Anita Silvers, an Authority on Disability Rights, Dies at 78

A well-regarded philosophy professor, Dr. Silvers knew the subject firsthand, having had polio as a child.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Silvers, Anita Deaths (Obituaries) Disabilities Americans With Disabilities Act Civil Rights and Liberties Philosophy San Francisco State University Source Type: news

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A young boy in Pakistan receives an oral polio vaccine (OPV). Over the last 30 years huge progress has been made against polio and it is now only endemic in 2 countries, Afghanistan and Pakistan, with only 33 cases confirmed cases last year. Credit: Ashfaq Yusufzai/IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, May 1 2019 (IPS) Since the introduction of vaccines, diseases such as measles and polio were quickly becoming a thing of the past. However, the world’s progress on immunisation is now being threatened. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), 85 percent of the world’s children received basic va...
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Publication date: Available online 23 April 2019Source: Journal of Health EconomicsAuthor(s): Miriam Gensowski, Torben Heien Nielsen, Nete Munk Nielsen, Maya Rossin-Slater, Miriam WüstAbstractThis paper examines the long-term effects of childhood disability on individuals’ educational and occupational choices, late-career labor market participation, and mortality. We merge medical records on children hospitalized with poliomyelitis during the 1952 Danish epidemic to census and administrative data, and exploit quasi-random variation in paralysis incidence in this population. While childhood disability increases t...
Source: Journal of Health Economics - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
April is Autism Awareness Month. To review: Autism is one of the five pervasive developmental disorders (PDD) listed in the DSM 5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual) which provides diagnostic guidelines for mental health professionals. Autism is characterized by difficulties in social interactions, a narrow and particular range of interests and repetitive behaviors. Although it is thought to be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors, research has yet to identify the differences in the brain that determine what makes people with autism different from the norm. Since the combination of attributes can b...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Aspergers Autism Communication anti-vaccination Asperger Syndrome Autism Awareness Month Autism Spectrum Disability polio Stereotypes Stigma Source Type: blogs
CONCLUSIONS: Many respondents reported having difficulties with transport mobility, but a large proportion, 57%, were independent and active drivers. It is important to consider outdoor mobility when planning rehabilitation for patients with late effects of polio and foreign backgrounds. In addition to psychosocial factors, dependence on mobility-related activities can lead to dependency and isolation. Implications for rehabilitation Outdoor mobility and access to transport modes are important for independence and an active life and need to be included in the rehabilitation process. Both personal and environmental factors,...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Disabil Rehabil Source Type: research
Poliomyelitis (polio) is a common cause of early-onset physical disabilities. An epidemic of polio occurred in Taiwan during the 1950s and 1960s [1]. Subjects with sequelae of polio often contracted the illness before the age of 3 years, and it was the spinal type in Taiwan [2]. Most of them have abnormal gait patterns and require aids for walking because of motor impairments, such as muscular atrophy and weakness of the legs. Falling often occurs in persons who require aids for walking and have moderate gait impairment [3].
Source: Injury - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Source Type: research
Abstract Preoperative oral care is helpful to prevent postoperative complications in patients who are undergoing esophagectomy. Here, we report the case of an 81-year-old Japanese man with an upper limb disability caused by post-polio syndrome who was receiving neoadjuvant chemotherapy for esophageal cancer. He had poor oral health status and developed oral complications as a side effect of chemotherapy. He could not brush his teeth by himself. However, infection control by oral care provided by an interprofessional collaboration successfully improved his oral hygiene, and his follow-up involved no severe complica...
Source: Acta Med Okayama - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Acta Med Okayama Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Low knee extension muscle strength on the weaker side was associated with falls, but predictive ability using a single internal factor might be poor. It appears that a comprehensive examination, including other factors, is required. Implications for rehabilitation As polio survivors age, their risk of falling increases. To identify polio survivors who are at risk of falls, it is important to determine the factors associated with falls and their influence on fall risk. The results of this study showed that reduced knee extension muscle strength on the weaker side was a risk factor for falls in polio survivors. T...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Disabil Rehabil Source Type: research
Ms. Henry was part of the last March of Dimes publicity campaign against the disease. She later became one of the first female TV reporters in Oklahoma.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Henry, Pam Deaths (Obituaries) Poliomyelitis News and News Media Disabilities March of Dimes Source Type: news
Publication date: May 2018 Source:Science & Sports, Volume 33, Supplement 1 Author(s): Pierre Trape, Eric Watelain La plongée sous-marine pour les PErsonnes en Situation de Handicap (PESH) est une activité relativement récente. Les premières pratiques de terrain, peu documentées, surtout dans la littérature scientifique, datent des années 1960 [1]. La Grande Bretagne et Israël sont des pays précurseurs en la matière. Ces pratiques ont beaucoup évolué et se sont codifiées dans différentes fédérations sportives ...
Source: Science and Sports - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
Inviolate Akinyi, a 46-year-old grandmother, got her granddaughter immunized using a mix of private and public clinics. Credit: Veronique Magnin – Habari Kibra VolunteerBy Joyce NgangaNAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 25 2018 (IPS)Inviolate Akinyi, a 46-year-old grandmother, is certain that her grand-daughter needs to get all her vaccines for her to grow up healthy and strong. She uses a mix of private and public clinics in Kibera, one of the largest informal settlement in Nairobi, to get the 15-month-old the shots she needs. Mary Awour, mother to two-year-old Vilance Amondi, also believes immunization is important to protect her ...
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