Tag: "disabilities" at medical news
Lack of vigorous activity linked to functional decline in older adults with arthritis
...ially increasing the ranks of senior citizens with disabilities
that can limit independent living. To avert an epidemic of disability in the future and ease the burden on Medicare, researchers are seeking to understand better and manage all the components demographic, biological, socioeconomic, and behavioral t...
Chemical present in clear plastics can impair learning and cause disease
...ts, can impair brain function, leading to learning disabilities
and agerelated neurodegenerative diseases, according to Yale researchers and colleagues. "These data heighten concerns about the potential longterm consequences of human BPA exposure," said Neil J. MacLusky of Helen Hayes Hospital, who conducted the ...
How can we use a human rights approach to help improve the lives of those with mental disabilities?
...abuses. Routinely, children and adults with mental disabilities
are arbitrarily detained in psychiatric facilities, social care homes, orphanages and other closed institutions. Out of public view, they are subject to the most extreme forms of inhuman and degrading treatment experienced by any population. In th...
Little evidence found for IVF as most effective infertility treatment
...m IVF were at no higher risk of developing cancer, disabilities
or mental disorders than their naturally conceived counterparts. "This study was enormously valuable because it brought together all the available data and allows it to be viewed as a whole; and what we see so far is that the kids are fine," says Dr....
Hidden costs and invisible contributions of adults characterized as dependent
...ntributions of adults who are older or living with disabilities
is being held at Trent University from June 8-10 2005. The symposium brings together researchers from Australia, USA, UK, Holland and Canada and marks the midway point in a five year major collaborative research initiative funded by the Social Scienc...
UCLA study tackles aging issues of adults with developmental disabilities
... As people live longer, adults with developmental disabilities
are no exception, yet their conditions also bring ...elopmental disability. "Persons with developmental disabilities
often live in residential settings or with aging parents, who may be growing frail, ill or no longer...
Queen's poll - Ontarians don't want to close institutions for those with intellectual disabilities
...osure of institutions for people with intellectual disabilities
suggests an overwhelming number of Ontarians do no...e the best place for most adults with intellectual disabilities
to live; 81 per cent do not think the institutions should close. The inconsistency in the data i...
For disabled parents, extra family services could improve entire family's health
...atch support services with parents who have severe disabilities
and dependent children. Outreach to this population will improve the health outcomes of the whole family," suggests Hyatt....
Prevalence and severity of mental illness in the United States
...uantifying the prevalence of mental disorders, the disabilities
associated with them, and the adequacy of service provision forms the foundation for national and international mental health policy. But psychiatric epidemiology is no longer just about counting. The NCS-R results will yield much-needed information ...
New memory aid helps dementia sufferers remember as time goes by
...her it could also be used for people with learning disabilities
or head injuries. In addition, they have secured EPSRC funding to develop an interactive multimedia activity system that dementia sufferers can use on their own. Dr Arlene Astell of the University of St Andrews School of Psychology is leading the res...
Students revamp tractor for use by workers with disabilities
...ns have transformed a tractor to allow people with disabilities
to help maintain the grounds of a southern Marylan...as assigned to confer with the VME and people with disabilities
in devising and constructing modifications for the tractor. The students needed to adapt the tractor...
Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine and Microsoft to present innovations for healthy workforce
...ues confronted by people with physical and sensory disabilities
that are caused by injury, disease or aging. Medical and technology experts will give brief presentations on health issues facing today's work force; medical issues pertaining to pain, weakness and the loss or impairment of vision, mobility or dexter...
Wright State receives $3 million grant to study learning with disabilities
...rge population of students, faculty and staff with disabilities
and our Office of Disability Services will provide...tudy, design or create experiences for people with disabilities
to overcome obstacles and barriers in their lives and learning....
Ability, not disability, at heart of yacht trek
A crew of six sailors challenged by such physical disabilities
as quadriplegia and blindness--and their able-bodi...rehabilitation programs to people with and without disabilities
from around the world. A gift from a donor who wanted the vessel to be a part of this effort, the B...
Accessible technology and rehab medicine help Americans with disabilities in today's work force
...o the rehabilitation process to help patients with disabilities
return to the work force and be more productive an...ssues confronting people with physical and sensory disabilities
caused by injury, disease or aging, with a focus on ways that accessible technology can help mitigat...
Assisted living and in-home care increase as nursing home beds decline
... to meet the needs of older people and people with disabilities
who need some assistance with activities of daily living, meals and other support services. According to study findings, the capacity for this type of care nearly doubled in the 12 years from 1990 to 2002, to more than 1 million beds nationwide. When...
Rutgers nursing professor edits book on health topics pertaining to persons with I/DD
...ing of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities
(I/DD). "Health Promotion for Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities," edited by Wendy M. Nehring, associate dean for academic affairs, at the College of Nursing at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is the first book to p...
Johns Hopkins researchers discover key protein linked to transverse myelitis and multiple sclerosis
...ose who are paralyzed by TM, but to those who have disabilities
due to a variety of autoimmune disorders. We are actively using these findings to aid in developing future diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic advancements," said Kerr, director of the Johns Hopkins Transverse Myelitis Center, the only center devo...
Rutgers College of Nursing faculty member to receive distinguished alumna award
...erning persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities
(I/DD). Her research in I/DD includes the history of nursing in the field of I/DD, developmental and health experiences of adults with neural tube defects and of adults with Down syndrome, children and families with HIV/AIDS, the experiences of nurse...
EU benchmark study on mental disease in Elsevier ECNP journal
...ndings reveal Europe's enormous burden in terms of disabilities
associated with mental disorders: during any given year, 93 million people, or 27% of the EU population, experience at least one mental disorder such as anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, substance dependence, social phobia or panic disorder. Schola...
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