The violence prevention potential of reducing alcohol outlet access in Baltimore, Maryland - Trangenstein PJ, Eck RH, Lu Y, Webster D, Jennings JM, Latkin C, Milam AJ, Furr-Holden D, Jernigan DH.
This study determines the potential decreases in homicides, disability-adjusted life years (DALYs), and victim and criminal justice costs associated with four p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Evaluation of the fear avoidance behavior after traumatic brain injury questionnaire - Snell D, Siegert RJ, Debert CT, Cairncross M, Silverberg ND.
Fear avoidance behavior is related to symptom persistence and disability in various health conditions, such as chronic pain. Fear avoidance behavior may also impact recovery from mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), but no measure of this construct has been... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Beyond the brain: peripheral interactions following traumatic brain injury - Sharkey JM, McDonald SJ, Sun M, Kaukas L, Shultz SR, Turner R, Leonard AV, Brady RD, Corrigan F.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of death and disability, and there are currently no pharmacological treatments known to improve patient outcomes. Unquestionably contributing towards a lack of effective treatments is the highly complex and h... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Man sued over Iowa sexual arousal study ran Kansas facility
A child psychologist who was formerly the top administrator at a state hospital in Kansas is facing a federal lawsuit in Iowa involving sexual arousal experiments on residents at a state care center for people with intellectual disabilities (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

UNISON women steady themselves for the fight
The first session of this year’s UNISON’s women’s conference opened in Bournemouth this afternoon, with Catrina Murray for the national women’s committee asking delegates: “Remember that song, Things can only get better? I think we’ll find that things can get worse”. December’s election victory for the Conservatives – and what it will mean for women – was a thread that ran through the afternoon’s business. While continued austerity and pain was the major expectation, there was also a determination to fight back, harder than ever. Benefits was just one area t...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 13, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2020 Women's Conference benefits care crisis Universal credit welfare reform women members Source Type: news

Links between self-injury and suicidality in autism - Moseley RL, Gregory NJ, Smith P, Allison C, Baron-Cohen S.
BACKGROUND: Autistic individuals without intellectual disability are at heightened risk of self-injury, and appear to engage in it for similar reasons as non-autistic people. A wide divergence of autistic perspectives on self-injury, including those who fr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Do spirituality, resilience and hope mediate outcomes among family caregivers after traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury? A structural equation modelling approach - Simpson GK, Anderson MI, Jones KF, Genders M, Gopinath B.
BACKGROUND: A deficits approach to understanding psychological adjustment in family caregivers of individuals with a neurological disability is extensive, but further research in the field of positive psychology (spirituality, resilience, hope) may provide... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Exploring enablers and barriers to accessing health services after a fall among people with intellectual disability - Ho P, Bulsara C, Patman S, Downs J, Hill AM.
BACKGROUND: Adults with intellectual disability experience high rates of falls making falls prevention an important health need. The purpose of the study was to seek perspectives of older adults with intellectual disability and their caregivers to (a) expl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Tactics for Expressing Misery in the Office
Some people are unhappy at work, and some people merely look unhappy. Which are you? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Caity Weaver Tags: Work-Life Balance Careers and Professions your-feed-selfcare Workplace Environment Disabilities Pain Source Type: news

Better Health and Care for All
This review brings together NIHR-funded research for and about health and social care services for people with learning disabilities. It features 23 recent studies with important findings for those who commission, deliver, work in and use these services which range from qualitative research on user experience to randomised trials of complex new services. Many of these studies involved people with learning disability and family carers in the research and in delivering some of the interventions. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK Poverty 2019/20.
This report examines the nature and scale of poverty in the UK and how it affects people. It highlights how poverty has changed in society and looks at the impact of work, the social security system and housing, and shows how carers and people with disabilities are affected by poverty. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Optimism after a stroke could ward off life-changing disability by slashing brain inflammation
In a study of 49 stroke survivors researchers at The University of Texas examined the relationship between optimism and recovery for three months after a stroke. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Keep Your Teen Moving To Reduce Risk Of Depression, Study Says
(CNN) — Science shows moderate to vigorous aerobic exercise is good for us — it improves sleep; lowers blood pressure; protects against heart disease, diabetes and cancer; reduces stress; boosts mood; and fights anxiety and depression. It’s especially important in adolescence, where the first signs of depression often begin, studies show. But unless your child is an athlete, it can be tough to wean them away from social media and the ever-present screen to swim laps or go for a blood-pumping jog. A new study has some good news: even light exercise may help protect children against developing depression. T...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Depression Source Type: news

Prolonged use of hormone therapy may minimize muscle loss associated with aging
(The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)) Skeletal muscle mass and strength are critical in helping prevent falls, fractures, and disability. Yet, they continue to decline during the menopause transition. A new study showed that the prolonged use (defined as≥13 mo) of hormone therapy (HT) was associated with higher muscle mass and less chance of sarcopenia. Study results are published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Gene associated with autism also controls growth of the embryonic brain
A UCLA-led study reveals a new role for a gene that ’s associated with autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability and language impairment.The gene, Foxp1, has previously been studied for its function in the neurons of the developing brain. But the new study reveals that it ’s also important in a group of brain stem cells — the precursors to mature neurons.“This discovery really broadens the scope of where we think Foxp1 is important,” said Bennett Novitch, a member of the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA and the senior author ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 12, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Don ’t treat shortness of breath as trivial, GPs urged
It ’s a strong indicator of future serious ill health and early death, say researchers Related items fromOnMedica Illness poorly managed in those with learning disability Doctors warn of ‘feather duvet lung’ Road traffic pollution raises lung cancer risk NICE issues guidelines on neurological conditions UK asbestos regulations slammed (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 12, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Africa: From London to Kigali - We Must Embrace Change to Beat NTDs
[allAfrica] True watershed moments are rare. Personally and professionally, our lives changed when we became Minister of Health for Rwanda and Director of Neglected Tropical Diseases for the Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation. Ever since, our days have been shaped by the people who have been blinded, disfigured, disabled or even killed by ancient, preventable illnesses: neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - February 11, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Surface electromyography-controlled automobile steering assistance - Nacpil EJC, Nakano K.
Disabilities of the upper limb, such as hemiplegia or upper limb amputation, can limit automobile drivers to steering with one healthy arm. For the benefit of these drivers, recent studies have developed prototype interfaces that realized surface electromy... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

DIY tools TalkBox and SenseBox help people with disabilities to communicate
(University of Maryland Baltimore County) Researchers at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) have developed do-it-yourself (DIY) assistive technology prototypes that are revolutionizing how people with disabilities can access tools that will help them interact with the world. The tools are effective in different cultural contexts and were developed in close consultation with people with disabilities. A future step is to scale up use of the tools in education, healthcare, and other settings. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Effect of age on longitudinal changes in symptoms, function, and outcome in the first year after mild-moderate traumatic brain injury - Thompson HJ, Rivara FP, Wang J.
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to describe and compare the recovery and disability trajectory at 1 year post injury for younger and older adults with traumatic brain injury (TBI). METHODS: This was a prospective longitudinal cohort study. Ind... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

What Seniors Need To Know About Trump ’s 2021 Federal Budget
President Donald Trump ’s proposed budget includes cuts to key senior programs like Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security Disability Insurance. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 11, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elena Botella, Contributor Source Type: news

Disability Insurer's Denial Of Benefits Was Not Reasonable, Panel Says
ATLANTA - A district court did not err in entering summary judgment in favor of a disability claimant because the evidence supports a finding that the claimant is disabled from practicing as a dentist, the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals said Jan. 31 (Kia Kaviani, D.M.D. v. Reliance Standard Life Insurance Co., No. 19-11798, 11th Cir., 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 3006). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - February 11, 2020 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Disability Claimant Did Not Meet Burden Of Proof, Appeals Panel Affirms
CHICAGO - The Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Feb. 3 affirmed a district court's ruling in favor of a disability insurer after determining that the lower court did not abuse its discretion by limiting its review of a long-term disability (LTD) benefits claim to the administrative record before the court (Stephanie Dorris v. Unum Life Insurance Company of America, No. 19-1701, 7th Cir., 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 3206). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - February 11, 2020 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Claimant Was Not Disabled Under Any-Occupation Standard, Panel Concludes
SAN FRANCISCO - A disability insurer did not abuse its discretion in terminating a claimant's long-term disability (LTD) benefits because the evidence supports the insurer's finding that the claimant was not totally disabled from performing the duties of any occupation, the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals said Jan. 16 (Dyel O. Talbot v. Reliance Standard Life Insurance Co., et al., No. 18-15375, 9th Cir., 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 1657). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - February 11, 2020 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Disability Insurer Failed To Consider Opinions Of Treating Physicians
AKRON, Ohio - An Ohio federal magistrate judge on Jan. 31 granted a disability claimant's motion for judgment on the administrative record and remanded the long-term disability (LTD) benefits claim to the plan administrator after determining that the plan administrator failed to consider the opinions of two of the claimant's treating physicians (Ann M. Geraci v. Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Co., No. 18-2367, N.D. Ohio, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 16142). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - February 11, 2020 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Disability Insurer's Termination Of Benefits Supported By Evidence
COLUMBUS, Ohio - An Ohio federal judge on Feb. 4 granted a disability insurer's motion for judgment on the administrative record after determining that the evidence clearly supported the insurer's decision to terminate a claimant's long-term disability benefits (Farron Russell Creed v. Hartford Life& Accident Co., No. 19-1072, S.D. Ohio, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 17613). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - February 11, 2020 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Disability Claimant Met Burden Of Proving Disability, 6th Circuit Panel Says
CINCINNATI - The Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeal on Jan. 23 reversed a district court's ruling in favor of a disability plan after determining that the disability claimant proved by a preponderance of the evidence that he was disabled from performing the duties of his regular occupation and that he was under the regular care of a physician for his disabling conditions (Jesse Bruton v. American United Life Insurance Corp., No. 19-3466, 6th Cir., 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 2498). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - February 11, 2020 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Federal Judge Says Fact Issues Exist On Disability Claimant's Occupational Duties
PHOENIX - An Arizona federal judge on Feb. 3 determined that questions of fact exist as to whether a disability claimant is able to perform the material duties of a clinical anesthesiologist and whether the disability insurer's handling of the disability claim constitutes bad faith (Thomas Scott Wood v. Provident Life and Accident Insurance Co., No. 17-2330, D. Ariz., 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 19057). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - February 11, 2020 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Pre-Existing Condition Exclusion Does Not Bar LTD Benefits, Judge Determines
NEW ORLEANS - A disability insurer wrongfully denied a claim for long-term disability (LTD) benefits based on the plan's pre-existing condition exclusion because the back injury the claimant sustained while working was not caused by the claimant's pre-existing degenerative back condition, a Louisiana federal judge said Jan. 13 in awarding the claimant past and future LTD benefits (Karl Meche v, Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., No. 18-3995, E.D. La., 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 5200). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - February 11, 2020 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Disability Insurer Properly Offset Claimant's Veterans Affairs' Benefits, Panel Says
BOSTON - The First Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Jan. 27 affirmed a district court's ruling in favor of a disability insurer after determining the lower court did not err in finding that the disability insurer properly offset disability benefits payable under its policy by disability benefits received by the claimant from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (Marco Martinez v. Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada, No. 18-2127, 1st Cir., 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 2507). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - February 11, 2020 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Disability Insurer's Calculation Of Benefits Was Reasonable
CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. - A New York federal magistrate judge on Jan. 8 recommended granting a disability insurer's motion for summary judgment after determining that the insurer's calculation of monthly disability benefits was not unreasonable (Jason Brand v. Narco Freedom Inc., et al., No. 15-5021, E.D. N.Y., 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 3813). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - February 11, 2020 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Bad Faith Claim Against Disability Income Insurer To Proceed, Judge Says
SCRANTON, Pa. - A Pennsylvania federal judge on Jan. 13 denied a disability income insurer's motion for partial summary judgment on a bad faith claim because the insured provided sufficient evidence from which a jury could find that the insurer acted in bad faith in denying the claim for disability income benefits (Joseph D. Dileo v. Federated Life Insurance Co., No. 18-628, M.D. Pa., 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 5003). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - February 11, 2020 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

9th Circuit Denies Petition For Rehearing In Disability, Standard Of Review Suit
SAN FRANCISCO - The Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Jan. 15 denied a disability claimant's motion for rehearing en banc, refusing to reconsider its ruling that a district court did not err in applying an abuse-of-discretion standard of review in a disability suit because the plan administrator's conduct did not rise to the level of requiring a de novo review of the plan's denial of benefits (Olga Gorbacheva v. Abbott Laboratories Extended Disability Plan, et al., Nos. 18-15400, 18-16178, 9th Cir., 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 1376). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - February 11, 2020 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

De Novo Standard Of Review To Be Applied In Disability Benefits Dispute
MOBILE, Ala. - A de novo standard of review must be applied in a disability benefits dispute because the disability insurer failed to provide the claimant with a full and fair review as required by the Department of Labor regulations governing disability claims, an Alabama federal judge said Jan. 21 in granting a disability claimant's motion for partial summary judgment (Brian McConnell v. American General Life Insurance Co., No. 19-0174, S.D. Ala., 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 9605). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - February 11, 2020 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Disability Insurer's Claims Dismissed; Economic Loss Rule Precludes Claims
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - A Florida federal judge on Jan. 27 dismissed a disability insurer's counterclaims for fraud and negligent misrepresentation in a disability and life insurance dispute because the counterclaims are barred by the economic loss rule (ELR), which prohibits tort claims in a contractual dispute (Douglas Kuber v. Berkshire Life Insurance Company of America, No. 19-80211, S.D. Fla., 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 14121). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - February 11, 2020 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Disability Claimant's Suit Against Insurer Dismissed As Untimely By Federal Judge
NEW ORLEANS - A disability claimant's complaint must be dismissed because the claimant failed to file suit against the disability insurer within three years as required by the disability plan's applicable and enforceable contractual limitation period, a Louisiana federal judge said Jan. 24 (Gregory Scott Sr. v. The Prudential Insurance Company of America, No. 19-9294, E.D. La., 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 12299). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - February 11, 2020 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Panel Says Fraud Act Claim Alleged By Disability Claimant Cannot Stand
NEW YORK - A trial court erred in denying a disability insurer's motion to dismiss a claim alleging violation of New Jersey's Consumer Fraud Act (NJCFA) because a wrongful denial of benefits claim is not actionable under the NJCFA and the claimant failed to allege any deceitful conduct related to the procurement or issuance of the disability policy, the First Department of the New York Supreme Appellate Division said Jan. 23 (Yochanan Bulka v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., No. 657560/17, N.Y. Sup., App. Div., 1st Dept., 2020 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 470). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
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Disability Claimant's Motion To Remand Denied; Federal Jurisdiction Is Proper
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A disability claimant's allegations against Kentucky's insurance commissioner and the Kentucky Department of Insurance (DOI) must be dismissed, a Kentucky federal judge said Jan. 9 after determining that the claimant failed to exhaust all administrative remedies with the commissioner and the DOI (Charles A. Knoppe v. Lincoln National Life Insurance Co., et al., No. 18-264, W.D. Ky., 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 3612). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - February 11, 2020 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Disability Claimant's Suit Remanded To Kansas State Court; Federal Claim Dismissed
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - A Kansas federal judge on Jan. 23 remanded a disability benefits dispute to Kansas state court after determining that the only federal claim asserted by the claimant must be dismissed for failure to state a claim (Sheila Hunnell Villines v. Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Co., No. 19-2581, D. Kan., 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 11053). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - February 11, 2020 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Factors that influence the use of community assets by people with physical disabilities: results of participatory mapping in Envigado, Colombia - Toro-Hernandez ML, Villa-Torres L, Mondrag ón-Barrera MA, Camelo-Castillo W.
BACKGROUND: Disability is an evolving concept that results from the complex interaction between a person with an impairment and the context in which he/she lives. There is limited understanding on the types, access and use of community assets valuable for ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news

Can an integrative care approach improve physical function trajectories after orthopaedic trauma? A randomized controlled trial - Zdziarski-Horodyski L, Vasilopoulos T, Horodyski M, Hagen JE, Sadasivan KS, Sharififar S, Patrick M, Guenther R, Vincent HK.
BACKGROUND: Orthopaedic trauma patients frequently experience mobility impairment, fear-related issues, self-care difficulties, and work-related disability [12, 13]. Recovery from trauma-related injuries is dependent upon injury severity as well as psychos... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Nigeria: Help Comes for Special Needs People
[Vanguard] For Persons Living with Disabilities (PLWDs) in Nigeria, there are numerous mile-high odds to contend with. These include restricted access to transportation, education, employment and even health care due to inadequate purpose-specific facilities that meet their special needs. In addition, they are also stigmatized. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 10, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sensitivity study on seat belt system key factors in terms of disabled driver behavior during frontal crash - Sybilski K, Ma łachowski J.
PURPOSE: Each year, many cars (in Poland approximately three hundred) are adopted for disabled driver, to enable them to drive the car independently. The purpose of the paper is to assess the key factors which significantly influence the disabled driver be... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Sign Language Introduced in Hospitals
[The Herald] Health practitioners have begun taking positive steps towards catering for people with special needs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 8, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Opioid use and the risk of falls, fall injuries and fractures among older adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis - Yoshikawa A, Ramirez G, Smith ML, Foster M, Nabil AK, Jani SN, Ory MG.
BACKGROUND: There is increasing concern about opioid use as a pain treatment option among older adults. Existing literature implies an association between opioid use and fracture, increasing the risk of death and disabilities; yet, this relationship with o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Exercise to reduce mobility disability and prevent falls after fall-related leg or pelvic fracture: RESTORE randomized controlled trial - Sherrington C, Fairhall N, Kirkham C, Clemson L, Tiedemann A, Vogler C, Close JCT, O'Rourke S, Moseley AM, Cameron ID, Mak JCS, Lord SR.
BACKGROUND: Disability and falls are common following fall-related lower limb and pelvic fractures. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of an exercise self-management intervention on mobility-related disability and falls after lower limb or pelvic fr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Prognostic-factors for neurodegeneration in chronic moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury: a systematic review protocol - Sharma B, Changoor A, Monteiro L, Colella B, Green R.
BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of death and disability. Recently, a paradigm shift in our understanding of moderate-to-severe TBI has led to its reconceptualization as a progressive neurodegenerative disorder. Widespread progre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Association between suicide risk and traumatic brain injury in adults: a population based cohort study - Lu YC, Wu MK, Zhang L, Zhang CL, Lu YY, Wu CH.
BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major cause of death and disability worldwide, and its treatment is potentially a heavy economic burden. Suicide is another global public health problem and the second leading cause of death in young adults. Pa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

UN Health Agency Predicts 80 Percent Rise in Cancer Burden Among Poorest Countries
Many specialist doctors and nurses in Africa are migrating to greener pastures, leaving cancer patients with few options. Credit: Jeffrey Moyo/IPSBy External SourceLONDON, Feb 7 2020 (IPS) Low- and middle-income countries could see an 80 per cent rise in cancer over the next 20 years if treatment and prevention services are not stepped up, according to the latest World Cancer Report. The report, compiled by the World Health Organization (WHO), warns that cancer prevention is taking a back seat in poor countries, as their health systems tackle such immediate problems as infectious diseases, child health and nutrition. The r...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

Nigeria: 25 Million Nigerians Living With Disabilities - Presidency
[Vanguard] Dr Samuel Ankeli, the Special Adviser (SA) to President Muhammadu Buhari on Disability, says 25 million Nigerians are living with disabilities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 7, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news