promoting bone health are already well known. A new study out of Brazil suggests that vitamin D also may promote greater insulin sensitivity, thus lowering glucose levels and the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Study examines barriers to exercise experienced by dialysis patients

Care News - REHACARE press release - Mon, 02/04/2019 - 00:00
A new study has identified several barriers that make it difficult for dialysis patients to exercise. The study, which appears in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN), also explored the benefits that these patients would like to gain from exercising, if they were able to do so.

Mencap and Sport England join forces to help people with a learning disability to get active

Care News - REHACARE press release - Fri, 02/01/2019 - 00:00
Mencap and Sport England have joined forces in a partnership to enable people with a learning disability in England to get active. The Round the World Challenge, launched at Kensington Sports and Leisure Centre in London, is a £1.7 million programme with Sport England contributing £1 million of National Lottery funding. It aims to reach over 4,000 people in 27 communities across England.

Tokyo 2020: Volunteer team names revealed

Care News - REHACARE press release - Thu, 01/31/2019 - 00:00
The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games has unveiled the names that have been selected for the teams of Tokyo 2020 volunteers and staff who will provide support during the operation of the Games.

Beijing 2022 Paralympic medal programme announced

Care News - REHACARE press release - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 00:00
Beijing 2022 could be the first Paralympic Winter Games to have gender parity in the number of medal events for men and women, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) recently announced.

Youth with disabilities have increased risk for technology-involved peer harassment

Care News - REHACARE press release - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 00:00
New research from the University of New Hampshire finds that while youths with disabilities, mental health diagnoses and special education services experience peer harassment or bullying at similar rates as other youth, understanding differences in how they experience it may lead to solutions that minimize risk to all youth.

Older caregivers report worse well-being when providing minimal assistance

Care News - REHACARE press release - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 00:00
Providing less than an hour of help to an elderly person can take a surprising emotional toll on older caregivers, says a University of Michigan researcher.

Reinforcement learning expedites 'tuning' of robotic prosthetics

Care News - REHACARE press release - Fri, 01/25/2019 - 00:00
Researchers have developed an intelligent system for "tuning" powered prosthetic knees, allowing patients to walk comfortably with the prosthetic device in minutes, rather than the hours necessary if the device is tuned by a trained clinical practitioner.

Signs of memory problems could be symptoms of hearing loss instead

Care News - REHACARE press release - Wed, 01/23/2019 - 00:00
Older adults concerned about displaying early symptoms of Alzheimer's disease should also consider a hearing check-up, suggest recent findings. What might appear to be signs of memory loss could actually point to hearing issues, says Dr. Susan Vandermorris, one of the study's authors and a clinical neuropsychologist at Baycrest.

AI makes life easier for hearing aid users

Care News - REHACARE press release - Wed, 01/23/2019 - 00:00
For people with hearing loss it can be very difficult to understand and separate voices in noisy environments. This problem may soon be history thanks to a new groundbreaking algorithm that is designed to recognize and separate voices efficiently in unknown sound environments.

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