ASA: Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation Disrupts Back Pain
FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 -- Dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurostimulation therapy may reduce pain and disability in patients with chronic lower extremity and back pain, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

NHS England seeks views on new ‘quality checkers’ toolkits
NHS England is preparing more easy read ‘toolkits’ for quality checkers to assess services used by people with a learning disability. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - October 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Changes to the way universal credit is introduced are a sensible move, says UNISON
Assurances that part-time low-paid workers will not be made to look for higher paid jobs or forced to increase their hours as they are moved across onto universal credit has been welcomed by UNISON today (Thursday). UNISON had been concerned that as people were transferred across to universal credit anyone earning less than 35 times the national minimum wage would have been made to find a job on better pay or take on more hours. Earlier today, in response to a question from Ruth George MP at the Work and Pensions Select Committee, the director general of universal credit Neil Couling confirmed an assurance previously given...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Anna Mauremootoo Tags: Press release dave prentis Universal credit Source Type: news

CMS: Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Regulation to Require Drug Pricing Transparency
Proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that would revise Federal Health Insurance Programs for the Aged and Disabled by amending the Medicare Parts A, B, C, and D programs, as well as the Medicaid program, to require direct-to-consumer television advertisements of prescription drugs and biological products for which payment is available through or under Medicare or Medicaid to include the Wholesale Acquisition Cost of the product. This is in an effort to allow beneficiaries to make informed decisions and minimize cost for themselves as well as for the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Comment...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - October 18, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Health Insurance
Find information about health insurance, the new health care law, long-term care insurance, disability coverage, vision and dental insurance. ... AARP In Your State Visit the AARP state page for in... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - October 18, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Staff with caring responsibilities need supporting at work, says UNISON
Parents and other staff with caring duties are having to quit their jobs in some cases because of inflexible working conditions, according to research published today (Thursday) by UNISON. Nearly half (47%) the survey respondents say they think employers discriminate against employees who are responsible for looking after loved ones. More than three quarters (78%) also believe that staying in a job is harder for carers or parents. The findings are based on results from nearly 3,000 respondents across the UK, including employees with caring responsibilities (88%) who have either looked after an adult or are a parent, i...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - October 17, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Anna Mauremootoo Tags: Press release carers Christina McAnea employers parents Source Type: news

More Autism Genes Identified
Researchers parse genes linked with intellectual disability and autism from those tied to autism alone. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 17, 2018 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

HCPC seeks new chair of the council
The Health and Care Professions Council Protecting the public The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) is a regulator of health and care professionals and our aim is to protect the public. To do this, we keep a register of health, psychological and social work professionals who meet our standards for their training, professional skills, behaviour and health. Chair of Council Remuneration: £65,000 annual allowance Time requirement: approximately 3 days a week We are seeking to appoint a Chair of Council. You will have experience of providing strong non-executive leadership and be able to uphold the principles of...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 17, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Rob Smith Tags: Article health care Source Type: news

Smiling does make you happier – under carefully controlled conditions
The idea that smiling changes the way we perceive things seemed like another casualty of social psychology ’s replication crisis – but something more interesting was going onIn 1988, Fritz Strack and colleagues publishedone of the most wonderful studies in psychology. They asked volunteers how funny they thought some cartoons were. While looking at the cartoons, some of the participants held a pen between their teeth without it touching their lips, while some others held a pen in their lips without allowing it to touch their teeth. (The participants believed they were testing out methods disabled people could u...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 17, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Christopher Paley Tags: Psychology Science Source Type: news

CMS: Medicare Program; CY 2019 Part A Premiums for the Uninsured Aged and for Certain Disabled Individuals Who Have Exhausted Other Entitlement
Notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announcing Medicare's Hospital Insurance (Part A) premium for uninsured enrollees in calendar year (CY) 2019. This premium is effective on January 1, 2019. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - October 17, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Public Inspection: CMS: Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Regulation to Require Drug Pricing Transparency
Pre-publication of a proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that would revise Federal Health Insurance Programs for the Aged and Disabled by amending the Medicare Parts A, B, C, and D programs, as well as the Medicaid program, to require direct-to-consumer television advertisements of prescription drugs and biological products for which payment is available through or under Medicare or Medicaid to include the Wholesale Acquisition Cost of the product. This is in an effort to allow beneficiaries to make informed decisions and minimize cost for themselves as well as for the Medicare and Medic...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - October 17, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

6 Surprising Ways To Ditch Disability Bias In The Workplace
Companies need to go the extra mile to understand and connect with the disability community, which is now the largest minority in the country. Start with these insights. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Denise Brodey, Contributor Source Type: news

Diving for Data
Discussion around this is definitely part of the public discourse now but this is going to turn slowly like an ocean liner as incentives become more aligned.“The reimbursement of volume-based agreements is such a complex calculation to unwind, and people acknowledge that it is sensible but a hard thing to do. It takes a lot to move people off tried-and-true, low-risk ways of measuring the performance of a drug.Related Content: Rid Yourself Of Dirty DataTalking The Same LanguageNavigating the ChaosSeeking the Holy Grail of RWEThe Naked Truth About Outcomes-Based PricingPrimary Event: Value Summit USA 2018Pr ...
Source: EyeForPharma - October 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Andrew Stone Source Type: news

Police and justice delegates highlight disability issues
The importance of supporting and recruiting disabled staff, and of supporting staff with mental health problems, was debated at police and justice conference last week. Members highlighted the importance of making disabled people aware that UNISON can support them, and of representing them well once recruited. Chelsea Skervin said that “the more disabled members we have, the more pressure we can put on employers and bargain for better conditions … we want to strive for a disability officer in every branch.” Joanna Warcroft reminded delegates that conference was taking place during Mental Health Awareness...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - October 16, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article 2018 police and justice conference disability mental health Source Type: news

New support to improve health of disabled adults
There are around 3.5 million disabled adults at greater risk of poor health due to inactivity, and evidence shows they are twice as likely to be inactive as non-disabled people. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - October 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Perspectives on adding folic acid to flour to prevent spinal bifida | Letters
Dr JK Anand, Chris Pageand Pam Lunnreflect on the UK government ’s decisionOf course the planned fortification of flour with folic acid will help – where the cause of spina bifida is nutritional deficiency of folic acid (All UK flour to be given folic acid additive, 15 October). However, it can not conceivably prevent the defect where it is due to genetic factors – two defective genes from two parents coming together.In some parts of the world consanguineous marriages are commoner than in others. An academic paper in the Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition (Vol 32, No 2, June 2014) by Nazish Jabee...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 15, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Health Pregnancy Disability Society Food Parents and parenting Family & wellbeing Life and style Children Genetics Science Source Type: news

New OVOMotion Shoulder Arthroplasty System by Anthrosurface Features Inlay Glenoid
Anthrosurface’s new OVOMotion system offers minimal bone removal and increased glenoid exposure via an added planar cut. Featuring an aspherical head design and improved joint access, the product is designed for patients with painful or severely disabled shoulder joints from arthritis, AVN, or traumatic events. The OVOMotion system also features more biomechanical stability than other shoulder arthroplasty systems.This story is related to the following:Surgical Implants | (Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies)
Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies - October 15, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Source Type: news

Reducing consequences of child maltreatment during adulthood by public health actions: a Delphi study - Dias A, Mooren T, Kleber RJ.
BACKGROUND: Child maltreatment (CM) is associated with long-lasting poor health outcomes, as well as increased levels of disability and health-services consumption across the life-span. However, less is known about how CM consequences can be reduced during... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Effects of a vestibular physiotherapy protocol on adults with intellectual disability in the prevention of falls: A multi-centre clinical trial - Cort és-Amador S, Carrasco JJ, Sempere-Rubio N, Igual-Camacho C, Villaplana-Torres LA, Pérez-Alenda S.
BACKGROUND: Balance alterations are one of the main problems in people with intellectual disabilities (ID), increasing their risk of falls and impacting their life. AIMS: To describe a vestibular rehabilitation programme (VRP) and evaluate its effects on t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Invisible cyclists? Disabled people and cycle planning - a case study of London - Andrews N, Clement I, Aldred R.
This paper reports on analysis of over 50 London transport and cycling strategy documents. Both image and text were analysed, in exploring representations of disabled people, particularly as cyclists or potential cyclists. It remains unusual for disabled p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news

Precarious work and the risk of receiving a disability pension - Ojala S, Py öriä P.
AIMS: Precarious employment is an emerging determinant of occupational health, but its association with work-related disability remains little understood. We operationalised precarious work as a multidimensional construct and examined how the accumulation ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Changes in perceived social support predict changes in depressive symptoms in adults with physical disability - de la Vega R, Molton IR, Mir ó J, Smith AE, Jensen MP.
BACKGROUND: Perceived social support has been found to be associated with depression, subjective well-being and psychological health in cross-sectional studies in people with physical disabilities. No longitudinal studies have been conducted to examine the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

NHS pays out £100million to disabled children left brain damaged at birth in just 24 hours 
The High Court approved settlements in 11 cases on Monday and Tuesday last week, which breached the monumental sum in total. One of the payouts was for a record £37million to a six-year-old boy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CMS: Medicare Program; CY 2019 Part A Premiums for the Uninsured Aged and for Certain Disabled Individuals Who Have Exhausted Other Entitlement
Notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announcing Medicare's Hospital Insurance (Part A) premium for uninsured enrollees in calendar year (CY) 2019. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - October 15, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Public Inpection: CMS: Medicare Program; CY 2019 Part A Premiums for the Uninsured Aged and for Certain Disabled Individuals Who Have Exhausted Other Entitlement
Pre-publication notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announcing Medicare's Hospital Insurance (Part A) premium for uninsured enrollees in calendar year (CY) 2019. The official notice will appear in the October 17, 2018 Federal Register and is effective on January 1, 2019. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - October 15, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Support for disabled people to become more active
Nearly half of all disabled people are inactive Related items fromOnMedica What promotes uptake and retention in group-based weight management services? Diabetes and obesity higher among LGBQ teens Stigmatising overweight people is counterproductive Making health changes more effective as a couple Stop smoking aids — better than going 'cold turkey' (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 15, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Billy Monger: 'Why I don't want to compete in disabled sport'
Billy Monger, 19, had a crash 18 months ago which resulted in both his legs being amputated. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medtronic disables internet updates to pacemaker programmers, citing hacking risks
Medtronic has informed health care providers that two of its CareLink pacemaker-programming devices can no longer be updated over internet, citing cybersecurity risks. The medical-device giant disabled a feature that allowed online updates to its Medtronic CareLink 2090 and CareLink Encore 29901 programmers effective Oct. 11, according to a letter sent to health care practitioners and posted online. Medtronic hasn’t received any reports of a cyberattack or ha rm to patients, the company said in… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 12, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Katharine Grayson Source Type: news

Benco dental helps prevent pain and suffering for pediatric dental patients with product donation to america ’s toothfairy
(Charlotte, NC – October 2, 2018) Children who live in poverty are twice as likely to suffer from untreated tooth decay than their more affluent peers. Thanks to a generous product contribution to America ’s ToothFairy from Benco Dental, thousands of children will receive pain-free treatment.Over $167,000 in Graham Chemical Articaine and Epinephrine anesthetic was donated by Benco Dental to America ’s ToothFairy. The product donation was distributed to ten nonprofit clinics to support treatment services for underserved youth, including Dr. Earl R. Crane Children’s Dental Health Center and the O...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 12, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Africa:Karmzah, the Superheroine With Cerebral Palsy
[This is Africa] World Cerebral Palsy Day is observed every year on 6 October. Cerebral palsy is a neurological condition that is the largest cause of childhood disability. To remedy the lack of disability representation, Farida Bedwei launched "Karmzah!", a comic book that features a heroine with cerebral palsy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UT Dallas study provides fuller picture of the human cost from terrorist attacks
(University of Texas at Dallas) New research from The University of Texas at Dallas provides a more complete picture of the suffering caused by terrorist attacks. The study, published in the journal Public Choice, estimates the number of years of healthy life -- years free of the injuries or disabilities caused by terrorist attacks -- that victims lost due to injuries. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

GP access to new prescribing indicators for adults with a learning disability and/or autism
GP practices have an opportunity to gain useful feedback for improving patient care - such as a report, due later this year, about the impact of prescribing certain medications to adults with a learning disability - by joining Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD). (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - October 12, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Report: Medtronic shuts down pacer programmer updates on hacking risk
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) has disabled internet updates for approximately 34,000 CareLink devices designed for accessing and programming implanted pacemakers due to cybersecurity vulnerabilities with the systems, according to a Reuters report. The vulnerability, revealed this summer by cybersecurity firm researchers, could allow an outside agent to plant malware on the pacers that would allow them to control or disable the delivery of life-saving shocks to the heart. The Fridley, Minn.-based company said that it knows of no cases in which hackers have exploited the vulnerability in real world environments, according to the repo...
Source: Mass Device - October 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiac Assist Devices Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Featured Software / IT Cybersecurity Medtronic Source Type: news

CDC: Many Children With Heart Conditions Have Special Needs
THURSDAY, Oct. 11, 2018 -- Children with past and current heart conditions have more special health care needs compared with children without heart conditions, according to research published in the Sept. 29 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medtronic disables pacemaker programmer updates over hack concern
Medical device maker Medtronic Plc has disabled internet updates for some 34,000 CareLink programming devices that healthcare providers around the world use to access implanted pacemakers, saying the system was vulnerable to cyber attacks. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Incidence and costs of injuries to children and adults in the United States - Zonfrillo MR, Spicer RS, Lawrence BA, Miller TR.
BACKGROUND: Injuries are a leading cause of death and acquired disability, and result in significant medical spending. Prior estimates of injury-related cost have been limited by older data, for certain population, or specific mechanisms. FINDINGS:... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Using sideline concussion tests in the emergency department - Kruse AJ, Nugent AS, Peterson AR.
PURPOSE: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a significant cause of death and disability in the United States. Many patients with TBI are initially treated in the emergency department (ED), but there is no evidence-based method of detecting or grading TBI in p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Management of late-life depression - Craig Nelson J.
Depression is a common disorder in late life that is associated with poor quality of life, increased disability, and increased all-cause mortality. Rates of completed suicide are the highest in older depressed men compared with any other age group. In this... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Preliminary radiological result after establishment of hospital-based trauma registry in level-1 trauma hospital in developing country setting, prospective cohort study - Hasan O, Samad A, Nawaz Z, Ahmad T, Abdul Muhammad Z, Noordin S.
INTRODUCTION: Injuries are the second most common cause of disability, the fifth most common cause of healthy years of life lost per 1000 people and unfortunately 90% of mortality takes place in low-to middle-income countries. Trauma registries guide polic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Rates and predictors of recurrent work disability due to common mental health disorders in the United States - Gaspar FW, Zaidel CS, Dewa CS.
CONTEXT: Despite the high prevalence of work disability due to common mental disorders (CMD), no information exists on the rates and predictors of recurrence in a United States population. OBJECTIVE: To estimate recurrent work disability statistics... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Festival organised in honour of disabled teenager
Unable to attend mainstream festivals, a 16-year-old girl has one organised in her honour. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

OCREVUS (ocrelizumab) data show early initiation of treatment reduces disability progression over five years in relapsing and primary progressive multiple sclerosis
Roche announced today that new OCREVUS ® (ocrelizumab) data will be presented at the 34th Congress of the European Committee for the Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS) from 10 October to 12 October in Berlin, Germany. (Source: Roche Media News)
Source: Roche Media News - October 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

OCREVUS (ocrelizumab) data show early initiation of treatment reduces disability progression over five years in relapsing and primary progressive multiple sclerosis
Roche announced today that new OCREVUS ® (ocrelizumab) data will be presented at the 34th Congress of the European Committee for the Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS) from 10 October to 12 October in Berlin, Germany. (Source: Roche Investor Update)
Source: Roche Investor Update - October 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Tracking a killer
(University of California - Santa Barbara) A major cause of human disability and death throughout the world, sepsis is a condition that begins with an infection, progresses rapidly and can set off a chain of effects that result in multiple organ failure and irreparable damage to the body. Because of the condition's rapid onset, physicians must respond immediately to the symptoms with broad-spectrum antibiotics for infection, drugs to combat inflammation and, in the more critical cases, vasopressors to manage shock. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Researchers using 3D facial scans to aid diagnosis of children with rare genetic syndrome
(Clemson University) Clemson University faculty have been awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate the use of 3D imaging that could allow for quicker diagnosis of children with Phelan-McDermid syndrome, a rare genetic condition that causes intellectual and physical disabilities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

USC and The Dan Marino Foundation partner with Magic Leap to deliver spatial computing experience
(University of Southern California) USC ICT and The Dan Marino Foundation partner with Magic Leap to deliver spatial computing experience for individuals with Autism and other developmental disabilities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Kurt Warner helping people with disabilities chase their dreams
Winning a Super Bowl may seem like a crowning achievement. But to Kurt Warner and his wife Brenda, it's just the beginning. CBS News correspondent Carter Evans explains how they're helping others. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Disability access: Three things people often don't think about
Actress and disability campaigner Samantha Renke on the things people without a disability take for granted (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria:Physiotherapists Make Case for Children With Special Needs
[Leadership] Some physiotherapists in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), have called on governments, at all levels, to assist in training and rehabilitation of children with special needs, such as cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and autism. In an interview with LEADERSHIP, as part of this year's World Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day celebration, an occupational physiotherapist, Agbapuonwu Vivian, frowned that Nigeria government is not doing anything at the moment to assist in the training of children affected by cerebral (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news