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How the World ’s First Loneliness Minister Will Tackle ‘the Sad Reality of Modern Life’
Tracey Crouch knows what it’s like to feel frighteningly alone. After giving birth to her first child, Freddie, in 2016, the British lawmaker says that despite having a “network of friends, family and a wonderful partner,” she began feeling cut off from the world. It wasn’t a new sensation; Crouch says she also suffered from depression six years earlier, when she first became a member of parliament. It felt like she was “in a very dark place, a very lonely place” she recalls. Crouch’s experiences may inform her new role as the country’s first Minister for Loneliness, a role c...
Source: TIME: Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara John / London Tags: Uncategorized loneliness public health tracey crouch Source Type: news

FirstLight Home Care expands to Hawaii
FirstLight Home Care plans to open its first Hawaii office this summer. The non-medical home care provider said the new Hawaii location, scheduled to open in July, will be owned and operated by Oahu residents, Lauri and Scott Topping. The company, which has 250 locations in 34 states, said the new office will serve seniors, adults with disabilities, new mothers, tho se recovering from surgery and other adults in need of assistance. “FirstLight caregivers help with many needs – from personal… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Anna Hrushka Source Type: news

Renewed drive to stop ‘over-medication’ for learning disabilities
Nurses and other health professionals are being urged to sign a national pledge to prevent the over-medication of people with autism and learning disabilities. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 25, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

FirstLight Home Care expands to Hawaii
FirstLight Home Care plans to open its first Hawaii office this summer. The non-medical home care provider said the new Hawaii location, scheduled to open in July, will be owned and operated by Oahu residents, Lauri and Scott Topping. The company, which has 250 locations in 34 states, said the new office will serve seniors, adults with disabilities, new mothers, tho se recovering from surgery and other adults in need of assistance. “FirstLight caregivers help with many needs – from personal… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 25, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Anna Hrushka Source Type: news

Woman calls for government to rethink plastic straws policy
Ellie Simpson, who has cerebral palsy, said the government had not given proper consideration to people with disabilities. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Plastic straws: Call for government to rethink policy
Ellie Simpson, who has cerebral palsy, said the government had not given proper consideration to people with disabilities. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The prevalence of psychiatric distress and associated risk factors among college students using GHQ-28 questionnaire - Poorolajal J, Ghaleiha A, Darvishi N, Daryaei S, Panahi S.
BACKGROUND: Adolescent and young adults are at increased risk of psychiatric distress and serious disability. We estimated the prevalence and associated risk factors of psychiatric distress among the college students of Hamadan University of Medical Scienc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Falls in Mexican older adults aged 60  years and older - Valderrama-Hinds LM, Al Snih S, Chen NW, Rodriguez MA, Wong R.
BACKGROUND: Falls are a major cause of disability, morbidity, institutionalization, and mortality in older adults. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of the study was to examine the risk factors for falls among Mexican older adults aged 60  years and older. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Fear avoidance and clinical outcomes from mild traumatic brain injury - Silverberg ND, Panenka W, Iverson GL.
Characterizing psychological factors that contribute to persistent symptoms after mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) can inform early intervention. To determine whether fear avoidance, a known risk factor for chronic disability after musculoskeletal injury... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Behavioral interventions for inappropriate sexual behavior in individuals with developmental disabilities and acquired brain injury: a review - Clay CJ, Bloom SE, Lambert JM.
Inappropriate sexual behavior (ISB) is a common, but understudied, issue for individuals diagnosed with developmental disabilities (DD), intellectual disability (ID), and/or acquired brain injuries (ABI). We conducted a systematic review to identify, analy... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Examining the contributions of disability to suicidality in the context of depression symptoms and other sociodemographic factors - Lund EM, Nadorff MR, Thomas KB, Galbraith K.
We examined the contribution of disability status to suicidality when accounting for depression and sociodemographic risk factors in 438 American adults, 82 (18.7%) of whom identified as having disabilities. Participants with disabilities had significantly... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Association between obesity and depressive symptoms in Mexican population - Zavala GA, Kolovos S, Chiarotto A, Bosmans JE, Campos-Ponce M, Rosado JL, Garcia OP.
PURPOSE: Obesity and depression are among the leading causes of disability in Mexico, but their association has not been explored yet. The aim of the current study was to investigate the association between obesity and depression in Mexican population. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Extracellular vesicles: pathogenetic, diagnostic and therapeutic value in traumatic brain injury - Mondello S, Thelin EP, Shaw G, Salzet M, Visalli C, Cizkova D, Kobeissy F, B üki A.
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide. Accurate classification according to injury-specific and patient-specific characteristics is critical to help informed clinical decision-making and to the purs... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: TBI Source Type: news

New Medicare Perk for Diabetes Prevention Stumbles at Rollout New Medicare Perk for Diabetes Prevention Stumbles at Rollout
On April 1, Medicare launched a major initiative — a diabetes prevention program for seniors and people with serious disabilities — that is available in only a few cities.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Infinitesimal Odds: A Scientist Finds Her Child ’ s Rare Illness Stems From the Gene She Studies
When it comes to studying the genetics of the brain, Soo-Kyung Lee is a star, yet she was stunned to discover the cause of her daughter ’ s devastating disabilities. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PAM BELLUCK Tags: Genetics and Heredity Brain Babies and Infants rare diseases neurological disorders Source Type: news

Eritrea:Laudable Contribution of Prosthetic Limbs Factory
[Shabait] Asmara -The Keren based Prosthetic Limbs Factory is exerting commendable effort to meet the demand of disabled citizens. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New OCREVUS (ocrelizumab) data at AAN demonstrate significant reductions in disease activity and disability progression in relapsing multiple sclerosis
Roche announced today that new OCREVUS (ocrelizumab) data were presented at the 70th American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Annual Meeting from 21-27 April in Los Angeles, California. (Source: Roche Media News)
Source: Roche Media News - April 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New OCREVUS (ocrelizumab) data at AAN demonstrate significant reductions in disease activity and disability progression in relapsing multiple sclerosis
Roche announced today that new OCREVUS (ocrelizumab) data were presented at the 70th American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Annual Meeting from 21-27 April in Los Angeles, California. (Source: Roche Investor Update)
Source: Roche Investor Update - April 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

World Immunization Week 2018: Protected Together, #VaccinesWork
22 April 2018, Cairo – This year’s World Immunization Week campaign, celebrated from 24 to 30 April, aims to highlight that protecting entire communities with vaccines protects everyone and so the theme of this year’s campaign is “Protected Together, #VaccinesWork”.  Immunization is one of the most successful and cost-effective health interventions. Studies show that every US$ 1 spent on childhood immunization returns US$ 44 in economic and social benefits.  Immunization protects everyone – from infants to senior citizens – against disabling illnesses, disability a...
Source: WHO EMRO News - April 22, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Austrian Doctor Asperger'Actively Cooperated' With Nazis, Study Says Austrian Doctor Asperger'Actively Cooperated' With Nazis, Study Says
Hans Asperger, the Austrian pediatrician who pioneered research into autism and after whom Asperger syndrome is named,"actively cooperated" with a Nazi program under which disabled children were killed, an academic paper published on Thursday says.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Pricing Resource Guide to Help CBOs in New Health Care Environment
This resource guide on pricing explores financial contracting and provides guidance to community-based organizations (CBOs) on how to build competitive pricing models for contracting with health care payers. The pricing guide also explains the differences between common types of payment arrangements such as per-member per-month (PMPM), per episode and capitation.(Aging and Disability Business Institute) (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - April 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Lagos Signs MoU to Collate Data of PWDs
[Guardian] In consolidation of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode's all-inclusive policy, the Lagos State government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Department of Sociology, Lagos State University (LASU) to collate data of Persons Living with Disabilities (PWDs) in the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

U.S. appeals court blocks Indiana 'selective' abortion law
(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Thursday declared unconstitutional an Indiana law signed by then-Governor Mike Pence that banned women from having abortions because of the gender, race or disability, including Down's syndrome, of their fetuses. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Low Back Pain: Dissecting the Disability
Low back pain is a common disability, but how much do we really know about it? Test your LBP knowledge with our 11-question quiz.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 19, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Steven A. King, MD, MS Source Type: news

Gaza: Palestinians Suffer Severe Gunshot Wounds During Clashes
MSF teams have provided post-operative care to more than 500 people injured by gunshots since April 1; many will be left with long-term physical disabilities.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - April 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

Arthrosurface wins FDA nod for OVOMotion shoulder arthroplasty system
Arthrosurface said yesterday it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its OVOMotion shoulder arthroplasty system. The Franklin, Mass.-based company said the newly cleared stemless total shoulder system is designed to minimize bone removal specifically for patients with painful or severely disabled shoulder joints from arthritis, traumatic events or avascular necrosis. “This truly is a revolutionary stemless total shoulder, which combines the concept of anatomic restoration with an aspherical head design that more closely replicates patient anatomy but also allows improved joint access for ease of preparation of the glenoid,&r...
Source: Mass Device - April 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Orthopedics Regulatory/Compliance Arthrosurface Source Type: news

Hans Asperger Aided Nazi Child Euthanasia, Study Says
The autism researcher collaborated with the Third Reich and actively assisted in the killing of disabled children, a new report says. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CEYLAN YEGINSU Tags: Holocaust and the Nazi Era Asperger's Syndrome Disabilities Intellectual Disabilities Doctors Research Austria Herwig Czech Hans Asperger Vienna (Austria) Source Type: news

Nazi Links of Hans Asperger, Autism Research Pioneer, Prompt Consternation
The Austrian doctor collaborated with the Third Reich and actively assisted in the killing of disabled children, a new report says. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CEYLAN YEGINSU Tags: Holocaust and the Nazi Era Asperger's Syndrome Disabilities Intellectual Disabilities Doctors Research Austria Herwig Czech Hans Asperger Vienna (Austria) Source Type: news

Doctor Who Gave Name to Asperger's Syndrome Worked With Nazis: Report
THURSDAY, April 19, 2018 -- The Austrian doctor who defined Asperger's syndrome may have collaborated with the Nazis and likely played a role in the deaths of hundreds of mentally disabled children, new research claims. The findings challenge the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Pioneering autism researcher Asperger 'actively co-operated' with Nazis, study says
Hans Asperger, the Austrian pediatrician who pioneered research into autism and after whom Asperger syndrome is named, "actively co-operated" with a Nazi program under which disabled children were killed, according to a newly published academic paper. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Biopsychosocial Focus Best for Nonspecific Chronic Spinal Pain Biopsychosocial Focus Best for Nonspecific Chronic Spinal Pain
For patients with nonspecific chronic spinal pain (nCSP), combining neuroscience education with cognition-targeted exercises is more effective than standard physiotherapy for reducing pain and disability and improving mental and physical functioning.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Why Disability Insurance Might Be The Right Choice
About 40 million workers in the private sector have long-term coverage through their employer; the number who need coverage is far greater. ... Those who work for a living, rely on their paycheck t... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - April 19, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Student Loan Forgiveness for Disabled Veterans
Veterans with severe disabilities who have student loans will get notices from the federal government telling them they may be eligible for a program that can make those debts go away. ... Veterans... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - April 19, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

National Minority Health Month: The Double Burden for Minorities with Disabilities
Local health departments (LHDs) can embrace National Minority Health Month and play a crucial role by increasing awareness about minority health among people with disabilities. NACCHO's Health and Disability team can provide guidance and support to LHDs for minority health inclusion among the disability population. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - April 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Disability-led ensemble to play BBC Proms
The Resound ensemble will be the first disability-led group to play the BBC's music festival. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

People with multiple health conditions get raw deal, says report
They don ’t get the right treatment and often suffer needless disability and early death Related items fromOnMedica GMC calls for major overhaul of medical training A unique offering for patients with highly complex needs Patients with multiple health problems make up most GP consultations Diabetes, stroke and heart attack cut life expectancy One in six HIV-infected people in UK is aged over 55 (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Characterizing mortality from substance abuse in Iran: an epidemiological study during March 2014 to February 2015 - Shahbazi F, Mirtorabi SD, Ghadirzadeh MR, Hashemi-Nazari SS, Barzegar A.
BACKGROUND: Drug abuse is a severe and chronic disorder that leaves morbidity, disability and premature mortality in the society. The study of death due to substance abuse provides useful information for local, national and international administrators. Th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

UNISON vows to step up fight on wholly owned subsidiaries
Health members in Brighton today voiced their anger at the increasing practice of NHS trusts in England setting up wholly owned subsidiary companies to provide support services, and voted to fight their spread. They warned that the “backdoor privatisation” of health services – put at risk the pay and conditions of thousands of NHS staff, particularly low-paid women, Black and disabled workers. The importance of the issue was reflected in the fact that nine bodies contributed to the the composite motion being debated. One delegate argued that wholly owned subsidiary companies represented “the biggest...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News 2018 Health Conference fighting cuts and privatisation in the NHS health care wholly owned subsidiaries Source Type: news

UNISON vows to step up fight against wholly owned subsidiaries
Health members in Brighton today voiced their anger at the increasing practice of NHS trusts in England to set up wholly owned subsidiary companies to provide support services, and voted to fight their spread. The practice is widely regarded as backdoor privatisation of health services – putting at risk the pay and conditions of thousands of NHS staff, particularly low-paid women, Black and disabled workers. The importance of the issue was reflected in the fact that nine bodies contributed to the the composite motion being debated. One delegate argued that wholly owned subsidiary companies represented “the bigg...
Source: UNISON Health and safety news - April 18, 2018 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News 2018 Health Conference fighting cuts and privatisation in the NHS health care wholly owned subsidiaries Source Type: news

Sexual assault and disabling PTSD in active duty service women - Parnell D, Ram V, Cazares P, Webb-Murphy J, Roberson M, Ghaed S.
We examined disabili... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Global burden of multiple serious illnesses must be urgently addressed: AMS report
(Academy of Medical Sciences (UK)) Increasing numbers of people worldwide are suffering lifelong disability and dying prematurely due to the ineffective treatment of people with multiple health conditions, a new report suggests. The report from the Academy of Medical Sciences, published today, points to an alarming lack of information about multimorbidity, a scenario where a patient suffers several diseases simultaneously. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Care Coordination for Children With Special Needs in Medicaid: Lessons From Medicare
Study provides actionable recommendations for improving care coordination programs for children with special healthcare needs (CSHCN) in Medicaid managed care. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - April 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Disability Inclusion Policy Brief: Gap Analysis on Disability-Inclusive Humanitarian Action in the Pacific
CBM. 01/2018 This 24-page policy brief presents findings from a gap analysis of disability-inclusive emergency response in the Pacific. It seeks to improve understanding of the challenges of, and opportunities to enhance, inclusive humanitarian practice in the Pacific; and develop priority actions needed to progress disability inclusion in Pacific emergency preparedness and response. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Ambulance or Uber: American Ambulance Association Releases Video To Promote Public Awareness
Ridesharing apps offer transportation on-demand in passenger vehicles driven by laypersons. In the case of routine, minor illness or injury, these apps can offer convenient transportation to an outpatient appointment. However, fully-equipped ambulances, staffed by trained Paramedics and EMTs, are the best choice to in the case of stroke, heart attack, trauma, and other serious emergencies, or to care for patients with special needs requiring medical management.     (Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership)
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - April 16, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: American Ambulance Association Tags: Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

A semi-automated method to generate GIS-based sidewalk networks for asset management and pedestrian accessibility assessment - Li H, Cebe J, Khoeini S, Xu YA, Dyess C, Guensler R.
Pedestrian infrastructure that is comfortable, connected to destinations of interest, and accessible to those with disabilities is vital to a safe, accessible, equitable, and sustainable transportation system. Planners recognize the benefits of providing w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Learning disabilities and domestic abuse: an unspoken barrier - McCarthy M.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Effects of driving skill training on safe driving in older adults with mild cognitive impairment - Shimada H, Hotta R, Makizako H, Doi T, Tsutsumimoto K, Nakakubo S, Makino K.
BACKGROUND: Driving cessation is strongly associated with adverse health outcomes in the older adults. Although there were numerous documentations of driving rehabilitation in disabled adults, the effects of interventions on safe driving were not clear in ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Preventive effects of car safety seat use on clinical outcomes in infants and young children with road traffic injuries: a 7-year observational study - Park GJ, Ro YS, Shin SD, Song KJ, Hong KJ, Jeong J.
INTRODUCTION: Road traffic injury (RTI) is one of the major mechanisms of injury leading to high disability and case-fatality in infants and children. Proper car safety seat use can reduce fatal outcomes in pediatric patients with RTI; however, the use rat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Exit choice behavior of pedestrians involving individuals with disabilities during building evacuations - Gaire N, Song Z, Christensen KM, Sharifi MS, Chen A.
Pedestrian evacuation studies are critical in obtaining information about evacuation scenarios and in preparing to face the challenges of actual evacuations. Studies have examined evacuation policies, exit choice modeling, and evacuation curve analysis. So... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news