'Please help me Mr Cameron': 11-year-old with cerebral palsy delivers letter to 10 Downing Street after being denied NHS funding for physio to help him walk

Ben Baddeley, 11, of Newcastle-under-Lyme, has learned to walk for the first time thanks to £2,000-a-month physiotherapy. He is begging David Cameron for NHS funding for the treatment.
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Authors: Duray M, Şimşek Ş, Altuğ F, Cavlak U Abstract OBJECTIVES: The aim of this randomized controlled study was to investigate the effect of proprioceptive training on balance in patients with chronic neck pain (CNP). METHODS: Forty patients participating in the study were randomly divided into study and control groups. Both of the groups underwent conventional physical therapy; additionally, the study group was rehabilitated with gaze direction recognition exercise (GDRE) for proprioceptive training. Exercises were performed during 3 weeks with five sessions per week. Pain intensity [visual analog scale...
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ConclusionsThe injury surveillance system used during international athletics championships provided reliable data for “sex”, “location”, “event”, “circumstance”, and “age”. More caution should be taken for “assumed cause” and “type”, and even more for “estimated time-loss”. This injury surveillance system displays satisfactory data quality (reliable data and high data completeness), and thus, can be recommended as tool to collect epidemiology information on injuries during international athletics championships.
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In this study, we performed shotgun RNA sequencing on 112 individual adult I. scapularis collected in Wisconsin, USA. We characterized the abundance, prevalence and co-infection rates of viruses, bacteria and eukaryotic microorganisms. We identified pairs of tick-infecting microorganisms whose observed co-infection rates were higher or lower than would be expected, or whose RNA levels were positively correlated in co-infected ticks. Many of these co-occurrence and correlation relationships involved two bunyaviruses, South Bay virus and blacklegged tick phlebovirus-1. These viruses were also the most prevalent microorganism...
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Three-dimensional gait analysis is used in the treatment decision-making process in children with cerebral palsy (CP). Most conventional gait models are limited to joint kinematics and kinetics analysis [1]. Musculoskeletal models (e.g. OpenSim [2]) are as reliable as the conventional models in estimating joint kinematics and kinetics [3] and have the advantage of enabling additional analyses, e.g. muscle-tendon length and force estimation [4]. However, only a small number of studies have analyzed muscle forces during walking in children with CP.
Source: Gait and Posture - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Full length article Source Type: research
Children with spastic Cerebral Palsy (SCP) are constrained by weakness and contractures. The ankle is usually severely affected, showing equinus with progressive loss in passive dorsiflexion [1] and pathologically increased stiffness [2]. This may be neurally mediated [3], but also altered muscle architecture appears influential. For the gastrocnemius, reduced muscle belly [4] and fascicle length [5,6], increased in-vivo sarcomere length [7], a lack of sarcomeres in series [7] or increased intramuscular connective tissue [8] may mechanically reduce its extensibility.
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Horsefly bites can become infected and swollen if not treated properly. But, what is the worst UK insect to be bitten by? This spider-relative ’s bite could cause lyme disease.
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(Natural News) For people whose children happen to suffer from infantile cerebral palsy, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) may prove to be a therapeutic boon. A major Taiwanese survey determined that complementary treatment with TCM helps improve both cerebral palsy and associated disorders. The survey is the first large-scale study on the use of complementary TCM...
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Abstract: Lyme disease is the most commonly reported vector-borne disease in the United States. After initial antibiotic treatment for patients with Lyme disease, ongoing symptoms that may persist have considerable long-term impact on healthcare costs. Posttreatment Lyme disease syndrome is characterized by a host of chronic symptoms that can leave patients physically and mentally disabled.
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Publication date: Available online 20 July 2018Source: Ticks and Tick-borne DiseasesAuthor(s): Tammi L. Johnson, Christine B. Graham, Sarah E. Maes, Andrias Hojgaard, Amy Fleshman, Karen A. Boegler, Mark J. Delory, Kimetha S. Slater, Sandor E. Karpathy, Jenna K. Bjork, David F. Neitzel, Elizabeth K. Schiffman, Rebecca J. EisenAbstractIn the north-central United States, the blacklegged tick (Ixodes scapularis) is currently known to vector seven human pathogens. These include five bacteria (Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto, Borrelia mayonii, Borrelia miyamotoi, Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Ehrlichia muris eauclairensis), one...
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The device — designed to be less invasive, more accurate and faster than existing tests for Lyme disease — could make it to market as early as the end of next year.
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