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Health News - Rehabilitation

New noninvasive treatment enables paralyzed men to move again
A new noninvasive treatment has successfully restored voluntary leg movement in paralyzed patients for the first time by delivering electrical stimulation to the spinal cord. (Medical News Today)

Stanford team's brain-controlled prosthesis nearly as good as one-finger typing
Years of work yield a technique that continuously corrects brain readings to give people with spinal cord injuries a more precise way to tap out commands by using a thought-controlled cursor; pilot... (Medical News Today)

New eye-tracker method shows 'preferred retinal location' in both eyes
Eyes with central vision loss adapt by developing a new fixation point in a different part of the retina, called the preferred retinal location (PRL). (Medical News Today)

Return-to-work outcomes better for SSDI beneficiaries who use vocational rehab services
Study shows that recipients of state vocational rehabilitation services achieve work milestones at faster rateResearchers have published results of a study showing a relationship between... (Medical News Today)

Preventing knee pain in at-risk adults with diabetes
UD-led study assesses impact of intensive diet/exercise programKnee pain in older adults, often caused by osteoarthritis, usually means more visits to the doctor and also can be a harbinger of... (Medical News Today)

Could electromagnetic pulses be used to treat tinnitus?
Researchers have found delivering electromagnetic pulses to patients with tinnitus could be an effective method of treating this disruptive symptom. (Medical News Today)

FDA authorizes use of prosthesis for rehabilitation of above-the-knee amputations
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has authorized use of the first prosthesis marketed in the U.S. (Medical News Today)

Outcomes comparable for in-person and in-home telerehabilitation following total knee replacement surgery
Patients who received rehabilitation instructions via video teleconference, or "telerehabilitation," following total knee replacement (TKR) surgery had comparable outcomes to patients who received... (Medical News Today)

Neuroscience and technology come together to support people with disabilities
The Centre for Genomic Regulation, Starlab and the University of Barcelona presented this morning Brain Polyphony, an interdisciplinary project that aims to improve communication for people with... (Medical News Today)

Neuroscientists establish brain-to-brain networks in primates, rodents
Neuroscientists at Duke University have introduced a new paradigm for brain-machine interfaces that investigates the physiological properties and adaptability of brain circuits, and how the brains of... (Medical News Today)

Kessler Foundation TBI study shows brain activity changes after cognitive rehabilitation
Findings consistent with prior study of modified Story Memory Technique in multiple sclerosisKessler Foundation researchers published results of their TBI-MEM trial, the first study to... (Medical News Today)

What is the best walking aid for COPD patients?
In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers have investigated the impact of different walking aids on patients with chronic obstructive disease (COPD).This image shows respirology draisine. (Medical News Today)

NT's mandatory alcohol rehab may discriminate against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
The Northern Territory's Alcohol Mandatory Treatment Act 2013 (AMT Act), which permits mandatory residential alcohol rehabilitation for up to 3 months, has little evidence to justify it, is not... (Medical News Today)

Osteopathic manipulative therapy significantly improves low back pain in postpartum women
German researchers found osteopathic manipulative therapy (OMTh) decreased postpartum low back pain by over 70 percent in women who had given birth at least three months before beginning treatment... (Medical News Today)

Running with prosthetic lower-limbs: an advantage or disadvantage?
Researchers at Bournemouth University have been looking at the impact of lower-limb prosthetics on competitive running, specifically looking at whether athletes with prosthesis are at an unfair... (Medical News Today)

Brain scans could predict how effective OCD treatment will be
Scans demonstrating brain network connectivity could be used to predict the long-term response of patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder to cognitive behavioral therapy. (Medical News Today)

Smartphone app may prevent dangerous freezing of gait in Parkinson's patients
Joint Tel Aviv University/European Union project focuses on major cause of disabilityMany patients in the latter stage of Parkinson's disease are at high risk of dangerous, sometimes fatal, falls. (Medical News Today)

Disabled people pilot a robot remotely with their thoughts
Multi-year research project aims to give a measure of independence to paralyzed people. This technology has shown that it works well and is easy to use. (Medical News Today)

Stanford research sheds light on how neurons control muscle movement
Stanford University researchers studying how the brain controls movement in people with paralysis, related to their diagnosis of Lou Gehrig's disease, have found that groups of neurons work together... (Medical News Today)

Talking therapy shows promise for people with chronic low back pain
New research from Royal Holloway, University of London has found that a new form of talking therapy is a credible and promising treatment for people with chronic low back pain who are also... (Medical News Today)

First UK user receives world's most lifelike bionic hand
A congenital amputee from London has become the first user in the UK to be fitted with a new prosthetic hand that launches today and sets a new benchmark in small myoelectric hands. (Medical News Today)

Study examines trends in smoking among health students
The prevalence of smoking among undergraduate nursing and physiotherapy students in Spain decreased from 29.3% in 2003 to 18.2% in 2013. (Medical News Today)

Severely impaired stroke survivors regain arm function after intensive physical therapy
Time may heal all wounds, but in the case of stroke survivors, the key to better recovery is to spend more time in an intensive physical therapy program, according to a University of Florida Health... (Medical News Today)

Control system shows potential for improving function of powered prosthetic leg
A control system that incorporated electrical signals generated during muscle contractions and gait information resulted in improved real-time control of a powered prosthetic leg for different... (Medical News Today)

Can virtual reality help stroke patients recover arm movement?
Patients who have impaired arm movement due to stroke can benefit from virtual reality therapy, suggests a new study, after participants regained use of paretic limbs. (Medical News Today)

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