Physiotherapy works: Parkinson’s

Physiotherapy, delivered as part of a multidisciplinary approach, provides physical and psycho-social benefits for people with Parkinson’s. What is Parkinson’s? Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological condition characterized by motor and non-motor problems. The main changes arise from brain dysfunction through reduced production of chemical messengers particularly the neurotransmitter dopamine. The three […]

Physical exercise improves the elimination of toxic proteins from muscles

A study published in Scientific Reports by researchers at the University of São Paulo (USP) in Brazil, in partnership with colleagues in the United States and Norway, shows that the lack of muscle stimulus results in a buildup of inadequately […]

Hidden health problems can appear up to two years after elective hip surgeries

Up to two years following elective, arthroscopic hip surgery, a substantial proportion of patients reported troubling new health issues ranging from sleep problems to arthritis to cardiovascular disease. While such problems can be transient and diminish as full mobility returns, […]

Broke your arm? Exercise the other one to strengthen it…

If you have ever broken an arm and had to wear a cast or splint for a few weeks, you will be familiar with the alarming loss of muscle and uneasy feeling of weakness experienced after removing your cast. Image: […]

Broke your arm? Exercise the other one to strengthen it

If you have ever broken an arm and had to wear a cast or splint for a few weeks, you will be familiar with the alarming loss of muscle and uneasy feeling of weakness experienced after removing your cast. In a research study, students […]

The Digital Pickwick Club: A Nursing Home of the Future

Social companion robots, chatbots, telemedicine, digital tattoos, gamification – the necessary accessories of a nursing home of the future. Do you shake your head in disagreement thinking that’s science fiction and not the natural habitat of your grandma? Our short […]

Study: Immediate compression could help prevent complications after deep-vein thrombosis

Study supports use of this simple, low-cost intervention even for patients without symptoms AMERICAN SOCIETY OF HEMATOLOGY (WASHINGTON, September 20, 2018) — People with deep-vein thrombosis (DVT) can substantially cut their risk of potentially debilitating complications by starting adequate compression […]

People who walk just 35 minutes a day may have less severe strokes

People who participate in light to moderate physical activity, such as walking at least four hours a week or swimming two to three hours a week, may have less severe strokes than people who are physically inactive, according to a […]

Exercising with rheumatoid arthritis

(HealthDay)—Different from osteoarthritis, which is the wear-and-tear breakdown of joint cartilage experienced over time, rheumatoid arthritis, or RA, is an autoimmune disease that causes both pain and intense fatigue. When you’re in the throes of a flare, exercise may seem […]