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Tai Chi may favorably affect the inflammatory system
A randomized controlled trial published in Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics indicates effects of a medictation techniqie, Tai Chi, on the inflammatory system. (Medical News Today)

Unsteady on your feet? Little touches could make all the difference
When a toddler takes their first steps we observe an uncertain sway in their walking. (Medical News Today)

University of Toronto study finds that action video games bolster sensorimotor skills
A study led by University of Toronto psychology researchers has found that people who play action video games such as Call of Duty or Assassin's Creed seem to learn a new sensorimotor skill more... (Medical News Today)

UCLA research could help improve bladder function among people with spinal cord injuries
People who have suffered spinal cord injuries are often susceptible to bladder infections, and those infections can cause kidney damage and even death. (Medical News Today)

Spinal cord injury victims may benefit from stem cell transplantation studies
Two studies recently published in Cell Transplantation reveal that cell transplantation may be an effective treatment for spinal cord injury (SCI), a major cause of disability and paralysis with no... (Medical News Today)

Breast cancer: follow-up crucial for women after treatment
With Australian breast cancer survival rates at an all-time high, Cancer Australia's Pink Ribbon Breakfast focused on the importance of follow-up care to ensure the 15,000 women diagnosed this year... (Medical News Today)

Post-treatment health education program improves quality of life for breast cancer patients, Australia
A study by Queensland University of Technology (QUT) health researchers in collaboration with The Wesley Hospital Kim Walters Choices Program has found that women treated for breast cancer improved... (Medical News Today)

Prosthetic hand enables amputees to discern familiar sensations
Even before he lost his right hand to an industrial accident 4 years ago, Igor Spetic had family open his medicine bottles. Cotton balls give him goose bumps. (Medical News Today)

Physical therapy before hip or knee replacement surgery reduces need for postoperative care by nearly 30 percent
Physical therapy after total hip (THR) or total knee replacement (TKR) surgery is standard care for all patients. (Medical News Today)

Prosthetic arm controlled by brain successfully developed
Scientists have successfully developed a prosthetic arm that is directly connected to the patients' nerves and muscles, allowing more stability and control than ever before. (Medical News Today)

Better care for patients plus hospital savings with innovative stroke patient management system
An innovative patient management system at the acute stroke unit of Kelowna (BC) General Hospital has reduced the number of stroke patient bed days by more than 25 per cent, according to a study of... (Medical News Today)

Implications of ipsilateral spatial neglect after stroke
Stroke researchers have confirmed that damage to the right frontal-subcortical network may cause ipsilateral spatial neglect. (Medical News Today)

Yoga and meditation boost brain power to control a computer
New research by biomedical engineers at the University of Minnesota shows that people who practice yoga and meditation long term can learn to control a computer with their minds faster and better... (Medical News Today)

Inpatient stroke rehabilitation to regain crucial functions not available to all
Too many stroke patients in Canada are not getting the rehabilitation they need to return to a healthy, active life, according to a new study which was presented at the Canadian Stroke Congress in... (Medical News Today)

A closer look at neural correlations when we use tools, unlock a door
People who are unable to button up their jacket or who find it difficult to insert a key in lock suffer from a condition known as apraxia. (Medical News Today)

System designed to improve hand function lost to nerve damage
Engineers at Oregon State University have developed and successfully demonstrated the value of a simple pulley mechanism to improve hand function after surgery. (Medical News Today)

Osteoarthritis of the hip: appropriate exercise therapy can alleviate symptoms
Osteoarthritis of the hip is a progressive degenerative disorder affecting the hip joints, which affects one in 10 adults. (Medical News Today)

Foot drop stimulator helpful in rehabilitation after stroke
Application during task-specific movement for 4 weeks can retrain neuromuscular system Kessler Foundation scientists have published a study showing that use of a foot drop stimulator during a... (Medical News Today)

Limbs of a completely paralyzed rat controlled: project NEUWalk closer to clinical trials
EPFL scientists have discovered how to control the limbs of a completely paralyzed rat in real time to help it walk again. Their results are published in Science Translational Medicine. (Medical News Today)

By watching people walk, researchers decode the foot position's role in maintaining balance
Researchers at The Ohio State University have gained new insight into how the body moves when we're walking. (Medical News Today)

American Physical Therapy Association releases Choosing Wisely list of what patients should question
APTA has released "Five Things Physical Therapists and Patients Should Question. (Medical News Today)

Chiropractic care and exercise provide short-term relief of back-related leg pain
In the short term, patients who received chiropractic care coupled with home exercise and advice reported greater reductions in back-related leg pain (BRLP) than those who received home exercise... (Medical News Today)

Psychological support waning for heart patients despite nearly half experiencing mental health issues
Psychological support for heart patients is waning despite nearly half experiencing mental health problems after their heart event. (Medical News Today)

Research into memory in silent neurons
When we learn, we associate a sensory experience either with other stimuli or with a certain type of behaviour. (Medical News Today)

Unlocking the brain's mysteries through study of damage to the prefrontal lobe
Until the last few decades, the frontal lobes of the brain were shrouded in mystery and erroneously thought of as nonessential for normal function - hence the frequent use of lobotomies in the early... (Medical News Today)

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