Computer Game Helps Stroke survivors Regain Mobility in their Arms

Computer games have become one of the world’s foremost forms of entertainment among all ages and it is estimated that more than 1.2 billion people around the world play computer games. Now a unique computer game is helping stroke survivors regain mobility and muscle function in their arms. This new gamified therapy was developed by…

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Handcrafts are Beneficial for Seniors

Handcrafts Handcrafts like knitting, sewing and crocheting are just as popular today as they have been for thousands of years. In fact, there are good reasons why hand crafts have survived in today’s digital world. Scientific studies show that engaging in hand crafts present positive health benefits for seniors. Knitting Therapy A very popular handcraft…

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A Compound in Virgin Olive Oil Shows Promise for Wound Healing

A study published by researchers at the University of Jaén in Spain, September 30, 2018 in Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, shows that an anti-inflammatory compound found in virgin olive oil called squalene can play a significant role in wound healing, especially in the last stages of wound closure healing and the formation of scar…

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Blood Pressure can be Lowered by Life-saving Blue Light Treatment

Blue light has been found to be able to safely lower blood pressure without many of the serious side effects experienced by people taking blood pressure lowering drugs. This could be a non-invasive and non-pharmacological way to safely treat high blood pressure. The study was published by researchers at the University of Surrey in the…

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The Parkinson Pandemic and April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month

Every April, the Parkinson’s Foundation seeks to raise awareness about Parkinson’s disease (PD) during Parkinson’s Awareness Month. World Parkinson’s Day is observed on April 11, during which time Parkinson’s organizations seek to raise donations to fund the ongoing research to find a cure, prevention or better treatment strategies for people suffering from Parkinson’s disease.The Parkinson’s…

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Preventing Unintentional Falls by Seniors

Unintentional falls are one of the most common reasons for disability and premature death in seniors. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about three million seniors age 65 and over are treated in emergency rooms for injuries from unintentional falls and about 800,000 seniors are hospitalized because of injuries due to…

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Brown Algae Gives Hope for Saving Limbs from Amputation

A new study published March 20, 2019 in npi Regenerative Medicine, a Nature Research Journal gives hope to people who suffer from reduced blood flow in their limbs, which can lead to amputations. Researchers led by Professor Bijan Modarai from St. Thomas’ Hospital and King’s College, London UK, made small capsules containing sodium alginate from…

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Fermented Dairy Products may Prevent Heart Attacks and Stroke

A study by researchers from the University of Eastern Finland claims that eating fermented dairy products like yogurt may prevent heart attacks and strokes. The study was published October 29, 2018, in the British Journal of Nutrition. The Kuopio Ischaemic Heart Disease risk Factor Study at the University of Eastern Finland The participants were 1981…

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Mushrooms may Prevent Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

A study published by researchers from the National University of Singapore, March 12, 2019 in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease shows that eating mushrooms may help protect against mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Mild cognitive impairment is mild memory loss where people have more memory problems than other people in their age group. However, their memory…

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