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Nexstim joins 2014 Red Herring mark of distinction

Red Herring's Top 100 Europe celebrates the exceptional accomplishments of technology companies and their position to grow at an explosive rate. The awards winners were announced today, and Nexstim has proudly been selected in this prestigious group as a Top 100 Europe. [More]

Study: Intense physiotherapy sessions have no additional benefits for chronic whiplash pain

Results of a new trial of treatments for chronic whiplash pain, published in The Lancet, suggest that expensive, intense physiotherapy sessions do not show any additional benefit over a single physiotherapy session of education and advice with phone follow-up. [More]
Early rehabilitation improves neurofunctional outcome after surgery in children with spinal tumors

Early rehabilitation improves neurofunctional outcome after surgery in children with spinal tumors

In children, primary spinal tumors comprise 4% of all tumors from the central nervous system. Spinal tumors can present with a variety of clinical signs and symptoms in children such as pain followed by motor regression, gait disturbance, sphincter dysfunction, sensory symptoms, torticollis, and kyphoscoliosis. [More]

New research reveals how good sleep can help chronic pain sufferers

Chronic pain sufferers could be kept physically active by improving the quality of their sleep, new research suggests. [More]
Study: People improve their performance more when they practice with partner

Study: People improve their performance more when they practice with partner

People improve their performance more when they practise with a partner rather than on their own, according to a new study. The research could ultimately help people rehabilitating from a stroke. [More]

Study: Partner’s touch improves individual’s performance

People improve their performance more when they practise with a partner rather than on their own, according to a new study. [More]
Development of physical aggression in toddlers strongly linked with genetic factors

Development of physical aggression in toddlers strongly linked with genetic factors

The development of physical aggression in toddlers is strongly associated genetic factors and to a lesser degree with the environment, according to a new study led by Eric Lacourse of the University of Montreal and its affiliated CHU Sainte-Justine Hospital. Lacourse's worked with the parents of identical and non-identical twins to evaluate and compare their behaviour, environment and genetics. [More]

Robot-assisted therapy shows increased mobility after paresis

The survivors of a stroke often struggle with persistent loss of function of the central nervous system. Around the world strokes are one of the most frequent causes of paresis. [More]

Virtual reality, dance and fun help in treating urinary incontinence in senior women

Virtual reality, dance and fun are not the first things that come to mind when we think of treating urinary incontinence in senior women. However, these concepts were the foundations of a promising study by Dr. Chantal Dumoulin, PhD, Canada Research Chair in Urogynaecological Health and Aging, a researcher at the Institut universitaire de g-riatrie de Montr-al, and an associate professor in the Physiotherapy Program of the Rehabilitation School at Universit- de Montr-al, and her master's student, Miss Val-rie Elliott. [More]
Synthetic cannabinoid molecule created for osteoarthritis

Synthetic cannabinoid molecule created for osteoarthritis

Chemical compounds synthesised in the laboratory, similar to those found in cannabis, could be developed as potential drugs to reduce the pain of osteoarthritis. [More]
Researchers identify potential biomarker to predict developmental problems in premature infants

Researchers identify potential biomarker to predict developmental problems in premature infants

Researchers have identified a potential biomarker for predicting whether a premature infant is at high risk for motor development problems, according to a study published online in the journal Radiology. [More]
Allianz Worldwide Care's standard plans now include extended healthcare coverage

Allianz Worldwide Care's standard plans now include extended healthcare coverage

International private medical insurer Allianz Worldwide Care has announced a number of new benefits and enhancements to its standard healthcare plans, following its recent annual product review. [More]

Revolutionary new treatment for crippling hand conditions

A SELF-EMPLOYED decorator whose crippling hand condition has made it virtually impossible to do the simplest of tasks has had his fingers straightened without the need for surgery, thanks to a revolutionary new treatment. [More]
Meal replacements and high protein diet can help weight loss maintenance

Meal replacements and high protein diet can help weight loss maintenance

New research shows that there are several effective strategies available to people wanting to avoid regaining weight after a successful diet. Anti-obesity drugs, meal replacements and a high protein diet can help weight loss maintenance, according to a meta-analysis published in the scientific periodical The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. [More]

Specific training helps improve strength, power and muscle mass in people over 90 years old

After doing specific training for 12 weeks, people over the age of 90 improved their strength, power and muscle mass. This was reflected in an increase in their walking speed, a greater capacity to get out of their chairs, an improvement in their balance, a significant reduction in the incidence of falls and a significant improvement in muscle power and mass in the lower limbs. [More]

Multicomponent training improves strength, power and muscle mass in people over 90

After doing specific training for 12 weeks, people over the age of 90 improved their strength, power and muscle mass. This was reflected in an increase in their walking speed, a greater capacity to get out of their chairs, an improvement in their balance, a significant reduction in the incidence of falls and a significant improvement in muscle power and mass in the lower limbs. [More]
Surgery shows first-line potential for stress urinary incontinence

Surgery shows first-line potential for stress urinary incontinence

The authors of a head-to-head study say that surgery should be considered as a first-line option for women with stress urinary incontinence, ahead of physiotherapy. [More]
Study: Mesenchymal stem cell transplantation may help treat stress urinary incontinence

Study: Mesenchymal stem cell transplantation may help treat stress urinary incontinence

Vaginal delivery presents the possibility of injury for mothers that can lead to "stress urinary incontinence", a condition affecting from four to 35 percent of women who have had babies via vaginal delivery. Many current treatments, such as physiotherapy and surgery, are not very effective. [More]

New research aims to help improve lives of children affected by cerebral palsy

Children with cerebral palsy could be helped to speak more clearly following research by a University of Strathclyde academic. [More]

Urbanrehab Pte opens additional physiotherapy clinic

Urbanrehab Pte Ltd, a practice that provides physiotherapy in Singapore as well as a variety of other related services, has just announced the opening of an additional physiotherapy clinic. [More]