Three definitions of probable sarcopenia and associations with falls and functional disability among community-dwelling older adults - Marincolo JCS, Aprahamian I, Corona LP, Neri AL, Yassuda MS, Borim FSA.
OBJECTIVES: To assess the prevalence of probable sarcopenia according to 3 different definitions ("strength, assistance with walking, rise from a chair, climb stairs, falls"- SARC-F score, low grip strength, and the guidelines indicated by the European Wor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Community gun violence and functional disability: an ecological analysis among men in four U.S. cities - Semenza DC, Stansfield R.
This study uses data on neighborhoods in four U.S. cities over five years to examine the relationship between fatal and non-fatal gun violence and rates of functional disability among men. Descriptive analyses indicate significant disparities in shooting r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Epidemiology pattern of traumatic injuries of adults older than 15 years in Kashan, Iran: a population-based study in 2018-2019 - Sehat Z, Fakharian E, Sehat M, Omidi A.
BACKGROUND: Trauma is the first leading cause of death and disability in the active population in developing countries. In Iran, traumatic injuries are the second leading cause of death after cardiovascular disease and also the leading cause of years of li... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Prevention and improvement of clinical management of snakebite in Southern Asian countries: a proposed road map - Mukherjee AK, Mackessy SP.
In the Southern Asian countries, snakebite takes a substantial toll in terms of human life, inflicts acute morbidity and long term disability both physical and psychological, and therefore represents a neglected socio-economic problem and severe health iss... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

The Magnificent Meyersons : Black Sand Pictures
The Magnificent Meyersons, one ordinary new york city family on an extraordinary day that will change everyone ’s life forever, starring Kate Mulgrew, Richard Kind, Shoshannah Stern, Neal Huff, Daniel Eric Gold and Lauren Ridloff (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - July 24, 2021 Category: Disability Tags: Films, Radio, TV Source Type: news

myRTCpara: Trip Management for Paratransit Customers
RTC launches myRTCpara to manage paratransit rides efficiently by allowing paratransit riders and caretakers to book, cancel, and manage rides online (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - July 24, 2021 Category: Disability Tags: Public Disability Transport Source Type: news

You Are Indispensable! God Needs You
Marcy Hernandez, founder of Alpha Prayer International and Gracie's Place Art Studio and Design, writes regarding her life with polio and religion (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - July 24, 2021 Category: Disability Tags: Disability and Religion Source Type: news

The Americans With Disabilities Act and Hearing-Impaired Patients The Americans With Disabilities Act and Hearing-Impaired Patients
When the disability is impaired hearing, the law requires physicians to provide any"auxiliary aids and services" that might be necessary to insure clear communication between doctor and patient.Medscape Dermatology (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - July 23, 2021 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology Commentary Source Type: news

Government “negotiation” could have devastating consequences for Medicare enrollees
Some members of Congress are considering significant changes to Medicare that could have adevastating effect on millions of Americans. Proponents call these changes government “negotiation,” but what they are actually proposing is anything but that. These politicians want to repeal a key provision of the Medicare Part D program that protects robust coverage and access to medicines for seniors and people with disabilities. (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - July 23, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Gabby Migliara Tags: Part D Medicare Proactive Agenda Source Type: news

Worldwide Call for Urgent Action to Improve Physical Activity
Little progress has been made to address physical inactivity, with adolescents and disabled among least likely to have support needed to meet the World Health Organization physical activity guidelines (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - July 23, 2021 Category: Disability Tags: Fitness - Nutrition Source Type: news

New device could help visually impaired avoid obstacles, research suggests
Chest-mounted video camera and vibrating wristbands developed by US team reduce collisions by 37% in small studyVibrating wristbands could help visually impaired people to avoid collisions when out and about, a study indicates.According to the NHS, about 360,000 people in the UK alone are registered as blind or partially sighted, with long canes and guide dogs among the methods used to help individuals avoid obstacles.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 22, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Science correspondent Tags: Blindness and visual impairment Disability Technology Science Source Type: news

Getting help with daily activities outside your home during coronavirus, DHSC (published 21st July 2021)
If you have a disability or are more vulnerable to coronavirus (COVID-19), this guidance outlines some voluntary extra steps that you and those helping you can take to reduce the risk of getting COVID-19. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘I was shocked when the interviewer went on to ghost me’
Disabled people have to make hard choices about how open to be with potential employers (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - July 22, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Discrimination at work: ‘I was shocked when the interviewer ghosted me’
Disabled jobseekers face hard choices about how open to be with potential employers (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - July 22, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Protecting Medicare from government interference
For more than a decade,Medicare Part D has provided seniors and people with disabilities with affordable and comprehensive prescription medicine coverage. Several surveys show that more than 9 in 10 Part D enrollees are satisfied with their coverage, helping tens of millions of patients manage a number of chronic and life-threatening conditions, including diabetes, mental illness, cancer and heart disease. (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - July 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Gabby Migliara Tags: Part D Medicare Proactive Agenda Source Type: news

Adaptive recreational equipment available for use during Triad on the Trails Aug. 7
The event is sponsored in part by the Golisano Center for Special Needs. (Source: SUNY Upstate Medical)
Source: SUNY Upstate Medical - July 20, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: News Source Type: news

How COVID-19 Long Haulers Could Change the U.S. Disability Benefits System
When COVID-19 began spreading in the U.S. in March 2020, McKale Santin was working at a nursing home in Burlington, Vermont. She and her coworkers didn’t yet know how deadly the virus would become, but she remembers feeling nervous as the first patients got sick and she was asked to examine them with only a surgical mask, not the more protective N95 mask that she wore to test for conditions like tuberculosis. One day, a patient pulled down her own mask to sneeze while Santin was conducting a respiratory assessment. Soon after, the woman became one of Vermont’s first people to die from COVID-19—and Santin...
Source: TIME: Health - July 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abigail Abrams Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Source Type: news

The treatment of autistic people and people with learning disabilities
This report on the treatment and care of autistic people and those with learning disabilities has found that a lack of adequate community provision has led to many experiencing unnecessary admissions to and intolerable treatment in inpatient facilities. MPs describe the situation as a scandal, given it is happening ten years since the notorious case of Winterbourne View. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does Rheumatoid Arthritis Qualify for Long-Term Disability?
Title: Does Rheumatoid Arthritis Qualify for Long-Term Disability?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 7/20/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/20/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - July 20, 2021 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Intensive BP Control After ICH May Be Risky for Some Patients
MONDAY, July 19, 2021 -- Intensive blood pressure (BP) reduction for acute intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) may increase the risk for death or disability in some patients with renal impairment, according to a study published online July 1 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Boris Johnson Unlocks England from Covid Restrictions Despite Soaring Infection Levels
Well he ’s only gone and done it. Boris Johnson unlocks England from all Covid restrictions despite soaring infection levels (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - July 19, 2021 Category: Disability Tags: European Disability News Source Type: news

Tokyo Olympics: Composer Keigo Oyamada resigns over bullying at school
Keigo Oyamada resigned after it came out that he bullied disabled classmates and boasted about it. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19: supporting adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults, DHSC (updated 19th July 2021)
Guidance for care staff who are supporting adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. 19 July 2021 Updated guidance in line with the lifting of most legal restrictions to control COVID-19 from 19 July 2021, as we move to Step 4 of the COVID-19 roadmap. 10 May 2021 Updated to reflect easing of some COVID-19 restrict ions from 12 April. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19: providing unpaid care to adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults, DHSC (updated 19th July 2021)
Guidance for people who are providing unpaid care to adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. 19 July 2021 Updated guidance in line with the lifting of most legal restrictions to control COVID-19 from 19 July 2021, as we move to Step 4 of the COVID-19 roadmap. 10 May 2021 Updated to reflect easing of some COVID-19 restrict ions from 12 April. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: Leaving No-One Behind: Africa Needs Disability-Inclusive Health Systems Now
[allAfrica] Over 1 billion people - approximately 15% of the world's population - are estimated to live with some form of disability. As this demographic grows owing to an increase in chronic health conditions and ageing populations, their risk of marginalization also increases within the largely ableist society we live in, which often fails to consider the unique needs of people living with disabilities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Study may show why MS patients develop progressive disability
(Mayo Clinic) Did you know multiple sclerosis (MS) means multiple scars? New research shows that the brain and spinal cord scars in people with MS may offer clues to why they developprogressive disability but those with related diseases where the immune system attacks the central nervous system do not. In a study published in Neurology, Mayo Clinic researchers and colleagues assessed if inflammation leads to permanent scarring in these three diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study may improve understanding of how disability develops in MS patients versus those with related diseases
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Did you know multiple sclerosis (MS) means multiple scars? New research shows that the brain and spinal cord scars in people with MS may offer clues to why they developprogressive disability but those with related diseases where the immune system attacks the central nervous system do not. In a s tudy published in Neurology, Mayo Clinic researchers and colleagues assessed if inflammation leads to permanent scarring in these three diseases: MS.Aquaporin-4 antibody positive… (Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News - July 19, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Stop Twitter Feed Automatically Refreshing
Here is how you can stop the annoying way your Twitter timeline feed keeps auto refreshing and jumping around before you have finished reading Tweets (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - July 18, 2021 Category: Disability Tags: Electronics/Software Source Type: news

Erin Gilmer, Disability Rights Activist, Dies at 38
She fought for a more compassionate health care system, bringing an extensive knowledge of policy and even more extensive firsthand experience as a patient. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Clay Risen Tags: Gilmer, Erin (1982-2021) Deaths (Obituaries) Health Insurance and Managed Care Medicine and Health Legal Profession Disabilities Colorado Source Type: news

Faster or longer steps: maintaining fast walking in older adults at risk for mobility disability - Baudendistel ST, Schmitt AC, Stone AE, Raffegeau TE, Roper JA, Hass CJ.
BACKGROUND: The ability to walk at various speeds is essential to independence for older adults. Maintaining fast walking requires changes in spatial-temporal measures, increasing step length and/or decreasing step time. It is unknown how mobility affects ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Identification of disability risk in addition to slow walking speed in older adults - Shimada H, Doi T, Lee S, Tsutsumimoto K, Bae S, Makino K, Nakakubo S, Arai H.
INTRODUCTION: A cutoff speed of 1.0 m/s for walking at a comfortable pace is critical for predicting future functional decline. However, some older adults with walking speeds below the cutoff point maintain an independent living. We aimed to identify speci... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Maternal thoughts of self-harm and their association with future offspring mental health problems - Paul E, Kwong A, Moran P, Pawlby S, Howard LM, Pearson RM.
INTRODUCTION: Depression and self-harm are leading causes of disability in young people, but prospective data on how maternal depression and self-harm thoughts contribute to these outcomes, and how they may interact is lacking. METHODS: The study s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Precarious work increases depression-based disability among male employees - Py öriä P, Ojala S, Nätti J.
This study analyzes whether employment precariousness is associated with receiving disability pen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Workplace improvements to support safe and sustained return to work: suggestions from a survey of workers with permanent impairments - Sears JM, Edmonds AT, Maceachen E, Fulton-Kehoe D.
This study used ope... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Ford and Mellon Foundations Expand Initiative for Disabled Artists
The foundations are adding $5 million to the Disability Futures program, which will continue through 2025 with two more classes of 20 fellows each. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sarah Bahr Tags: Art Scholarships and Fellowships Mellon Foundation Ford Foundation Disability Coronavirus Reopenings Sky Cubacub Wong, Alice (1974- ) Lebrecht, James Movies Fashion and Apparel United States Artists Source Type: news

State Office of Mental Health and Upstate Medical University announce expansion of services for children with developmental disabilities and mental health issues
Upstate will develop a specialized inpatient unit for children who are dually-diagnosed and will expand the current child and adolescent inpatient bed capacity at OMH ’s Hutchings Psychiatric Center. (Source: SUNY Upstate Medical)
Source: SUNY Upstate Medical - July 16, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: News Source Type: news

University of California to require all employees and students to get vaccinated against COVID-19
The University of California Office of the President issueda universitywide policy today requiring all UC students, trainees, personnel and all others who work, live and/or learn in any UC locations or otherwise participate in person in university programs to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 14 days prior to the first day of instruction for the fall term. This is subject to certain medical exemptions and accommodations based on disability or religious belief, and deferrals are available for those who are pregnant.This means UCLA faculty, staff and students working, living and/or learning on UCLA property will ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 16, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Court Overturns F.D.A. Ban on School ’s Electric Shock Devices
The ban sought to stop a school in Massachusetts from using shock therapy to prevent harmful behaviors in students with disabilities. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Data shows voters strongly support protecting access to their medicines
In our current health care system, the Medicare Part D program helps ensure seniors and people with disabilities have access to the prescription medicines they need. While more than 90% of seniors arevery satisfied with their Part D prescription drug coverage and want to protect it, we also must tackle rising out-of-pocket costs for patients at a time when net prices for brand medicinesare declining. (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - July 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Mark Keida Tags: Part D Medicare Polling Proactive Agenda Source Type: news

Intensive BP-Lowering for Brain Bleeds Potentially Deadly in CKD Intensive BP-Lowering for Brain Bleeds Potentially Deadly in CKD
Intensive blood-pressure reduction as treatment for intracranial hemorrhage is linked to a significant risk for death or disability in patients with impaired kidney function.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - July 15, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Development and validation of a multi-informant measure of social behaviors for youth with intellectual disabilities - Olivier E, Morin AJS, Tracey D, Verma N, Dub é C, Gagnon C, Craven RG, Maïano C.
This study proposes a new multi-informant (youth, teachers, and parents) measure of soc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Recovery after prolonged ICU treatment in patients with COVID-19,
Detailed follow-up data from survivors of both ARDS and SARS-CoV2,3 show that a large proportion of patients have physical and cognitive impairments for weeks to years after ICU discharge, and suggest that some disability might be permanent. Persistent weakness affects over 25% of patients, with substantial functional dependency in activities of daily living, including mobility and self-care. Peripheral nerve injuries from positioning, joint contracture from immobility, and oral or laryngeal injuries from protracted endotracheal intubation during the ICU stay are common. Tracheal stenosis might be more frequent than was pr...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Outcomes May Be Worse for People With Learning Disability
THURSDAY, July 15, 2021 -- The risks for hospital admission and death from COVID-19 may be higher for people with learning disabilities, according to a study published online July 14 in The BMJ. Elizabeth J. Williamson, Ph.D., from the London... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sociodemographic characteristics, inequities associated with access to in-person, remote elementary schooling during pandemic in New York State
(JAMA Network)What The Study Did:Among the few New York state public school districts providing full-time in-person elementary school instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts served predominately white students, rural/suburban students and children who were notdisadvantaged (children who were not from a low-income family, were not English language learners, did not have homelessness, and did not have a disability). (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Addressing aggression in the residential setting for juveniles with mild intellectual disability through training in non-violent resistance - Visser KM, Jansen LMC, Popma A, Vermeiren RRJM, Kasius MC.
Background Levels of aggression are high in residential settings for juveniles with Mild Intellectual Disability (MID). As a result, treatment is less effective, aggression causes injury, traumatic experiences and longer inhabitation for juveniles. Addi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Advances in understanding the association between pediatric traumatic brain injury and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder - Yeates KO, Max JE, Narad ME.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the leading cause of acquired disability in children, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common neurodevelopmental sources of disability.1,2 The association between TBI and ADHD has bee... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Government can ’t keep ignoring social care crisis
This report confirms what many already suspected. Tens of thousands of older people and those with disabilities aren’t getting the care they desperately need. “This is a tragedy for them and their families, and a mark of shame for this country. “Social care is on the brink of collapse as a direct result of government inaction. Ministers keep promising a plan to reform social care but not delivering. “The Prime Minister can’t keep ignoring the crisis in front of him. The government should be ashamed that this wealthy country has a broken, bargain-basement system that’s abou...
Source: UNISON Health care news - July 14, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Fatima Ayad Tags: Press release Christina McAnea social care social care reform Source Type: news

Experts advocate for 'employment first, employment for all' for workers with disabilities
(IOS Press) The Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation (JVR) announces publication of an openly available special issue that provides free access to key presentations from the 2020 Virtual Conference of the Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE). These contributions advocate for and help facilitate the full inclusion of people with disabilities in the workplace and community. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Journey from Shame to Disability Pride
Using themes from psychosocial applications: positive re-framing, disability acceptance, and disability pride help people with disabilities move from a negative self-concept toward a liberating self-image (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - July 13, 2021 Category: Disability Tags: Publications Source Type: news

Liberia: 'We Are Abandoned' - People With Disabilities Decry Economic Hardship Amid Covid-19 Outbreak
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- Members of the disabled community are reeling from the impact of the covid-19 pandemic country and how it is severely affecting their lives and those of members of their households. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 13, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news