Achieving personal goals can help people in the early stages of dementia manage their condition, Alzheimer's Society research published in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry has found.

Researchers at Bangor University, Wales found that people who received cognitive rehabilitation felt their performance of daily activities improved. Carers of those receiving the treatment also noted an improvement in their own quality of life.

Cognitive rehabilitation is a treatment wher...

Foot-and-mouth is a highly contagious disease of global socio-economic importance. In countries considered disease-free the control and eradication of any outbreak is reliant upon prompt detection of infected premises.

Our paper presents a practical method for predicting airborne infections and prioritising farms for inspection in such a situation, with results applied a recent outbreak.

For such a system to be implemented on an operational timescale would require more accura...

Parents who smoke cigarettes around their kids in cars and homes beware - second-hand smoke may trigger symptoms of nicotine dependence in children. The findings are published in the September edition of the journal Addictive Behaviors in a joint study from nine Canadian institutions.

"Increased exposure to second-hand smoke, both in cars and homes, was associated with an increased likelihood of children reporting nicotine dependence symptoms, even though these children had never smoked...

UroToday - R. Jayadevappa and colleagues of the University of Pennsylvania present their observations on health related quality of life (HRQol) and Client Satisfaction with Care (CSQ-8) and other factors in 115 older men (?65 yrs) who had RP (69) or EBRT (46) at either the Veterans Hospital or the University Hospital. They surveyed the men at 3, 6 and 12 months.

They especially noted whether or not the patients returned to baseline or not, and if they did so, the duration until that re...

With the Fall sports season winding down and the indoor sport season now underway, the importance of understanding and preventing foot injuries is top of mind for thousands of athletes around the country.

One injury that has perplexed many athletes and physicians alike is a form of degenerative arthritis known as hallux rigidus that can develop over time at the joint by the base of the big toe. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), hallux rigidus usually de...

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