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First-Ever Successful Mind-Controlled Robotic Arm Without Brain Implants

A team of researchers from Carnegie Mellon University, in collaboration with the University of Minnesota, has made a breakthrough in the field of noninvasive robotic device co...
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Five Things Caregivers Can Do To Keep Senior Citizens Safe During Summer

Not everyone is aware that summer weather and activities may be challenging for older adults. Senior citizens react differently to hot weather than younger people. They are ty...
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Engineers 3D Print Flexible Mesh For Ankle And Knee Braces

Hearing aids, dental crowns, and limb prosthetics are some of the medical devices that can now be digitally designed and customized for individual patients, thanks to 3-D prin...
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Tailor-Made Prosthetic Liners Could Help More Amputees Walk Again

Researchers at the University of Bath have developed a new way of designing and manufacturing bespoke prosthetic liners, in less than a day. This potentially life-changing pr...
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Study: Eyes Hold Clues For Treating Severe Autism More Effectively

Vocabulary tests for individuals with the severest forms of autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, are notoriously inaccurate. They commonly ask the test-taker to point to an illus...
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Study Shows Healthcare Workers Often Care For Patients While Ill

Large numbers of healthcare workers risk transmitting respiratory viruses to patients and co-workers by attending work even when they have symptoms, according to a study publi...
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Study Shows Experimental Drug Can Encourage Bone Growth In Children With Dwarfism

Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine, the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute in Australia and seven other medical institutions report that an experimental drug called voso...
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Major League Baseball Grant Funds Study Of Pitch Counts, Throwing Injuries

For youth baseball players, especially those who play competitively and often, throwing arm injuries are becoming too common. “There has been an increase in arm injuries in y...
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Parental Support Is Key When Autistic Adolescents Want To Learn To Drive

Autistic adolescents need the support of their parents or guardians to prioritize independence so that they are prepared for learning to drive, according to a study of special...
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Eight UVA Children’s Hospital Specialties Nationally Ranked By U.S. News & World Report

Eight University of Virginia Children’s Hospital specialties earned a top-50 national ranking in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-2020 “Best Children’s Hospitals” guide. The e...
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“Keyhole” Surgery Repairs Spina Bifida In Utero

Gilda Giron was just 13 weeks pregnant when an ultrasound revealed her baby had myelomeningocele—the most severe form of open spina bifida, a birth defect that affects backbon...
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New Radiation Therapy Shows Promise For Treating Essential Tremor

Tyrus Agee thought his promising new career was doomed. He had only one year left to finish his Doctor of Optometry degree at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of...
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Researchers’ Discovery Could Lead To Improved Therapies For Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

A new multi-institution study spearheaded by researchers at Florida State University and the University of California, Los Angeles suggests a tiny protein could play a major r...
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Phantom Sensations: When The Sense of Touch Deceives

Without being aware of it, people sometimes wrongly perceive tactile sensations. A new study in the scientific journal "Current Biology" shows how healthy people can sometimes...
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Enjoy The Journey: Avoid Travel Aches And Pains This Summer

Author T.S. Eliot once wrote, “The journey, not the destination, matters.” As any well-healed traveler can attest, however, the journey can also be rough on the body. Whether ...
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Sharp Mary Birch Hospital For Women & Newborns Announces World's Smallest Surviving Baby

Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns, the largest maternity hospital in California, is proud to announce the birth of the world's smallest baby ever to survive. Wei...
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Home Exercise Program Reduces Rate Of Falling In At-Risk Seniors

An in-home exercise program reduced subsequent falls in high-risk seniors by 36%, according the results of a 12-month clinical trial published today in the Journal of the Amer...
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Parkinson's Foundation Hosts Professional Education Training In Charleston

The Parkinson's Foundation announced the location of its signature professional education program course, Allied Team Training for Parkinson's, ATTP® in Charleston, SC. The th...
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Study Could Lead To 'Cognitive Therapy In Your Pocket'

Based on a study by McLean Hospital researchers, individuals with anxiety, depression, and other mental health conditions may soon be able to use a smartphone app to deliver o...
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The ACR And The Arthritis Foundation Present New Guidelines Offering Therapeutic Approaches And Treatment Options For Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

Today, the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), in partnership with the Arthritis Foundation (AF), released two guidelines on juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). One guide...
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ALS Research Reveals New Treatment Approach

On June 2, 1941, at the age of 37, baseball player Lou Gehrig succumbed to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a progressive muscle degeneration disease. Today, nearly 80 yea...
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A Super Tool Helps Kids With Autism Improve Socialization Skills

A team of NIH-funded researchers at Stanford University Medical School has found that children with autism improved measurably on a test of socialization and learning when the...
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Researchers Create Standardized Measurement For Pediatric Facial Palsy

An international team of researchers, including a psychologist at Oregon State University, has developed a standardized measurement for pediatric facial palsy that will improv...
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Baptist Health Partners With PatientPing, Enabling Real-Time Care Coordination Across Acute And Post-Acute Care Settings

PatientPing, the nation's leading care coordination platform, today announced a new partnership with the Baptist Health Accountable Care Organization (ACO), Baptist Health Car...
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New Doctors’ DNA Ages Six Times Faster Than Normal In First Year

In just a few short weeks, tens of thousands of newly minted doctors will start the most intense year of their training: the first year of residency, also called the intern ye...
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