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DMP chronic back pain: Guideline recommendations cover all important health-care aspects
On 14 January 2016 the German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) published the results of a search for evidence-based guidelines on the treatment of people with chronic back pain.  View News Article (2016-01-25)

Exercise for people with dementia improves balance and reduces dependence
Regular exercise improves balance for people with dementia and reduces dependence on assistance. This according to new research on healthcare for people suffering from dementia conducted at UmeĆ„ University in Sweden, which has now been published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. View News Article (2016-01-21)

Common shoulder dislocation can heal just as well without surgery: Study
Acromio-clavicular joint dislocation is one of the most common shoulder injuries orthopedic surgeons treat. Severe dislocations are often treated with surgery, but patients who opt for non-surgical treatment typically experience fewer complications and return to work sooner, according to new research published today in the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. View News Article (2015-10-22)

Lack of evidence on how to care for hip fracture patients with dementia
Medical guidance on how to care for elderly people with dementia following a hip fracture is 'sadly lacking' according to researchers at the University of East Anglia.  View News Article (2015-06-15)

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)

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