New Technology Gives 'Feeling' to Prosthetic Arms

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HealthDay News : 14-Mar-2018

A new way to provide sensation and natural hand movement in a prosthetic arm improves a person's ability to control the arm, researchers say.

Led by Cleveland Clinic researchers, the team used what they described as "small but powerful robots" to vibrate specific muscles to "turn on" the sensation of movement.

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Health Tip: Suggestions to Improve Your Cholesterol

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HealthDay News : 14-Mar-2018

You should check your cholesterol at least every five years, or more often if there's a problem, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) says.

Your blood sugar and blood pressure could influence your cholesterol levels, the association says, so a person with diabetes should pay particular attention to these risk factors.

The

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Health Tip: Waist Size May Help Predict Heart Attack

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HealthDay News : 14-Mar-2018

Your waist size, especially if you're a woman, might predict your risk of a heart attack, the American Heart Association says.

British researchers writing in the Journal of the American Heart Association recently reported that women who have bigger waists -- relative to their hips -- are at greater risk of

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Defibrillator-in-a-Vest May Help Heart Attack Survivors

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HealthDay News : 13-Mar-2018

A wearable heart defibrillator reduces the overall risk of early death for heart attack survivors, but not the risk of sudden cardiac death, a new study finds.

The defibrillator -- housed in a lightweight vest worn directly against the skin -- continuously monitors the wearer's heart. It sounds an alarm and/or

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Health Tip: Risk Factors For Insomnia

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HealthDay News : 13-Mar-2018

Insomnia -- the inability to fall asleep or stay asleep -- affects more women than men, and older people more than younger ones.

The U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute says people at increased risk for insomnia include those who:

  • Are stressed.
  • Are depressed or have emotional health issues,
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Poor Sleep May Heighten Alzheimer's Risk

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HealthDay News : 12-Mar-2018

Older adults who are sleepy during the day might have harmful plaque building in their brain that is a sign of impending Alzheimer's disease, researchers report.

A hallmark of Alzheimer's is the accumulation of a protein in the brain called beta-amyloid. It's believed that one benefit of sleep is to clear

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