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Researchers test technological support with robots and functional electrical stimulation

Some robots can create an additional clinical benefit in the rehabilitation of stroke patients as a supplement to standard therapy. For another method, the functional electrical stimulation of individual muscles or muscle ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Researchers revise indicator of mobility limitation in older adults

Aging entails a loss of muscle mass and strength, which in some cases impairs mobility, hinders walking or performance of day-to-day tasks, and exposes the elderly to the risk of falls and hospitalizations.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19: Does exercising really reduce the risk?

A new US study shows that people who are less physically active are more likely to be hospitalized and die with COVID-19. According to these new calculations, being inactive puts you at a greater risk from COVID-19 than any ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Spending time on household chores may improve brain health

Engaging in household chores may be beneficial for brain health in older adults. In a recent Baycrest study, older adults who spent more time on household chores showed greater brain size, which is a strong predictor of cognitive ...

Sports medicine & Kinesiology

Mix up your exercise routine and see big results

From your morning spinning class before work to "bench press Mondays," falling into a comfortable, recurring workout routine can be often thought of as the ultimate fitness end goal. However, continuously repeating the same ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

To combat gum disease, help oral bacteria evolve

Liver disease, from metabolic and bacterial causes, is a growing concern. What connects these dots? The gut, or more specifically, bacteria in the gut. Bacteria that cause inflammation in the mouth are transported through ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Exercise promotes healthy living and a healthy liver

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common liver disorder worldwide, affecting as much as a quarter of humanity. It is characterized by fat accumulation in liver cells and may progress to inflammation, cirrhosis ...

Sports medicine & Kinesiology

Major risk of injury for recreational runners

Almost half of all recreational runners incur injuries, mostly relating to knees, calves or Achilles tendons, and the level of risk is equally high whatever your age, gender or running experience. These are the findings of ...