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Health News - Rehabilitation

Types of Multiple Sclerosis: Differences in Symptoms and Outlook
How do the symptoms differ with different types of multiple sclerosis? Learn about how MS is diagnosed and how treatments differ between these types. (Medical News Today)

Research team develops treatment algorithm for bionic hand reconstruction
A research group led by Oskar Aszmann of the Department of Surgery at MedUni Vienna and Vienna General Hospital has developed a treatment algorithm or protocol that can be used to establish which... (Medical News Today)

70% of heart attack programmes failing to meet minimum standards for patient care
More than two-thirds (70%) of heart attack programmes are failing to meet the minimum requirements for patient care, according to research funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF). (Medical News Today)

Yoga may help kids with cancer
A yoga program for children with cancer can be carried out even during cancer treatment, and has quality of life (QOL) benefits for the children as well as their parents, suggests a study in... (Medical News Today)

Medicare bundled-payments model cut joint replacement costs by more than 20 percent
Savings seen largely in lower costs of artificial joints and post-surgical rehabilitation. (Medical News Today)

What Home Remedies for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Are There?
Carpal tunnel syndrome can cause numbness and pain in the hand and stems from a problem in the wrist. Find out some tips for coping with this syndrome. (Medical News Today)

Your left hand knows what your right hand is doing
The saying goes that "your left hand doesn't know what your right hand is doing," but actually, your left hand is paying more attention than you'd think. (Medical News Today)

Neurorobotic hand exoskeleton restores grasp function to quadriplegics
A consortium of European scientists has successfully restored grasp function to six quadriplegics using a non-invasive hybrid brain-neural hand exoskeleton. (Medical News Today)

Thousands of heart patients missing out on cardiac rehabilitation
Thousands of heart patients are missing out on cardiac rehabilitation following a heart attack, increasing their risk of suffering a fatal event, according to new figures released by the British... (Medical News Today)

Hope for people who struggle after suffering brain trauma
Pharmacological therapy combined with a rehabilitation program that teaches how to compensate for memory and attention problems offers new hope for people who suffer the consequences of traumatic... (Medical News Today)

Exercise programs may not provide additional benefits to usual physical therapy following total knee replacement
In a randomized trial of patients who underwent total knee replacement as a treatment for osteoarthritis, a group program of strengthening and aerobic exercises was not better at alleviating... (Medical News Today)

3D imaging of muscles points to potential treatments for muscle diseases and injuries
A new form of 3D imaging of muscles has allowed researchers to "see" inside muscle and trace long cables made up of a protein called collagen. (Medical News Today)

Repurposed drug may offer diagnosis, treatment for traumatic nerve damage
Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center believe they have identified a new means of enhancing the body's ability to repair its own cells, which they hope will lead to better... (Medical News Today)

Researchers restore leg movement in primates using wireless neural interface
An international team of scientists has used a wireless "brain-spinal interface" to bypass spinal cord injuries in a pair of rhesus macaques, restoring intentional walking movement to a temporarily... (Medical News Today)

Five weird and wonderful surgical procedures
From using an ankle as a knee to the world's first human head transplant, we take a look at five of the strangest, yet amazing surgical procedures to date. (Medical News Today)

Research finds brain changes, needs to be retrained after ACL injury
Researchers say we rely more on vision after injuries, suggest a new approach to rehab. (Medical News Today)

Rehabilitation services for trauma patients improve outcomes after hospital discharge
As more trauma patients survive their initial hospital stays, new study results show that acute inpatient rehabilitation facilities are the best places for some of these patients to go once they... (Medical News Today)

Restoring the sense of touch in amputees using natural signals of the nervous system
Research provides blueprint for building neuroprosthetic devices that recreate the sense of touch by directly stimulating the nervous system. (Medical News Today)

Research shows physical activity does not improve after hip replacement
New research from the University of East Anglia (UEA) shows that, surprisingly, patients' physical activity does not increase following hip replacement surgery. (Medical News Today)

Bio-inspired lower-limb 'wearing robotic exoskeleton' for human gait rehab
Stroke and spinal cord injury patients often require gait rehabilitation to regain the ability to walk or to help strengthen their muscles. (Medical News Today)

New hope for recovery of hand movement for stroke patients
Stroke patients are starting a trial of a new electronic device to recover movement and control of their hand. (Medical News Today)

Probiotics may help spinal cord injury recovery
A new mouse study finds that counteracting changes in gut bacteria that arise from spinal cord injury with probiotics could help aid recovery. (Medical News Today)

Paralyzed man regains 'sense of touch' with mind-controlled robotic arm
New study reveals how a 28-year-old man left paralyzed after a car accident has regained his sense of touch, thanks to a brain implant and a robotic arm. (Medical News Today)

"Virtual physiotherapist" helps paralysed patients exercise using computer games
A simple device can improve the ability of patients with arm disability to play physiotherapy-like computer games, according to new research. (Medical News Today)

Heart disease exercise programme could work for bowel cancer patients
Could rehabilitation programmes for heart disease patients be used to help people recovering from bowel cancer get back on their feet? (Medical News Today)

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