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Recognition given to BetterYou for sleep assisting product

Recognition given to BetterYou for sleep assisting product

Clean sleeping has been touted as the new wellness trend for 2017, so end restless nights for the whole family with BetterYou magnesium, recently named ‘Best Sleep Brand’ at the Mumii Family Awards 2017. [More]
Chair yoga may be effective approach to reduce osteoarthritis pain in older adults, study shows

Chair yoga may be effective approach to reduce osteoarthritis pain in older adults, study shows

For the millions of older adults who suffer from osteoarthritis in their lower extremities (hip, knee, ankle or foot), chair yoga is proving to be an effective way to reduce pain and improve quality of life while avoiding pharmacologic treatment or adverse events. [More]
Computational walking model could help stroke patients achieve optimal recovery

Computational walking model could help stroke patients achieve optimal recovery

After a stroke, patients typically have trouble walking and few are able to regain the gait they had before suffering a stroke. Researchers funded by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering have developed a computational walking model that could help guide patients to their best possible recovery after a stroke. [More]
Air pollution exposure and sedentary lifestyle pose serious health threats to children in China

Air pollution exposure and sedentary lifestyle pose serious health threats to children in China

Children and adolescents in mainland China are facing two serious and conflicting public health threats: ongoing exposure to air pollution and an increasingly sedentary lifestyle with little regular physical activity outside school. [More]
FDA-approved, bioengineered living-cell therapy can shift genomic profile of non-healing wounds

FDA-approved, bioengineered living-cell therapy can shift genomic profile of non-healing wounds

Apligraf - an FDA-approved, bioengineered living-cell therapy from Organogenesis Inc. - has become the first wound-healing therapy to demonstrate a significant change in the genomic profile of a treated non-healing wound, according to new research published in the peer-reviewed journal Science Translational Medicine. [More]
Person's ‘brain speed’ may matter more than other risk factors for geriatric falls

Person's ‘brain speed’ may matter more than other risk factors for geriatric falls

"Why does a 30-year-old hit their foot against the curb in the parking lot and take a half step and recover, whereas a 71-year-old falls and an 82-year-old falls awkwardly and fractures their hip?" asks James Richardson, M.D., professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Musculoskeletal Center. [More]
Detecting inflammation in diabetic patients

Detecting inflammation in diabetic patients

As well as presenting with high blood glucose, diabetic patients have chronic low-grade inflammation, which can be measured by a range of inflammatory markers such as so-called high-sensitive CRP, TNFa and IL-6 as well as a full blood cell count. [More]
Study examines effects of minimalist shoes in trail runners

Study examines effects of minimalist shoes in trail runners

Minimalist shoes are a new commercially available athletic footwear now gaining strong popularity among both road and off-road runners. [More]
Hunter-gatherers in East Africa live active lifestyle that helps lower risk for heart disease

Hunter-gatherers in East Africa live active lifestyle that helps lower risk for heart disease

In a remote area of north-central Tanzania, men leave their huts on foot, armed with bows and poison-tipped arrows, to hunt for their next meal. [More]
Qosina gets ISO-13485 certification for medical devices and components

Qosina gets ISO-13485 certification for medical devices and components

Qosina is pleased to announce that we have received ISO 13485 Certification, a globally recognized standard that specifies the requirements for a quality management system that can be used by organizations providing medical devices, components and delivery of related services. [More]
Magnesium deficiency can cause sleep deprivation, say health experts

Magnesium deficiency can cause sleep deprivation, say health experts

Magnesium deficiency could be part of the reason you toss and turn at night, say health pioneers BetterYou following ITV’s 'Tonight – Why can’t Britain sleep?' programme which aired yesterday (17 November). [More]
Research shows running in minimal shoes may reduce injury risk

Research shows running in minimal shoes may reduce injury risk

Runners who wear trainers with no cushioning and land on the ball of their foot rather than the heel put significantly less demand on their bodies, new research suggests. [More]
QUT study explores burden of foot disease on Australian health system

QUT study explores burden of foot disease on Australian health system

The "silent burden" of foot disease afflicts one in ten hospital patients, costing taxpayers billions and filling nearly 5,000 hospital beds each night, according to QUT research. [More]

Experts raise concerns about rise in Achilles tears and ruptures among athletes

Drs. Simon Lee and Johnny Lin of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, along with the Illinois Athletic Trainers Association, are concerned about the rise in Achilles tears and ruptures among athletes of all ages. This injury typically takes an athlete out of his/her sport for an entire season. [More]
New software and 3D printers may enable cost-effective production of insoles for diabetes patients

New software and 3D printers may enable cost-effective production of insoles for diabetes patients

In the past, insoles for patients with diabetes were hand-made by orthopedic shoemakers. In the future, these specialist shoemakers will be able to produce insoles more cost-effectively thanks to new software and the use of 3D printers. [More]
Igenomix rewarded accreditation by CAP in Dubai for high quality of genetic testing services

Igenomix rewarded accreditation by CAP in Dubai for high quality of genetic testing services

Igenomix has recently been rewarded accreditation by College of American Pathologists in Dubai, given its state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge products in the space of advanced reproductive genetics. [More]
TSRI scientists discover sub-region in the brain that works to form contextual fear memory

TSRI scientists discover sub-region in the brain that works to form contextual fear memory

While the romantic poets' idea of memories being akin to spirits may have poetic merit, the scientists' perspective is that memories are concrete, physical entities that can be visualized within various regions of the brain. [More]
Mobile technologies for self-management alone may not solve problem of diabetes, says ITM researcher

Mobile technologies for self-management alone may not solve problem of diabetes, says ITM researcher

Next Monday (14 November) is World Diabetes Day. Globally about 442 million people live with this chronic condition, most of them in low-income countries, where health systems often function poorly. [More]
Mercy Medical Center becomes first hospital in Maryland to use new Cartiva SCI in surgical procedure

Mercy Medical Center becomes first hospital in Maryland to use new Cartiva SCI in surgical procedure

Earlier this October 2016, Mercy Medical Center became the first hospital in Maryland to utilize the new Cartiva Synthetic Cartilage Implant (SCI) in a surgical procedure, the first synthetic cartilage device approved by the FDA. [More]
Orthopaedists use new technology to assess patient outcomes, research shows

Orthopaedists use new technology to assess patient outcomes, research shows

Orthopaedists traditionally rely on X-rays, MRI, CT scans, physical measurements, and functional tests for patient outcomes assessments, but this is changing thanks to new technology that communicates ongoing, real-time outcomes feedback from patients, according to research published in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. [More]
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