Early phase psychiatric response for children and adolescents after mass trauma: lessons learned from the truck-ramming attack in Nice on July 14th, 2016 - Askenazy F, Gindt M, Chauvelin L, Battista M, Guenol é F, Thümmler S.
Recent years have seen a multiplication of terrorist attacks in public places across European and North American countries, thus heightening the need for public mental health planning and response strategies focused on the special needs of children and the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

MS Disability Risk May Be Changing Over Time
(MedPage Today) -- Swedish MS study shows patients are taking longer to reach disability milestones (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - March 18, 2019 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

It ’s Simple, but Requires Determination
Women are responsible for providing water for their families. Many spend hours travelling to the wells and back home every day, carrying heavy clay pots on their heads. Credit: Irfan Ahmed/IPSBy Monika Weber-FahrSTOCKHOLM, Sweden, Mar 18 2019 (IPS) I am drafting this on International Women’s Day – March 8 – with an eye towards World Water Day on March 22. On International Women’s Day we celebrate progress in gender equality. At the same time, we recognize how much remains to be done: how many women remain excluded from decision-making across many professions. Changing this is urgent. Water – c...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Monika Weber-Fahr Tags: Combating Desertification and Drought Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Gender Global Green Economy Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation W Source Type: news

Older people admitted to the hospital are at increased risk of disability and functional decline
(Natural News) Many people believe that seeking out care through the medical system or even being admitted to the hospital is going to help them and improve their health. In theory, perhaps this should be true, but in reality, it certainly is not. A study completed by researchers at Yale University showed that older adults... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Incidence and prevalence of falls in adults with intellectual disability living in the community: a systematic review - Ho P, Bulsara M, Downs J, Patman S, Bulsara C, Hill AM.
The objective of the review was too synthesize the best available evidence on the incidence and prevalence of falls among adults with intellectual disability (ID). INTRODUCTION: Falls among adults with ID frequently cause physical injury... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Falls Source Type: news

Prevalence and correlates of disability among a sample of victimized women on probation and parole - Smith KE, Bunting AM, Golder S, Hall MT, Higgins GE, Logan TK.
The purpose of this exploratory study was to establish the prevalence of disability as measured by self-reported Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) receipt among a sample of women on probation and parole who have experienced interpersonal victimiz... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Burden of road traffic accidents in Nepal by calculating disability-adjusted life years - Huang L, Poudyal AK, Wang N, Maharjan RK, Adhikary KP, Onta SR.
OBJECTIVE: To calculate the burden of road traffic accidents in Kathmandu Valley and then extrapolate this to the national level. Methods: A prospective study was performed to compute the burden of road traffic accidents by quantification of disability... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Prevalence of violence against indigenous women victims of human trafficking and its implications on physical injuries and disabilities in Monterrey city, Mexico - Acharya AK.
Human trafficking victims suffer different kinds of physical abuse and torture that cause severe physical injuries. During 2016-17 a total of 68 indigenous labor and sex-trafficking women victims were surveyed in Monterrey city, Mexico to explore the preva... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Fear of falling among Brazilian and Portuguese older adults - Vitorino LM, Marques-Vieira C, Low G, Sousa L, Cruz JP.
BACKGROUND: Falling is the leading cause of physical disability, mortality and social exclusion in older adults. In Brazil and Portugal, falls cause thousands of hospitalisations every year. Fear of falling (FOF) causes loss of confidence in accomplishing ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

People Affected by Leprosy in Latin America Unite for Their Rights and Their Voice
Family photo of part of the 111 participants in the First Latin American and Caribbean Assembly of Organisations of People Affected by Hansen's Disease, on the steps of the Morisco Palace, the headquarters of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, which hosted the three-day meeting in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Credit: Mario Osava/IPSBy Mario OsavaRIO DE JANEIRO, Mar 14 2019 (IPS) With the decision to found a regional coalition to promote rights and greater participation in national and international forums and decisions, the First Latin American and Caribbean Assembly of Organisations of People Affected by Hansen’s disease, popu...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mario Osava Tags: Active Citizens Civil Society Conferences Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Latin America & the Caribbean Population Regional Categories Ter Source Type: news

Road vehicle transportation of children with physical and behavioral disabilities: a literature review - Downie A, Chamberlain A, Kuzminski R, Vaz S, Cuomo B, Falkmer T.
BACKGROUND: A literature review in 2001 found that children with disabilities were frequently transported in unsafe conditions and further research was required to investigate the gap between regulations, standards and actual transportation practices. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Bill passes to ban abortions based on gender, disability
Kentucky's Republican-led legislature passes a bill that would ban abortion for women seeking to end their pregnancies because of the gender, race or disability of the fetus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Hurricane Harvey and people with disabilities: disproportionate exposure to flooding in Houston, Texas - Chakraborty J, Grineski SE, Collins TW.
While numerous environmental justice (EJ) studies have found socially disadvantaged groups such as racial/ethnic minorities and low-income individuals to be disproportionately affected by environmental hazards, previous EJ research has not examined whether... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Understanding global trauma systems -- OTA International looks at current status, future needs
(Wolters Kluwer Health) National trauma systems play a critical role in improving survival and reducing disability from musculoskeletal and other injuries. An update on trauma systems around the world -- and priorities for developing and standardizing care in lower- and higher-income countries -- is presented in a supplement to OTA International, open-access journal of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

For Larger Customers, Eating Out Is Still a Daunting Experience
Restaurants have been slow to recognize, much less meet, the needs of plus-size Americans. But there are signs of a new activism and awareness. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KIM SEVERSON Tags: Restaurants Obesity Americans With Disabilities Act United States Alexander, Rebecca Source Type: news

Veterans sue 3M over faulty earplugs they say left them with constant ringing and hearing loss 
Scores of US veterans are suing 3M for the earplugs that, the service men and women say, did not fit their ears properly and left them ringing and damaged, the number one cause of disability in the military. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Third Leading Cause of DALYs
TUESDAY, March 12, 2019 -- Disability-adjusted life year (DALY) rates for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) are 1,347 per 100,000 individuals, according to a study published online March 12 in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Virtual Reality - the Panacea for a Growing Mental Health Crisis?
Opinion Article Opinion article by Barnaby Perks, CEO of Oxford VR. The World Health Organisation puts mental illnesses among the leading causes of disease and disability in the world, with depressive disorders the fourth leading cause of global disease burden. By 2020, it expects mental health to rank second behind ischaemic heart disease. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - March 12, 2019 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Opinion Business and Industry Source Type: news

Treasury Department: Community Development Financial Institutions Fund; Request for Public Comment Announcement Type: Notice and Request for Public Comment
The U.S. Department of the Treasury requests comments on optional questions on the Financial Assistance Application for the Community Development Financial Institutions Program (CDFI Program) and the Native American CDFI Assistance Program (NACA Program). The optional questions would address financial assistance for Persistent Poverty Counties, Healthy Food Financing Initiative, and Disability Funds. Comments are due May 13, 2019. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - March 12, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest third leading cause of disease-related health loss
(American Heart Association) Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest was the third leading cause of 'health loss due to disease' in the United States behind ischemic heart disease and low back/neck pain in 2016.Bystander interventions, such as CPR and AED application, significantly reduce death and disability due to out-of-hospital cardiac arrests. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Disability Claimant Is Not Entitled To Benefits Under Any-Occupation Standard
PHILADELPHIA - A district court did not err in finding that a disability claimant is not entitled to long-term disability (LTD) benefits under a plan's any-occupation standard because the medical evidence supports the plan's determination that the claimant was capable of performing full-time sedentary work, the Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals said Feb. 28 (Thomas P. Kelly Jr. v. The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Co., et al., No. 18-1162, 3rd Cir., 2019 U.S. App. LEXIS 6199). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - March 12, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

9th Circuit Denies Rehearing In Abuse Of Discretion Disability Benefits Dispute
SAN FRANCISCO - The Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Feb. 12 denied a long-term disability (LTD) plan administrator's motion to reconsider its decision that the plan administrator abused its discretion in denying LTD benefits under the plan's any-occupation standard because the plan administrator failed to properly consider restrictions placed on the claimant's ability to stand (Jennifer Kott v. Agilent Technologies Inc. Disability Plan, No. 17-16584, 9th Cir., 2019 U.S. App. LEXIS 4235). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - March 12, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Reconsideration Not Warranted In Disability Benefits Suit, Judge Says
OKLAHOMA CITY - An Oklahoma federal judge on Feb. 8 denied a disability claimant's motion for reconsideration after determining that the claimant presented no new evidence that would warrant reconsideration of a judgment entered in favor of the disability insurer (Alison Smith v. The Standard Insurance Co., No. 16-953, W.D. Okla., 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 20784). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - March 12, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Denial Of STD Benefits Was An Abuse Of Discretion, Federal Judge Determines
SAN DIEGO - A disability plan's termination of short-term disability (STD) benefits was an abuse of discretion because the plan failed to consider the claimant's subjective reports of pain related to her diagnosis of multiple sclerosis and erroneously concluded that the claimant's symptoms had improved, a California federal judge said March 4 in remanding for an award of STD benefits and for a determination on the claimant's entitlement to long-term disability (LTD) benefits (Lizbeth Valdez v. AT&T Umbrella Benefit Plan No. 1, No. 16-2613, S.D. Calif., 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 34159). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's&tra...
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - March 12, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Evidence Supports Finding That Claimant Was Not Disabled From Own Occupation
NEW ORLEANS - A Louisiana federal judge on Feb. 21 granted a disability insurer's motion for summary judgment after determining that the insurer did not abuse its discretion in finding that the claimant was not disabled from performing the duties of her own occupation as an attorney because the objective medical evidence clearly supports the insurer's finding (Anne Wittmann v. Unum Life Insurance Company of America, No. 17-9501, E.D. La., 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 27510). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - March 12, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Denial Of Short-Term Disability Benefits Was Not Arbitrary, Capricious
CLEVELAND - A disability insurer's denial of short-term disability (STD) benefits was not arbitrary and capricious because the denial was supported by substantial evidence, an Ohio federal judge said Feb. 21 (Christopher Draper v. Aetna Life Insurance Co., No. 18-1321, N.D. Ohio, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 27672). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - March 12, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Termination Of LTD Benefits Supported By Substantial Evidence, Panel Determines
ST. LOUIS - A disability insurer did not abuse its discretion in terminating a claimant's long-term disability benefits because the insurer's termination was supported by substantial evidence that the claimant may have been attempting to appear more cognitively impaired than he actually was during the medical examinations ordered by the insurer, the Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals said Feb. 25 (John Johnston v. Prudential Insurance Company of America, No. 17-3415, 8th Cir., 2019 U.S. App. LEXIS 5407). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - March 12, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Summary Judgment Ruling On Tort Claims In Bad Faith Dispute Upheld
CINCINNATI - A federal district court did not abuse its discretion in sua sponte dismissing an insured's bifurcated tort claims against his long-term disability insurance provider because the insured failed to submit all of his evidence in support of his claims in responding to the insurer's motion for summary judgment on the insurer's breach of contract claim, a Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel affirmed Feb. 7 (James H. Pogue v. Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co., No. 18-5291, 6th Cir., 2019 U.S. App. LEXIS 3943). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - March 12, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Disability Plan Administrator Considered All Evidence Before Denying Claim
DETROIT - A disability plan administrator did not act arbitrarily or capriciously in denying a claim for long-term disability (LTD) benefits because the plan administrator reviewed all of the medical evidence before reasonably concluding that the claimant was not totally or permanently disabled, the Michigan Court of Appeals said Feb. 21 (Amy Clements v. University of Michigan Regents, No. 341114, Mich. App., 2019 Mich. App. LEXIS 323). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - March 12, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Bad Faith Claim Dismissed; Classification Of Disability Was Not Made In Bad Faith
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A bad faith claim cannot stand because the insured failed to prove that the defendant insurers acted in bad faith in classifying the insured's disability as being caused by a sickness rather than an injury, an Ohio federal judge said Feb. 19 (Mukesh R. Shah, M.D. v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., et al., No. 16-1124, S.D. Ohio, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 25695). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - March 12, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

11th Circuit Upholds Ruling Finding Woman's Claim For Future Benefits Premature
ATLANTA - A woman's request for a declaration from her life insurance company that she is entitled to future total disability benefits under a policy governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act was properly dismissed by a federal judge in Florida, an 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel ruled Feb. 8, holding that there is no ripe claim without an adverse determination by the insurer (Theresa Peer v. Life Liberty Assurance Co., No. 18-13173, 11th Cir., 2019 U.S. App. LEXIS 3956). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - March 12, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Disability Benefits Reinstated; Termination Was Arbitrary, Capricious, Judge Says
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A Tennessee federal judge on March 5 reinstated a disability claimant's benefits after determining that the insurer acted arbitrarily and capriciously in terminating the benefits because the evidence does not support a finding that the claimant is capable of earning 50 percent of his pre-disability salary as required by the plan (Gary Carty v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., et al., No. 15-1186, M.D. Tenn., 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 35992). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - March 12, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Judge: MetLife's LTD Determination Was 'Made In Arbitrary And Capricious Manner'
NEW YORK - A New York federal judge on Feb. 15 remanded the determination of a Morgan Stanley employee's long-term disability (LTD) benefits to Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., noting that it "is time for MetLife to do its job" by providing a "full and fair review" of the employee's claim that his benefits eligible earnings (BEE) is too low (Vincent Ricciardi v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, et al., No. 16-3805, S.D. N.Y., 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 25240). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - March 12, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Denial Of Disability Benefits Claim Was Not Abuse Of Discretion, Judge Determines
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The denial of a claim for long-term disability (LTD) benefits was not an abuse of discretion because the plan's independent medical experts and the claimant's treating physicians all determined that the claimant was capable of performing work that would pay at least half of the claimant's pre-disability earnings, an Arkansas federal judge said Feb. 20 (Spencer L. Davis v. AT&T Umbrella Benefit Plan No. 3, No. 18-341, E.D. Ark., 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 26655). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - March 12, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

1st Circuit Affirms Ruling In Favor Of Disability Plan In ERISA Dispute
BOSTON - The First Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Feb. 20 affirmed a federal district court's ruling in favor of a disability plan, rejecting a claimant's contention that the plan was not prejudiced by a 47-day delay in the filing of her appeal (Theresa Fortier v. Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Company, No. 18-1752, 1st Cir., 2019 U.S. App. LEXIS 4917). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - March 12, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Disability Claimant's Suit Dismissed For Failure To File Within 180 Days
ST. LOUIS - A disability claimant's suit alleging wrongful denial of short-term disability (STD) benefits must be dismissed because the claimant failed to file the suit within 180 days after the denial of her appeal as required by the plan, a Missouri federal judge said March 4 (Tiffany Ausler v. Aetna Life Insurance Co., No. 18-315, E.D. Mo., 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 33486). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - March 12, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Additional Discovery Is Warranted In Disability Benefits Suit, Judge Says
SEATTLE - A Washington federal judge on March 6 granted a disability claimant's motion to compel additional discovery after determining that additional discovery into the credibility of the disability insurer's previous and current medical reviewers is necessary because the insurer relied on a fake doctor's report in denying the initial claim for benefits (Penelope Benis v. Reliance Standard Health Insurance Co., No. 18-164, W.D. Wash., 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 36008). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - March 12, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Trump proposes big cuts to health programs for poor, elderly and disabled
The budget blueprint also proposes trims to Medicare spending, partly by targeting fraud and abuse. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Goldstein Source Type: news

Pediatricians Explain the How and Why of Genetic Testing in Children Pediatricians Explain the How and Why of Genetic Testing in Children
If a child has developmental disabilities or delays in motor, speech or cognitive function, a pediatrician may recommend a genetic consultation and genetic testing, doctors write in a new patient resource published in JAMA Pediatrics.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Juggling work and unpaid care: a growing issue
This report recognises the issue of caring, unpaid, for older and disabled relatives both in the UK and throughout the world. From the 2011 census they found that around three million people juggle work whilst caring for an older, disabled or ill person, unpaid, out of a working age population of around 4.3 million people - roughly one in nine workers. This can directly impact on productivity in the workplace unless measures such as flexible working are put into place. This new report looks at how the world of work needs to change and adapt to reflect this new level of caring responsibility, and also the consequences if i...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health care manager sentenced
A man who on three occasions had forced sexual contact with co-workers at a care facility was sentenced to two years in prison. Derrick Cleveland, 51, of Lackawanna, was found guilty in October in Erie County Court. He had been a manager at a care facility for the developmentally disabled. Two incidents with the same woman occurred in April and June 2016, police said. Another, police said, occurred with a different woman, in June 2016. Cleveland, upon his release, will be required to register… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 11, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Patrick Connelly Source Type: news

Experience of poverty and problem sleep in later life - Chen JH.
Older adults are more likely to report problem sleep, but little is known about how the economic challenges of old age affect sleep. Using data from the disability and use of time from the panel study of income dynamics ( N = 1,693), this study applied pro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

A detailed overview of long-term outcomes in severe traumatic brain injury eight years post-injury - Ruet A, Bayen E, Jourdan C, Ghout I, Meaude L, Lalanne A, Pradat-Diehl P, Nelson G, Charanton J, Aegerter P, Vallat-Azouvi C, Azouvi P.
Background and aims: Severe traumatic brain injury is a leading cause of acquired persistent disabilities, and represents an important health and economic burden. However, the determinants of long-term outcome have rarely been systematically studied... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Metabolism and inflammation: implications for traumatic brain injury therapeutics - Killen MJ, Giorgi-Coll S, Helmy A, Hutchinson PJ, Carpenter KL.
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a leading cause of death and disability in young people, affecting 69 million people annually, worldwide. The initial trauma disrupts brain homeostasis resulting in metabolic dysfunction and an inflammatory cas... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

White matter abnormalities in depression: a categorical and phenotypic diffusion MRI study - Coloigner J, Batail JM, Commowick O, Corouge I, Robert G, Barillot C, Drapier D.
Mood depressive disorder is one of the most disabling chronic diseases with a high rate of everyday life disability that affects 350 million people around the world. Recent advances in neuroimaging have reported widespread structural abnormalities, suggest... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Ombudsman discriminated against dyslexic employee
The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman may have to pay damages to a dyslexic former employee after a tribunal decided it had discriminated against a disabled worker. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 11, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Three years later: What we've learned to prevent another Zika outbreak
Three years ago, the Zika virus caused widespread uncertainty and fear, and the hundreds of children born with the associated birth defects are permanently disabled. CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook has been reporting on the virus since the height of the outbreak in 2016. He reflects on the situation then and explains the progress that has been made since on CBSN. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering: 2019
Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering provides statistical information about the participation of these three groups in science and engineering education and employment. Data and figures in this digest are organized into the following topical areas: enrollment, field of degree, employment status, and occupation, including academic careers. Surveys conducted by the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) within the National Science Foundation provided a large portion of the data used in this report. NCSES's mandate is the collection, interpretation, analysis, and ...
Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources - March 8, 2019 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

Pediatricians explain the how and why of genetic testing in children
(Reuters Health) - If a child has developmental disabilities or delays in motor, speech or cognitive function, a pediatrician may recommend a genetic consultation and genetic testing, doctors write in a new patient resource published in JAMA Pediatrics. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Zhombe Communities Bemoan Nurses Without Sign Language Skills
[263Chat] Zhombe communities have bemoaned lack of trained nurses on sign language saying it hampers communication which in the end subject patients to wrong prescriptions particularly when dealing with patients with disabilities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 8, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news