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Smoking Speeds Up Muscle Loss

... mass with ageing which is linked to poor balance, gait speed, falls, and fractures. As a part of their study the researchers analysed 16 people in their mid sixties who were selected because of their similar lifestyles in terms of alcohol consumption and physical activity. They were all considered t...

Neurological Disorder Gene Identified

...ype gave birth to offspring with a strange, wobbly gait and light coat color. The offspring quickly developed signs of severe central nervous system degeneration and peripheral neuropathy and died. The team named the strain pale tremor mice for their lack of normal pigment and the severe trembling they ...

Motion Analysis Helps Teen With Cerebral Palsy Regain Ability to Walk

...nal limitations during walking, a process known as gait analysis, said Dr. Scher. We discovered Anthony ha...our team to quantify some of the problems with his gait that we saw qualitatively. Dr. Scher values motion analysis as both a diagnostic as well as a moni...

Older Motorists Improve Driving Performance With Physical Conditioning

...knees, shoulders, hands and feet. Therapists noted gait abnormalities and made recommendations to correct unsafe or inefficient gait patterns. They encouraged walking for exercise. The control group received monthly in-home educati...

Lead Removing Drug Improves Muscle Function in Lead-Exposed Children

...ntal Health Sciences (NIEHS). Postural balance and gait tests were performed only after each child—then 5 years old—had completed the succimer or placebo therapy. Tests were designed to eliminate or challenge factors that help maintain postural balance, such as eyesight and visual context. “Our statis...

Rett Syndrome Reversed in Genetic Mouse Model

...ted tremors and normalized breathing, mobility and gait in mice that had previously been fully symptomatic and, in some cases, only days away from death. "Like many other people, we expected that giving MeCP2 to mice that were already sick would not work," said Bird. "The idea that you could put back a...

Drugs Activating PXR May Help In Treating Niemann-Pick type C disease

...ividuals typically present in early childhood with gait disturbance and progressive impairment of motor and intellectual function and usually die during adolescence. At present there are no effective treatment options. Drugs already known to activate PXR include the anti-seizure drug dilantin, the anti...

Gait Difficulties Associated with High Blood Pressure

...entia and death.// While factors contributing to gait difficulties in older persons are not fully unders...ected. At baseline and subsequent annual visits, gait and balance were assessed using performance-based tasks, such as the time and number of steps taken ...

Doctors Are Too Rushed To Give Bedside Manners Its Due

...is it faired poorly in conditions of aging such as gait and balance abnormalities and falling, urinary incontinence, cognitive impairment, end-of-life care, things that are less mainstream. In conclusion the author said that this study has served as an eye opener for improved attention to geriatric care....

Most People With Arthritis Do Little Or No Exercise At All

... decrease their pain, delay disability and improve gait and function, people with arthritis are even more likely to be inactive than adults in the general population. “These findings are not surprising,” said Kate Lorig, a professor at the Stanford University School of Medicine, who was not involved wit...

Diabetics increases likelihood of falling and associated accidental injury in elders

...rail elderly nursing home residents, which include gait or balance disorder, vision impairment and medications, but until now diabetes has not been widely recognized as an important risk factor. Diabetes has been now added to the list of risk factors for falling. By controlling diabetes, addressing the ...

Research on causes for falling helps develop preventive strategies

...egs, hips, ankles and arms to analyse the walker's gait as he or she slips and recovers or falls. Researchers found that walking style changes with age and that older people are more likely to fall as they have poorer balance and take shorter steps. They also add that poor sensory power, like poor vision,...

Change in walking might indicate Dementia

...lege of Medicine finds the presence of an abnormal gait in elderly people without dementia predicts the ri...rly people have this disorder. Doctors speculate a gait disorder may be able to predict dementia, but they have not been completely sure of the connection. ...

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