Rituximab More Effective Than Other MS Treatments? Rituximab More Effective Than Other MS Treatments?
Rituximab reduced relapses and MRI activity more effectively than dimethyl fumarate, natalizumab, and injectable therapies in a recent study. Disability did not differ between treatments, however.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - October 15, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

High Mortality for Psych Disorders Worse During the Pandemic
COVID - 19 standardized mortality rates were elevated across nine psychiatric conditions including learning disabilities, eating disorders (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 15, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

An exploratory study among intellectual disability physicians on the care and coercion act and the use of psychotropic drugs for challenging behaviour - Bij de Weg JC, Honingh AK, Teeuw M, Sterkenburg PS.
This study explores experiences of intellectual disability physicians (IDPs) in prescribing psych... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Evaluation of the psychometric properties of the burn specific health scale-brief: a National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research Burn Model System Study - Amtmann D, Bamer A, McMullen K, Ryan CM, Schneider JC, Carrougher GJ, Gibran N.
The objective of this study was to use both classical and modern psychometric methods to evaluate... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Firearm violence: a neglected "global health" issue - Werbick M, Bari I, Paichadze N, Hyder AA.
Populations around the world are facing an increasing burden of firearm violence on mortality and disability. While firearm violence affects every country globally, the burden is significantly higher in many low- and middle-income countries. However, despi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Epidemiological review of spinal cord injury due to road traffic accidents in Latin America - Fern ández Londoño LL, Marchesini N, Espejo Ballesteros D, Álzate García L, Gómez Jiménez JA, Ginalis E, Rubiano AM.
Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a disease that affects the normal function of the spinal cord. Road traffic accidents (RTAs) represent the main cause of SCI worldwide. SCI may generate physical disability and economic dependency, which is especially signifi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Development of a new negative obstacle sensor for augmented electric wheelchair - Favey C, Farcy R, Donnez J, Villanueva J, Zogaghi A.
Due to pathologies or age-related problems, in some disabled people, motor impairment is associated with cognitive and/or visual impairments. This combination of limitations unfortunately leads to an inability to move around independently. Indeed, their si... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Evaluating delivery of cycling activity and training programmes for disabled people in the UK - Berent PA, Fujiyama T, Yoshida N.
Globally, a 15% of the population has some form of disability [1]. While cycling is becoming a popular transport mode, it is crucial to accommodate disabled cyclists, and key for this would be appropriate cycling training for the disabled and those who are... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Inclusive Education to Break the Cycles of Poverty
Street Library in Mayotte, July 2016. Credit: François Phliponeau/ATD Fourth World - Centre Joseph Wresinski By Olivier De Schutter and Donald LeeNEW YORK, Oct 15 2021 (IPS) In September 2021, children in the northern hemisphere returned to school after the summer break. For some, the end of the holidays signaled a return to normalcy and to the joys of learning after facing months of school closures due to the Covid-19 pandemic. For the majority of children in the Global South, however, the return to reality looked grimmer. Digital divide leaving billions behind Many children have been unable to pursue their educat...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Olivier De Schutter and Donald Lee Tags: COVID-19 Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Financial Crisis Global Headlines Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Ublituximab Improves Functional MS Score: New ULTIMATE Analysis Ublituximab Improves Functional MS Score: New ULTIMATE Analysis
The new anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody showed significant improvement in the multiple sclerosis functional composite (MSFC) score, a measure of disability, compared with teriflunomide.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - October 15, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

2021 Women in Business: Gloria Freeman focuses on community
In 1999, Gloria Freeman started Olu ’s Home Inc. in a rental duplex in North Minneapolis to provide a comfortable home life for people receiving special services, such as those with developmental disabilities or traumatic brain injuries. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 14, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Mollee Francisco Source Type: news

Winning the Human Race, Together
By Yasmine SherifNEW YORK, Oct 14 2021 (IPS) “Now is the time for a stronger, more networked and inclusive multilateral system anchored in the United Nations,” said UN Secretary-General António Guterres in his latest report “Our Common Agenda.” Indeed, there is a fork in the road: we can either choose to breakdown or to breakthrough. Yasmine SherifMaking this moral choice and adopting this legal imperative is more relevant today than ever. The estimated 75 million children and adolescents caught in emergencies and protracted crisis who suffer from disrupted education has now dramatically inc...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Yasmine Sherif Tags: Armed Conflicts Civil Society Climate Change COVID-19 Development & Aid Education Education Cannot Wait. Future of Education is here Environment Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & R Source Type: news

Disabled Gamers Turn Video Games into Self-Care
Some people with disabilities use video games as a life-saving wellness technology. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 13, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Laken Brooks, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

Non-fatal injury in Korean children and adolescents from 2007 to 2018 - Yeon GM, Hong YR, Kong SG.
Background Injury is the leading cause of death or disability in children and adolescents. Deaths from injuries have recently declined, but studies on the occurrence of non-fatal injuries are lacking. Purpose The purpose of this study was to investig... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Protocol for a prospective cohort study of open tibia fractures in Malawi with a nested implementation of open fracture guidelines - Schade AT, Nyamulani N, Banza LN, Metcalfe AJ, Leather A, Madan JJ, Lallloo DG, Harrison WJ, MacPherson P.
This study aims to investigate disability and econo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Columbus nonprofit works to provide affordable, accessible housing for people with developmental disabilities
"Our whole purpose is to focus on those special needs that you just can't find in the housing market." (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 13, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Owen Milnes Source Type: news

Aspirin side effects: The signs warning you may be at 'risk of disability and death'
ASPIRIN is currently the first resort for a host of ailments, but recommendations are now changing in light of mounting evidence indicating the benefits of the drug may not outweigh the risks. Some signs that the drug is doing considerable harm to your body may reflect in your stool. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Data up to 8-years for Roche ’s OCREVUS (ocrelizumab) show early and ongoing treatment significantly reduced risk of requiring a walking aid in relapsing multiple sclerosis and disability progression in primary progressive multiple sclerosis
Basel, 13 October 2021 – Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced new long-term data that reinforce the benefit of early initiation and ongoing treatment of OCREVUS® (ocrelizumab) on disability progression in relapsing multiple sclerosis (RMS) and primary progressive MS (PPMS), as well as safety outcomes for an analysis of shorter 2-hour infusion in minority populations. OCREVUS data from all clinical trials consistently show a favourable benefit-risk profile over eight years. Roche and research partners will also present four late-breaking abstracts to share the latest data regarding COVID-19 and vacci...
Source: Roche Media News - October 13, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Data up to 8-years for Roche ’s OCREVUS (ocrelizumab) show early and ongoing treatment significantly reduced risk of requiring a walking aid in relapsing multiple sclerosis and disability progression in primary progressive multiple sclerosis
Basel, 13 October 2021 – Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced new long-term data that reinforce the benefit of early initiation and ongoing treatment of OCREVUS® (ocrelizumab) on disability progression in relapsing multiple sclerosis (RMS) and primary progressive MS (PPMS), as well as safety outcomes for an analysis of shorter 2-hour infusion in minority populations. OCREVUS data from all clinical trials consistently show a favourable benefit-risk profile over eight years. Roche and research partners will also present four late-breaking abstracts to share the latest data regarding COVID-19 and vacci...
Source: Roche Investor Update - October 13, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Government action on pay holds the key to care staffing emergency
Commenting on the state of social care report published today (Wednesday) by industry body Skills for Care, UNISON senior national officer for care Gavin Edwards said: “Care is in crisis but there’s a simple solution. A proper pay rise for staff. Otherwise, many elderly and disabled people could be without crucial support. “With the minimum wage the norm in care, it’s no wonder workers are leaving in droves for more lucrative, less stressful jobs elsewhere. “The government says employers struggling to recruit should pay more to attract staff. This is exactly what&...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 12, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Fatima Ayad Tags: Article Source Type: news

Reluctant Towns, Cities and States Are Being Dragged Into Court to Fix Sidewalks for People With Disabilities
From her Baltimore dining room, Susan Goodlaxson can see her neighbor gardening across the street. But while other neighbors stop to chat, Goodlaxson just watches from the window. She uses a wheelchair, and there isn’t a single curb ramp on her block. If the 66-year-old wanted to join, she’d have to jump her wheelchair down the 7.5-inch curb and risk a fall. Ditto if she wanted to wheel over to the library, a trip that would require riding in the street to avoid rampless curbs and broken sidewalks. “I don’t feel like it’s asking too much to be able to move your wheelchair around the city,&rdqu...
Source: TIME: Health - October 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maureen O’Hagan / Kaiser Health News Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Mental Health at a Cost, Inequality
Women are nearly twice as likely as men to suffer from mental illness, including depression. Credit: Unsplash /Melanie Wasser. By External SourceOct 11 2021 (IPS) World Mental Health Day was on October 10, 2021. The theme for this year was “Mental Health in an unequal World”. This is an appropriate focus given the extreme inequities to access to mental health services that exist in our society. We are three providers committed to mental health equity across the globe-in India, Uganda and the United States. While our countries and contexts may differ, our commitment to equality in Mental Health is the same. We r...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Development & Aid Headlines Health Source Type: news

Investigation of the reduction in the disability after fractures in children and adolescents - Kraus R, Strohm P, Gaidzik PW, Dresing K.
The student accident insurance has been part of the German Statutory Accident Insurance (Deutsche Gesetzliche Unfallversicherung, DGUV) for 50  years. In order to assess the reduction in working capacity (Minderung der Erwerbsfähigkeit, MdE) in the event ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Multimorbidity and polyvictimization in children - an analysis on the association of children's disabilities and long-term illnesses with mental violence and physical violence - Sepp älä P, Vornanen R, Toikko T.
BACKGROUND: Children's disabilities and long-term illnesses (DLTIs) are a significant risk factor in the development of maltreatment. OBJECTIVE: The study is focused on the association of children's DLTIs with child maltreatment and poly-victimizat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

"It changed everything": the safe Home care qualitative study of the COVID-19 pandemic's impact on home care aides, clients, and managers - Markkanen P, Brouillette N, Quinn M, Galligan C, Sama S, Lindberg J, Karlsson N.
BACKGROUND: Home care (HC) services are crucial to the health and social wellbeing of older adults, people with disabilities, and the chronically ill. Although the HC sector is growing rapidly in the USA, there is high job turnover among the HC aide workfo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Assessment of risk factors for falls among patients with Parkinson's disease - Wilczy ński J, Ścipniak M, Ścipniak K, Margiel K, Wilczyński I, Zieliński R, Sobolewski P.
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to assess the risk factors for falls in patients with Parkinson's disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study comprised 53 participants (52.8% women and 47.2% men). The Hoehn and Yahr 5-point disability scale w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Incidence, causes and consequences of moderate and severe traumatic brain injury as determined by Abbreviated Injury Score in the Netherlands - Jochems D, van Rein E, Niemeijer M, van Heijl M, van Es MA, Nijboer T, Leenen LPH, Houwert RM, van Wessem KJP.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of death and disability. Epidemiology seems to be changing. TBIs are increasingly caused by falls amongst elderly, whilst we see less polytrauma due to road traffic accidents (RTA). Data on epidemiology is es... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Disability and workers' compensation trends for employees with mental disorders and SUDs in the United States - Brook RA, Kleinman NL, Beren IA.
INTRODUCTION: US employee absence benefits may include workers' compensation (WC) for work-related injuries/illnesses, short- and long-term disability (STD and LTD, respectively) for non-work-related injuries/illnesses, and discretionary sick leave (SL). A... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Perceptions of traumatic brain injury among preventive medicine program residents in Aseer Region, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - Mahmood SE, Shehata SF, Ahmad A, Algethami M, Alsabaani AA, Al Shaiban HM, Alshahrani NZ, Bharti RK, Ahmad I, Aftab R.
BACKGROUND Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a recognized public health problem with the increasing burden of disability and death occurring globally. We wanted to assess the perceptions about traumatic brain injury and also find its overall awareness among ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Staff beliefs toward self-injurious behavior in patients: a study of secure services - Steene LMB, Ireland JL, Ireland CA.
Staff beliefs toward patient self-harm in secure forensic services are explored, capturing forensic nurses and other clinical staff from four secure units from one National Health Service trust, comprising high through low and forensic learning disability.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Physical, cognitive, and mental health impacts of COVID-19 after hospitalisation (PHOSP-COVID): a UK multicentre, prospective cohort study, The Lancet Respiratory Medicine
Study confirms a large burden of symptoms persisting at 5 months after discharge (only 239 [29%] of 830 felt fully recovered) but also highlight a substantial proportion of survivors reporting a new disability (158 [20%] of 806) and disruption to employment (124 [19%] of 641). (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When Girls Have Access to Technologies, A True Digital Revolution Will Be In Sight
2.2 billion young people below the age of 25 don't have internet connections at home, and girls are more likely to lack access. Young girls in Guinea. Credit: Karl Grobl/EDCBy Margaret Butler, Julia Fan, and Amy WestNEW YORK, Oct 11 2021 (IPS) This year’s International Day of the Girl theme, Digital Generation, Our Generation, celebrates the potential of digital technologies while calling for the inclusion of all girls in accessing technology. The digital revolution will not be realized if girls without access to digital solutions are left behind. For years, advocates of technology for development have been repeatin...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Margaret Butler - Julia Fan - and Amy West Tags: COVID-19 Development & Aid Education Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Dayton FOP defends officers; Mayor: video 'concerning' of disabled man pulled from car
The two Dayton officers were part of a narcotics investigation in the Dayton View neighborhood when they stopped the white Audi driven... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adults with learning difficulties 9 TIMES more likely to die of Covid during first wave of pandemic
A new study from King's College London found that people with learning disabilities were 9.24 times more likely to die from COVID-19 than those in the general population. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deaths involving COVID-19 by self-reported disability status during the first two waves of the COVID-19 pandemic in England: a retrospective, population-based cohort study, The Lancet Public Health
Study (n=29,293,845) showed that rates of death involving COVID-19 were higher for disabled people than for non-disabled people in England during the first two waves of the COVID-19 pandemic (HR 3.05 [95% CI 2.98 –3.11] for men& 3.48 [3.41 –3.56] for women who were limited a lot). (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Micro Car Ebike: PEBL by BetterBike
PEBL by BetterBike are ingenious little vehicles, known as Micro Car Ebikes, that have combined the best of both cars and bikes into smart, healthy, and emission free eco-friendly transportation (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - October 7, 2021 Category: Disability Tags: Mobility Aids/Devices Source Type: news

New Education Cannot Wait Annual Results Report Highlights Multiplying Education Challenges for Children & Adolescents Living in Emergencies & Protracted Crises amid Covid-19
By External SourceGENEVA / NEW YORK, Oct 5 2021 (IPS-Partners) On this World Teachers’ Day, Education Cannot Wait (ECW), the United Nations global fund for education in emergencies and protracted crises, announced it has reached more than 4.6 million children and adolescents (48% of whom are girls) with quality education in more than 30 of the worst humanitarian crises around the world. The Fund’s new Annual Results Report ‘Winning the Human Race,’ stresses the importance of investing in the teaching force to support and promote quality learning outcomes for crisis-affected girls and boys. To date,...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: COVID-19 Education Education Cannot Wait. Future of Education is here Education Cannot Wait (ECW) Source Type: news

Southwest Airlines to require all employees get vaccinated against Covid-19 to "ensure job security"
Southwest Airlines will require all employees be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 to meet the U.S. government mandate, the carrier announced Monday. The Dallas-based airline, the busiest carrier at St. Louis Lambert International Airport, said that “to continue employment,” its workforce must be fully vaccinated by Dec. 8, or be approved for a religious, medical or disability accommodation. Southwest has a workforce of more than 54,000 to tal employees. “Southwest Airlines must join our… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 5, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Catherine Leffert Source Type: news

Education Cannot Wait Annual Results Reveals the Devastating Impact of COVID-19 on Learning for Children in Emergencies and Protracted Crises
Yasmine Sherif, Director of Education Cannot Wait, visited a refugee site in the village of Modale, located 30 kms from Yakoma, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Courtesy: Education Cannot Wait By Alison KentishNEW YORK/GENEVA, Oct 5 2021 (IPS) The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the face of education globally, but for children in emergencies and protracted crises, its blow has been particularly devastating. Education Cannot Wait (ECW), the global fund that brings teaching and learning to children and adolescents in emergencies and crises, has said that 2020 was ‘exceptionally challenging.’ ECW released it...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Alison Kentish Tags: COVID-19 Development & Aid Education Education Cannot Wait. Future of Education is here Featured Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity #ECW #EducationCannotWait #GlobalGoals #SDG4 #ECWRes Source Type: news

Social care charity goes beyond the real living wage for frontline staff
UNISON has welcomed a move by Scotland’s largest charity for people with learning disabilities to raise the pay of all its frontline staff to a rate that’s above the real living wage. From this month, ENABLE Scotland is paying 1,800 of its social care staff £10 an hour. The real living wage outside of London, set by the Living Wage Foundation, is £9.50. The charity says it will mean an extra £1,000 a year for a full-time personal assistant. The charity both advocates for and supports people with learning disabilities, helping them and their families to live, work and take part in their communi...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 5, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News care workers: your rights real living wage Source Type: news

Roche to present new data on OCREVUS in multiple sclerosis and ENSPRYNG in neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder at ECTRIMS 2021
Basel, 5 October 2021 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that new OCREVUS ® (ocrelizumab) and ENSPRYNG® (satralizumab) data will be presented at the 37th Congress of the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS) from 13 - 15 October 2021. These data include 38 abstracts highlighting new longer-term efficacy and safety for both OCREVUS and ENSPRYNG, as well as our ongoing efforts to evaluate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic for people living with MS. Additional data will show how a deeper scientific understanding of MS and NMOSD in diverse patient populations ...
Source: Roche Investor Update - October 5, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche to present new data on OCREVUS in multiple sclerosis and ENSPRYNG in neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder at ECTRIMS 2021
Basel, 5 October 2021 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that new OCREVUS ® (ocrelizumab) and ENSPRYNG® (satralizumab) data will be presented at the 37th Congress of the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS) from 13 - 15 October 2021. These data include 38 abstracts highlighting new longer-term efficacy and safety for both OCREVUS and ENSPRYNG, as well as our ongoing efforts to evaluate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic for people living with MS. Additional data will show how a deeper scientific understanding of MS and NMOSD in diverse patient populations ...
Source: Roche Media News - October 5, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Parson won't stop execution of intellectually disabled Missouri man
Ernest Lee Johnson, 61, is scheduled to be executed on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UCLA raises $611 million in 2020 –21, supporting students and advancing critical research
UCLA raised more than $611 million in gifts and pledges in the fiscal year ending June 30, exceeding its annual goal and drawing donors from all 50 states and 72 countries.“Generous donors at all levels have continued to partner with UCLA to effect meaningful change on campus, in the community and around the world,” said Chancellor Gene Block. “Despite a challenging year, our friends have once again demonstrated their extraordinary commitment to UCLA’s mission of education, research and service.”In response to conditions created by the COVID-19 pandemic, many donors focused on students ’...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 4, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Coronavirus and People with Learning Disabilities Study Wave 3 Results September 2021 Full Report, University of Warwick
This project was designed to have direct input from, and relevance to, people with learning disabilities and families, policy-makers, service commissioners, and providers of services across the UK throughout the 12-month project. There have been three'Waves'of data collection to capture differences and changes over time during the COVID-19 pandemic from the same cohorts of people. We have written about the findings from the first two Waves of data collection, and all findings are published on the study website. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Digital Equity for All Ages
By Armida Salsiah AlisjahbanaBANGKOK, Thailand, Oct 1 2021 (IPS) The growing number and share of older persons in Asia and the Pacific represent success stories of declining fertility and increasing longevity; the result of advances in social and economic development. This demographic transition is taking place against the backdrop of the accelerating Fourth Industrial Revolution. But COVID-19, with its epicentre now in Asia and the Pacific, has exacerbated the suffering of older persons in vulnerable situations and demonstrated the fragility of this progress. Armida Salsiah AlisjahbanaAsia and the Pacific is home to the ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana Tags: Asia-Pacific COVID-19 Development & Aid Economy & Trade Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Covid US: Adults with disabilities are less likely to have had at least one vaccine dose
A new CDC report found disabled adults were less likely to have received at  least one COVID-19 vaccine dose compared to able-bodied adults despite higher willingness to be vaccinated. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC: Americans With Disabilities Have Harder Time Getting Covid Vaccine
It is a stark signal of what the agency ’s scientists said was a need for U.S. health officials to remove barriers to access. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Benjamin Mueller Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Vaccination and Immunization Disabilities Centers for Disease Control and Prevention United States Source Type: news

US adults with disabilities are less likely to say they've gotten at least one dose of a Covid shot
A new CDC report found disabled adults were less likely to have received at  least one COVID-19 vaccine dose compared to able-bodied adults despite higher willingness to be vaccinated. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Disparities in COVID-19 Vaccination Status, Intent, and Perceived Access for Noninstitutionalized Adults, by Disability Status - National Immunization Survey Adult COVID Module, United States, May 30-June 26, 2021
This report describes a comparison between COVID-19 vaccination in adults with and without a disability. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - September 30, 2021 Category: American Health Tags: Adult Health Coronavirus [CoV] Disabilities Disabilities and Health MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report SARS (Severe acute respiratory syndrome) Vaccination Vaccines People with Disabilities Source Type: news