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Effectiveness of Home-based Telehealth Therapy Program

In-home rehabilitation, using a telehealth system and supervised by licensed occupational/physical therapists, is an effective means of improving arm motor status in stroke survivors, according to findings presented by University of California, Irvine neurologist Steven C. Cramer, MD, at the recent 2018 European Stroke Organisation Conference in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Losing Weight Between Young Adulthood And Middle Age Could Help Avoid Diabetes

According to a new study, researchers examine that nearly Two-Thirds of Diabetes Cases Could be Avoided if U.S. Adults Were to Maintain a Healthy Weight Between their mid-20s and 40s. Young adults suffering from obesity who lose enough weight to no longer be considered obese before early middle age reduce their risk of developing diabetes by nearly 70% compared to those who remain obese over the same life interval. The study was published in the journal ?????Diabetes Care. 

Older Adults Prone To Medication-related Harm

New research indicates that harm from medicines is common in older adults following hospital discharge, and it results in substantial use of healthcare resources, published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology study.

Effectiveness of Abiraterone Against Prostate Cancer

A study by an international team of researchers from University Children's Hospital Bern and the Autonomous University of Barcelona has discovered how the production of specific human sex hormones known as androgens is interrupted. These findings can help in development of new therapeutic approaches, as the overproduction of androgens is associated with many diseases including prostate cancer in men and polycystic ovary syndrome in women.

Comparison Of OCR Measures Obtained In Astronauts Before And After Spaceflight

A study compared the OCR measures that were obtained in 6 astronauts before, during, and after a spaceflight lasting 4-6 days with the OCR measures obtained from 6 astronauts before and after a spaceflight lasting 4-9 months. OCR in the short-duration fliers was measured using the afterimage method during a head tilt at 15°, 30°, and 45°. OCR in the long-duration fliers was measured using video-oculography during whole body tilt at 25°. Ocular counter-rolling (OCR) is a reflex generated by the activation of the gravity sensors in the inner ear that stabilizes gaze and posture during head tilt.