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Health News - Rehabilitation

In mouse model, targeted brain stimulation aids recovery
When investigators at the Stanford University School of Medicine applied light-driven stimulation to nerve cells in the brains of mice that had suffered strokes several days earlier, the mice showed... (Medical News Today)

A significant step toward understanding how we learn a motor skill
Using a deceptively simple set of experiments, researchers at Johns Hopkins have learned why people learn an identical or similar task faster the second, third and subsequent time around. (Medical News Today)

Potential rehabilitation of volitional walking in individuals with spinal cord injury
Gait disturbance in individuals with spinal cord injury is attributed to the interruption of neural pathways from brain to the spinal locomotor center, whereas neural circuits locate below and above... (Medical News Today)

Help in choice of care facility after hospital discharge
Twenty-first-century patients typically don't stay in the hospital until they are completely well or totally healed. (Medical News Today)

Surprising research results could lead to new ways to help the visually impaired better navigate everyday life
Visual impairment comes in many forms, and it's on the rise in America.The Enactive Torch uses infra-red sensors to "see" objects in front of it. (Medical News Today)

Cyborg science for the future
No longer just fantastical fodder for sci-fi buffs, cyborg technology is bringing us tangible progress toward real-life electronic skin, prosthetics and ultraflexible circuits. (Medical News Today)

The effectiveness of cognitive rehabilitation in multiple sclerosis
Six-month followup of MEMREHAB trial shows persistence of cerebral activation associated with learning Kessler Foundation researchers published long-term followup results of their MEMREHAB trial... (Medical News Today)

'Possible link between stroke and neck manipulation therapy'
A newly published scientific statement from the American Heart Association has said that there could be a link between stroke and therapy involving neck manipulation. (Medical News Today)

Small molecule 'could treat paralysis by triggering nerve repair'
Researchers from the Salk Institute of Biological Studies reveal how a protein found in animals that naturally repair nerves after injury could trigger the same process in humans. (Medical News Today)

New recommendations for post-treatment care of prostate cancer survivors
Many of the more than 2.5 million men in the U.S. who have received treatment for prostate cancer deal with the often disabling side effects of surgery and radiation and hormonal therapies. (Medical News Today)

Physical therapy and corticosteroid injections offer equal relief from shoulder pain and disability
Both manual physical therapy (MPT) and subacromial corticosteroid injections (CSI) provide significant improvement in pain and function for patients with unilateral shoulder impingement syndrome... (Medical News Today)

A shift in thinking for stroke rehabilitation
With the advent of non-surgical modalities, stimulation of the brain has become a popular science and researchers must work to ensure systematic methods for consistent results in the study of stroke... (Medical News Today)

Pedal power helps speed up recovery for critically ill patients
Seriously ill and injured patients at Southampton's university hospitals are spending less time in intensive care - thanks to an innovative bedside bicycle. (Medical News Today)

Neurologic recovery from corticospinal tract injury due to subfalcine herniation
After development of diffusion tensor tractography (DTT), which is derived from diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), three-dimensional reconstruction and estimation for three motor tracts, such as the... (Medical News Today)

New wrist-mounted device augments the human hand with two robotic fingers
Twisting a screwdriver, removing a bottle cap, and peeling a banana are just a few simple tasks that are tricky to pull off single-handedly. (Medical News Today)

Pairing a mechanical device with stroke patients
The repetitive facilitation exercise (RFE) is one of the most common rehabilitation tactics for stroke patients attempting to regain wrist movement. (Medical News Today)

Lack of rehab programs leaves cardiac patients underserved globally
Rehabilitation programs must become an integral part of cardiac care to significantly reduce the burden of living with heart disease, one of the most common chronic diseases and causes of death... (Medical News Today)

Identifying risk factors for ACL re-injury
Re-tearing a repaired knee Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) happens all too frequently, however a recent study being presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's (AOSSM)... (Medical News Today)

Tech team pairs humanoid with Angry Birds to help kids with rehabilitation
With the help of a smart tablet and Angry Birds, children can now do something typically reserved for engineers and computer scientists: program a robot to learn new skills. (Medical News Today)

Doctors have 'ethical obligation' to protect athletes from concussion
A new position paper by the American Academy of Neurology appeals to doctors to give the 'all-clear' to sports concussion patients only when the athlete is medically ready. (Medical News Today)

Rehab for age-related loss of vision cuts depression risk in half
Research finds that a technique called behavioral activation leads to a 50% decrease in the chances of people with age-related macular degeneration developing clinical depression. (Medical News Today)

How kangaroos use their tails as a 'fifth' leg provides new insight into why we walk the way we do
Published in the Royal Society journal Biology Letters, the study, led by professor Max Donelan of SFU's Locomotion Laboratory, found kangaroos, commonly viewed as hoppers, move with a "pentapedal"... (Medical News Today)

Dark chocolate 'may improve walking ability for PAD patients'
A new study by researchers in Italy suggests that for patients with peripheral artery disease, just 40 g of dark chocolate may improve walking time and distance. (Medical News Today)

How aging can intensify damage of spinal cord injury
In the complex environment of a spinal cord injury, researchers have found that immune cells in the central nervous system of elderly mice fail to activate an important signaling pathway... (Medical News Today)

One partner can suffer when couples disagree on stroke recovery
An innovative study from a University of Cincinnati (UC) social work researcher has found that when a stroke survivor and his or her caregiving spouse disagree on the survivor's rate of recovery, the... (Medical News Today)

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