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You Already Have the Skills
You 8217 ve already learned how to be a good caregiver from other areas ...
Aphasia.org - Fri. Mar 16
Affiliate Highlight: Minnesota Connect Aphasia Now
We re continuing with our affiliate highlight series, this time turning our eye ...
Aphasia.org - Fri. Mar 16
Study finds smokers at greater risk of hearing loss
Smoking is associated with increased risk of hearing loss, according to a study of over 50,000 participants over 8 years in Nicotine Tobacco Research, published by Oxford University Press. Researchers analyzed data from annual health checkups, which included audio testing performed by a technician and a health-related lifestyle questionnaire completed by each participant. They examined the effects of smoking status current, former, and never smokers , the ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 16
Wearable Electronics and Aphasia
Wearable electronics are any technology that can be worn on or implanted ...
Aphasia.org - Thu. Mar 8
Affiliate Highlight: Eugene Speech Therapy
We 8217 re continuing with our affiliate highlight series, this time turning our eye ...
Aphasia.org - Thu. Mar 8
Undernourished Kids May Face Hearing Problems Later On
Poor nutrition in early childhood may make hearing loss more likely in adulthood, a new study suggests. Researchers from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health tested the hearing of more than 2,200 young adults in Nepal who had taken part in a nutrition study when they were children. Those who were undernourished in their preschool years were about twice as likely to have hearing loss 16 years later than those who were better nourished as young children ...
Healthday - Thu. Mar 8
Seeing sounds: Researchers uncover molecular clues for synesthesia
Some people with synaesthesia may see sounds, while others may taste them or feel them as shapes. This kind of sensory cross-talk comes in many forms, and develops during early childhood. It has been known for over a century that synaesthesia runs in families, giving a strong hint that inherited factors are important. Brain imaging of adults with synaesthesia suggests that their circuits are wired a little differently compared to people who don t make thes ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 8
Moving toward a future free of drug-induced hearing loss
A new special publication orchestrated by five of the nation s leading hearing experts compiles the latest research into hearing loss caused by drugs and solvents - how it occurs, how to treat it, and how to prevent it. The compilation is being published online as a special research topic by the journal Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience . It includes both original research and focused reviews. The Pharmaceutical Interventions for Hearing Loss Working Grou ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 8
Got the message? Your brainwaves will tell
The new technique was developed by Professor Tom Francart and his colleagues from the Department of Neurosciences at KU Leuven, Belgium, in collaboration with the University of Maryland. It will allow for a more accurate diagnosis of patients who cannot actively participate in a speech understanding test because they re too young, for instance, or because they re in a coma. In the longer term, the method also holds potential for the development of smart he ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 8
Research challenges use of off-label drug to treat osteoarthritis
An off-label drug prescribed to treat osteoarthritis of the hand when conventional medication has failed is ineffective, according to new research. The study shows there was no benefit in taking hydroxychloroquine to control debilitating pain when compared to a placebo dummy substance . The first-line treatment for hand osteoarthritis - paracetamol, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or opioids - is often not effective and some patients experience adver ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 5
New study suggests hormone therapy helps reduce curvature of the spine
CLEVELAND, Ohio February 21, 2018 --The Women s Health Initiative found that hormone therapy HT use was associated with a reduction in vertebral fracture risk. A new study shows these same benefits may also guard against a woman s risk of developing hyperkyphosis, an exaggerated curvature of the spine that creates a forward stooped posture. Study results are published online today in Menopause , the journal of The North American Menopause Society NAMS . It ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 5
Stem cell study may result in stronger muscles in old age
As we grow older, our muscular function declines. A new study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden shows how an unexpectedly high number of mutations in the stem cells of muscles impair cell regeneration. This discovery may result in new medication to build stronger muscles even when in old age. The study is published in Nature Communications . It has already been established that natural ageing impairs the function of our skeletal muscles. We ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 5