Malawi:Malawi to Commemorate International Albinism Day

[Malawi News Agency] Minister of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare, Dr. Jean Kalilani Tuesday disclosed that Malawi would commemorate this year's International Albinism Awareness Day (IAAD) on June 23, 2018.
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ConclusionsFoot orthoses can relieve pain and disability and enhance patients, but no significant differences were found between control and intervention groups.
Source: Quality of Life Research - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
This article will discuss the current barriers to broader implementation of telemedicine for geriatric patients including reimbursement from the Medicare program. Medicare reimbursement for telemedicine is limited to rural areas, which does not allow for the widespread development of telemedicine programs. All Medicare beneficiaries would benefit from increased access to telemedicine services, not only those living in rural areas. As many elderly and disabled individuals have mobility problems, home-based telemedicine services should also be made available. There are efforts in Congress to expand the coverage of these serv...
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Am J Geriatr Psychiatry Source Type: research
Conclusions: We revealed that the level of CSF sCD27 was elevated in NMOSD and correlated with NMOSD disease activity.Neuroimmunomodulation
Source: Neuroimmunomodulation - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Authors: Oo WM, Yu SC, Daniel MS, Hunter DJ Abstract INTRODUCTION: Osteoarthritis (OA) is a leading cause of pain and disability among adults with a current prevalence of around 15% and a predicted prevalence of 35% in 2030 for symptomatic OA. It is increasingly recognized as a heterogeneous multi-faceted joint disease with multi-tissue involvement of varying severity. Current therapeutic regimens for OA are only partially effective and often have significant associated toxicities. There are no disease-modifying drugs approved by the regulatory bodies. Areas covered: We reviewed the opportunities within key OA path...
Source: Expert Opinion on Emerging Drugs - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Expert Opin Emerg Drugs Source Type: research
Dr. Diana Bianchi, director of Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, will hold a question and answer session with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Eileen McNamara about her latest book, Eunice: The Kennedy Who Changed the World. Ms. McNamara is the director of the Journalism Program at Brandeis University. Her book chronicles the life of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, including her efforts to get her brother President John F. Kennedy to create an NIH institute dedicated to understanding and improving child health, maternal health, and the health of people with disabilities.Ai...
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Conclusions: This overview should inform clinicians working with patients with MS of how ocular motor deficits can best be assessed and monitored in this population. It also provides a rationale for interest in this field with insights regarding which techniques should be used for studying which classes of eye movements and related dysfunction in the disease.
Source: Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Disease of the Year: Multiple Sclerosis Source Type: research
Conclusions: The development of IMSVISUAL represents a major collaborative commitment to defining the role of visual outcomes in high-quality, large-scale studies that generate definitive and instructive findings in the field of MS. As a consortium, IMSVISUAL has completed several international collaborative projects, is actively engaged in numerous ongoing research studies, and is committed to expanding the role of vision research in MS and related disorders.
Source: Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Disease of the Year: Multiple Sclerosis Source Type: research
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A disability insurer must reconsider a long-term disability (LTD) claim after reviewing the claimant's Social Security disability benefits records because the insurer represented to the claimant that the Social Security records would be considered as part of the review of the claimant's appeal, an Arkansas federal judge said Oct. 18 in remanding the claim to the administrator (Michael Buquoi v. United States Life Insurance Co., No. 18-093, E.D. Ark., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 179172).
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - Category: Medical Law Source Type: news
PHOENIX - A disability claimant's bad faith claim and request for punitive damages can proceed because the claimant presented an issue of fact as to whether the insurer's termination of disability benefits was reasonable, an Arizona federal judge said Nov. 1 in denying the insurer's motion for summary judgement (Kelly Ann Tyler v. United States Life Insurance Co., et al., No. 16-939, D. Ariz., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 187001).
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - Category: Medical Law Source Type: news
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - A Pennsylvania federal judge on Nov. 2 granted a motion for summary judgment filed by the insurers in a disability dispute after determining that the claimant failed to prove that the termination of his benefits was unreasonable and made in bad faith (Dr. Robert Brugler v. Unum Group, et al., No. 15-1031, M.D. Pa., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 187836).
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - Category: Medical Law Source Type: news
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