Research on the rationale of width of disabled parking spaces and correlation of selection by wheelchair users and others

DiscussionExisting disabled parking facilities and policy about width need to be adjusted to meet requirement of individuals with differing degrees of disability. We have proposed a reconfiguration of the disabled parking system that may diminish the conflict between wheelchair users and other users. Our study has the potential to contribute to the design of effective disabled parking spaces in order to enhance health and encourage travel for individuals with disabilities.
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

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[UNFPA in WCA] Dakar, 9 December 2019 -- The 2019 edition of the International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa, (ICASA 2019), ended in Kigali, Rwanda with a commitment by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to strengthen its leadership role in the Global HIV Prevention Coalition as a co-convener.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
(University of Maryland) New research reveals how a week in the dark rewires brain cell networks and changes hearing sensitivity in adult mice long after the optimal window for auditory learning has passed. With further study, cross-modal learning -- the manipulation of one sense to induce change in another sense -- could be used to help people with disabilities. For example, temporary sight deprivation might be used to help deaf and hearing-impaired people adapt to cochlear implants and hearing aids.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Axon regeneration failure causes neurological deficits and long-term disability after spinal cord injury (SCI). Here, we found that the α2δ2 subunit of voltage-gated calcium channels negatively regulates axon growth and regeneration of corticospinal neurons, the cells that originate the corticospinal tract. Increased α2δ2 expression in corticospinal neurons contributed to loss of corticospinal regrowth ability during postnatal development and after SCI. In contrast, α2δ2 pharmacological blockade through gabapentin administration promoted corticospinal structural plasticity and regenerati...
Source: Journal of Clinical Investigation - Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusion: PSQ helps detecting MTB complex directly fromCSF even with negative Xpert. Early diagnosis, detection of resistance aids in administering appropriate treatment early and decrease mortality, long term disability. PSQ shows promising results in diagnosing, early detection of resistance in CNS TB. Though correlation with phenotypic DST recommended &further research warranted.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Tuberculosis Source Type: research
Conclusion: Our findings indicate that participants manage the disclosure of their diagnosis of multiple sclerosis in order to maintain a favourable relationship with the workplace. Further, despite various physical and psychological limitations, participants were mostly able to adapt to their work environment. Although further research is required, employers and clinicians should consider focusing on the current needs of individuals living with multiple sclerosis to mitigate work-related challenges, rather than planning for future decline.Implications for RehabilitationFor individuals living with multiple sclerosis and in...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Disabil Rehabil Source Type: research
Jeffrey Jordan/ President of the Population Reference Bureau with ICPD25 participants. Credit: Joyce Chimbi / IPSBy Joyce ChimbiNAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 13 2019 (IPS) One in five women globally lives with a disability even as they have same needs and interests as women without disabilities, their access to sexual and reproductive health services and rights remains severely limited. Delegates representing people living with disabilities at the ICPD25 Conference painted a grim picture of barriers and challenges they face. “We are perceived to be asexual and therefore offering us reproductive health information is consider...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Africa Conferences Education Featured Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Women's Health ICPD25 Source Type: news
Historically, American society has defined women's health in contrast with men's health and health care access in relation to gender-specific and/or sex-specific health needs (e.g., reproductive and sexual health needs), conditions, diseases and complications, and differences in the prevalence, severity, and courses of action to address those. The field of women's health has traditionally included such topics as maternal health and pregnancy, human immunodeficiency virus/AIDS prevention and treatment, sexual and reproductive health care, mental health, nutrition, violence, cancer risk, and disabilities (World Health Organization, 2013).
Source: Womens Health Issues - Category: Primary Care Authors: Source Type: research
Source: AIDS Care - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusions The questionnaire can be applied as a structured approach to inventory hearing problems in 6 dimensions prior to hearing aid fitting and to systematically evaluate the effects of hearing aid fitting after a trial period. The data presented here can serve as normative data for comparison of individual subjects in clinical practice. PMID: 31693431 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of speech, language, and hearing research : JSLHR - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Tags: J Speech Lang Hear Res Source Type: research
Conclusion: This critical analysis is, to the best of our knowledge, the first of its kind and will provide a much-needed overview of the field.Implication for RehabilitationDeep learning systems can provide lost cost solutions for the visually impaired.Of these, convolutional neural networks (CNN) and fully convolutional neural networks (FCN) show great promise in terms of the development of multifunctional technology for the visually impaired (i.e., being less specific task oriented).CNN have also potential for overcoming challenges caused by moving and occluded objects.This work has also highlighted a need for greater e...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology. - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol Source Type: research
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