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Botox to improve smiles in children with facial paralysis
Injecting botulinum toxin A (known commercially as Botox) appears to be a safe procedure to improve smiles by restoring lip symmetry in children with facial paralysis, a condition they can be born with or acquire because of trauma or tumor, according to a report published online by JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery. View News Article (2015-03-06)

New research supporting stroke rehabilitation
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. View News Article (2014-12-01)

Spirituality plays huge part in patients' recovery from illness
THE term 'spirituality' is now widely used to describe the qualities that give people hope, meaning and purpose. View News Article (2014-11-10)

Questions raised about physio for hip osteoarthritis
Physiotherapy for hip osteoarthritis does not appear to relieve pain or increase function any more than 'sham' treatments, University of Melbourne research has determined. View News Article (2014-05-21)

Sleep may stop chronic pain sufferers from becoming zombies
Chronic pain sufferers could be kept physically active by improving the quality of their sleep, new research suggests. View News Article (2014-03-27)

Increased mobility thanks to robotic rehab
After a stroke patients often struggle with persistent paresis. ETH researchers examined whether robot-assisted therapy can help stroke patients. View News Article (2014-01-17)

Dance and virtual reality: A promising treatment for urinary incontinence in elderly 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. View News Article (2014-01-15)

Drugs related to cannabis have pain-relieving potential 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.  View News Article (2014-01-08)

Brain chemical ratios help predict developmental delays in preterm 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. View News Article (2013-12-17)

A high protein diet and meal replacements can reduce rebound weight gain
New research shows that there are several effective strategies available to people wanting to avoid regaining weight after a successful diet. View News Article (2013-10-31)

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