Philadelphia City Council Threatens To Halt School Funding Over Asbestos
No plan, no more money. That’s the Philadelphia City Council’s message to its school district leadership following the recent closure of two schools because of asbestos issues. Asbestos contamination is an ongoing and large-scale issue in Philadelphia’s aging school buildings. “We’re not going to just give you funding if you’re not going to give us a plan,” Philadelphia Councilmember Anthony Phillips said at a recent news conference. Council members put pressure on the district to provide a detailed and definitive plan to fix the toxic issues. Philadelphia’s Education Committee Chair Isaiah Thom...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - March 28, 2023 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Tags: Asbestos Exposure Source Type: news

Woman, 70, diagnosed with brain tumour after experiencing forgetfulness and dizzy spells
Surgery to remove the tumour went wrong and she was left deaf in one ear and with a drooped face. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 28, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Supreme Court rules for deaf student who says school district failed him
The ruling said a young Michigan man can pursue an Americans with Disabilities Act claim while seeking via the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 21, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Robert Barnes Source Type: news

Genetic causes of three previously unexplained rare diseases identified
Using a new computational approach developed to analyse large genetic datasets from rare disease cohorts, researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and colleagues including the University of Bristol, have discovered previously unknown genetic causes of three rare conditions: primary lymphedema (characterised by tissue swelling), thoracic aortic aneurysm disease, and congenital deafness. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - March 16, 2023 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Translational Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Monaural Hearing: Understanding Sound Direction
Researchers propose a method for sound localization based on frequency modulation of the received signal in individuals possessing monoaural hearing (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - March 15, 2023 Category: Disability Tags: Deafness and Hearing Loss Source Type: news

Treasury faces backlash over 'tone-deaf' Budget social media of 'leaked WhatsApp Files'
Treasury officials were accused of being 'tone deaf' for referencing the Matt Hancock WhatsApp controversy by posting their own 'leak' on social media to promote the Budget. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 15, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Don ’t forget to floss: the science behind dementia and the four things you should do to prevent it
A picture is emerging of a healthy lifestyle which is key to the condition ’s prevention – exercise, being sociable, and looking after your earsThe idea was simple. Recruit hundreds of people in their 80s and 90s, equip them with fitness trackers, and monitor their physical activity. Then, when the participants died, collect their brains and examine the tissue. Is there evidence, lurking in the tissue, that exercise benefits the brain?The results, from a 2022 collaboration between the University of California in San Francisco and the University of British Columbia,were striking. Physical exercise, late in life, seemed ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 11, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Science Health & wellbeing Human biology Dementia Neuroscience Fitness Deafness and hearing loss Mental health Alzheimer's Society Life and style Source Type: news

Mila Davis-Kent on Bringing Her ‘Black Deaf Girl Magic’ to ‘Creed III’
It’s been a big week for Mila Davis-Kent, the 10-year-old actor who stars opposite Michael B. Jordan, Tessa Thompson and Jonathan Majors in “Creed III.” Last Monday, she was getting glammed up for the film’s Los Angeles premiere, decked out in a hot pink, custom Elie Saab dress and throwing faux…#miladaviskent #michaelbjordan #tessathompson #jonathanmajors #creediii #eliesaab #tclchinesetheatre #hollywood #daviskent #americansignlanguage (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 7, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Self-taught Homesigning Deaf Children Supports Universal Language Constraints
Deaf homesigners offer a unique window into whether there are universals for how people use language to talk about ideas (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - March 3, 2023 Category: Disability Tags: Deaf Communication Source Type: news

Acoustic reflexes: should we be paying more attention? - Prendergast G, Sathe TS, Heinrich A, Munro KJ.
OBJECTIVE: The clinical audiology test battery often involves playing physically simple sounds with questionable ecological value to the listener. In this technical report, we revisit how valid this approach is using an automated, involuntary auditory resp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 28, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Deaf influencer mom reveals how she knows when her daughter is crying
A deaf influencer and her partner, also deaf, use several technologies to know when their three-month-old daughter is crying during the day and at night. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 27, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Genetic test for newborns to prevent deafness from antibiotic use
A genetic test for newborns which can determine whether a baby is vulnerable to deafness if treated with the commonly used antibiotic gentamicin has been conditionally recommended for use by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) within the NHS. The test is performed by undertaking a cheek swab on critically ill babies.... Read moreThe post Genetic test for newborns to prevent deafness from antibiotic use appeared first on Nursing in Practice. (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - February 23, 2023 Category: Nursing Authors: Carolyn Scott Tags: Paediatrics Antibiotics deafness gentamicin Midwifery Source Type: news

Cognitive Functioning Improves After Cochlear Implant
(MedPage Today) -- Cognitive functioning improved 12 months after cochlear implantation for older adults with severe hearing loss and poor cognition, data from a single-center study showed. Among 21 cochlear implant candidates whose preoperative... (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - February 16, 2023 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Genetic test to prevent newborn babies going deaf
A genetic test to establish if a newborn baby is vulnerable to deafness if treated with a commonly used antibiotic has been recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence in draft guidance. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 15, 2023 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Meet Justina Miles, Rihanna's Super Bowl halftime show ASL performer
As millions tune in to watch the Philadelphia Eagles take on the Kansas City Chiefs at the Super Bowl in Glendale, Arizona, this Sunday, Justina Miles will be making history. Miles, 20, is a deaf American Sign Language performer and will be signing the pre-show's "Lift Every Voice and Sing," to be…#philadelphiaeagles #kansascitychiefs #superbowl #glendale #arizona #justinamiles #signlanguage #sherylleeralph #asl #tiktok (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 12, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news