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Protesters Got Dragged Out of a Hearing on the Republican Health Care Repeal Bill
Protests erupted Monday in Washington as a Senate committee gathered for a hearing on the latest Republican proposal aimed at repealing former President Barack Obama’s signature health care law. The Senate Finance Committee was holding a hearing to address questions about the legislation, known as Graham-Cassidy for its architects, Republican Sens. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina. Just as the Senators settled in, chants of “No cuts to Medicaid, save our liberty!” echoed throughout the hearing room. Utah Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch, who chairs the committee, called for a brie...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maya Rhodan Tags: Uncategorized Congress Health Care onetime protests Source Type: news

A pilot randomised controlled trial of community-led ANtipsychotic Drug REduction for Adults with Learning Disabilities
Data suggest that approximately 50,000 adults with learning disabilities (LDs) in England and Wales are currently prescribed antipsychotic medication. Illness in this population is common, including significant rates of challenging behaviour and mental illness, but there is particular concern over the use of antipsychotics prescribed for reasons other than the treatment of psychosis. Control of challenging behaviour is the primary reason why such medications are prescribed despite the absence of good evidence for any therapeutic effect for this purpose. To assess the feasibility of recruitment and retention and to explor...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Causes Microcephaly?
Patient Presentation A 5-month-old male came to clinic for his health supervision visit and followup from his neonatal intensive care stay. He was born prematurely at 28 weeks gestation and his stay was complicated by a right sided Grade III intraventricular hemorrhage, a left-sided Grade IV intraventricular hemorrhage, neonatal seizures, respiratory distress and bronchopulmonary dysplasia, retinopathy of prematurity, acute kidney injury that had resolved, possible necrotizing enterocolitis incidents x 2, and herpes simplex encephalitis. He was on home oxygen, a nasogastric feeding tube because of aspiration risk and mult...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 25, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Mother of disabled child: Cassidy 'should know better'
Jessica Michot's voice breaks, and her eyes fill with tears. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother: Sen. Cassidy should know better
Mothers of children with disabilities say the latest GOP health care bill would ruin their children's care. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lady Gaga Puts Fibromyalgia in the Spotlight
Daily struggle with chronic pain, disability defines patients' lives, experts say (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

"If he could speak, he would be able to point out who does those things to him": Experiences of violence and access to child protection among children with disabilities in Uganda and Malawi - Banks LM, Kelly SA, Kyegombe N, Kuper H, Devries K.
INTRODUCTION: There is growing evidence that children with disabilities face an increased risk of violence globally. While child protection mechanisms to prevent and respond to violence-including formal government systems and more informal programmes and a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Factors influencing short-term outcomes for older patients accessing emergency departments after a fall: the role of fall dynamics - Trevisan C, Di Gregorio P, Debiasi E, Pedrotti M, La Guardia M, Manzato E, Sergi G, March A.
BACKGROUND: While the relevance of falls in raising the risk of fractures, hospitalization and disability in older age is well recognized, the factors influencing the onset of fractures and the need for ward admission after a fall have yet to be fully eluc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Impact of extended monitoring-guided intensive care on outcome after severe traumatic brain injury: a prospective multicentre cohort study (PariS-TBI study) - Mateo J, Payen D, Ghout I, Vall ée F, Lescot T, Welschbillig S, Tazarourte K, Azouvi P, Weiss JJ, Aegerter P, Vigue B.
OBJECTIVE: We evaluated whether an integrated monitoring with systemic and specific monitoring affect mortality and disability in adults with severe traumatic brain injury (sTBI). METHODS: Adults with severeTBI (Glasgow Coma Scale [GCS] ≤ 8) admi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Nature of injury and risk of multiple claims among workers in Manitoba health care - Oranye NO.
In industrial societies, work-related musculoskeletal disorders are common among workers, frequently resulting in recurrent injuries, work disability, and multiple compensation claims. The risk of idiopathic musculoskeletal injuries is thought to be more t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Physician-staffed helicopter emergency medical service has a beneficial impact on the incidence of prehospital hypoxia and secured airways on patients with severe traumatic brain injury - Pakkanen T, K ämäräinen A, Huhtala H, Silfvast T, Nurmi J, Virkkunen I, Yli-Hankala A.
BACKGROUND: After traumatic brain injury (TBI), hypotension, hypoxia and hypercapnia have been shown to result in secondary brain injury that can lead to increased mortality and disability. Effective prehospital assessment and treatment by emergency medica... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Qualitative case studies of professional- level workers with traumatic brain injuries: a contextual approach to job accommodation and retention - Roessler RT, Rumrill PD, Rumrill SP, Minton DL, Hendricks DJ, Sampson E, Stauffer C, Scherer MJ, Nardone A, Leopold A, Jacobs K, Elias E.
BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a multi-systemic disability that causes a wide range of difficulties with personal and social functioning. METHODS: Four individuals with TBI participated in an evaluation of barriers to their continued e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Global, regional, and national disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs) for 333 diseases and injuries and healthy life expectancy (HALE) for 195 countries and territories, 1990-2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016 -
BACKGROUND: Measurement of changes in health across locations is useful to compare and contrast changing epidemiological patterns against health system performance and identify specific needs for resource allocation in research, policy development, and pro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability for 328 diseases and injuries for 195 countries, 1990-2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016 -
BACKGROUND: As mortality rates decline, life expectancy increases, and populations age, non-fatal outcomes of diseases and injuries are becoming a larger component of the global burden of disease. The Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors S... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Awakening to the alcohol epidemic - need of the hour - Shah DS.
Globally, alcohol has become the most common risk factor for death and disability in the young age group of 15-49 years. Its use has been rapidly increasing in developing countries. It is a critical time wherein if effective preventive measures are not und... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Why and when social support predicts older adults' pain-related disability: a longitudinal study - Matos M, Bernardes SF, Goubert L.
Pain-related social support has been shown to be directly associated with pain-related disability, depending on whether it promotes functional autonomy or dependence. However, previous studies mostly relied on cross-sectional methods, precluding conclusion... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Accommodating individuals with traumatic brain injury: an analysis of employer-initiated cases handled by the job accommodation network - Hendricks DJ, Sampson E.
BACKGROUND: The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) has provided customized accommodation information to employers, individuals with disabilities, and their representatives (e.g., family, rehabilitation counselors, union representatives) since 1983. For each i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

TBI rehabilomics research: an exemplar of a biomarker-based approach to precision care for populations with disability - Wagner AK.
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to summarize how "-omics" technologies can inform rehabilitation-relevant outcomes for a range of populations with neurologically related disability by including outcome metrics linked to the World Health Or... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Lady Gaga's Fibromyalgia Puts Illness in the Spotlight
Daily struggle with chronic pain, disability defines patients' lives, experts say (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lady Gaga ’ s Fibromyalgia Puts Illness in the Spotlight
Daily struggle with chronic pain, disability defines patients'lives, experts say (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 22, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry, Rheumatology, News, Source Type: news

A Black Man Convicted By a Racist Juror Is About to Be Executed
It seems pretty clear that an African American isn’t going to get a fair trial from a juror who calls him a “nigger.” And yet that’s what happened in the case of Keith Tharpe, who Georgia will execute on September 26 for the murder of his sister-in-law, unless the Supreme Court decides otherwise. The fate of Keith Tharpe was entrusted into the hands of a juror who was unconvinced he, as a black person, had a soul. This seems to fall short of the “impartial jury” guaranteed by the Sixth Amendment of the Constitution. In 1998, lawyers seeking to appeal Tharpe’s 1991 conviction inter...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Shane Claiborne Tags: Uncategorized justice Race Source Type: news

My dwarfism
Mary Russell, a black woman with dwarfism, set off on a 900-mile journey through Vietnam with five other disabled people but quickly learned they were far from like-minded. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Courts question NY disability agency's right to prosecute
A New York state agency created to protect people in institutional care from abuse and neglect has lost three criminal cases this year after judges ruled that it didn't have the power to prosecute (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Editing Embryo DNA Yields Clues About Early Human Development
Researchers disabled a gene that they think helps determine which human embryos will develop normally. The technique they used is controversial because it could be used to change babies' DNA.(Image credit: Courtesy of The Francis Crick Institute) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rob Stein Source Type: news

Keeping a Practice Compliant for Deaf Patients
What do you have to know about ensuring your practice is following the rules of the Practice Compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act? (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 20, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Ericka L. Adler Tags: Blog Managers Administrators Law & Malpractice Compliance Source Type: news

Neuroimmunology of traumatic brain injury: time for a paradigm shift - Jassam YN, Izzy S, Whalen M, McGavern DB, El Khoury J.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of morbidity and disability, with a considerable socioeconomic burden. Heterogeneity of pathoanatomical subtypes and diversity in the pathogenesis and extent of injury contribute to differences in the course ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Outcome predictors in pediatric head trauma: a study of clinicoradiological factors - Garg K, Sharma R, Gupta D, Sinha S, Satyarthee GD, Agarwal D, Kale SS, Sharma BS, Mahapatra AK.
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic injuries are the leading cause of death and a major cause of disability among children. About 70%-80% of the accidental deaths in pediatric age group result directly from central nervous system lesions. METHODS: The purpose ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

“Words Have Power. Read a Banned Book.”
What does the banning or challenging of books tell us about our society? Banned or challenged books are often books that reflect the diversity of our world. In 2015, of the 10 most challenged books, 9 of them “…contained diverse content.”  Many of these books are authored by and/or contain people of color, people who identify as LGBTQIA, people of a different religion, or people with a disability. In other words, people who are minorities or not part of the dominant culture. Readers may become uncomfortable reading about unfamiliar experiences or perspectives. For many, diversity implies negative co...
Source: Dragonfly - September 20, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: K-12 Public Libraries Source Type: news

Hurricane Maria Aims for Puerto Rico After Slamming Dominica
(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) — Hurricane Maria barreled toward Puerto Rico on Tuesday night after wreaking widespread devastation on Dominica and leaving the small Caribbean island virtually incommunicado. As rains began to lash Puerto Rico, Gov. Ricardo Rossello warned that Maria could hit “with a force and violence that we haven’t seen for several generations.” “We’re going to lose a lot of infrastructure in Puerto Rico,” Rossello said, adding that a likely island wide power outage and communication blackout could last for days. “We’re going to have to rebuild.” Auth...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Danica Coto and Carlisle Jno Baptiste / AP Tags: Uncategorized Dominica Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico weather Source Type: news

7.1-Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Mexico City
(MEXICO CITY) — A powerful earthquake jolted central Mexico on Tuesday, cracking building facades and scattering rubble on streets in the capital on the anniversary of a devastating 1985 quake. The quake caused buildings to sway sickeningly in Mexico City and sent panicked office workers streaming into the streets, but the full extent of the damage was not yet clear. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake had a magnitude of 7.1 and was centered near the Puebla state town of Raboso, about 76 miles (123 kilometers) southeast of Mexico City. Puebla Gov. Tony Galil tweeted that there had been damaged buildings in the ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized Mexico onetime Source Type: news

Gun Injuries Add Millions of Dollars to Hospital Costs
TUESDAY, Sept. 19, 2017 -- Besides the toll in deaths and disability, hospitalizations linked to gun injuries cost U.S. taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars a year, a new study finds. A University of Iowa analysis of nationwide data on... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

In This Issue
Having a disability does not preclude the possibility of a woman ’s ­having a healthy pregnancy with a good outcome, but adverse outcomes are more common among women with disabilities than among others. Ensuring that women with disabilities can plan their pregnancies is thus critical, yet research on contraceptive use within this population is scant. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Road safety: serious injuries remain a major unsolved problem - Beck B, Cameron PA, Fitzgerald MC, Judson RT, Teague W, Lyons RA, Gabbe BJ.
OBJECTIVE: To investigate temporal trends in the incidence, mortality, disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs), and costs of health loss caused by serious road traffic injury. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: A retrospective review of data from the populat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Early to long-term alterations of CNS barriers after traumatic brain injury: considerations for drug development - Rodriguez-Grande B, Ichkova A, Lemarchant S, Badaut J.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the leading causes of death and disability, particularly amongst the young and the elderly. The functions of the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and blood-cerebrospinal fluid barrier (BCSFB) are strongly impaired after TBI,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Measles vaccine: 'I cheated my daughter'
Jo Walton's daughter was left severely disabled when the measles infection she had as a child returned 24 years later. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center Sets New Precedent for Emergency Care Using Mobile Technology
BOZEMAN, MT -- Stroke is a leading cause of disability and death in the U.S., with close to 800,000 cases each year. The outcome can be devastating, and every delay in care impacts a stroke survivor’s chance at a full recovery. To minimize those delays and make emergency communication more efficient, PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver, Washington, has partnered with several local EMS services to begin using the healthcare communication platform, Pulsara. PeaceHealth Southwest is the first hospital on the west coast to use Pulsara, and the first in the nation to use the company's Prehospital Alerting Pa...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - September 18, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Pulsara Tags: Documentation & Patient Care Reporting Industry News Source Type: news

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center Sets New Precedent for Emergency Care Using Mobile Technology
BOZEMAN, MT -- Stroke is a leading cause of disability and death in the U.S., with close to 800,000 cases each year. The outcome can be devastating, and every delay in care impacts a stroke survivor’s chance at a full recovery. To minimize those delays and make emergency communication more efficient, PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver, Washington, has partnered with several local EMS services to begin using the healthcare communication platform, Pulsara. PeaceHealth Southwest is the first hospital on the west coast to use Pulsara, and the first in the nation to use the company's Prehospital Alerting Pa...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 18, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Pulsara Tags: Documentation & Patient Care Reporting Industry News Source Type: news

Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability for 328 diseases and injuries for 195 countries, 1990-2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016
Open access report inThe Lancet provides a comprehensive assessment of prevalence, incidence, and years lived with disability (YLDs) for 328 causes in 195 countries and territories from 1990 to 2016. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - September 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Psychological Trauma Drive People With Disabilities Into Suicide
[The Herald] Samson Chindotani was laid to rest in the deathly calm of a cold July Sunday afternoon. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Disability backlog tops 1M; thousands die on waitlist
Last year there were 7,400 people on waitlists who were dead, according to a report by Social Security's inspector general (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Disability backlog tops 1 million; thousands die on waitlist
Last year there were 7,400 people on waitlists who were dead, according to a report by Social Security's inspector general (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Preliminary validation of the WHODAS 2.0 for mild traumatic brain injury - Snell D, Iverson GL, Panenka W, Silverberg ND.
The purpose of this study is to examine the reliability, factor structure, and validity of the World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule (WHODAS 2.0 12-item version) in a sample of patients who were slow to recover from a mild traumatic brai... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Talking to older adults about health prognosis may be helpful
(American Geriatrics Society) In a new study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, researchers examined how older adults with disabilities later in life might react to learning their prognosis, and how they evaluated their own prognosis compared to 'official' estimates. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UCLA to offer free mental health screening, treatment to all incoming students
Speaking before dozens of influential business and civic leaders about mental health in the workplace, UCLA Chancellor Gene Block announced today the university will for the first time offer free mental health screening and, if appropriate, treatment, to all incoming freshmen and transfer students.“It affects about 350 million people worldwide, and yet, in my view, depression remains somewhat overlooked and understudied. That depression has not been identified as our number one health issue astounds me,” said Block during his keynote speech at the inauguralOne Mind Initiative at Work summit.The One Mind Initiat...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 14, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

"Every child that is a foster child is marked from the beginning": the home-school communication experiences of foster parents of children with disabilities - Mires CB, Lee DL, McNaughton D.
This study investigated the perceptions of foster parents of children with disabilities concerning their interactions with school personnel. We conducted semi-structured interviews with 7 foster parents of 6 children with disabilities (age range=5-16). A q... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Chronobiological theories of mood disorder - Zaki NFW, Spence DW, Bahammam AS, Pandi-Perumal SR, Cardinali DP, Brown GM.
Major depressive disorder (MDD) remains the most prevalent mental disorder and a leading cause of disability, affecting approximately 100 million adults worldwide. The disorder is characterized by a constellation of symptoms affecting mood, anxiety, neuroc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Baseline characteristics of fall from height victims presenting to emergency department; a brief report - Hatamabadi H, Arhami Dolatabadi A, Atighinasab B, Safari S.
INTRODUCTION: Trauma due to accidents or fall from height is a major cause of disability and mortality. The present study was designed aiming to evaluate the baseline characteristics of fall from height victims presenting to emergency department (ED). ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Hospice offers comfort for older adults at end of life. Should we consider it sooner?
(American Geriatrics Society) A team of researchers from Yale University has studied how soon older adults who were experiencing distressing symptoms and disability were admitted to hospice near the end of their lives. Their study was published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Get a grip on PIP
A new report released on 14 September 2017 by the Disability Benefits Consortium (DBC) - of which Arthritis Research UK is a member- demonstrates the huge problems which many people experience when trying to access Personal Independence Payments. A Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is a source of financial support designed to help disabled people and those with long-term conditions manage the extra costs of their condition.Debs is in her forties and has had arthritis since she was born. Her story is featured in the‘Supporting those who need it most?’ report:“When I wake up I am in pain instantly. My hu...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - September 13, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

This Girl Tr òn: The Forgotten Subject of Vietnam War Photographer Larry Burrows
Larry Burrows was a seasoned veteran of the Vietnam War when, in early 1968, he met 12-year-old Nguyễn Thị Tròn. Operating out of Saigon, the southern Republic of Vietnam’s capital, the photographer had been covering the conflict for LIFE magazine since 1962. He shadowed American troops, documenting ferocious firefights, surviving hours in the air with helicopter-gunship crews, and freeze-framing harrowing moments of bravery and despair, exhaustion, and appalling violence in combat zones. Though much of his best work had been shot in the thick of the action, he had come to be haunted by the trauma visited ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gary Jones/ Suối Đá Tags: Uncategorized Larry Burrows LIFE Magazine photography Vietnam Vietnam War Source Type: news