Interview with Julian Savulescu on Genetic Selection and Enhancement

Should we use genetic testing to choose what type of children to bring into the world, and if so, how should we choose? Is it acceptable to choose a deaf child? Should we choose our children on the basis of non-disease traits such as intelligence if that were possible ? Does genetic selection put too […]
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[This Day] Abuja -It is estimated that no fewer than 25 million people are living with disabilities in Nigeria. This includes millions of children who daily face discrimination and in some cases abuse. Earlier in the year, there was the case of seven-year-old Imran Kanun Muhammad which was widely reported in the media. As a child with a disability, Imran allegedly suffered sexual violence and inhuman treatment at the School for the Deaf in Kuje, Federal Capital Territory.
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.
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Publication date: Available online 2 December 2019Source: Medical Journal Armed Forces IndiaAuthor(s): Vijay Singh, Abdul NasserAbstractCongenitally deaf and mute adult patients have speech and language disabilities. Establishing meaningful communication with these patients is a challenge in acute hospital-care settings, particularly when anaesthetic care is to be provided. Several methods can be adopted to facilitate interaction, such as sensitisation of health-care providers and training them in ways to communicate effectively. A thorough preoperative assessment and customised perioperative management satisfying the pati...
Source: Medical Journal Armed Forces India - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Evidences from various parts of the world reveal that women with disabilities are facing widespread barriers in accessing public services. Service providers and program managers do not grasp the relevance of t...
Source: BMC Women's Health - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Lee When blind and deaf people are passengers in fully autonomous vehicles, an intuitive and accurate visualization screen should be provided for the deaf, and an audification system with speech-to-text (STT) and text-to-speech (TTS) functions should be provided for the blind. However, these systems cannot know the fault self-diagnosis information and the instrument cluster information that indicates the current state of the vehicle when driving. This paper proposes an audification and visualization system (AVS) of an autonomous vehicle for blind and deaf people based on deep learning to solve this problem. The AVS ...
Source: Sensors - Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Conclusion: Deaf children with cochlear implants who are performing well on linguistic and auditory tests can still experience serious limitations in desired functioning. Our findings suggest that a capability approach may reveal aspects of what is being achieved through rehabilitation that might otherwise remain unnoticed, and that could help to further improve the well-being of our patients.IMPLICATIONS FOR REHABILITATIONOverall, children with cochlear implants appeared disadvantaged in certain capability areas, like accessing information, communication, social participation, and participation in school.It may be worthwh...
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
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