Monday 22 December, 2014

‘Technophobia’ stops elderly from managing diabetes

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Despite owning a smartphone or computer with daily internet access, only a small number of older adults Continue reading “‘Technophobia’ stops elderly from managing diabetes” »  More...

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(A) The Rubber Hand Illusion; (B) The Enfacement Illusion; (C) Immersive Virtual Reality: (i) A participant wears the head-mounted display, (ii) The participant's view of the situation. 
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By BioNews On Sunday, December 21st, 2014
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Virtual body swapping could abolish race biases

With the help of a technique called virtual body swapping, researches have helped people change their attitudes with regard Continue reading “Virtual body swapping could abolish race biases” »  More...

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By BioNews On Sunday, December 21st, 2014
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Language of emotion is vague

A researcher from the University of California – Santa Barbara has found that definition of emotions such Continue reading “Language of emotion is vague” »  More...

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By BioNews On Sunday, December 21st, 2014
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Gutka ban is good for India’s youth: WHO study

State-level laws banning “gutka” – a form of chewing tobacco – are having a positive impact on Indian youths Continue reading “Gutka ban is good for India’s youth: WHO study” More...

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By BioNews On Sunday, December 21st, 2014
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Understanding the sleep patterns of your child

If your infant is not sleeping through the night, it may not be a reason to panic as sleep patterns of infants vary for at Continue reading “Understanding the sleep patterns of your child” »  More...

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By BioNews On Saturday, December 20th, 2014
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Cells that facilitate tumour growth identified

A recent study has identified the population of white blood cells that tumours use to enhance growth and suppress the disease-fighting immune system. The results mark a turning point in cancer immunology and provide More...

This image shows the countries at risk of Ebola transmission from animal host species to the human population. The scale reflects the relative probability that transmission of Ebola from a host animal to a human could occur. Areas in red are those where transmission is most likely, whereas those areas shown in blue represent the least likely. Image Credit: Pigott et al.
By BioNews On Friday, December 19th, 2014
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Ebola toll nears 7,000 in West Africa

The number of Ebola-related deaths has reached around 6,900 in the three most affected countries Continue reading “Ebola toll nears 7,000 in West Africa” »  More...

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By BioNews On Thursday, December 18th, 2014
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Obesity can be considered disability, EU court rules

The European Union’s (EU) highest court has ruled obesity can be considered as a disability in certain circumstances even if Continue reading “Obesity can be considered disability, EU court rules” More...

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By BioNews On Thursday, December 18th, 2014
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Global life expectancy increases by more than six years

Life expectancy around the world increased by 6.2 years between 1990 and 2013, according to a study published by The Lancet. Continue reading “Global life expectancy increases by more than six years” More...

Tabara study - Man standing on one leg
To measure one-leg standing time, participants stood with their eyes open and raised one leg.

copyright Yasuharu Tabara, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine
By BioNews On Thursday, December 18th, 2014
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Ability to balance on one leg may reflect brain health and stroke risk

Struggling to balance on one leg for 20 seconds or longer was linked to an increased risk for small blood vessel damage in Continue reading “Ability to balance on one leg may reflect brain health and stroke More...