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Physical training and social support reduce frailty and malnutrition
A training program for the reactivation of older and frail people established by MedUni Vienna has achieved remarkable success. (Medical News Today)

Virtual world improves communication following stroke, says study
A virtual reality world called EVA Park can improve the communication of those who have impaired speech and language following a stroke, according to research by academics at City University London. (Medical News Today)

Virtual reality and treadmill training could help prevent falls in older adults
Combining virtual reality and treadmill training helps prevent falls in older adults better than treadmill training alone, according to a new randomised controlled trial published in The Lancet. (Medical News Today)

Paralysis patients regain sensation, muscle control through brain machine
Scientists have helped people who are paralyzed from spinal cord injuries regain some feeling and movement with the assistance of brain-machine interfaces. (Medical News Today)

Chronic fatigue symptoms triggered by nerve, muscle strain
Nerve and muscle strain may prompt symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome, find researchers, suggesting such symptoms could be eased with physical therapy. (Medical News Today)

Regenerative medicine improves strength and function in severe muscle injuries
Results of a study conducted by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine showed significant improvement in strength and... (Medical News Today)

More physio recommended for hip fractures
More intensive hospital physiotherapy has been found to be safe and effective in reducing length of hospital stays, research published in the Medical Journal of Australia has found. (Medical News Today)

Repeated stimulation treatment can restore movement to paralysed muscles
Conducted at the BioMag laboratory at the Helsinki University Hospital, a new patient study could open a new opportunity to rehabilitate patients with spinal cord damage. (Medical News Today)

Gene discovery may lead to better treatments for tendon injury
Insights into the molecular network of a gene called Mkx should help improve the study of tendon physiology and lead to new treatments for tendon injury. (Medical News Today)

More frequent exercise therapy benefits bone strength in very low weight pre-term infants
Study shows that a twice daily program of assisted range-of-motion exercises provides significant benefits for bone strength, potentially decreasing the risk of low bone density and future fractures... (Medical News Today)

Why do aged muscles heal slowly?
As we age, the function and regenerative abilities of skeletal muscles deteriorate, which means it is difficult for the elderly to recover from injury or surgery. (Medical News Today)

Understanding baby's first steps could improve spinal injury rehab
Understanding the brain patterns of a baby's primitive stepping reflex may help children with cerebral palsy and adults with spinal cord injury. (Medical News Today)

Argentine tango 'therapy' helps restore balance for cancer patients with neuropathy
Effects of chemo can impact balance, tango classes cut risk of falls by 56%. (Medical News Today)

Activities like playing cards may assist stroke rehab as well as virtual reality
Results could inform 15 million people who suffer stroke each year.Sometimes in health care, simple activities can be just as effective as the latest technology. (Medical News Today)

10 Exercises for Arthritis of the Knee
People with arthritis of the knee can reduce pain through exercise. Learn more about exercises to reduce pain, improve mobility, and strengthen the knee. (Medical News Today)

Arthritis in the Knee: What You Need to Know
Arthritis is a common cause of knee pain. Find out about different types of arthritis, their causes, symptoms, and how they can be treated. (Medical News Today)

Research reveals pain and pleasure of sad music
Researchers at Durham University, UK and the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, said their findings could have implications for how music therapy and rehabilitation could help people's moods. (Medical News Today)

Life Expectancy and Multiple Sclerosis: What You Need To Know
Learn all about how multiple sclerosis can affect someone's life expectancy, as well as treatments that can help alter the long-term outlook. (Medical News Today)

Recognizing the Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis
Learn all about the symptoms of multiple sclerosis. This article also looks at different types of MS and whether symptoms differ for men and women. (Medical News Today)

Severe stroke prognoses differ depending on the doctor
A physician has to make many quick decisions when confronted with a stroke patient.Should treatment be intensive or comfort-based, or somewhere in between? (Medical News Today)

In-patient rehab recommended over nursing homes for stroke rehab
For the first time, guidelines have been developed by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for rehabilitation after a stroke. (Medical News Today)

Women may benefit from fall screening at any age
Physical therapists should consider screening women for fall risks, according to a study that was presented at Touro College Research Day show. (Medical News Today)

'Walk-DMC' aims to improve surgery outcomes for children with cerebral palsy
Children with cerebral palsy frequently undergo invasive surgeries -- lengthening tendons, rotating bones, transferring muscles to new locations -- in hopes of improving their physical ability to... (Medical News Today)

Women have problems sticking to cardiac rehab programs
Gender gap must be closed, say investigators in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology.Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of disability globally. (Medical News Today)

Paralyzed man controls hand and fingers using brain implant
A chip implanted in his brain and linked to a computer allows a man left quadriplegic 6 years ago from a broken neck to grasp and manipulate objects with his own hand and fingers. (Medical News Today)

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