Namibia: Misery, Sickness and Poverty in the Slums
[New Era] Windhoek -An eight-year-old stunted cerebral palsy sufferer lives in abject poverty with 16 family members who are crammed into a corrugated iron sheet shack. They all rely on a N$250 disability grant from government. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 7, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Observations From Below: An Introduction
With a name like Bryan Dooley, you can probably guess that I'm Irish. Bryan is a Celtic word meaning strength and nobility or high. I'm going to stick with strength and nobility, just in case my mom is reading this. My mother chose my name because I would need strength. She spelled it less commonly, so I could stand out from other people named Brian. At least my name stands out, even if I don't actually stand. I've always been eager. I was born two months early, making my debut in North Carolina's Forsyth Hospital in 1990. My family jokes that I wanted to beat my cousins, so I could be the oldest of the second wave. We ar...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Cerebral palsy: researchers uncover evidence of genetic causes
Contrary to what was previously believed, a research team has discovered evidence of genetic causes for cerebral palsy, radically changing how the condition is understood. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 3, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Evidence found of genetic cause for cerebral palsy
Contrary to what was previously believed, a research team has discovered evidence of genetic causes for cerebral palsy, radically changing how the condition is understood. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 3, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

Study sheds surprising light on the causes of cerebral palsy
Cerebral palsy is the most common cause of physical disability in children. It has historically been considered to be caused by factors such as birth asphyxia, stroke and infections in the developing brain of babies. In a new game-changing study, a research team has uncovered strong evidence for genetic causes of cerebral palsy that turns experts' understanding of the condition on its head. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 3, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Canadian study sheds surprising light on the causes of cerebral palsy
(McGill University Health Centre) Cerebral palsy is the most common cause of physical disability in children. It has historically been considered to be caused by factors such as birth asphyxia, stroke and infections in the developing brain of babies. In a new game-changing Canadian study, a research team from SickKids and the Research Institute of the MUHC has uncovered strong evidence for genetic causes of cerebral palsy that turns experts' understanding of the condition on its head. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

ICYMI: The Plight Of Veterans And Bad News About Your Favorite Selfies
This week, we took in a gorgeously photographed personal account of a 37-year-old veteran, who found himself homeless in New York City until a local organization connected him with the resources he needed to put his life back together following the trauma of war.   We also reaffirmed our frustration with the discrimination New York's 535,839 disabled people face every day -- both overt discrimination from taxi drivers and public transportation operators and less obvious discrimination in the form of potholes, crumbling curbs and improperly sloped sidewalks.  through the inaccessibility of the city's sidewalks. &n...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ICYMI: The Plight Of Veterans And Bad News About Your Favorite Selfies
This week, we took in a gorgeously photographed personal account of a 37-year-old veteran, who found himself homeless in New York City until a local organization connected him with the resources he needed to put his life back together following the trauma of war.   We also reaffirmed our frustration with the discrimination New York's 535,839 disabled people face every day -- both overt discrimination from taxi drivers and public transportation operators and less obvious discrimination in the form of potholes, crumbling curbs and improperly sloped sidewalks.  through the inaccessibility of the city's sidewalks. &n...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Paediatrician guilty of failing to order treatment for baby
Inquiry heard the baby was subsequently left with brain damage and now was cerebral palsy (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - July 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Paediatrician found guilty of failing to order treatment for baby
Inquiry heard the baby was subsequently left with brain damage and now was cerebral palsy (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - July 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

People With Disabilities Are Twice As Likely To Be Poor. These Businesses Are Fighting That Stat
The staggering unemployment and poverty rates among people with disabilities is a reminder of how much work still needs to be done to protect this underserved demographic. Sunday marks 25 years since Congress passed the Americans with Disabilities Act, a bill that aimed to give the group equal opportunities to pursue jobs and public and private services. While some vital progress has been made, people with disabilities still face incredible challenges when it comes to obtaining employment and becoming financially stable.     President George Bush signs the Americans with Disabilities Act during a ceremony on the ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Camp Leg Power propels kids with cerebral palsy forward
Each day, the kids at Camp Leg Power start their day with a spirited group chant, followed by an energetic UCLA fight song. The chant, which is done with corresponding hand and leg motions, is actually a therapeutic activity in disguise, the first in a three-hour session that converts therapy for children with movement disorders into summertime fun. Camp Leg Power is a program of the Center for Cerebral Palsy at UCLA that’s staffed by physical therapists and student volunteers.   On Wednesday, Oliver Mann, who has received therapeutic services through the interdisciplinary center since he was a toddler, leads th...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 24, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Baby girl Lilia Fynn pronounced dead 'came back to life' after 10 MINUTES
Lilia Fynn, now 20 months old, of Chesterfield, South Yorkshire, was technically dead for 9.5 minutes. The birth starved her brain of oxygen and she was later diagnosed with cerebral palsy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Report warns of threat to unborn babies from CMV virus
"Thousands of pregnant women are unwittingly passing on infections to their unborn babies that cause severe disabilities," is the headline in the Daily Mail after a new report highlighted the risks cytomegalovirus (CMV) can pose to pregnancies. The paper says cytomegalovirus "can lie dormant in mother's body for years" and "is caught from other children through nappy changing and wiping mouths", so often older siblings can pass it on to unborn babies.  What is the basis for this report? The story was prompted by the release of a report by the charity CMV Action. The ch...
Source: NHS News Feed - June 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child QA articles Source Type: news

Father's Days: the animated memoir of a first-time dad
Watch Telegraph cartoonist Bob's account of first-time fatherhood, and the unexpected turn it took for him (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - June 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: memoir father's day father's day video animated cartoon father's day cartoon father's day 2015 epilepsy father and daughter cerebral palsy Source Type: news

Yes You Can: How running with Team Hoyt changed this father’s life
Elijah Gauthier, 3, and Rick Hoyt, 53, have a lot in common. Both are first-born sons. Both have smiles that light up a room. Both love running with their fathers. And both have faced incredible challenges. Elijah and Rick were diagnosed with cerebral palsy early in life. They can’t walk. They can’t speak. When Rick was born, his parents were told, “He’s a vegetable. Put him in an institution.” They refused. Since then, Rick and his father Dick Hoyt have inspired parents and families around the world. The father-son team has logged more than 1,100 races, with Dick pushing Rick in a specially d...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - June 18, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Lisa Fratt Tags: Our patients’ stories parenting cerebral palsy orthopedics Source Type: news

Teenager carries disabled brother for 57 miles on charity walk
Fifteen-year-old Hunter Gandee carried eight-year-old Braden on his back for three days to raise awareness of cerebral palsy (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - June 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dental trauma in Brazilian children and adolescents with cerebral palsy - Cardoso AM, Silva CR, Gomes LN, Gomes MD, Padilha WW, Cavalcanti AL.
BACKGROUND: Assessing the frequency and factors associated with dental trauma in pediatric populations with cerebral palsy is important for the planning and implementation of prevention and health promotion programs. The aim of this study was to determine ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - June 9, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Scholarship for Students with Cerebral Palsy
Michigan Cerebral Palsy Attorneys has announced a new scholarship opportunity for the Fall 2015 semester that will honor those who have been affected by cerebral palsy. The "Achievements and Abilities" Scholarship will be awarded to one deserving undergraduate or graduate student who is living with cerebral palsy, whether through their own affliction or that of an immediate family member. The deadline for submissions is July 31, 2015. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - June 9, 2015 Category: Disability Tags: Disability Scholarships Source Type: news

Teen begins 57-mile walk with brother on back for a cause
Fifteen-year-old Michigan boy last year carried his younger brother on his back for 40 miles; project is to raise awareness about the younger's brother condition, cerebral palsy (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Louisiana's medical marijuana bill poised for Legislature's approval
A year after a medical marijuana proposal stalled in the Louisiana Legislature, a bill that could get medical-grade pot to people suffering from cancer, glaucoma and a severe form of cerebral palsy will likely pass. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - June 4, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Young cerebral palsy sufferer Reece DESPERATE to play football with younger brother
ALL young Reece Walker wants to do is play football with his younger brother, but suffering from a rare form of cerebral palsy means it's impossible - at the moment. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 4, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Genetic causes of cerebral palsy trump birth causes
Cerebral palsy has an even stronger genetic cause than previously thought, leading researchers to call for an end to unnecessary caesareans and arbitrary litigation against obstetric staff. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 2, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

What is the Epidemiology of SMA Syndrome?
Discussion Superior mesenteric artery syndrome (SMAS) is caused by the compression of the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) against the 3rd part of the duodenum creating a proximal intestinal obstruction. It is relatively rare and can be hard to distinguish from other causes of intestinal obstruction. Normally the SMA arises from the anterior aorta around the L1 vertebra. It extends anteriorly and caudally into the mesentery of the small bowel. The angle between the SMA and aorta is called the aortomesenteric angle and is usually 38-65°. The distance between the SMA and aorta is usually 10-20 mm. Within the aortomesent...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 1, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

CHOP global health focuses on children with cerebral palsy in southern Africa
(Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) Cerebral palsy is the most common cause of childhood disability in the world, but is understudied, especially in developing countries. Working in Botswana, an ongoing international partnership has performed the first rigorous study of CP outcomes in Africa. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 29, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Touching moment little boy with cerebral palsy walks for the first time 
Archie Garthwaite (with twin Harley), from Hartlepool, was born at just 23 weeks with cerebral palsy. His condition meant that the muscles in his legs have no strength. Thanks to physio, he's gaining trength. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Communication made easier for children with cerebral palsy
A European initiative has developed a new brain-computer interface system to enhance communication skills of people with cerebral palsy from childhood, improving the relationship with their environment and the expression of emotions. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 26, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

VIDEO: My cerebral palsy story - in animation
Bristol schoolgirl Tegan, 14, creates animation to help her friends understand her differences. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 25, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The incredible strength of a mother's love: Devoted single parent whose twin sons have autism AND cerebral palsy says 'they are beautiful - and I wouldn't change a thing'
Ma Zhiqiu, 47, gave birth prematurely to twins Zhang Hangjun (left) and Zhang Yuanjun (right) 21 years ago, in Chinas northeast Liaoning Province. After her husband left, she became their sole carer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘Serious failures’ in care of baby who later developed cerebral palsy
Paediatrician accused of poor professional performance over newborn (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - May 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Baby developed cerebral palsy, Medical Council inquiry told
Paediatrician accused of poor professional performance over newborn deprived of oxygen (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - May 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Viable at 22 Weeks: Just How Low Can Preemies Go?
Babymaking is easy when everything goes right. All it takes is a single—decidedly agreeable—act and the rest runs on autopilot for the next nine months. But it’s the “everything goes right” part that is the rub, because in too many cases, at least one thing goes wrong. In the U.S., about 18,000 times per year, that one thing is prematurity. The outlook has gotten better for premature babies over the last half century. In 1960, the survival rate for a 3.3 lb (1,500 gm) premie was just 28%. By 2010 it was 78%. But everything depends on the calendar: Babies born at, say, 27 weeks—out of the...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - May 7, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized neonatal intensive care unit NICU Pediatrics Preemies Premature Babies Source Type: news

“I got a bike!”: Adaptive bike brings freedom to boy with cerebral palsy
Seven-year-old Hunter Ripley is a boy of few words. There’s a rare “bye-bye” to his mother as he sets off for school and an occasional “whee” when he’s pushed on his adaptive swing.  So when Hunter screamed, “I got a bike!” at the local pool where he does aquatic therapy every Thursday evening, everyone in the pool went silent. “Then the cheering started,” recalls his mother Bekah Ripley. In February, Bekah and her husband Bart learned about The Great Bike Giveaway, a national contest in which children with special needs can win their own adaptive bike. In or...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - May 5, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Lisa Fratt Tags: Orthopedics Our patients’ stories Source Type: news

List of Physically Disabled World Leaders & Politicians
Though there are many types of disability the list below only covers physically disabled world leaders and politicians. Physical disabilities may arise from conditions such as congenital deformities, spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, brittle bones, haemophilia, cystic fibrosis or severe accidental injury. The characteristics of people with physical disabilities are as unique to the individuals as the conditions that created their special needs. Physical Disability Characteristics Can Include: Paralysis. Unsteady gait. Altered muscle tone. Loss of, or inability to use, one or more l...
Source: Disabled World - May 5, 2015 Category: Disability Tags: Awareness - Disability Source Type: news

Cerebral Palsy: Misdiagnosis of Movement Disorders
The majority of parents of children who develop cerebral palsy leave the hospital with an initial diagnosis of some form of brain injury, although the extent of the damage is not known. Other parents might be sent home with a vague concern about low Apgar scores and little else. Symptoms such as lack of suck and lethargy may send these parents; frustrated and worried, back to a pediatrician repeatedly. Over time, failure to meet developmental milestones leads to a diagnosis of cerebral palsy. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - April 30, 2015 Category: Disability Tags: Cerebral Palsy Source Type: news

"I don't want to be in a wheelchair Mummy. I want to play like all my friends do."
Orly Landeck suffers from cerebral palsy and relies on a wheelchair but a radical new operation may give her more mobility. So why won't the NHS fund it? (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - April 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Great Ormond Street GOSH periventricular leukomalacia Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) Orly Landeck Mr Kristian Aquilina Hospital cerebral palsy Source Type: news

"I don't want to be in a wheelchair Mummy. I want to play like all my friends do."
Orly Landeck suffers from cerebral palsy and relies on a wheelchair but a radical new operation may give her more mobility. So why won't the NHS fund it? (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - April 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Great Ormond Street GOSH periventricular leukomalacia Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) Orly Landeck Mr Kristian Aquilina Hospital cerebral palsy Source Type: news

Woman misdiagnosed with cerebral palsy finally gets cure
Minnesota mom suffered with symptoms most of her life before discovering they were easily treatable with a pill (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Paediatrician accused of failing to order head cooling treatment for baby
Inquiry hears baby is now two years old and has cerebral palsy (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - April 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Robot-assisted gait training might be beneficial for more severely affected children with cerebral palsy: brief report - van Hedel HJ, Meyer-Heim A, Rüsch-Bohtz C.
PURPOSE: Robot-assisted gait training (RAGT) can complement conventional therapies in children with cerebral palsy. We investigated changes in walking-related outcomes between children with different Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) level... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - April 15, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Botox maker sued over Vermont woman's death
Family says 21-year-old died after getting Botox injections to help treat cerebral palsy (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Siblings awarded £13m by NHS after mistakes left them severely disabled
Natasha Jackson, 24, and her younger brother, Patrick, 22, were both left with cerebral palsy and brain damage after complications during their births at the former Sharoe Green Hospital in Preston. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS pays £13 million after botched births left siblings with cerebral palsy
After a two-decade legal fight the health service has finally agreed to pay compensation to a family left devastated by medical negligency (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - April 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: medical negligence lancashire preston nhs maternity Source Type: news

Cerebral Palsy Therapeutic Development and Pipeline Market Review H1...
RnRMarketResearch.com adds “Cerebral Palsy – Pipeline Review, H1 2015” to its store. The report provides an overview of the Cerebral Palsy’s therapeutic pipeline.(PRWeb April 13, 2015)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/cerebral-palsy-pipeline/market-review-h1-2015/prweb12648218.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - April 14, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Too Few Kids With Epilepsy, Cerebral Palsy Get Flu Shot: Study
Title: Too Few Kids With Epilepsy, Cerebral Palsy Get Flu Shot: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/10/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/13/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - April 13, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

What is it like to walk with the help of a robot? Children's perspectives on robotic gait training technology - Phelan SK, Gibson BE, Wright FV.
PURPOSE: Robotic gait training is an emerging intervention that holds great therapeutic promise in the rehabilitation of children with neuromotor disorders such as cerebral palsy (CP). Little is known about children and parents' views on this new technolog... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - April 11, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Too Few Kids with Epilepsy, Cerebral Palsy Get Flu Shot
But they are more likely to develop flu-rated complications Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Childhood Immunization, Flu, Neurologic Diseases (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - April 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spinal surgery for spasticity: How Adam got to like his legs again
Adam gets reassured just before surgery. Adam Pendergrass used to trip and fall dozens of times a day. “Every pair of pants we have has holes in the knees,” says his mother, Dahlia. “But Adam falls really well. He would stand up, shake himself off and say, ‘I’m OK!’” At preschool, Adam couldn’t sit crisscross on the floor. He walked with a crouched gait, and to climb the stairs, he had to hold the railing and lift one foot at a time. But none of this was a big deal at first. He knew he had something called cerebral palsy, but it was OK. All the kids at preschool wanted to try...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - April 10, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Nancy Fliesler Tags: All posts Diseases & conditions Our patients’ stories cerebral palsy selective dorsal rhizotomy spasticity Source Type: news

Spinal surgery for spasticity: How Adam got to like his legs again
Adam Pendergrass used to trip and fall dozens of times a day. “Every pair of pants we have has holes in the knees,” says his mother, Dahlia. “But Adam falls really well. He would stand up, shake himself off and say, ‘I’m OK!’” At preschool, Adam couldn’t sit crisscross on the floor. He walked with a crouched gait, and to climb the stairs, he had to hold the railing and lift one foot at a time. But none of this was a big deal at first. He knew he had something called cerebral palsy, but it was OK. All the kids at preschool wanted to try his braces and have their legs stretched...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - April 10, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Nancy Fliesler Tags: All posts Diseases & conditions Our patients’ stories cerebral palsy selective dorsal rhizotomy spasticity Source Type: news

Less is more: fatal C. difficile colitis after empiric antibiotics
Aspiration pneumonitis 4 out of 5 stars Antibiotics “Just-In-Case” in a Patient With Aspiration Pneumonitis. Joundi RA et al. JAMA Intern Med 2015 Apr 1;175:489-490 Reference This very brief but very important case report contains more key points than most papers 10 times as long. The case describes a 50-year-old man with cerebral palsy and a known seizure disorder who had several witnessed tonic-clonic seizure episodes treated with a benzodiazepine. Subsequent chest x-ray revealed multiple bibasilar opacities consistent with aspiration. The patient was started on piperacillin-tazobactam. Although he showed si...
Source: The Poison Review - April 9, 2015 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Tags: Medical adverse drug event aspiration pneumonia aspiration pneumonitis clostridium difficile colitis Source Type: news