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Changes in walking speed could signal dementia


June 12th, 2012 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 12 (IANS) Changes in walking speed in late life could indicate early stages of dementia known as mild cognitive impairment (MCI), says a new study. "In our study, ... Read more...

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Research reveals that ‘Slow walking might be linked with dementia’


February 17th, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Feb 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new research says the speed of a person’s walk can predict the chances of a person developing dementia later on in life. The researchers report ... Read more...

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Briskness of walk in middle-age foretells stroke risk


February 16th, 2012 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 16 (IANS) Walking speed and hand grip strength may determine how a middle-aged person will develop dementia or stroke, says a new research."These are basic office tests which ... Read more...

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New research looks at getting stroke patients back on the feet


February 13th, 2011 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 13 (ANI): A new study has found that structured and progressive treadmill walking and exercise programs for strength and balance yield similar results for patients one year after having stroke.The ... Read more...

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High physical activity helps people with knee osteoarthritis walk faster


January 19th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): People with knee osteoarthritis are more likely to walk fast enough if they lead physically active lives, a new Northwestern Medicine research has shown."The more active people ... Read more...

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Study: Walking speed predicts life span


January 7th, 2011 - 8:58 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Jan 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Researchers have found a new way to predict how long an individual can live.A new study has found that older people who walk much quicker are ... Read more...

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Increase In Walking Speed Increases Life Span, Research Says


January 7th, 2011 - 8:57 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Jan 7, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a recent study it has been found that the walking speed of every human being is actually a life span determiner. Researchers at the University ... Read more...

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Walking faster key to survival among elderly


January 5th, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 5 (IANS) A higher walking speed could be the key to older adults surviving for longer, a study suggests.Stephanie Studenski of the University of Pittsburgh in the US and her ... Read more...

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Walking speed ‘predicts longevity’


January 5th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): Walking speed is associated with survival among older adults, according to a new study.Stephanie Studenski of the University of Pittsburgh, and colleagues conducted a study to assess the ... Read more...

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Firm handshake, brisk walking strong indicators of long life


September 10th, 2010 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 10 (ANI): A firm handshake, often seen as a sign of confidence, could also signal that you will have a long life, say scientists.A decades-long study of more than 50,000 ... Read more...

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Brain fitness programs may help weak elderly walk faster


August 11th, 2010 - 10:44 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 11 (ANI): A study led by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University has found preliminary evidence that brain fitness programs may help frail elderly walk faster, ... Read more...

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Music therapy benefits stroke patients


July 6th, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 6 (ANI): It's long been known that listening to music can reduce stress, and now a new research has claimed that it can help improve movement in stroke patients.Music therapists ... Read more...

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Music can helps stroke victims walk


July 6th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 6 (IANS) Music therapy can help stroke victims walk again as well as play a wider role in recovery from brain injury. Music therapy is a technique that stimulates brain functions ... Read more...

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Old age falling tied to altered blood flow in brain


May 18th, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 18 (ANI): Altered blood flow in the brain due to high blood pressure and other conditions may lead to falls in elderly people, a new study has shown.The research has ... Read more...

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Dance therapy improves seniors’ gait, balance


April 18th, 2010 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 18 (IANS) For seniors, dancing needn't be just for fun, it can also be therapeutic. Two recent studies conducted by researchers at the University of Missouri (UM) found that participation ... Read more...

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Dancing improves seniors’ gait, balance


April 17th, 2010 - 12:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 17 (ANI): Participation in dance-based therapy can improve balance and gait in older adults, researchers have found.And improved functionality among seniors can decrease their risk of falling and reduce costly ... Read more...

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Weight training boosts cognitive function in senior women


January 26th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 26 (ANI): A new Canadian research has found that weight training improves cognitive function in seniors.The study by the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility at Vancouver Coastal Health and ... Read more...

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Treadmill training boosts movements in Parkinson’s patients


January 20th, 2010 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): Treadmill training can help people with Parkinson's disease improve their walking movements, say researchers.According to Cochrane Researchers, treadmill training could be used to improve specific gait parameters in ... Read more...

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Underwater treadmill gives victims of spinal-cord injuries new hope


January 16th, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 16 (ANI): In a new research, using an underwater treadmill has given a new ray of hope to those people who had suffered severe spinal-cord trauma.Physical therapist Sandra Stevens turned ... Read more...

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Irregular arm swing could be early sign of Parkinson’s


December 11th, 2009 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 11 (ANI): A new study suggests that irregular arm swings while walking could be an early sign of Parkinson's disease, an age-related disorder involving loss of certain types of brain ... Read more...

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Walking slowly can increase your chances of death from heart disease


November 11th, 2009 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 11 (ANI): Older adults who walk slowly are about three times more likely to die from cardiovascular disease than those who go at a brisk pace, research shows.It is already ... Read more...

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Exercise training ‘improves mobility in stroke patients’


October 7th, 2009 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 7 (ANI): Exercise training after stroke can significantly help patients to walk faster and longer, say researchers.A Cochrane review showed that stroke patients who participate in a post-stroke walking program ... Read more...

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Barriers in emergency exits can boost evacuation rates


August 25th, 2009 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 25 (ANI): Putting an obstacle in emergency exits can make people evacuate a building more quickly, according to a study.In the study, physicists timed a crowd of 50 women as ... Read more...

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Ankle splints help stroke patients regain mobility


January 25th, 2009 - 11:01 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 25 (ANI): Ankle and foot splints can help stroke patients regain the ability to walk and keep their balance, says a new study.Although splints also called orthotics offer less ... Read more...

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Being lazy is the best bet when waiting for the bus


January 24th, 2008 - 3:26 pm ICT by admin
London , Jan 24 (ANI): How many times has it happened that youve waited for a bus for a long time and chosen to walk to the next stop instead, only to ... Read more...

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Low vitamin E levels linked to physical decline in older people


January 23rd, 2008 - 12:56 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 23 (ANI): Low levels of vitamin E can lead to decreased physical function in older people, say researchers.The study led by Benedetta Bartali at Yale School of Medicine randomly selected ... Read more...

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Walking and dancing may help elderly improve balance


November 14th, 2007 - 2:24 am ICT by admin
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