Investigator at CHLA to study bone loss associated with cerebral palsy
This study will follow ambulatory individuals with CP, who often have low bone mass, to determine critical periods of bone deposition and loss with the goal of enhancing quality of life. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How do children with bilateral spastic cerebral palsy manage walking on inclines? - Y ılmaz Topçuoğlu MS, Krautwurst BK, Klotz M, Dreher T, Wolf SI.
BACKGROUND: Walking on inclined surfaces is an everyday task, which challenges stability and propulsion even in healthy adults. Children with cerebral palsy adapt similarly to inclines like healthy children do. However, how stability and propulsion in thes... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Horse therapy improves quality of life for children with cerebral palsy
(Natural News) Simulated hippotherapy, a form of therapy in which the repeated and rhythmic movement of a horse is imitated, was found to enhance trunk control and quality of life of children with cerebral palsy, according to a study presented at the Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting in Atlanta. According to the researchers, hippotherapy... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Risk factors for mental health problems in children with cerebral palsy and spina bifida - Kohleis K, Storck M, Geissler-Preuss S, Hirsch A, Kuhn FD, Ortfeld S, Rapp M, Bode H.
BACKGROUND: Children with cerebral palsy (CP) and spina bifida (SB) are at an increased risk for mental health problems. Aim of this study was to correlate disease specific and psychosocial risk factors with characteristic mental health problems. PATIENTS:... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

LSUHealthNO studies innovative approach to improve walking in children with CP
(Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center) The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $2.5 million translational research grant over five years to Noelle Moreau, PhD, PT, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy at LSU Health New Orleans School of Allied Health Professions, to study the effectiveness of a highly innovative approach to improve the ability of children with cerebral palsy to walk. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Student designs controller to boost disabled sister's dexterity
Jess Searle has a type of cerebral palsy that means she has always struggled with handheld devices or game consoles. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

How a team of MUN students hopes to help a boy with cerebral palsy hold his head high
Mat Squires is nonverbal but he has a lot to say. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/NL Source Type: news

Effects of backward gait training on balance, gross motor function, and gait in children with cerebral palsy: a systematic review - Elnahhas AM, Elshennawy S, Aly MG.
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of backward gait training on balance, gross motor function, and gait parameters in children with cerebral palsy. DATA SOURCES: PubMed, Cochrane Library, Web of Science, Science Direct, Physiotherapy Evidence Database (... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

The 12-year-old author who writes with his eyes
Jonathan Bryan was born with severe cerebral palsy which makes it difficult to communicate. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A 12-year-old boy who can't speak wrote a book with his eyes
Twelve-year-old Jonathan Bryan can't verbally speak or physically write. He was born with severe cerebral palsy, has limited motion in his limbs and is in a wheelchair. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman's son left with cerebral palsy after having a stroke in her womb
Hannah Harding, 31, from Newquay gave birth to her first child, Reggie Harding-Winter, in February 2015 but a placental abruption meant he had a stroke in the womb leaving him with brain damage. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother reveals how her premature son was left with cerebral palsy after having a STROKE in her womb
Hannah Harding, 31, from Newquay gave birth to her first child, Reggie Harding-Winter, in February 2015 but a placental abruption meant he had a stroke in the womb leaving him with brain damage. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Children ’s wards are too noisy at night
Noise levels exceed WHO recommendations and impact on sleep of children and their parents Related items fromOnMedica Cerebral palsy risk linked to low Apgar Adherence to medicine schedule – low among children with epilepsy Child health should be election priority say experts and public UK lagging behind peers on child health Government launches its Child Health Strategy (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 24, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NICE tackles variation in provision of services for adults with cerebral palsy
NICE has published a draft guideline on the care and support adults with cerebral palsy should receive. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 23, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Large-scale survey concludes that traditional Chinese medicine can be used to remedy infantile cerebral palsy
(Natural News) For people whose children happen to suffer from infantile cerebral palsy, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) may prove to be a therapeutic boon. A major Taiwanese survey determined that complementary treatment with TCM helps improve both cerebral palsy and associated disorders. The survey is the first large-scale study on the use of complementary TCM... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Holly Greenhow: Girl with cerebral palsy gets £15m NHS payout
Holly Greenhow's mum says "no amount of money or apology will bring back what we should have had". (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NICE calls for consistent clinical and social care in cerebral palsy
Primary care services must address barriers to adults with cerebral palsy accessing care Related items fromOnMedica Emergency admissions at end of life set to sky rocket ‘Friends& family test ’ should not be mandatory Diagnosis targets unethical says GP CQC tells Trust to improve safety of 111 service Stroke survivors need more help taking medicine (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Chippenham schoolboy labelled unteachable writes book with his EYES
Jonathan Bryan, 12, from Chippenham, Wiltshire, was born with severe cerebral palsy that left him unable to walk or speak and caused 'profound and multiple learning disabilities'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thousands of patients to benefit from innovative new treatments on the NHS
Stroke-reducing heart implants and a life changing surgical procedure for children with cerebral palsy are among a host of new treatments that will now be routinely available on the NHS. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 9, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

4-year-old with cerebral palsy celebrates after taking first independent steps
Maya Tisdale, a 4-year-old with cerebral palsy, was captured on video posted to social media taking her first independent steps after surgery. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

9-year-old with cerebral palsy saves baby brother from drowning
Lexie Comeau-Drisdelle can't walk or talk, but she saved her baby brother from drowning, earning her hero status in her hometown of Halifax, Nova Scotia. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UCLA will advance children ’s health with latest gift from Shapiro family
The  David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA has received $2.257 million from Ralph, Shirley, Peter and Alison Shapiro to support four endowed chairs in the department of pediatrics.The chairs will help UCLA recruit and retain faculty in pediatrics who are focused on enhancing quality of life for children with cerebral palsy, autism, and other developmental and behavioral challenges. The gift bolsters support for an endowed chair the Shapiros established earlier, and it will create three new additional term chairs that will benefit faculty for five-year terms.The original Shapiro Family Term Chair in Developmenta...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 22, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Cerebral Palsy Overview Video Cerebral Palsy Overview Video
This video covers the three primary categories of cerebral palsy: spastic, dyskinetic, and ataxic. It also covers other symptoms and common treatment methods.Osmosis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Commentary Source Type: news

Blood test predicts spastic cerebral palsy
(Nemours) Researchers at Nemours and the University of Delaware have developed a blood test predictive of spastic cerebral palsy. Their study, published in BMC Bioinformatics, showed that DNA patterns in circulating blood cells can be used to help identify spastic CP patients (Crowgey et al.). New and better ways to identify infants with CP are needed so that interventions can start earlier for more children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Deep data dive helps predict cerebral palsy
(University of Delaware) A pioneering technique developed to analyze genetic activity of Antarctic worms is helping to predict cerebral palsy. The technique uses next-generation genetic sequencing data to measure how cells control the way genes are turned on or off, and can also be used in other human health care research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cerebral palsy in children and young people.
This quality standard covers diagnosing, assessing and managing cerebral palsy in children and young people under 25. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gait pathology subtypes are not associated with self-reported fall frequency in children with cerebral palsy - Boyer ER, Patterson A.
BACKGROUND: Trips and falls are common concerns reported by parents of children with cerebral palsy. Specific gait pathologies (excessive internal hip rotation, intoeing, and stiff knee gait) are anecdotally associated with higher rates of falls. RESEARCH ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Air Justins? Runner with cerebral palsy inspires Nike line
For many with cerebral palsy, the mere thought of running -- let alone running a half marathon -- would seem like an impossible dream. However, for Justin Gallegos, that dream became a reality on April 29 as he crossed the finish line at the 2018 Eugene Half Marathon in Eugene, Oregon. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Immersive virtual reality to improve walking abilities in cerebral palsy: a pilot study - Gagliardi C, Turconi AC, Biffi E, Maghini C, Marelli A, Cesareo A, Diella E, Panzeri D.
Immersive virtual reality (IVR) offers new possibilities to perform treatments in an ecological and interactive environment with multimodal online feedbacks. Sixteen school-aged children (mean age 11  ± 2.4 years) with Bilateral CP-diplegia, attending ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Slip avoidance strategies in children with bilateral spastic cerebral palsy and crouch gait - Kleiner AFR, Pacifici I, Condoluci C, Sforza C, Galli M.
BACKGROUND: A slip occurs when the required friction (RCOF) to prevent slipping at the foot/floor interfaces exceeds the available friction. The RCOF is dependent upon the biomechanics features of individuals and their gait. On the other hand, the availabl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Woman calls for government to rethink plastic straws policy
Ellie Simpson, who has cerebral palsy, said the government had not given proper consideration to people with disabilities. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Plastic straws: Call for government to rethink policy
Ellie Simpson, who has cerebral palsy, said the government had not given proper consideration to people with disabilities. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The female boxer with cerebral palsy
Kate Farley has cerebral palsy, but that doesn't stop her packing a punch in the ring - on her knees. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are clinic-based walking measures associated with community walking activity in children with cerebral palsy? - Wittry S, Tsao E, Bjornson K.
PURPOSE: To examine the relationship between clinic-based walking capacity measures and community-based walking activity in ambulatory children with cerebral palsy (CP). METHODS: A secondary analysis of a cross-sectional cohort was employed at tert... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Scoliosis Surgery Found Beneficial for Cerebral Palsy Patients
TUESDAY, April 10, 2018 -- Scoliosis surgery in patients with cerebral palsy (CP) leads to a significant improvement in health-related quality of life (HRQoL), which is maintained five years following surgery, according to a study published in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Where disabled women are gang-raped and left without a voice
In 2014, a 23-year-old woman with cerebral palsy was allegedly gang-raped and thrown from the rooftop in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scoliosis surgery in children with cerebral palsy -- quality of life benefits outweigh risks
(Wolters Kluwer Health) For children with severe cerebral palsy (CP), surgery for scoliosis (sideways curvature of the spine) significantly improves the quality of life (QoL) for them and their caregivers, reports a study in the April 4, 2018, issue of The Journal of Bone& Joint Surgery. The journal is published in partnership with Wolters Kluwer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medically assisted sex? How 'intimacy coaches' offer sexual therapy for people with disabilities
Spencer Williams, a writer and student who has cerebral palsy, now has a more meaningful and rewarding sex life thanks to a sex surrogate and intimacy coach who specializes in helping people with disabilities. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radio/Out in the Open Source Type: news

More Preemies Developing Motor Impairments More Preemies Developing Motor Impairments
More than one-third of extremely premature and underweight babies have cerebral palsy or other motor impairments that can make it hard for them to do basic things like ride a bike or use a fork, an Australian study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - March 26, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

More preemies developing motor impairments
(Reuters Health) - More than one-third of extremely premature and underweight babies have cerebral palsy or other motor impairments that can make it hard for them to do basic things like ride a bike or use a fork, an Australian study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Gift to UCLA Nursing will create endowed chair in disability studies
The UCLA School of Nursing has received $2 million from the Shapiro Family Charitable Foundation to endow a faculty chair in developmental disability studies.The Shapiro Family Endowed Chair in Developmental Disability Studies will enable UCLA Nursing to build upon its national and international leadership and to inform care for people with developmental disabilities and their families. The gift augments the foundation ’s previous generosity to the school, which created a scholarship for nursing students and established an endowment to fund programs and activities in disability studies.“The Shapiros’ gene...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 21, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Bike skills training for children with cerebral palsy: protocol for a randomised controlled trial - Toovey R, Harvey AR, McGinley JL, Lee KJ, Shih STF, Spittle AJ.
INTRODUCTION: Two-wheel bike riding can be a goal for children with cerebral palsy (CP) and a means of participating in physical activity. It is possible for some children with CP to ride a two-wheel bike; however, currently far fewer can ride compared wit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Increased Risk of Epilepsy, Cerebral Palsy With Low-normal Apgar Scores Increased Risk of Epilepsy, Cerebral Palsy With Low-normal Apgar Scores
Lower five- and 10-minute Apgar scores, even within the normal range, are associated with higher risks of childhood cerebral palsy and epilepsy, according to findings from Swedish registries.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Why Rock Climbing May Be the Ultimate Full-Body Workout
The muscles in your hips and torso strain to hold your lower half against the wall. You arch backward and extend one hand up to clasp the next hold—your thighs and calves burning with the effort of holding you steady and in balance. A moment later, when the tips of your fingers have secured their grip, there’s a wholesale shift in the muscles you call on to maintain your safe purchase on the climbing wall. Exercise is all about engaging your muscles—from your heart to your biceps and quads—and asking those muscles to perform work. And when it comes to activating and training a diverse range of muscl...
Source: TIME: Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Exercise/Fitness healthytime Source Type: news

Australian woman with cerebral palsy marathons WHEELCHAIR
There aren't many people in the world who can say that they have completed seven marathons on seven continents in seven days but one Sydney woman has done just that. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why communication from a ‘locked-in’ child is a miracle we must question
If Jonathan Bryan can communicate we should celebrate, but hard evidence is needed before we change how severely disabled children are cared forThere has been much coverage lately – including inthe Times,the Mirror,the Daily Mail, andtonight ’s CBBC documentary special– of the story of 11-year-old Jonathan Bryan and his remarkable ability to write poetry, keep a regular blog, and communicate with his parents, in spite of his severe and debilitating cerebral palsy. Now Jonathan – who communicates via a spelling board with the help of a facilitator who carefull y watches the movement of his eyes &ndas...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 5, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Christopher French and Michael Marshall Tags: Science and scepticism Source Type: news

Teamwork and toughness: Living with cerebral palsy
Growing up in Querétaro, Mexico, María was an exceptionally bright and inquisitive child. At just 18 months old, she spoke at the level of a 6-year-old, and could even sing the tongue-twisting “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” song. Her parents marveled at her intelligence at such a young age, but there was something in her development that seemed off. “At 1 year, she wasn’t crawling well and had difficulty standing,” her mother, María José, recalls. “She hadn’t learned to walk by 18 months, and she would crawl by pulling her two legs at the same time...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - February 2, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Connor Ertz Tags: Our Patients’ Stories cerebral palsy Cerebral Palsy Center Child and Young Adult Hip Preservation Program Dr. Benjamin Shore Dr. Donna Nimec Source Type: news

Five-year-old BEATS meningitis but is left with vitiligo
Aria Ellison, five, was born with cerebral palsy and was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis in 2014. After defying all odds, Aria beat the disease, but was left with scars in the form of vitiligo. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Enjoying life to her full potential with cerebral palsy
For a month, Nikki Puzzo walked around with a hockey puck strapped to her torso. But this mother of two wasn’t just being silly or exhibiting her love of sports. Instead, she was demonstrating solidarity with her younger daughter, Stella. The little girl, who has spastic diplegia cerebral palsy (CP), had a device called a baclofen pump implanted into her abdomen. “I wanted her to feel more comfortable and know that she wasn’t alone,” explains Nikki. Targeting spasticity Like many kids with CP, Stella has spasticity, or severe tightness and stiffness, in her leg muscles. A medication called baclofen...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - January 23, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica Cerretani Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories baclofen pump cerebral palsy Cerebral Palsy Center Dr. Brian Snyder Dr. Donna Nimec Dr. Elizabeth Barkoudah Kristin Buxton Source Type: news

Baby brain maps point to origins of neurological disorders
Scans before and after birth boost research on conditions such as autism and cerebral palsy (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - January 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news