Your Robot Masseuse Will See You Now

THURSDAY, Oct. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) — The backaches of the future may have a new remedy — developers say a robot masseuse is now treating patients in Singapore. Known as Emma (for Expert Manipulative Massage Automation), the robot mimics the human palm and thumb and specializes in back and knee massages, according to its…

The Body Benefits of Pilates

THURSDAY, Oct. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) — If you’re looking for an exercise that’s gentle yet challenging and works your core like no other, consider Pilates. Created by Joseph Pilates, a German gymnast and bodybuilder who immigrated to the United States in the 1920s, this fitness method uses controlled movements that can help flatten your…

Hearing Loss Can Challenge Relationships

THURSDAY, Oct. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) — People with hearing loss face daunting challenges, but so do those who love them, researchers report. Problems with hearing can be socially isolating for everyone involved, the British researchers explained. “This is research which reviews the existing evidence we have on the impact of hearing loss on those…

Stroke Risk Factors Are Rising

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) — While progress is being made in reducing the number of stroke deaths, it seems that more people who experience these brain attacks have significant stroke risk factors, a new study reveals. The rates of high blood pressure, diabetes, abnormal cholesterol, smoking and drug abuse have all been on…