Conference debates access to voting, hate crime and BSL
A busy morning at UNISON’s disabled members’ conference continued with a debate on access to voting. Alvin Chambers of Newcastle City told delegates that “all voters have the right to vote independently and in secret … I know this, because the Electoral Commission says so on the website”. But as he went on to explain: “Good luck getting into the voting station if you’re in a wheelchair and, if you do get in, the polling booth probably won’t be accessible to you. “What if you’re blind and there’s no braille ballot paper?” In that case, the clerk at the...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - October 29, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News disability hate crime disabled members national disabled members' conference 2018 Source Type: news

Disabled members speak out over lack of proper disability leave
A busy final morning at UNISON’s disabled members’ conference in Brighton saw delegates work through a wide range of business. Moving a motion for the South East region, Fran Fox said that it is “recognised that employees with a disability” may need to take time off work “if their mobility or illness becomes severe”. But it is also recognised that a lack of understanding by some employers about disability leave can result in disabled employees facing “formal action” particularly around absences, though this contravenes the Equality Act. Kathleen Kennedy for the national commi...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - October 29, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News disabled members equality equality act national disabled members' conference 2018 Source Type: news

Deafness could be reversed? Scientists discover how to regrow lost cells in the ear
Researchers from the University of Rochester found that viruses, genetics and even existing drugs could cause little hairs to regrow in the inner ear. These hairs pick up on noises entering the ear. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa:Deaf or Dead? the Unbearable Choice for Some TB Patients
[IPS] Cape Town -Like death, hearing loss is irreversible. I never imagined that I would have to choose between the two until seven years ago when I became infected with tuberculosis (TB), a contagious disease caused by an airborne bacterium. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 10, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Deaf or Dead? the Unbearable Choice for Some TB Patients
[IPS] Cape Town -Like death, hearing loss is irreversible. I never imagined that I would have to choose between the two until seven years ago when I became infected with tuberculosis (TB), a contagious disease caused by an airborne bacterium. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 10, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Personal Health: Unlocking the World of Sound for Deaf Children
‘ My mother practically cried when I heard a cricket chirping in the house, ’ says a woman who got a cochlear implant at age 11. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Children and Childhood Cochlear Implants Deafness Ears and Hearing Voice and Speech Disabilities Sign Language Source Type: news

Concussion epidemiology in athletes who are deaf or hard-of-hearing compared with athletes who are hearing - Brancaleone MP, Clifton DR, Onate JA, Boucher LC.
OBJECTIVE: To compare the epidemiology of concussion between athletes who are deaf or hard-of-hearing (D/HoH) and athletes who are hearing. DESIGN: Descriptive epidemiology study. SETTING: Data were collected from 2 Division III athletic programs. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Deaf or Dead? The Unbearable Choice for some TB Patients
Phumeza Tisile is a student at the University of Cape Town and an advocate working to help eradicate TBBy Phumeza TisileCAPE TOWN, Oct 3 2018 (IPS)Like death, hearing loss is irreversible. I never imagined that I would have to choose between the two until seven years ago when I became infected with tuberculosis (TB), a contagious disease caused by an airborne bacterium. TB is curable, but some strains are resistant to first line treatment, which can be the beginning of a nightmare for the infected person, as I found out in 2010. I was in the first year of undergraduate studies at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Phumeza Tisile Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Sign Language for HIV/Aids Counsellors
[The Herald] The National Aids Council, in conjunction with Government, recently conducted a training workshop for HIV and Aids counsellors for the deaf after it emerged that they were not easily accessing information regarding the infection and the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 1, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Deaf Canadians 'at risk' in times of national emergency
When the next ice storm, wildfire or terror attack happens, Canadians who are deaf or hard of hearing will be in greater peril than others because most public notification systems are not accessible to them. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Harare City Council Raids Vendors
[Zimbabwe Standard] Harare City Council and the national police yesterday launched raids against vendors in the central business district after pleas for the informal traders to leave the streets due to a cholera outbreak fell on deaf ears. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gene therapy in mouse models of deafness and balance dysfunction - Wang L, Kempton JB, Brigande JV.
Therapeutic strategies to restore hearing and balance in mouse models of inner ear disease aim to rescue sensory function by gene replacement, augmentation, knock down or knock out. Modalities to achieve therapeutic effects have utilized virus-mediated tra... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Sensing and Response Issues Source Type: news

#BoycottNike: Nike signs cop-hating, America-bashing Colin Kaepernick; customers express mass outrage
(Natural News) Once again, a large American corporation has done something to alienate what is arguably the majority of American consumers by being completely tone-deaf and out-of-touch with a huge swath of the country. A growing number of Americans are outraged by Nike’s decision to sign former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who initiated the disgraceful protests against... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cochlear implant: Deaf one-year-old hears sound for the first time
The parents of Max Brett, who had a cochlear implant fitted, wanted to share the "incredible moment". (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alabama institute opens new $2M nursing clinic
The Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind has opened its new Alabama Power Foundation Nursing Clinic. As we reported, the 5,000-square-foot facility includes three hospital bedrooms, a nursing station, waiting area and administrative space.  AIDB hopes the “mini hospital” will enhance health care services for its students. Dental, vision and audiology services will still be provided at the D owling Center, which is the Institute’s legacy health care building. The building will be financed… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 27, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Staff Source Type: news

Bringing rap music to the deaf community
As A$AP Rocky's "Praise the Lord" begins blaring through the speaker, Matt Maxey smiles. "Turn it up," he says, pointing his finger to the sky. Maxey is animated, kinetic. But he isn't just dancing; he's bringing the song to life. Every move has meaning. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The man bringing rap music to the deaf community
As A$AP Rocky's "Praise the Lord" begins blaring through the speaker, Matt Maxey smiles. "Turn it up," he says, pointing his finger to the sky. Maxey is animated, kinetic. But he isn't just dancing; he's bringing the song to life. Every move has meaning. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

That stinks! 1 American in 15 smells odors that aren't there
(NIH/National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders) A new study finds that one in 15 Americans (or 6.5 percent) over the age of 40 experiences phantom odors. The study, published in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, is the first in the US to use nationally representative data to examine the prevalence of and risk factors for phantom odor perception. The study could inform future research aiming to unlock the mysteries of phantom odors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How Mick Ebeling And Not Impossible Labs Are Transforming Lives For The Better
Mick Ebeling and his team at Not Impossible Labs are revolutionizing healthcare by taking an unorthodox approach to solving problems - from 3D printed prosthetic limbs to helping the deaf hear better at concerts. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Afdhel Aziz, Contributor Source Type: news

KFC incident with deaf woman leads to sensitivity training
Management company of 270 KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell franchises nationwide agrees to sensitivity training after incident in which a deaf woman said she felt she was mocked at a KFC in Mississippi (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Deafness is a common side effect of heart surgery for infants
(Natural News) A study has found that deafness is a common side effect of heart surgery for infants, with a 20 times higher rate in comparison to that of the general population. The study was carried out by a team of researchers who looked at the prevalence of hearing loss after heart surgery in infants.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

On deaf ears: anti-black police terror, multiracial protest and white loyalty to the state - Alves JA, Vargas JC.
In this essay, we explore the racialised dimensions of policing practices in Brazil. To do so, we look not at the police, their administrative organisation, and practices, but rather we examine the modes of sociality reflected in and produced by police vio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

FDA grants de novo clearance to Med-El for Bonebridge hearing implant system
Cochlear implant maker Med-El USA said yesterday it won FDA de novo clearance for its Bonebridge bone conducting hearing implant system, with plans to launch the device this year. The newly cleared system is indicated for individuals 12 years and older with conductive hearing loss, mixed hearing loss or single-sided deafness, the Durham, N.C.-based company said. The Bonebridge system consists of two components, and implanted BCI 601 device and the company’s Samba audio processor which can be worn discretely beneath the hair, Med-El said. The implant is designed to be placed completely underneath the skin, w...
Source: Mass Device - July 25, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Regulatory/Compliance Med-El USA Source Type: news

Autogestion and competing hierarchies: deaf and other perspectives on diversity and the right to occupy space in the Mumbai surburban trains - Kusters A.
This article offers a detailed ethnographic account of how people appropriate available space in compartments for disabled people in the Mumbai suburban trains, make it their own and monitor it, in the context of a succession of recent spatial changes. The... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Diseases Passed from Mom to Newborn Can Threaten Baby
Doctors say the transfer of an infection from a pregnant mother to a newborn can pose a serious threat to the baby, including deafness and a malformed brain. Three congenital infections — syphilis, cytomegalovirus (CMV), and HIV — are especially problematic in Texas, reports the July issue of Texas Medicine magazine. (Source: TMA News Room)
Source: TMA News Room - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parental training and externalizing behaviors of children with severe hearing loss - Movallali G, Amiri M, Nesayan A, Assady Gandomani R.
Background: Externalizing behavior in deaf children causes many psychological problems for their parents. Aggression and rule breaking behaviors in children with severe hearing loss may cause psychological problems in parents and in managing childre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Tinnitus: Mindfulness may succeed where other treatments fail
New research suggests that mindfulness-based cognitive therapy relieves the severity of tinnitus considerably, compared with other relaxation techniques. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hearing / Deafness Source Type: news

She's 89, deaf and suffering from dementia. Is the busy care system isolating her further?
An 83-year-old Edmonton man is calling for a review of seniors' care in Alberta, sharing his deaf wife's story to underline the need for more compassionate care. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Edmonton Source Type: news

New drug may restore hearing by 'turning on' genes that keep vital hair cells in the inner ear alive
A new drug treatment cures genetic deafness in mice, according to researchers at the National Institute on Deafness in the US. The study uses a molecular drug to fix a faulty gene (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Novel drug therapy partially restores hearing in mice
NIH and Iowa researchers shed light on molecular mechanisms of inherited form of human deafness. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - June 28, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Criticizing homosexuality is now a CRIME under Canada's totalitarian "hate" laws
(Natural News) In yet another stunning example of tone-deaf hypocrisy, the Leftists running “tolerant” “free expression” Canada have proven once again that they are the Nazis in training, not Right-leaning, liberty-minded citizens. Authoritarianism is all the rage among the Canadian Left if you happen to run afoul of the “correct way of thinking.” Just like... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

These patients are forced to choose between deafness and death
The terror crept over Khumbulani Shandu. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Genetic engineering researcher: Politicians are deaf to people's ethical concerns
(University of Copenhagen) New study from the University of Copenhagen reports that political discussions about genetically modified foods have ignored concerns among Danes that GM foods are 'unnatural'. This is very regrettable, according to Jesper Lassen, a researcher who has investigated public attitudes about genetic modification for the past 25 years. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 15, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Brain-interface tech startup Paradromics raises $7m in seed funding
Medtech startup Paradromics said today it raised $7 million in seed round funding to help support its brain-machine interface technology intended to allow patients with severe connectivity disorders to operate advanced prosthetic devices. The San Jose, Calif.-based company is developing brain-machine interface tech intended to allow patients with disorders including blindness, deafness and paralysis to connect to the world with advanced prosthetics. An initial focus of the system will be allowing patients who are unable to communicate fluently to be able to speak in real time with the aid of a computer. “We are devel...
Source: Mass Device - June 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Neurological paradromics Source Type: news

The deaf patients 'left behind' by the NHS
A lack of face-to-face interpreters means deaf patients miss key information in medical appointments. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Cancer Genome Atlas: Charting the Course for Cancer Research
In the June issue ofThe Genomics Landscape, NHGRI Director Dr. Eric Green highlights the success of The Cancer Genome Atlas, as the program draws to an end. Other topics include the launch of theAll of Us Research Program, the retirement of National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders Director Dr. James Battey to NHGRI Scientific Director Dr. Dan Kastner's selection as a finalist for the 2018 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - June 7, 2018 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

Children exposed to cigarettes are over twice as likely to be DEAF
Researchers from Kyoto University, Japan, found toddlers whose mothers smoked during their pregnancies and who were exposed to second-hand smoke as newborns are 2.4 times more at risk. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Generation at risk of going deaf due to listening to music on phones
Music on phones are responsible for increasing deafness and hearing loss among the young, a top audiologist warned. Rosbin Syed said the music we pump into our ears is as loud as a jet taking off (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: 'Early hearing loss could pave the way for dementia,' study says
Young people should take better care of their hearing, new research warns, or they may expose themselves to a heightened risk of cognitive impairments. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hearing / Deafness Source Type: news

App helps new and deaf parents know when and why their baby is crying
This study is unique because it brings the lab to the participant instead of the participant to the lab,” Anderson says. “It’s open to anyone willing to download the Chatterbaby app on their iPhone or Android devices, record five seconds of their baby’s cries, then upload it to the databa se.”This research was supported by NIH/National Center for Advancing Translational Science, the UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute, the Autism Center for Excellence, the Semel Institute at UCLA and the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.Journalists: B-roll, sound bites, web elements, high-resolution still...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 23, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

App helps hearing-impaired parents know when and why their baby is crying
This study is unique because it brings the lab to the participant instead of the participant to the lab,” Anderson says. “It’s open to anyone willing to download the Chatterbaby app on their iPhone or Android devices, record five seconds of their baby’s cries, then upload it to the databa se.”This research was supported by NIH/National Center for Advancing Translational Science, the UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute, the Autism Center for Excellence, the Semel Institute at UCLA and the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.Journalists: B-roll, sound bites, web elements, high-resolution still...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 22, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Does Tort Reform Affect Patient Care?; More Does Tort Reform Affect Patient Care?; More
The role of tort reform in patient care; grieving parents reach settlement with VA; medical malpractice boundary set in case involving deaf student; quadruple amputee argues to exceed state damages cap.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Woman left deaf by a huge chunk of earwax finally gets it removed
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT Stomach-churning footage from UK audiologist Neel Raithatha shows a woman who was left deaf by a huge chunk of ear wax finally having it removed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bristol mother on cutting teachers for deaf children
A Bristol mother explains what a teacher of the deaf service means to her and her family. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Microsoft wants to use AI to help people with disabilities
Microsoft is launching a $25 million initiative to use artificial intelligence to build better technology for people with disabilities such as autism, deafness or dyslexia. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Technology & Science Source Type: news

South Africa:Slice of Life - 'I Shared My Abortion Experience On Facebook and It Went Viral'
[Bhekisisa] I remember looking at the white ceiling while lying down on the hospital-like bed. My legs were wide open. The two women working on me were talking about their boyfriends. The unbearable pain prompted me to scream, but my cries fell on deaf ears. Instead, my yells were met with emotionless expressions. Cold faces. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 10, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Startup aims for FDA clearance on medical device to improve communication in surgery
ClearMask has worked closely with the deaf community — two of its five team members are also deaf — and consulted with physicians to develop the most effective and comfortable mask possible. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 6, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

Deaf access to NHS progress 'too slow', charity warns
People in Wales who are deaf or have hearing loss are not getting accessible information from their GP. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Morning viewers gush over 'adorable' deaf boy posing for camera
Benjamin Wayne, three, was on the show with his mother Joanna, from  Carshalton, Surrey, who told how her little boy does not qualify for cochlear implants on the NHS. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meet Wales' first profoundly deaf midwife
At 14 Sian Preddy was told she was profoundly deaf but she has not let it get in the way of her job. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news