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Research highlights need to improve access to healthcare for high-needs patients

University of Otago researchers have highlighted the need to improve access to primary health care services for high-needs populations with their recent study of high-needs patients using a free health clinic finding significant health problems. Elaine Gurr Professor of General Practice Tim Stokes, Research Fellow Lauralie Richard and medical student Sharmaine Sreedhar, undertook the study

Wearable sensor may cut costs and improve access to biofeedback for people with incomplete paraplegia

A new electromyography biofeedback device that is wearable and connects to novel smartphone games may offer people with incomplete paraplegia a more affordable, self-controllable therapy to enhance their recovery, according to a new study presented this week at the Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting in Puerto Rico. Electromyography (recording electrical activity of muscles) biofeedback

Music may improve mood in adults with dementia

In a Geriatrics & Gerontology International study of 51 individuals living with dementia who attended community-based adult day health centers, behavioral observations of a music intervention showed a positive change in mood and a decrease in agitation. Participants demonstrated significant increases in joy, eye contact, eye movement, being engaged, and talkativeness, and a decrease in

Alan Turing’s mathematical work could detect cancer faster

WWII codebreaker Alan Turing’s mathematical genius could create better detection tests for cancer and other fatal diseases, experts say Turing’s ‘weight of evidence’ theory may assist in better diagnostic tools  It could also personalise treatment to maximise a person’s chances of recovery Currently, modern-day testing relies on techniques developed in the mid 1980s  Alan Turing’s

Monitoring muscles to improve athletic training

Elite athletes understand that to maximize performance, they can’t only train hard during workouts—they must also train smart. Unfortunately, unless you’re willing to live in a lab, it can be easier to get real-time information about your car than your body. Startup Humon is one of a growing number of companies trying to change that

13 simple ways to improve your self-esteem

Good self-esteem helps you make sound choices, have a healthy regard for your wellbeing, and live authentically. And it's not defined by a six-pack, a six-figure career, or a feel-good buzz after six wines. It's deeper. It's how you feel about you. Good self-esteem will help you to make good decisions. Sadly, many of us

Simple new blood test reveals your body’s precise internal clock to guide treatments, improve health

The first simple blood test to identify your body’s precise internal time clock as compared to the external time has been developed by Northwestern Medicine scientists. The test, TimeSignature—which requires only two blood draws—can tell physicians and researchers the time in your body despite the time in the external world. For instance, even if it’s

Can changing our views on death improve how we live our lives?

Life is not possible without death and yet, modern medicine has waged an unending war against death. Now, a Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS) residential fellow is exploring how the concept of kenosis might create a common ground for personal growth, mutual understanding, civil discourse and productive policymaking in today’s diverse and polarized

Marijuana may improve quality of life in head and neck cancer

(HealthDay)—For patients with newly diagnosed head and neck cancer (HNC), quality of life may improve with marijuana use, according to a study published online Aug. 2 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. Han Zhang, M.D., from McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada, and colleagues conducted a prospective cohort study involving patients enrolled at the time of