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When Running Is More Than a Sport
With running in a transitional period, an apparel company ’ s advertising campaign has favored images of people who use the activity to build a community. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GINA KOLATA Tags: Running Marathon Running Advertising and Marketing Disabilities Black Girls Run Marathons With Meaning Source Type: news

Nuneaton boy lived after born with brain outside his head
EXCLUSIVE, WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT Jamie Daniel, from Nuneaton, Warwickshire, suffers from cerebal palsy, learning disabilities and double incontinence but defied the odds to survive. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boy lived after being born with his brain outside his head
EXCLUSIVE, WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT Jamie Daniel, from Nuneaton, Warwickshire, suffers from cerebal palsy, learning disabilities and double incontinence but defied the odds to survive. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

State of the States in Aging and Disability
February 14, 2018 3:00-4:00pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - January 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Down's syndrome 'super genome'
(Universit é de Gen è ve) Only 20 percent of foetuses with trisomy 21 reach full term. But how do they manage to survive the first trimester of pregnancy despite this heavy handicap? Researchers from UNIGE and UNIL have found that children born with Down's syndrome have an excellent genome - better than the average genome of people without the genetic abnormality. It is possible that this genome offsets the disabilities caused by the extra chromosome, helping the foetus to survive. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Down syndrome 'super genome'
(Universit é de Gen è ve) Only 20 percent of fetuses with trisomy 21 reach full term. But how do they manage to survive the first trimester of pregnancy despite this heavy handicap? Researchers from UNIGE and UNIL have found that children born with Down syndrome have an excellent genome -- better than the average genome of people without the genetic abnormality. It is possible that this genome offsets the disabilities caused by the extra chromosome, helping the fetus to survive. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The flu vaccine could get a much-needed boost
More than 700,000 Americans were hospitalized due to illnesses associated with the seasonal flu during the 2014 –15 flu season, according to federal estimates. A radical new approach to vaccine development at UCLA may help lower that figure for future flu seasons.The scientists used leading-edge genomics to identify and eliminate the virus ’s defense mechanisms, enabling them to develop a vaccine “candidate” — meaning that it must still undergo evaluation and approval by the FDA — that in animals has been proven to be safe and highly effective against influenza.In the study, which was pu...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Using Two Disability Measures to Compare Physical Inactivity Among US Adults With Disabilities
(Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease)
Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease - January 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Compounded Disparities: Health Equity at the Intersection of Disability, Race, and Ethnicity
Paper includes a demographic analysis and provides background on policies, barriers, and legislation related to how disability, race, and ethnicity intersect and affect each other. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - January 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Predicting 1-year disability and mortality of injured older adults - Jeffery AD, Dietrich MS, Maxwell CA.
PURPOSE: The growing incidence of elderly patients injured from falls, combined with a growing understanding of the contribution of cognition and frailty to mortality, prompted this work. Our objective was to develop a clinical risk prediction model for pr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

New chief nurse for mental health and learning disability trust
A nurse, health visitor and senior manager with more than 25 years ’ experience has been appointed as the new director of nursing and professions at Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 17, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

The NHS crisis in five charts
Unless you’ve been truly hibernating so far this year, you will have heard that thousands of NHS operations have been cancelled. But what is the NHS winter crisis? Here are five charts that can shed some light. The number of cancelled operations is on the rise Hospitals across the country are having to cancel elective operations. These are the operations that are planned in advance, and they are  cancelled because of an increase in emergencies which take up staff time and hospital space. The data on cancelled operations is published quarterly, so we don’t know the number of cancellations for this month, bu...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 17, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: P.S data health health care Health Funding Crisis NHS NHS funding winter pressures on NHS Source Type: news

Cyber-victimization of people with chronic conditions and disabilities: a systematic review of scope and impact - Alhaboby ZA, Barnes J, Evans H, Short E.
The victimization of individuals with chronic conditions or disabilities is prevalent with severe impact at psychological and physiological levels. With the increasing use of technology these experiences were further reshaped. This systematic review aimed ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Voluntary mental health screening program identifying at-risk students at UCLA
Since September, when all of UCLA ’s incoming students were offered free screening for depression, more than 2,600 students have opted to complete a volunteer online screening. Those whose results showed they were at risk of suicide, severe depression or other serious mental health problems were offered access to treatment at UCLA .The screenings are an important part of the  Depression Grand Challenge, an ambitious effort launched by UCLA in 2015 to reduce the burden of depression worldwide by developing better methods of detecting, evaluating and treating depression. The initiative is led by  Dr. Nelson F...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Brain protein changes could explain how concussions affect patients
(American Chemical Society) Traumatic brain injuries, whether suffered from a blow on the football field or the battle field, can be devastating, leading to disability and shortened lives. However, little is known about how different levels of injury and time affect the brain, hindering efforts to develop effective treatments. Scientists now report results from rodent studies in ACS' Journal of Proteome Research showing that signaling molecules are likely involved in mild cases, also known as concussions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Kessler Foundation receives major federal grant to train rehabilitation researchers
(Kessler Foundation) Guang Yue, PhD, director of Human Performance and Engineering Research at Kessler Foundation, has been awarded a $735,000 grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). This five-year grant funds an Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training (ARRT) Project in Rehabilitation Neuroscience and Engineering. The project aims to improve overall health and function of individuals with neuromuscular and musculoskeletal (NM-MSK) diseases and injuries by training doctoral-level researchers committed to advancing the field of rehabilitation. (Source: Eur...
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cells to Society: New Hypertension Guidelines / Caregiver-Researcher/ Research News
This study investigates whether improved communication and evidence-based recommendations for handover yield positive patient outcomes.     Read more   Family ...
Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - January 16, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Community mobility after stroke: a systematic review - Wesselhoff S, Hanke TA, Evans CC.
Background Stroke is the leading cause of severe disability and many survivors report long-term physical or cognitive impairments that may impact their ability to achieve community mobility (CM). PURPOSE: To determine the extent to which people wit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

New connections: Signaling in learning disability
Research in this issue of Science Signaling and the Archives brings us steps closer to understanding the origins of learning disability. (Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment)
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - January 16, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ferrarelli, L. K. Tags: STKE Editors ' Choice Source Type: news

Take action against Phillip Hammond ’ s comments on disability
Chancellor of the Exchequer Phillip Hammond told MPs before Christmas that the UK has poor productivity levels because of disabled people. This is what he said: “It is almost certainly the case that by increasing participation in the workforce, including higher participation by marginal groups and very high levels of engagement in the workforce by, for example, disabled people – something we should be extremely proud of – may have had an impact on overall productivity measurements.” UNISON is now supporting a campaign to get Hammond to retract his comments. You can help by asking your MP to sign th...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 15, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article News disabled members equality parliament Source Type: news

Take action against Philip Hammond ’ s comments on disability
Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond told MPs before Christmas that the UK has poor productivity levels because of disabled people. This is what he said: “It is almost certainly the case that by increasing participation in the workforce, including higher participation by marginal groups and very high levels of engagement in the workforce by, for example, disabled people – something we should be extremely proud of – may have had an impact on overall productivity measurements.” UNISON is now supporting a campaign to get Hammond to retract his comments. You can help by asking your MP to sign the...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 15, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article News disabled members equality parliament Source Type: news

Work disability in soldiers with posttraumatic stress disorder, posttraumatic embitterment disorder, and not-event-related common mental disorders - Muschalla B, Rau H, Willmund GD, Knaevelsrud C.
OBJECTIVE: Posttraumatic mental disorders may occur with different affect qualities. Best known is posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a conditioned anxiety reaction with intrusions. Another event-related mental disorder is posttraumatic embitterment (PT... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Braking induced impact for train to train rescue - Wei L, Zheng B, Zeng J.
Train to train rescue means that a disabled train without power supply is rescued by another train. However, the in-train stability problem caused by braking has significant effect on the longitudinal train dynamics. In this paper, the field test for a set... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Termination Of Disability Benefits Was Arbitrary, Capricious, Panel Says
DENVER - A district court did not err in reversing a disability insurer's termination of a claimant's long-term disability (LTD) benefits because the insurer failed to address whether the claimant was capable of working on a full-time basis, the 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals said Jan. 2 (Carl Van Steen v. Life Insurance Company of North America, Nos. 16-1405, 16-1421, 10th Cir., 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 17). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - January 12, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Disability Insurer Erred In Finding Claimant Could Work In Own Occupation, Judge Says
LOS ANGELES - A California federal judge on Dec. 21 determined that a disability insurer erred in denying a claim for long-term disability benefits under the plan's own-occupation standard because the description of the claimant's position as an assistant news editor in the Department of Labor's Dictionary of Occupational Titles is outdated and does not accurately describe the duties of the claimant's position (Kenneth Popovich v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., et al., No. 15-9791, C.D. Calif., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 210427). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - January 12, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Termination Of Disability Benefits Was Reasonable Under Any-Occupation Standard
CINCINNATI - A disability insurer's termination of long-term disability (LTD) benefits was not arbitrary and capricious because the insurer's decision to terminate benefits under the plan's any-occupation standard is supported by substantial medical evidence and was based on a deliberate reasoning process, the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals said Jan. 2 (Bari Kemper v. Life Insurance Company of North America, et al., No. 16-6507, 6th Cir., 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 55). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - January 12, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

4th Circuit Affirms Disability Insurer Did Not Abuse Its Discretion
RICHMOND, Va. - The Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Dec. 19 affirmed a district court's ruling that a disability insurer did not abuse its discretion in terminating a claimant's long-term disability (LTD) benefits (Kimberly H. Stoddard v. First Unum Life Insurance Co., No. 16-2065, 4th Cir., 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 25581). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - January 12, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Disability Plan Administrator Did Not Err In Terminating Claimant's Benefits
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - A disability plan administrator did not act arbitrarily and capriciously in terminating a claimant's short-term disability (STD) benefits because the medical evidence supports the plan administrator's decision, an Alabama federal magistrate judge said Jan. 9, noting that the claimant's benefits were extended for an additional seven months after the claimant's second appeal (D'Anza Johnson v. AT&T Umbrella Benefit Plan No. 3, No. 15-1074, N.D. Ala., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 3379). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - January 12, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

U.S. Supreme Court Refuses To Review 2nd Circuit's Offset Ruling
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court on Dec. 11 refused to review the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals' ruling that a New York law barring the offset of a claimant's disability benefits with the proceeds of the claimant's settlement of a personal injury suit is not preempted by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (Aetna Life Insurance Co. v. Salvatore Arnone, No. 17-416, U.S. Sup.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - January 12, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Insurer Entitled To Offset LTD Benefits Based On Social Security Awards
NEW ORLEANS - A disability insurer was entitled to offset a claimant's long-term disability (LTD) benefits based on his Social Security disability award and a separate award to his son for family Social Security disability benefits, a Louisiana federal judge said Dec. 19 in granting the insurer's motion for summary judgment (John Jackson v. Aetna Life Insurance Co., No. 16-15837, E.D. La., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 208188). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - January 12, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Federal Judge Denies Disability Claimant's Motion For Contempt
BILLINGS, Mont. - A Montana federal judge on Dec. 19 denied a disability claimant's motion for contempt after determining that the insurer reasonably believed that it was entitled to a stay of a judgment in the disability claimant's favor while it pursued an appeal (Theresa Sand-Smith v. Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston, No. 17-0004, D. Mont., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 208486). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - January 12, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

5th Circuit Says Genuine Dispute Exists As To Cause Of Disability
NEW ORLEANS - After finding that a disability claimant raised a genuine dispute of material fact as to the cause of his disability, the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Dec. 29 reversed a district court's ruling against the claimant on a breach of contract claim (David M. Cox v. Provident Life and Accident Insurance Company, No. 16-60831, 5th Cir., 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 27036). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - January 12, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Federal Judge Dismisses Breach Of Fiduciary Claim In Disability Benefits Suit
RICHMOND, Va. - A Virginia federal judge on Dec. 22 dismissed a breach of fiduciary duty claim against a long-term disability plan and its plan administrator after determining that the breach of fiduciary claim is a reformulation of the claimant's wrongful denial of benefits claim (Faye F. Archer v. SunTrust Bank, et al., No. 17-616, E.D. Va., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 211290). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - January 12, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

5th Circuit Says 1-Year Statute Of Limitations Bars Disability Claimant's Suit
NEW ORLEANS - The Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Dec. 14 affirmed a district court's ruling that a disability claimant's suit is barred under Louisiana's applicable one-year statute of limitations because the suit was not filed within a year after the claimant requested plan documents from the plan administrator (Todd M. Babin v. Quality Energy Services Inc., No. 17-30059, 5th Cir., 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 25275). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - January 12, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Disability Claimant Not Entitled To Jury Trial; Demand For Jury Dismissed
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A Tennessee federal judge on Dec. 20 granted a disability insurer's motion to dismiss as it pertained to a claimant's demand for a jury trial because the claimant is not entitled to a jury trial under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (Patricia Bradshaw v. Principal Financial Group, et al., No. 17-2174, W.D. Tenn., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 209572). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - January 12, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Washington Federal Judge Grants Disability Claimant's Motion For Attorney Fees
TACOMA, Wash. - A Washington federal judge on Dec. 21 granted a disability claimant's motion for attorney fees after determining that the claimant was successful on the merits of his claim (Anthony Flaaen v. Principal Life Insurance Co. Inc., No. 15-5899, W.D. Wash., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 210284). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - January 12, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Additional Discovery Not Needed In Disability Suit, Maryland Federal Judge Says
BALTIMORE - A Maryland federal judge on Dec. 13 denied a disability claimant's motion to compel the production of documents related to the doctors who reviewed the claimant's case after determining that the administrative record is sufficient to determine whether the insurer operated under a conflict of interest (Karin Reidy v. The Unum Life Insurance Company of America et al., No. 16-2926, D. Md., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 204705). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - January 12, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Motion To Remand Denied; Disability Insurer Met Burden Of Proving Fraudulent Joinder
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - An Alabama federal judge on Dec. 21 denied a disability claimant's motion to remand a suit seeking long-term disability benefits after determining that the disability insurer met its burden of proving that its insurance agents were fraudulently joined to defeat federal diversity jurisdiction (Glen L. Brawley, DMD v. Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. et al., No. 17-1513, N.D. Ala., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 210031). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - January 12, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Change For Disability Plans' Claims Procedures To Be Effective April 1
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) on Jan. 5 announced that a final rule amending the claims procedure requirements for employee disability benefit plans governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act will go into effect on April 1. (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - January 12, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Texas Failed to Educate, Monitor Disabled Students -Federal Report Texas Failed to Educate, Monitor Disabled Students -Federal Report
Texas violated federal law by failing to identify and educate students with disabilities and deliberately working to decrease the number of students enrolled in special education programs, the U.S. Department of Education said in a report online January 11.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

EndoBreak: Painkiller Hypogonadism; Food Undercuts Breast CA Tx; Obesity as Disability?
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the endocrinology world (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - January 12, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

The Ethics of Infanticide
(MedPage Today) -- An exploration of Peter Singer's controversial ideas on disability (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - January 12, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Roche ’s OCREVUS (ocrelizumab) approved in the European Union for relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis and primary progressive multiple sclerosis
Roche announced today that the European Commission (EC) has granted marketing authorisation for OCREVUS ® (ocrelizumab) for patients with active relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis defined by clinical or imaging features and for patients with early primary progressive multiple sclerosis in terms of disease duration and level of disability, and with imaging features characteristic of inflammatory ac tivity. (Source: Roche Media News)
Source: Roche Media News - January 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche ’s OCREVUS (ocrelizumab) approved in the European Union for relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis and primary progressive multiple sclerosis
Roche announced today that the European Commission (EC) has granted marketing authorisation for OCREVUS ® (ocrelizumab) for patients with active relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis defined by clinical or imaging features and for patients with early primary progressive multiple sclerosis in terms of disease duration and level of disability, and with imaging features characteristic of inflammatory ac tivity. (Source: Roche Investor Update)
Source: Roche Investor Update - January 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hearing difficulty is associated with injuries requiring medical care - Mick P, Foley D, Lin F, Pichora-Fuller MK.
OBJECTIVE: Injuries are responsible for 11% of global disability-adjusted life years. Hearing difficulty may be a modifiable risk factor for injury. The primary aim was to determine whether subjective hearing difficulty is associated with increased inciden... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Inhaled Budesonide May Yield Mixed Results in Premature Infants Inhaled Budesonide May Yield Mixed Results in Premature Infants
Inhaled-glucocorticoid therapy does not appear to boost the longer-term risk of neurodevelopmental disability in extremely premature infants, but might increase mortality, according to a randomized controlled trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Obesity Linked to Disability After Joint Surgery Obesity Linked to Disability After Joint Surgery
People who undergo joint surgery, such as joint replacements for arthritis, are more likely to become dependent in the years following surgery if they are obese, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

The impacts of limited transportation access on persons with disabilities' social participation - Bascom GW, Christensen KM.
The purpose of this study is to examine individuals with disabilities' social and community participation in relation to their access to transportation. A self-administered online questionnaire was disseminated to individuals with disabilities throughout t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Effects of estrogen treatment combat multiple sclerosis in mice
FINDINGSA study by UCLA researchers reveals the cellular basis for how the hormone estrogen protects against damage to the central nervous system in women with multiple sclerosis, or MS. The researchers found that estrogen treatment exerts positive effects on two types of cells during disease — immune cells in the brain as well as cells called oligodendrocytes.BACKGROUNDUCLADr. Rhonda VoskuhlMultiple sclerosis is a chronic autoimmune, neurodegenerative disease marked by visual impairment, weakness and sensory loss, as well as cognitive decline. These symptoms emerge when inflammatory immune cells destroy the myelin s...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Exercise May Reduce Disability Even in Frail Elders Exercise May Reduce Disability Even in Frail Elders
Sedentary older adults who start exercising may not reduce their risk of becoming frail, but they may experience less disability, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news