Study explores indoor thermal comfort of older people living in residential care homes

STUDY HIGHLIGHTS NEED FOR OPTIMUM HEATING AND COOLING TEMPERATURES IN AGED CARE HOMES Indoor temperatures in aged care homes could have a dramatic impact on the wellbeing of residents, particularly those living with dementia. Data was collected from five aged care facilities in the Illawarra using a high-tech, wheeled-walker fitted with temperature, humidity and air […]

Parkinson’s disease: Breath test for early diagnosis steps closer

Parkinson’s disease Breath analysis Detecting early-stage Parkinson’s Scientists in Israel have developed a breath test that can detect people with early-stage Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s disease destroys brain tissue and affects movement, but early detection may be possible with a new breath test. The team from Technion Israel Institute of Technology had previously shown that the […]