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Experts provides guidance to ensure safe, effective physical activity for osteoporosis patients

​Today, experts from the Too Fit to Fracture Initiative presented the results of an international consensus process to establish exercise recommendations for people with osteoporosis, with or without spine fractures. [More]

Vestibular system is critical for optimizing head and eye movements

Neurologists at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich have studied the role of the vestibular system, which controls balance, in optimizing how we direct our gaze. The results could lead to more effective rehabilitation of patients with vestibular or cerebellar dysfunction. [More]
Bielefeld neuroscientists present a new bodily illusion

Bielefeld neuroscientists present a new bodily illusion

To induce an illusory perception of the material properties of the hand, a group of neuroscientists from Bielefeld University, the Max-Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics (Germany), and the University of Milano-Bicocca (Italy) asked volunteers to sit with their hands lying on a table in front of them. [More]

Core stabilization exercise in stroke patients could be enhanced by real-time video feedback

About 80% of stroke survivors experience hemiparesis, which causes weakness or the inability to move one side of the body. Core stabilization exercise to improve postural stability and independent walking in chronic hemiparetic stroke patients could be enhanced by real-time video feedback, report researchers in Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience. [More]

CUMC researchers identify gene that appears to play major role in motor neuron degeneration in ALS

Columbia University Medical Center researchers have identified a gene, called matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9), that appears to play a major role in motor neuron degeneration in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. The findings, made in mice, explain why most but not all motor neurons are affected by the disease and identify a potential therapeutic target for this still-incurable neurodegenerative disease. The study was published today in the online edition of the journal Neuron. [More]
Colgate offers easy-to-follow tips to help women stay on track for better, healthy lifestyle this year

Colgate offers easy-to-follow tips to help women stay on track for better, healthy lifestyle this year

The start of a new year is often a time for reflection and a resolve to change. Whether the resolutions are big or small, most people by now are already starting down the path to a new and better version of themselves. [More]
UTHealth starts clinical trial to study two forms of stem cell treatments for children with CP

UTHealth starts clinical trial to study two forms of stem cell treatments for children with CP

A first-of-its-kind clinical trial studying two forms of stem cell treatments for children with cerebral palsy has begun at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Medical School. [More]

Orthopaedic specialist offers tips to prevent painful holiday season

While the holiday season is a selfless time of year, individuals are encouraged to keep in-tune with their bodies as the festive shopping, baking, and cleaning often triggers bodily aches and pains. [More]

Democrats facing political fallout from Obamacare's woes

News outlets covered the fallout from Friday's House of Representatives vote to allow insurers to renew plans that do not comply with the health law. [More]

Health law fumbles threaten Obama's agenda

Media analyses argue the health law's rollout problems are endangering the rest of President Barack Obama's second-term agenda as his credibility and job approval ratings suffer. Others see his blunt admission of blame as an effort to improve his public standing and counter a revolt within his own party. [More]

Internal body clock may contribute to morning peak in heart attacks and ischemic strokes

​Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death in both men and women, and most adverse cardiovascular events tend to happen in the morning. In new findings published in the November issue of Blood, researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Oregon Health & Science University have discovered that the internal body clock may contribute to the morning peak in heart attacks and ischemic strokes. [More]

Key differences found in standing posture balance in children with diplegic and hemiplegic cerebral palsy

Improving standing balance in children with cerebral palsy is crucial to improve cognitive and motor functions. Studies have shown differences in sitting balance between children with cerebral palsy and normal children. [More]
Houston Methodist physicians provide tips for training, protecting the entire body

Houston Methodist physicians provide tips for training, protecting the entire body

For avid runners, training for the next marathon never stops. While it's important to focus on running faster or farther, Houston Methodist physicians encourage runners to expand their training regimen and are providing the following tips for training and protecting the entire body. [More]

Danaher net earnings increase 9% to $597 million in Q3 2013

Danaher Corporation today announced results for the third quarter of 2013. All financial metrics in this release reflect only the Company's continuing operations and all references to increases in financial metrics reflect year-over-year changes, unless otherwise noted. [More]
Experts offer tips for preventing and coping with osteoarthritis

Experts offer tips for preventing and coping with osteoarthritis

Most everyone is bound to get osteoarthritis -- if they live long enough. That old saying among arthritis experts is backed up by the numbers. The painful and often debilitating joint condition is the most common form of arthritis. [More]
Survey reveals 60% of Americans report of having Silicon Valley Syndrome

Survey reveals 60% of Americans report of having Silicon Valley Syndrome

LUMO BodyTech, the makers of the LUMOback smart posture and movement feedback system, today announced national survey results revealing a widespread phenomenon LUMO calls 'Silicon Valley Syndrome'. [More]

Budget battle flashpoints highlight spending, debt and health law issues

News outlets report on what could happen in the next eight days as congressional leaders and the White House posture around the looming government shutdown. [More]
Engineers develop network of wireless sensors that can detect person falling

Engineers develop network of wireless sensors that can detect person falling

University of Utah electrical engineers have developed a network of wireless sensors that can detect a person falling. This monitoring technology could be linked to a service that would call emergency help for the elderly without requiring them to wear monitoring devices. [More]

Olympus pathology microscope systems and accessories to be presented at ECP

Enhancing the workflow of research and diagnostic centres alike, the latest range of Olympus pathology microscope systems and accessories will be on show at the 25th European Congress of Pathology (ECP) 2013, 31 August – 4 September in Lisbon, Portugal. Delegates can visit booth 14 to view the Olympus BX3 range of upright microscopes and the Olympus VS120 virtual slide scanner. [More]
Penn researchers find ALS disease progresses in a stepwise, sequential pattern

Penn researchers find ALS disease progresses in a stepwise, sequential pattern

The motor neuron disease Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, progresses in a stepwise, sequential pattern which can be classified into four distinct stages, report pathologists with the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in the Annals of Neurology. [More]