Public health

How does helping people affect your brain?

Study shows neurobiological effects of providing support to others. Providing “targeted” social support to other people in need activates regions of the brain involved in parental care may help researchers understand the … READ MORE

Walking frame could keep older adults active

A robotic walking frame that could help older people recover more quickly after a fall or injury, reducing the length of time they need to stay in hospital, is being developed in partnership with researchers at Northumbria University, … READ MORE

How to improve health care in Canada

Expanding public funding for cost-effective treatments, investing in primary care, embracing technology and engaging patients are some of the ways Canada can improve the quality of health care, according to an analysis in CMAJ … READ MORE

Wearable sensors help prevent falls

Motion sensors on the wrist evaluate the risk of falling for elderly people in everyday life – Basis for better preventative measures. Fall prevention is an important issue in the health care of the elderly. Markus Breig, KIT Sarah … READ MORE

Campaign raises orthotics safety concerns

Some providers unqualified and undertrained, local lab says. Orthotic resident Thomas McManus, left, certified orthotist Karen Bohm and certified orthotist and prosthetist Marc Tessier hold a variety of custom-made orthotics. Tessier … READ MORE

Tomorrow’s doctors must be engineers too

The medical profession is changing, and so must medical education. When King Li went to medical school 40 years ago, he sometimes felt like he was trying to memorize the human body. “I’d see these curves in the textbook, and have … READ MORE

What do we do with all this data?

How joining smart sensors and smart data analysis can make data more useful. The City of Calgary created a bold community proposal to Infrastructure Canada Smart Cities Challenge. Christina Reynolds, University of Calgary August 1, … READ MORE
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