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New, Inexpensive Device Provides Visual Computer Control For Those With Physical Disabilities

Millions of people suffering from Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, muscular dystrophy, spinal cord injuries or amputees could soon interact with their computers and surroundings using just their eyes, thanks to a new device that costs less than £40 (approximately $62.00). Included in this report is a video demonstration of this new device as well as a […]

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Long-Lasting Depressive Symptoms And Physical Impairment Often Follow ICU Stays

Critically ill patients who recover from a potentially deadly syndrome known as acute lung injury frequently emerge with new, apparently long-lasting depressive symptoms and new physical impairments that make them unable to perform many daily tasks, Johns Hopkins research suggests. Results of the new study, published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, […]

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Reduces Disability And Depression In Adolescents With Fibromyalgia

A recent trial shows cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) reduces functional disability and depressive symptoms in adolescents with juvenile fibromyalgia. The psychological intervention was found to be safe and effective, and proved to be superior to disease management education. Full findings from this multi-site clinical trial are published in Arthritis & Rheumatism, a peer-reviewed journal of the […]

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Post-Deployment PTSD Symptoms More Common In Military Personnel With Pre-Deployment Mental Health Disorders Or Service-Related Physical Injuries

Military service members who screened positive for mental health disorders before deployment, or who were injured during deployment, were more likely to develop post-deployment posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms than their colleagues without these risk factors, according to a report in the May issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

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Age-Related Conditions Develop Faster In Adults With Diabetes

Middle-aged adults with diabetes are much more likely to develop age-related conditions than their counterparts who do not have diabetes, according to a new study by the University of Michigan Health System and VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System. The research was based on nationally representative data from the University of Michigan Health and Retirement Study. […]

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Mild Psychological Distress Linked To Long Term Disability

Even relatively mild psychological distress can lead to long term disability, according to a novel study from Karolinska Institutet published online in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. The researchers tracked the health of more than 17,000 working adults up to the age of 64, who had been randomly selected from the population in […]

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EEG Brain-Computer Interface Learns To Read Human Mental Intention

You may have heard of virtual keyboards controlled by thought, brain-powered wheelchairs, and neuro-prosthetic limbs. But powering these machines can be downright tiring, a fact that prevents the technology from being of much use to people with disabilities, among others. Professor José del R. Millán and his team at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne […]

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