Nintendo Wii: Playing on games console could help children who struggle to co-ordinate their movements

How playing on the Wii could help children who struggle to co-ordinate their movements Six per cent of children have developmental co-ordination disorderThey find it difficult to perform tasks using both large and small muscles such as writing or catching a ball Playing balance games on a computer console could improve their motor skills By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 08:52 GMT, 14 January 2013 | UPDATED: 11:21 GMT, 14 January 2013 Playing on the Nintendo Wii Fit could help improve the development of children with movement difficulties, research suggests.

Cycling can improve connections in brain regions linked to Parkinson"s disease

How pedal power could ease Parkinson's: Cycling can improve connections in brain regions linked to the disease Scientists say exercising on a bike is an 'effective, low-cost therapy' for the diseaseUS neuroscientist Jay Alberts started research after noticing positive impact it had on partner who suffers from diseaseScans revealed pedalling boosted connections between brain regions linked to movement | UPDATED: 08:39 GMT, 26 November 2012 Cycling could help ease the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, scientists believe.

How pedal power may help ease Parkinson": Cycling can improve connections in brain regions linked to the disease

How pedal power could ease Parkinson's: Cycling can improve connections in brain regions linked to the disease Scientists say exercising on a bike is an 'effective, low-cost therapy' for the diseaseUS neuroscientist Jay Alberts started research after noticing positive impact it had on partner who suffers from diseaseScans revealed pedalling boosted connections between brain regions linked to movement | UPDATED: 08:14 GMT, 26 November 2012 Cycling could help ease the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, scientists believe.

Girl, three, saved by an iPhone app after mother recognises the symptoms of meningitis it described in her child

Mother saves daughter, 3, by checking meningitis symptoms on iPhone app after schoolmate dies from condition Hollie was diagnosed with viral meningitis while on a family weekend awayHer mother Claire checked her symptoms on a charity iPhone appShe thanked parents of schoolmate who died from condition after they raised awareness of disease | UPDATED: 14:48 GMT, 17 September 2012 A three-year-old girl was saved from the killer disease meningitis after her mother checked her symptoms on an iPhone app.

Francesca Adam-Smith: Girl with rare disorder that leaves her mute makes amazing breakthrough

Schoolgirl, 10, with rare disorder that leaves her mute makes amazing breakthrough by saying 'I love you' to her mother Specialist school has promised to have Francesca Adam-Smith talking properly within a yearBut the school fees are 60,000 and Francesca has been turned down for fundingHer mother Rachel has now launched a fundraising drive to get her daughter enrolled while they appeal | UPDATED: 16:09 GMT, 11 September 2012 A young girl with a rare disorder which leaves her unable to speak has finally said 'I love you' to her mother.

Tai chi "can help prevent falls" by improving balance" in the elderly

Tai chi “can help prevent falls” by improving balance” in the elderly Elderly people whose eyesight is failing can improve their balance and avoid dangerous falls by practising tai chi, according to a study. Experts say the gentle martial art builds strength and also improves balance control, reducing the chances of life-threatening falls among old people with poor eyesight. Researchers from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University set up a four-month programme for 40 people aged over 70 living in care homes