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‘ If you want to be heard, speak in UNISON ’
Addressing UNISON’s LGBT conference in Brighton this afternoon, Christina McAnea, the union’s assistant general secretary with responsibility for bargaining and equality, spoke about how she increasingly hears the question asked of ‘why should I join a union?’ “Looking around the hall, some of you – not all of you – will be old enough to remember the UNISON TV advert that saw one cartoon ant trying to gain the attention of a bear.” It only hears and leaps out of the way when the single ant returns with a huge group of ants. The message was simple, she told them. “If you...
Source: UNISON Health care news - November 18, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article 2017 LGBT Conference Christina McAnea transphobia Source Type: news

Doctors are now prescribing non-medical pain management techniques for low back pain, such as yoga and meditation
(Natural News) People are less tolerant to pain nowadays, and it’s significantly reducing global productivity and adding more weight on opioid dependency. Lower back pain (LBP) is one of these intolerable pains that plague urban inhabitants. It is the leading cause of disability and is also the second most common reason for seeking medical attention.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Concern for learning disability nursing as some courses ‘less than half full’
Serious concerns about the future of learning disability nursing programmes in England have been raised, as reports have emerged of some universities filling less than half of their course places this year. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 17, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Medical Device Design Is Critical to Bringing Healthcare into the Home
Medical technology is going consumer. Both patients and care givers hold an increasing expectation that the devices they use to manage care will operate with the same ease and usability as the digital products they use every day to manage their lives. As healthcare moves to a home setting, patients require design elements that make the technology easier to use, more intuitive, and more accessible. Medical device companies are responding by focusing during design and development on those needs that are harder to tease out. To succeed in this potential consumer market, the biggest asset to any device is good design and ...
Source: MDDI - November 17, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Scott Thielman Tags: Design Source Type: news

Government care plans set to ignore the views of 1.4m care workers
Government plans to reform social care will fall short and won’t get to grips with the huge problems affecting the sector, if the work to shape next year’s green paper fails to involve the views of the UK’s million strong workforce, says UNISON. The Cabinet Office has today announced that the government is to engage with a wide range of experts before the care green paper appears next summer. Ministers had originally promised that there would be a green paper this autumn. UNISON national care officer Matt Egan said: “The care of the elderly and the most vulnerable in our society is too important an ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - November 17, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release care workers government Source Type: news

Primary Care Providers' Level of Preparedness for Recommending Physical Activity to Adults With Disabilities
(Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease)
Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Primodos pregnancy test report criticised as 'whitewash' by MPs
Politicians question report that found no evidence hormonal pregnancy tests taken in 1960s and 1970s caused birth defectsMPs have attacked a report into controversial hormone pregnancy tests including Primodos as “a whitewash, an injustice, a betrayal”.Campaigners believe the drugs caused serious disabilities in babies, but a report by anexpert working group set up by the Commission on Human Medicines (CHM) concluded there was no “causal association” between the disabilities and Primodos.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 16, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Holly Watt Tags: Drugs Health Politics Medical research Science Society UK news Source Type: news

Telemedicine pilot project offers new way to provide care for disabled
People Inc. is working with Catholic Health's Community Partners of WNY to use technology to provide better care for individuals with developmental disabilities. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Characteristics of compensation claimants reporting an occupational injury associated with disability benefits in the subsequent year: a follow-up study - Rudbeck M, Johansen JP, Omland Ø.
OBJECTIVE: To describe characteristics of claimants reporting an occupational injury associated with disability benefits for income independently granted by the municipality the subsequent year. METHOD: Multivariate logistic regression was used on ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Angola:Huila - 46 Children Up for Medical Treatment in Germany
[ANGOP] Lubango -At least 46 Angolan children with physical disabilities aged between two and 13 years will be sent to Germany for medical treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

$2 million grant brings telemedicine to children with disabilities
(University of California - Davis Health System) The UC Davis Department of Pediatrics has received a $2 million, five-year grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to fund a new telemedicine program for children in remote communities. The School-Based Tele-Physiatry Assistance for Rehabilitative and Therapeutic Services (STARS) program will provide critical physiatry care for kids with cerebral palsy, spina bifida, spinal cord injuries and other disabilities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Social care failing people with disabilities, says leading charity
Young people with MS forced to live in care homes for older people Related items fromOnMedica Social care set to eat up over half of council tax receipts by 2020 A clinical review of multiple sclerosis 'Homes not hospitals ’ for people with learning disability Diabetics likely to have much fewer disability-free years Health professionals vary hugely in disability assessments (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 15, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Stryker touts NEJM publication of Trevo thrombectomy device trial results
Stryker (NYSE:SYK) yesterday released results from the Dawn trial of its Trevo thrombectomy device, touting significant effects even when used beyond six hours after stroke. Results from the trial were published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the Kalamazoo, Mich.-based company said. “By quadrupling the size of the therapeutic time window, the consequence of Dawn is that many more patients with large vessel occlusion stroke have the potential to be treated with mechanical thrombectomy.  Dawn validates the physiological, rather than time-based approach to patient selection for endovascular therapy,&r...
Source: Mass Device - November 14, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Vascular Stryker Source Type: news

Middle-Aged and Impaired? More Common Than You Might Think
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Arthritis, Disabilities, Exercise and Physical Fitness (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What support of young presenting a first psychotic episode, when schooling is being challenged? - Vacheron MN, Veyrat-Masson H, Wehbe E.
Psychiatric disorders (more specifically mood disorders and psychosis) represent the 1st cause of disability among young people. Unemployment rate between 75 to 95% for the person with schizophrenia. It is correlated to poor social integration and bad econ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Prone sleeping position in infancy: implications for cardiovascular and cerebrovascular function - Shepherd KL, Yiallourou SR, Horne RSC, Wong FY.
Advances in neonatal care have improved the survival rates of preterm infants, however, the likelihood of brain injury and neurodevelopmental disability remains a significant problem. Whilst the etiology of preterm brain injury is complex, impairments in t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Disability Claimant Failed To Provide Objective Medical Evidence To Support Claim
CINCINNATI - A disability plan administrator did not act arbitrarily or capriciously in denying a plan participant's claims for short-term disability benefits because the participant failed to provide objective medical evidence supporting the disability, the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals said Oct. 10 (Rebecca Filthaut v. AT&T Midwest Disability Benefit Plan et al., No. 16-2707, 6th Cir., 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 19882). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - November 14, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Termination Of Disability Benefits Was Arbitrary And Capricious, Federal Judge Says
NEWARK, N.J. - A disability insurer's termination of long-term disability benefits after approving the claimant's benefits for seven years was arbitrary and capricious because the insurer failed to properly define the material duties of the claimant's occupation and because the evidence does not support the insurer's termination, a New Jersey federal judge said Oct. 23 (Christopher Patterson v. Aetna Life Insurance Co., No. 15-8156, D. N.J., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 175543). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - November 14, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Disability Insurer Did Not Act In Bad Faith In Failing To Pay Disability Claim
MOBILE, Ala. - A disability insurer did not act in bad faith in investigating and in failing to pay a disability claim because the insurer conducted an extensive investigation into the claim and had an arguable and debatable reason for denying the claim, an Alabama federal judge said Oct. 24 in granting the insurer's motion for summary judgment (Scott R. Weisberg, M.D., v. Guardian Life Insurance Company of America et al., No. 16-568, N.D. Ala., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 176021). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - November 14, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

California Federal Judge Allows Disability Claimant's Amended Complaint On ERISA Claim
SAN FRANCISCO - A disability claimant is permitted to amend a complaint against a disability plan but only as it pertains a wrongful denial of benefits claim alleged under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, a California federal judge said Oct. 19 (Vanmark Strickland v. AT&T West Disability Benefits Program, No. 17-1393, N.D. Calif., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 174357). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - November 14, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Disability Claimant's Suit Dismissed After Failure To File Amended Complaint
PHILADELPHIA - A Pennsylvania federal judge on Oct. 31 dismissed a disability claimant's suit because the claimant failed to file an amended complaint pursuant to the court's prior order and because the claimant has not communicated with the court in nine months (Albert Yerke v. Aetna, No. 16-06512, E.D. Pa., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 179958). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - November 14, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Disability Claimant Must File Proposed Amendment, Tennessee Federal Judge Says
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A disability claimant alleging that her long-term benefits were wrongfully terminated must provide the details of a proposed amendment to a complaint before a ruling can be made on whether the claimant is entitled to file an amended complaint, a Tennessee federal judge said Oct. 18 in reserving a ruling on the motion (Patricia Bradshaw v. Principal Financial Group, et al., No. 17-2174, W.D. Tenn., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 172072). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - November 14, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Disability Insurer Erred In Applying Pre-Existing Condition Exclusion
FLINT, Mich. - A Michigan federal judge on Nov. 2 granted judgment in favor of a disability claimant after rejecting the disability insurer's argument that the plan's pre-existing condition exclusion barred coverage for the claimant's disability (Cheryl L. Wallace v. Beaumont Healthcare Employee Welfare Benefit Plan, et al., No. 16-10625, E.D. Mich., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 182028). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - November 14, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Disability Insurer Erred In Determining Claimant's Date Of Disability, Panel Says
ATLANTA - A disability insurer acted arbitrarily and capriciously in determining the date of a claimant's disability, the 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals said Oct. 17 in reversing a district court's judgment in favor of the insurer (Greggory B. Owings v. United Of Omaha Life Insurance Co., No. 16-3128, 10th Cir., 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 20228). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - November 14, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Disability Claimant Properly Exhausted Administrative Remedies, Federal Judge Says
PEORIA, Ill. - An Illinois federal judge on Oct. 10 denied a motion to dismiss a complaint alleging wrongful denial of disability benefits after determining that the claimant exhausted her administrative remedies by submitting additional medical evidence in response to the disability insurer's denial of her claim (Sherry Meyer v. Group Long Term Disability Plan for Employees of Edward D. Jones& Co. L.P., et al., No. 16-1282, C.D. Ill., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 166947). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - November 14, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Federal Judge Dismisses Breach Of Fiduciary Claim Based On Misrepresentation
SCRANTON, Pa. - A Pennsylvania federal judge on Oct. 27 reiterated that a section of Pennsylvania's motor vehicle statute "regulates insurance" and is therefore saved from preemption under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act but said that the plaintiffs' claim for breach of fiduciary duty based on a disability insurer's misrepresentations must be dismissed because it is not clear that the insurer misrepresented the terms of the plan at issue (Eric Yost, et al. v. Anthem Life Insurance Co., No. 3:16-cv-00079, M.D. Pa.; 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 178883). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - November 14, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Ohio Federal Judge Dismisses Breach Of Fiduciary Duty Claim In Disability Benefits Suit
COLUMBUS, Ohio - An Ohio federal judge on Oct. 10 dismissed a claim for breach of fiduciary duty alleged against a disability insurer because the same equitable relief sought by the disability claimant can be obtained if the claimant prevails on his claim seeking recovery of disability benefits (Edward Osborn Sr. v. Principal Life Insurance Co., No. 17-329, S.D. Ohio, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 166877). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - November 14, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Missouri Federal Judge Dismisses Disability Suit On Preemption Basis
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - A Missouri federal judge on Nov. 3 granted a disability insurer's motion to dismiss a claimant's suit alleging that the insurer acted in bad faith in denying a claim for disability benefits because the claimant's state law claims are preempted by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act and the claimant alleged no ERISA claims that can withstand dismissal (Patricia Carmack v. Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston, No. 17-121, E.D. Mo., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 182319). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - November 14, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Disability Claimant's Amended Complaint Dismissed; Claims Not Timely, Judge Says
MIAMI - A Florida federal judge on Oct. 30 dismissed a disability claimant's amended complaint after determining that the claims alleged against the disability insurer are barred by Florida's applicable statutes of limitations (Victor Gonzalez-Guzman v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., No. 17-20107, S.D. Fla., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 179259). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - November 14, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Disability Claimant Permitted To Conduct Discovery Outside Of Administrative Record
WICHITA, Kan. - A disability claimant is permitted to conduct limited discovery outside of the administrative record, a Kansas federal magistrate judge said Oct. 10 after determining that the claimant met her burden of showing that "some limited extra-record discovery" is relevant and appropriate as it applies to the defendant's dual role of plan insurer and plan administrator (Karen A. Baty v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., 17-1200, D. Kan., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 171014). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - November 14, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Washington Federal Judge Denies Disability Claimant's Motion To Supplement Record
SEATTLE - A Washington federal judge on Nov. 8 denied a disability claimant's motion to supplement the administrative record with a disability benefits decision made by the Social Security Administration because the claimant failed to establish the existence of any exceptional circumstances to warrant supplementing the record (Kristen Reetz v. Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Co., No. 17-84, W.D. Wash., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 185362). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - November 14, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

N.Y. Federal Judge Says Disability Claimant's Request Was Properly Denied
NEW YORK - A New York federal judge on Oct. 12 overruled a disability claimant's objections to a magistrate judge's order denying the claimant's request for statistical information on claim acceptance rates by a disability insurer after determining that the requested statistics do not directly relate to the disability claim at issue (Cherylle McFarlane v. First Unum Life Insurance Co., No. 16-7806, S.D. N.Y., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 169052). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - November 14, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Denial Of Appellate Attorney Fees In Disability Dispute Was An Abuse Of Discretion
SAN FRANCISCO - The Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Oct. 31 reversed a district court's denial of attorney fees to a disability plan acting on behalf the plan participant after determining that the plan is entitled to collect the attorney fees it incurred as result of the disability insurer's appeal and that the district court's denial of attorney fees was an abuse of discretion (John Paul Micha M.D., v. Sun Life Assurance Of Canada, Inc., No. 16-55053, 9th Cir., 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 21800). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - November 14, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Montana Federal Judge Awards Disability Claimant Attorney Fees
BILLINGS, Mont. - A Montana federal judge on Oct. 23 granted a disability claimant's motion for more than $28,000 in attorney fees because the claimant prevailed on her claim for disability benefits and the disability insurer failed to file a response to the claimant's motion (Theresa Sand-Smith v. Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston, No. 17-0004, D. Mont., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 175177). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - November 14, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Physical Disability Common in Middle Age Physical Disability Common in Middle Age
One in five people may develop new physical impairment during middle age; many recover, but almost two fifths may experience further decline or die within 10 years of disability onset, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Sex differences a rich field for UCLA multiple sclerosis researcher
As a child, Dr. Rhonda Voskuhl had terrible asthma, was often sick and had to get weekly allergy shots. She wondered why her body was so reactive to pollen, cats, wheat and eggs — her throat would swell, breathing became more difficult and her skin developed a rash. A frequent visitor to the doctor’s office, she had “a wonderful doctor who made me feel so much better.”It ’s no surprise, then, that Voskuhl grew up to become a doctor. Today, Voskuhl directs UCLA’s multiple sclerosis program and is the Jack H. Skirball professor of Multiple Sclerosis Research. She’s wrapping up one cl...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

SPM in Real Life: Fall ‘17
NEW MEMBERS: Fall ‘17 Brief bios/plugs for new members (extracted from the Introduce Yourself Connect Community) After returning to school to become an OR surgical tech, Mary Mack’s heart health declined, and she quickly learned to become a strong advocate for herself. Feeling that no one was into her participatory style, Mary believes a radical change in medical student education is necessary to change the culture of medicine. She is passionate about helping to make that change happen. Her other interests include playing the guitar and speaking Mandarin Chinese. Jim Skinner created the Smart Patient Academy a...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - November 13, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: Nanette Mattox Tags: Newsletter Source Type: news

Self-Management Interventions and Technologies to Sustain Health and Optimize Functional Capabilities (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Funding for clinical research on self-management interventions and technologies that improve health and quality of life in persons needing assistance to optimize and maintain existing functional capabilities, prevent/delay disabilities and navigate their environment. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Impact of frailty and metabolic syndrome on the incidence of loss of independence in community-dwelling older Japanese: the Kusatsu-town study - Kitamura A, Shinkai S, Taniguchi Y, Amano H, Seino S, Yokoyama Y, Nishi M, Fujiwara Y.
OBJECTIVEs  To investigate the relationship between frailty, metabolic syndrome (MetS), and loss of independence leading to the onset of disability or death among community-dwelling older Japanese.METHODS Between 2002 and 2011, we conducted a 7-... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Predictive performance of four frailty screening tools in community-dwelling elderly - Bongue B, Buisson A, Dupr é C, Beland F, Gonthier R, Crawford-Achour É.
This study compares the performance of four frailty screening tools in predicting relevant adverse outcome (disability, institutionalization and mortality) in community-dwelling elderly. METHODS: Our study involved a secondary analysis ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Rehabilitation of vulnerable groups in emergencies and disasters: a systematic review - Sheikhbardsiri H, Yarmohammadian MH, Rezaei F, Maracy MR.
BACKGROUND: Natural and man-made disasters, especially those occurring in large scales not only result in human mortality, but also cause physical, psychological, and social disabilities. Providing effective rehabilitation services in time can decrease the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Human rights of refugee-survivors of sexual and gender-based violence with communication disability - Marshall J, Barrett H.
Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (United Nations, 1948 ) states that all people have the right to seek, receive and impart information using any means. Ensuring that people with communication disability achieve this right is inherent... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The role of MicroRNA in traumatic brain injury - Pan YB, Sun ZL, Feng DF.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a public health problem that causes high mortality and disability worldwide. Secondary brain damage from this type of injury may cause brain edema, blood-brain barrier destruction, and neurological dysfunction. MicroRNAs (mi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Working with stories: street-level bureaucrats and their work with individuals with psychiatric disability exposed to interpersonal violence - Ericsson U, Bengtsson Tops A.
The focus of our attention is the meeting between street-level bureaucrats and individuals with psychiatric disability exposed to interpersonal violence. Based on eleven interviews, we illustrate how stories are understood, used and made meaningful to the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Depressive symptoms and psychosocial risk factors in high complexity obstetric patients admitted to a critical care obstetric unit in Cali, Colombia - Guerra AM, D ávalos Pérez DM, Castillo Martínez A.
Depression is the main cause of years lossed due to disability in the world, and it affects 50% more women 50% than men. Perinatal depression has been linked with more anxiety, a chronic course, and disability than depression in other life stages. In spite... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Suicide amongst people with intellectual disability: an Australian online study of disability support staff experiences and perceptions - Wark S, McKay K, Ryan P, Muller A.
BACKGROUND: Individuals with intellectual disability (ID) have a higher likelihood of exposure to identified risk factors for suicide when compared with the general community and have been recognised as being both capable of forming intent for suicide and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Self-Management Interventions and Technologies to Sustain Health and Optimize Functional Capabilities (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
Funding for clinical research on self-management interventions and technologies that improve health and quality of life in persons needing assistance to optimize and maintain existing functional capabilities, prevent/delay disabilities and navigate their environment. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Help us improve the care people with arthritis receive
Good quality, and cost effective, social care is vital for many people with arthritis. When done right it can mean people are supported to live well, regardless of whether they are in their own home, the home of a family member, or a residential care home.Please join us and ask the Government to take action toimprove the social care system.The term social care can often be misunderstood, and many people living with arthritis don’t know how it could help them. Social care covers much more than residential care homes; it can provide personal care and practical support (such as help to wash, dress, or go to the toilet) ...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - November 13, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is dyslexia in adults?
A look at dyslexia in adults, a disability that affects reading and writing. Included is detail on the differences of dyslexia in adults and children. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dyslexia Source Type: news

Landmark DAWN study presented at SVIN meeting with New England Journal of Medicine release
(Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology) Dr. Raul Nogueira and Dr. Tudor Jovin, principal investigators of the DAWN study announce their results today at the Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology (SVIN) 10th Annual Meeting in Boston, MA. Removing blood clots in stroke patients presenting late , or who wake up with symptoms, with select clinical and imaging criteria, can reduce disability and increase functional independence from stroke. Dr. Tudor Jovin presents breaking results from subgroup analyses at the SVIN meeting that were made public for the first time. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news