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Exercising one arm has twice the benefits
New research from Edith Cowan University (ECU) has revealed that training one arm can improve strength and decrease muscle loss in the other arm - without even moving it. (2020-10-22)
Results from the MITHRAS trial reported at TCT Connect and published in Circulation
The MITHRAS randomized clinical trial found that interventional closure of an iatrogenic atrial septal defect (iASD) driven by transcatheter mitral valve repair (TMVR) was not superior to conservative medical treatment with regard to the primary endpoint of change in six-minute walking distance. (2020-10-15)
Improved mobility in frail and elderly adults linked to common gene variant
Variations in a gene that regulates dopamine levels in the brain may influence the mobility of elderly and frail adults, according to research published today. (2020-10-12)
Physical activity and sleep in adults with arthritis
A new study published in Arthritis Care & Research has examined patterns of 24-hour physical activity and sleep among patients with rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and knee osteoarthritis. (2020-10-07)
Spinal cord stimulation reduces pain and motor symptoms in Parkinson's disease patients
A team of researchers in the United States and Japan reports that spinal cord stimulation (SCS) measurably decreased pain and reduced motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease, both as a singular therapy and as a 'salvage therapy' after deep brain stimulation (DBS) therapies were ineffective. (2020-09-28)
Older people have become younger
The functional ability of older people is nowadays better when it is compared to that of people at the same age three decades ago. (2020-09-21)
Biomechanics: Wearing footwear with toe springs requires less muscle work
Wearing footwear with an upward curvature at the front of the shoe - known as the toe spring - requires less work from the muscles of the feet to walk than shoes with a flatter sole, according to an experimental study published in Scientific Reports. (2020-09-17)
Curve at tip of shoes eases movement but may lead to weaker muscles, problems
The scientists found that the more curved a toe spring is, the less power the foot inside the shoe has to exert when pushing off from the ground while walking. (2020-09-17)
COVID ventilator patients can have permanent nerve damage
Severely ill COVID-19 patients on ventilators are placed in a prone (face down) position because it's easier for them to breathe and reduces mortality. (2020-09-11)
Exercise improves learning and memory in young adults
Exercise Improves Learning and Memory in Young Adults (2020-09-10)
Researchers report positive results for ReWalk ReStore exosuit in stroke rehabilitation
The trial determined the safety, reliability, and feasibility of the device in this stroke population. (2020-09-09)
Skeletal study suggests at least 11 fish species are capable of walking
An international team of scientists has identified at least 11 species of fish suspected to have land-walking abilities. (2020-09-08)
Quality over quantity in recovering language after stroke
New Edith Cowan University (ECU) research has found that intensive therapy is not necessarily best when it comes to treating the loss of language and communication in early recovery after a stroke. (2020-09-06)
IoT results-oriented exercise system for social distancing with field sensors, no gym needed
An IoT system that allows geneticists, nutritionists, clinicians and exercise physiologists to work together remotely encourages middle-aged and elderly people to train using Interval Walking Training, in accordance to their individual peak aerobic capacity, greatly improving their physical fitness and lifestyle-related disease prognosis. (2020-09-03)
From virtual to reality! Virtual training improves physical and cognitive functions
Researchers at the Smart-Aging Research Center (IDAC) at Tohoku University have developed an innovative training protocol that, utilizing immersive virtual reality (IVR), leads to real physical and cognitive benefits. (2020-09-01)
High walk and bike scores associated with greater crash risk
Neighbourhoods with high bikeability and walkability scores actually present higher crash risks to cyclists and pedestrians in Vancouver, according to new research from the University of British Columbia. (2020-08-27)
Study of Asia's hillstream loaches reveals keys to fish family's land-walking abilities
A new genetic and morphological study of South Asia's hillstream loach (Balitoridae) family is shedding new light on the fishes' unusual land-walking capabilities, including that of the family's strangest relative -- Cryptotora thamicola -- a rare, blind cavefish from Thailand with an uncanny ability to walk on land and climb waterfalls using four limbs that move in salamander-like fashion. (2020-08-26)
Roadmap for linking neurological and locomotor deficits
Scientists capture highly-detailed ''locomotor signatures'' of mouse models of neurological disease. (2020-08-24)
Dynamic kirigami shoe grip designed to reduce risks of slips and falls
The new kirigami-based shoe sole is intended to reduce the risks of slips and falls by adjusting as a person steps, increasing friction with pop-up spikes as necessary. (2020-08-20)
Simultaneous stimulation helped a spinal cord injury patient regain the ability to walk
At the BioMag Laboratory, the first promising results have been achieved in the application of synchronised electrical and magnetic stimulation therapy when rehabilitating a paraplegic patient and restoring his ability to walk. (2020-08-17)
When you're smiling, the whole world really does smile with you
From Sinatra to Katy Perry, celebrities have long sung about the power of a smile -- how it picks you up, changes your outlook, and generally makes you feel better. (2020-08-13)
Why walking to work may be better for you than a casual stroll
Walking with a purpose -- especially walking to get to work -- makes people walk faster and consider themselves to be healthier, a new study has found. (2020-08-12)
Putting the spring-cam back into stroke patients steps
A research group has developed a new, lightweight and motor-less device that can be easily attached to an ankle support device - otherwise known as an ankle foot orthosis (AFO). (2020-07-22)
Space station motors make a robotic prosthetic leg more comfortable, extend battery life
A new robotic prosthetic leg prototype offers a more natural gait while also being quieter and more energy efficient than other designs. (2020-07-15)
Physical activity of older people requires tailored monitoring
The ability to move about may deteriorate when ageing, a phenomenon which needs to be considered when assessing physical activity in older people. (2020-07-08)
Walking along blue spaces such as beaches or lakes benefits mental health
Short, frequent walks in blue spaces--areas that prominently feature water, such as beaches, lakes, rivers or fountains -- may have a positive effect on people's well-being and mood, according to a new study led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) and published in Environmental Research. (2020-07-06)
Running in Tarahumara culture
Running in Tarahumara (Rarámuri) Culture. The Tarahumara (Rarámuri) are a Native American people from Chihuahua, Mexico, who have long been famous for running, but there is widespread incredulity about how and why they run such long distances. (2020-07-06)
Pet dogs may improve social-emotional development in young children
Young children from dog-owning households have better social and emotional wellbeing than children from households who do not own a dog, suggests research published in the journal Pediatric Research. (2020-07-05)
Antarctic penguins happier with less sea ice
Researchers have been surprised to find that Adélie penguins in Antarctica prefer reduced sea-ice conditions, not just a little bit, but a lot. (2020-06-24)
Vets walking pets: Strolls with shelter dogs may reduce PTSD symptoms in military veterans
About 6 to 8 million dogs end up in shelters in the U.S. each year. (2020-06-23)
Synaptic variability provides adaptability for rhythmic motor pattern
From snail to man, one of the most common features in behavior is arguably the variability of motor acts--for example, a soccer player evading an opponent. (2020-06-19)
Low physical function increase the risk for bone loss in older hip fracture patients
Low physical function and low muscle mass after hip fracture increased the risk for accelerated bone deterioration in older hip fracture patients. (2020-06-15)
Keep moving to prevent major mobility disability
According to research, being physically inactive is the strongest risk factor for disability as we age. (2020-06-11)
Fuel walking and cycling with low carbon diets, researchers say
Walking and cycling have many benefits and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but researchers say we need to think about what people eat to fuel their walking and cycling. (2020-06-11)
Orthotics breakthrough helps children with Cerebral Palsy walk and play
Children with Cerebral Palsy have more energy to play and be physically active for longer thanks to specially designed orthotics. (2020-06-09)
New smart parking software cuts congestion, emissions
New smart parking software developed by Cornell University researchers, which matches drivers with parking garage spots based on travel time and other factors, could reduce congestion and emissions while saving drivers the time of circling to look for available spots. (2020-06-08)
These flexible feet help robots walk faster
Roboticists at the University of California San Diego have developed flexible feet that can help robots walk up to 40 percent faster on uneven terrain such as pebbles and wood chips. (2020-06-01)
Increased activity not always the best advice for neck and back pain
The Norwegian Directorate for Health and Human Affairs generally recommends more physical activity and less sitting time. (2020-05-28)
Replacing time spent sitting with sleep or light activity may improve your mood
New research, published by the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, found that substituting prolonged sedentary time with sleep was associated with lower stress, better mood and lower body mass index (BMI), and substituting light physical activity was associated with improved mood and lower BMI across the next year. (2020-05-20)
Blood test may help predict whose MS will get worse
A blood test may help predict which people with multiple sclerosis (MS) will get worse during the following year, according to a study published in the May 20, 2020, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (2020-05-20)
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