Perinatal Health Risks Increased in People With Disabilities
THURSDAY, Sept. 29, 2022 -- People reporting disabilities are more likely to have smoked during pregnancy and have an increased risk for preterm birth and low birthweight, according to a study published online Sept. 21 in Health Affairs. Willi... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 29, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - September 28, 2022 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Association between cognitive frailty and adverse outcomes among older adults: a meta-analysis - Zhang XM, Wu XJ, Cao J, Jiao J, Chen W.
OBJECTIVES: This systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to pool the effect size of the association between cognitive frailty and adverse outcomes (e.g., falls, disability, and hospitalization) among older adults. DESIGN: Systematic review and me... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 28, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Aged Persons Haunted by Abuse in Zimbabwe
HelpAge Zimbabwe director Priscilla Gavi is concerned about the elder abuse in Zimbabwe, especially as many are reliant on their families for support. Credit: Jeffrey Moyo/IPSBy Jeffrey MoyoSep 28 2022 (IPS) At his house in Mabvuku, a high-density suburb in Harare, the Zimbabwean capital, 86-year-old Tinago Murape claims his grandchildren starve him. Not only that, but Murape, who now walks with the support of a walking stick, said his three grandchildren – grown-up men with their wives and children living in his house, accuse him of bewitching them. Murape’s wife, Sekai, born in 1941, died two years ago after she cont...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 28, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jeffrey Moyo Tags: Africa Featured Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau IPS UN Bureau Report Zimbabwe Source Type: news

Rehabilitation, recovery and reducing health inequity
This report outlines how people in marginalised groups and communities, such as those from ethnic minorities, are not only more likely to live shorter lives but spend a greater proportion of their lives struggling with health difficulties and disabilities. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 28, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Suit: Care home resident died with paper jammed in windpipe
The mother of a woman with cerebral palsy and intellectual disabilities is suing the Philadelphia care home where her daughter lived for 40 years (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Marine Phosphate Availability and Chemical Origins of Life on Earth
Seawater could have provided the phosphorous required for emerging life. The role of phosphate in directing the synthesis of molecules needed by life on Earth (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - September 27, 2022 Category: Disability Tags: Anthropology and Disabilities Source Type: news

Public Inspection: CMS: Medicare Program: CY 2023 Part A Premiums for the Uninsured Aged and for Certain Disabled Individuals Who Have Exhausted Other Entitlement
Pre-publication notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announcing Medicare's Hospital Insurance (Part A) premium for uninsured enrollees in calendar year (CY) 2023. The premium is paid by enrollees age 65 and over who are not otherwise eligible for Part A benefits and by certain disabled individuals who have exhausted other entitlement. This premium is effective on January 1, 2023. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 27, 2022 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

R & D Cost Not True Reason Drugs are Expensive
Researchers find no proof for pharmaceutical companies ' claim of needing to charge high drug prices to recover costs of research and development (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - September 26, 2022 Category: Disability Tags: Pharmaceutical Information Source Type: news

Salamander Brain Regeneration Unlocks Mysteries of Evolution and Regeneration
Examining genes and cell types that allow axolotls to regenerate their brains may be key to improving treatment for severe injuries and unlocking regeneration potential in humans (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - September 26, 2022 Category: Disability Tags: Anthropology and Disabilities Source Type: news

Prevalence of road risk behaviors and associated factors among undergraduate college students in Delhi: findings from the health risk behavior survey - Goyal M, Verma A.
BACKGROUND:  Youth constitute one of the most vulnerable groups for practicing risky road behaviors. Road traffic accidents (RTAs) are one of the leading preventable causes of disability and mortality among children and young adults across the globe.  Ob... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 26, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Texting May Speed Up Decision-Making in Nursing Homes
Texting may help reduce avoidable hospitalizations, speed up decision-making, and improve the quality of care in nursing homes (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - September 25, 2022 Category: Disability Tags: Disability Chat Rooms Source Type: news

20-20-20 Screen Rule: Does it Help Prevent Eye Strain?
Researchers confirm that computer users taking a short break to look away from a device screen every 20 minutes improves symptoms of eye strain (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - September 24, 2022 Category: Disability Tags: Electronics/Software Source Type: news

Monkeypox Outbreak Highlights Need to Prevent Future Zoonotic Diseases
The current global outbreak of monkeypox is a warning for the adoption of a preventative, One Health approach to minimize the future emergence of known and unknown zoonotic pathogens (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - September 24, 2022 Category: Disability Tags: Monkeypox Virus Source Type: news

Waist-to-hip Ratio Predicts Early Death Better Than BMI
Waist-to-hip ratio measurement should replace BMI as a simple measure of healthy weight as it better predicts early death than BMI (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - September 23, 2022 Category: Disability Tags: Longevity and Life Span Source Type: news