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Virtual physiotherapy is just as effective as in-person treatment

Virtual physiotherapy is just as effective as in-person treatment

A new study of 27,000 virtual physiotherapy patients has concluded that digital physiotherapy must become a significant part of the treatment mix post-COVID-19 after...
VR technology and 3D capture could allow physiotherapy at home

VR technology and 3D capture could allow physiotherapy at home

Physiotherapy could now be completed at home thanks to the combination of Virtual Reality and 3D technology. Researchers have combined Virtual Reality (VR) and 3D...
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Is reconnecting with nature the key to our psychological wellbeing?

New research reveals that individuals who spend time in natural spaces report better physical and mental wellbeing as well as feeling connected to the...
The new 'runner's high': the benefits of mixing cannabis and exercise

The new ‘runner’s high’: the benefits of mixing cannabis and exercise

A study of cannabis users found 82% of people partaking in exercise use cannabis before or after their workout, reporting it increases enjoyment, enhances...
Do ice baths after exercise really repair and build muscle?

Do ice baths after exercise really repair and build muscle?

Ice baths are strategically used by athletes as they are believed to repair and build muscle – but is this really the case? Successful athletes such as Andy...
Rapid exercise is key to recovering muscle strength after inactivity

Rapid exercise is key to recovering muscle strength after inactivity

Several years of hospitalisation, one example of muscle inactivity, causes a disproportionate decline in the muscle strength known to affect balance. This increases the risk...
Can we use smartphones to detect mental and physical stress?  

Can we use smartphones to detect mental and physical stress?  

New technologies are transforming healthcare, and smartphones may offer a new solution for detecting mental and physical stress. A team led by Professor Enrico Caiani...
WHO emphasises how the arts can improve health

WHO emphasises how the arts can improve health

Can we dance our way to better health? For the first time, there has been a comprehensive review of the connections between art and...
How physical activity may actually be bad for your heart

How physical activity may actually be bad for your heart

Could psychical activity sometimes be bad for your heart? A new study has shown how, in some cases, physical activity can have a negative impact...
Did you know that millions of women in their 40s are suffering with bladder leakage?

Did you know that millions of women in their 40s are suffering with bladder...

According to Pelviva, two thirds of women over 40 are currently suffering with bladder leakage – with many feeling embarrassed and depressed as a...
What is the value of the outdoors for someone living with dementia?

What is the value of the outdoors for someone living with dementia?

Delve into the world of neurodegenerative diseases, as Active Minds highlights the importance of valuing the outdoors for those living with dementia. Spending time in...
Cannabis in sport: a friend or a foe?

Cannabis in sport: a friend or a foe?

The Cannabis Act could lift the lid on research into cannabis as a performance-enhancing drug now that more athletes are opening up about using...

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