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Researchers and medical bodies explore ways to secure funds for womb cancer research

Researchers and medical bodies explore ways to secure funds for womb cancer research

A national group of researchers, medical bodies and charities, led by The University of Manchester is looking for help in setting the top priorities for fighting womb cancer, with a survey launched today (23 March 2015). [More]
Three innovative research projects aim to improve lives of people with mobility difficulties

Three innovative research projects aim to improve lives of people with mobility difficulties

A prosthetic hand controlled by the nervous system, robotic clothing to help people with walking, and biosensors to monitor how patients use equipment or exercise during rehabilitation are the focus of three research projects awarded £5.3 million by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. [More]

Altering visual cues can impact chronic neck pain

Using virtual reality to misrepresent how far the neck is turned can actually change pain experiences in individuals who suffer from chronic neck pain, according to research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. [More]
Physiotherapy Associates, Performance Health partner to deliver TheraBand Active Care System

Physiotherapy Associates, Performance Health partner to deliver TheraBand Active Care System

Physiotherapy Associates, a leading provider of outpatient physical rehabilitation, today announced a partnership with Performance Health to deliver the TheraBand Active Care System. Performance Health manufactures TheraBand, Biofreeze and other market leading rehabilitation and wellness brands. [More]
TAU researchers identify novel genetic mutation as source of specific rare disease

TAU researchers identify novel genetic mutation as source of specific rare disease

Rare diseases -- those that affect fewer than one in 200,000 people -- are often identified early in life. Some 30 percent of children afflicted by these "orphan diseases" do not live to see their fifth birthday. While the U.S. Orphan Drug Act of 1983 was written into law to promote research on the topic, the cost of identifying the source and progression of these diseases remains prohibitive for many families. [More]
Reducing fears key to success of CBT or GET in people with chronic fatigue syndrome

Reducing fears key to success of CBT or GET in people with chronic fatigue syndrome

Reducing fears that exercise or activity will make symptoms worse is one of the most important factors determining the success of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) or graded exercise therapy (GET) in reducing fatigue and improving physical function in people with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), according to new analysis of data from the PACE trial, reported in The Lancet Psychiatry journal. [More]
Study demonstrates that pelvic floor muscle training improves erectile function

Study demonstrates that pelvic floor muscle training improves erectile function

Preliminary results of a four-month clinical trial offer hope for the thousands of baby boomer men turning 50 every minute, with nearly 6-in-10 of them experiencing erectile dysfunction. Proving pelvic floor exercise can help turn back the clock on sexual decline, the study demonstrates that weighted resistance training improves erectile function in both healthy men and those with erectile dysfunction. [More]
Revolutionising back pain treatments: an interview with Dr Kieran O’Sullivan

Revolutionising back pain treatments: an interview with Dr Kieran O’Sullivan

Back pain is exceptionally common. In fact, to not experience back pain at some point of your life would be thoroughly abnormal. Experiencing back pain is like becoming tired or becoming sad; we don’t necessarily like it, but it’s perfectly common. [More]
Computer games benefit stroke survivors, improve arm movements

Computer games benefit stroke survivors, improve arm movements

Stroke survivors can have "significant" improvement in arm movements after using the Nintendo Wii as physiotherapy according to researchers. [More]
Research may provide useful applications for care of stroke patients

Research may provide useful applications for care of stroke patients

Using world-leading research methods, the team of Dr David Wright and Prof Paul Holmes, working with Dr Jacqueline Williams from the Victoria University in Melbourne, studied activity in an area of the brain responsible for controlling movements when healthy participants observed a video showing simple hand movements and simultaneously imagined that they were performing the observed movement. [More]
Researchers set up innovative project to monitor physical activity of patients with haemophilia

Researchers set up innovative project to monitor physical activity of patients with haemophilia

The research group Intelligent Data Analysis Laboratory from the School of Engineering Universitat de València (UV) and a team of scientists at the Faculty of Physiotherapy led by Professor Felipe Querol have set up an innovative project for monitoring the physical activity of people with haemophilia through individual devices with the purpose of developing patterns which help to improve their quality of life and treatments. [More]
Excess consumption of common pain relievers poses significant health risks to Australians

Excess consumption of common pain relievers poses significant health risks to Australians

On the final day of Be Medicinewise Week 2014, NPS MedicineWise is reminding people that excess consumption of common pain relievers is a serious medicine safety issue. [More]
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust nominated twice for Health Service Journal Awards

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust nominated twice for Health Service Journal Awards

SHEFFIELD Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been nominated twice for outstanding ideas improving patient care in the Health Service Journal Awards 2014 – one of the most coveted awards in healthcare. [More]
Keele University researchers awarded grant to develop new treatment for musculoskeletal problems

Keele University researchers awarded grant to develop new treatment for musculoskeletal problems

Researchers at Keele University in the UK have been awarded a £1.93 million National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Programme Grant for a new five year programme of research to develop a new treatment model for people with musculoskeletal problems in primary care, in which treatment will be tailored to patients' risk of persistent pain and disability. [More]
Research shows colon cancer survivors are more likely to experience pain in back, abdomen

Research shows colon cancer survivors are more likely to experience pain in back, abdomen

Researchers from the University of Granada have discovered that colon cancer survivors are more likely to suffer future lesions related with pain in the back and lower abdomen than healthy individuals of the same gender and age. [More]
European researchers explore new tools for prevention of back pain

European researchers explore new tools for prevention of back pain

European researchers and clinicians are working hand in hand to unveil the mechanisms leading to back pain, likely the most widespread chronic pathology among humans. Until recently, it was assumed that disc degeneration was the main process behind back pain. The intervertebral discs are joints made of soft and very strain resistant material, placed between the vertebrae of the spine. [More]
Physiotherapy for hip osteoarthritis questioned

Physiotherapy for hip osteoarthritis questioned

Hip osteoarthritis is a prevalent and costly chronic musculoskeletal condition. Clinical guidelines recommend physiotherapy as treatment, although its effectiveness has never been proven. [More]

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]
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