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Physical therapy with video games

Danielle Levac, professor of Physical Therapy in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University, has developed video games to make physical therapy more fun, motivating, and rewarding for patients—especially for children with movement impairments, such as those with cerebral palsy. She had invited a group of fifth-grade students from Boston’s Ellis Mendell Elementary School to visit her lab to test out this theory....

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Video games combat obesity

Obesity is one of the major health epidemics that human beings struggle to deal with. Especially the young teens suffer majorly from this health issue. With the terrific advancement of technology, the kids now no longer want to stretch their limbs, instead they want to play video games at home. Video games have been scorned at because of their effects on the youngsters staying in...

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climate change and its effects on people

The change in climate around the world is not only affecting the ecosystem and the environment but it has adverse effects on humans as well. Ysabelle Kempe is on a journey to chronicle the effects of climate change on people across the United States. The journalism student at Northeastern University has taken up a long journey to cover various places and topics across  the States....

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Sexual assault is an act in which a person intentionally sexually touches another person without that person's consent, or coerces or physically forces a person to engage in a sexual act against their will. It is a form of sexual violence which includes rape, groping, child sexual abuse or the torture of the person in a sexual manner.   The things which force a sexual assault victim...

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transgender

A unique study of transgender health in Massachusetts was conducted by Kerith Conron, an associate research scientist at the Institute of Urban Health Research of the Northeastern University. Conron observed social and economic inequities that warrant policy intervention.   American Journal of Public Health published the findings of the Massachusetts Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System which consists of a telephone survey of randomly selected adults who volunteer...

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fitness

The new generation is becoming more health conscious in order to prevent health issues like blood pressure, diabetic problems, etc. They are serious about maintaining a strong immune system to prevent numerous diseases. To maintain fitness, one can make a proper diet plan and indulge in exercises like running, yoga, etc. But to monitor the results, one can opt for fitness bands or activity trackers. However, these...

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coasts

As is known, almost two-thirds of the major cities around the world are surrounded by coasts. Increase in population takes a toll on the cities, in turn, increases the pressure on coastal environments. Geoff Trussell is concerned about the current coastal scenario. He is the director of the Marine Science Center of Northeastern University. Along with it, he is also the chairperson of the Department...

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Health is being happiness

When you eat good, you feel good. You are unhappy when you are sick. We have experienced these common feelings related to health and happiness but we are still unaware of how important our health is when it comes to being happy. The key is: ‘Healthy Body, Healthy Mind’. Getting healthy sleep, exercising daily, and eating a balanced diet with  vegetables may sound old-fashioned but...

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What is the human race without the availability of fresh drinking water? Raising awareness among masses, the drinking water crisis takes another leap in areas of Michigan, Flint, Vermont and many other states in New York. Contamination of safe drinking water has been pointed as one of the eminent causes of water crisis.   Joe O’Connell reports that Ameet Pinto, professor of civil and environmental engineering at...

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PTSD

Most people go through some traumatic event in their life and some go through multiple such events. Each person experiences and perceives such an event in his or her own unique way. One may get flashbacks, nightmares, or in most of the cases both. It impacts a person’s mental health and day to day functioning as well.   When one goes through a traumatic event, the event...

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