Early Data Mixed for Home-Based Brain Stimulation After Stroke
(MedPage Today) -- Adding remotely supervised transcranial direct current stimulation (RS-tDCS) to enhance home-based cognitive rehabilitation appeared feasible, but not particularly effective, for most stroke survivors in a pilot study. Four... (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - August 18, 2022 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Deep learning-based near-fall detection algorithm for fall risk monitoring system using a single inertial measurement unit - Choi A, Kim TH, Yuhai O, Jeong S, Kim K, Kim H, Mun JH.
Proactively detecting falls and preventing injuries are among the primary keys to a healthy life for the elderly. Near-fall remote monitoring in daily life could provide key information to prevent future falls and obtain quantitative rehabilitation status ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 18, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Fear of Return to Sport Scale (FRESS): a new instrument for use in injured professional or recreational athletes in rehabilitation - Kalatakis-Dos-Santos AE, de Paula Gomes CAF, Pontes-Silva A, Mendes LP, de Oliveira Sim ões G, Gonçalves MC, de Oliveira Pires F, Bassi-Dibai D, Dibai-Filho AV.
OBJECTIVE: To create, develop, and validate the Fear of Return to Sport Scale (FRESS) for injured professional or recreational athletes in rehabilitation. METHODS: This is a questionnaire validation study. To determine the structural and construct ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 18, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

From sunrise to sunset: personal memories of the early years - H árdi L.
The author writes about her personal experiences in the field of the rehabilitation of torture survivors. The article shows the first steps of the therapists exploring individual and group therapy methods. The mobile team consisting of psychiatrists, psych... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

From rehabilitation to prevention: the need to move one step further - Reeler T.
In the 30 years in which Torture has been the flagship publication on organised violence and torture the world no longer can be oblivious to the prevalence or consequences of torture. The existence of documented torture pro-vides the hardest indicator of t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Rehabilitation for torture survivors: six evidence myths and their implications for future research - Patel N, Williams A.
Whilst it is established that torture survivors suffer from complex, multiple and often severe and enduring physical, psychological, social, welfare and many other difficulties; and that rehabilitation as reparation should be holistic, interdisciplinary an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The military coup in Chile in 1973, the immediate reaction of international organisations, and the founding of the first rehabilitation program for torture victims in 1977 - Quiroga J, Lira E.
This paper documents the historical steps of the immediate reactions of the United Nations, Amnesty International, the World Council of Churches (WCC), the Inter-American Com-mission on Human Rights, and lawyers' or-ganisations in support of the victims of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

ACL: National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research
Notice of final rule from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Administration for Community Living (ACL) amending regulations for the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). Minor changes to NIDILRR's peer review criteria will allow NIDILRR to better evaluate the extent to which grant applicants conduct outreach to people with disabilities and people from other groups that traditionally have been underserved and underrepresented. These regulations are effective September 14, 2022. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - August 15, 2022 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

‘A struggle is a struggle. That’s why we’ve got to stick together’
UNISON president Andrea Egan says she’s given her life to the trade union movement. A committed UNISON and local government activist of over three decades in Bolton, she “couldn’t be prouder” to be from the North West, Describing how the union has given her the resources and space to help make a difference, she noted: “As a working-class woman, it’s allowed me to really fulfil that deep sense of how unfair and unequal society is, and has allowed me a platform to do that work and given me a structure to influence change.” Ms Egan’s organising track record is strong: leading UNISON’s fi...
Source: UNISON Health care news - August 12, 2022 Category: UK Health Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article News Andrea Egan equalities NEC Source Type: news

What to Know About Peripheral Artery Disease —and Its Connection to Diabetes
When we think of clogged arteries, most of us think about the heart. “But buildup of fatty plaques can happen in any artery, including those that carry blood away from the heart,” says Dr. Samuel Kim, a preventive cardiologist and lipidologist at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York. The arteries that branch out and feed into our arms and legs make up the bulk of what we call peripheral arteries. And the narrowing in these vessels is referred to as peripheral artery disease (PAD), a common condition in which the legs or arms don’t receive sufficient blood flow. “Interestingly, arteries in our legs and...
Source: TIME: Health - August 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lala Tanmoy Das Tags: Uncategorized Disease freelance healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

A psychological support intervention to help injured athletes "get back in the game": design and development study - Ardern CL, Hooper N, O'Halloran P, Webster KE, Kvist J.
BACKGROUND: After a serious knee injury, up to half of athletes do not return to competitive sport, despite recovering sufficient physical function. Athletes often desire psychological support for the return to sport, but rehabilitation clinicians feel ill... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 11, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Why Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation Is Key For Bladder Cancer Patients
Cancer treatment has improved significantly over the past several decades, meaning that more people are living longer after undergoing surgical and medical interventions. This has led to the emergence of an area of cancer care called survivorship, which takes a holistic view of the patient’s well-being and sometimes involves therapies that haven’t always been part of the oncology playbook. In the case of bladder cancer, survivorship and improving quality of life post-surgery sometimes means physical therapy that focuses on improving the function of the pelvic floor. The pelvic floor refers to “the muscles...
Source: TIME: Health - August 10, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elaine K. Howley Tags: Uncategorized Disease freelance healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Experiences of spinal cord injury patients admitted to the rehabilitation unit at the national referral hospital in Khomas region, Namibia - Ashipala DO, Langendorf L.
BACKGROUND: Spinal cord injury (SCI) remains one of the major causes of disability globally. It results in permanent physical disability secondary to devastating neurological defects. When a person sustains SCI, substantial changes and challenges in their ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 10, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

With Innovation, We Can Keep Reducing the Toll of COVID-19
Scrolling through social media these days, you’ll see that loud extremists continue to dominate COVID-19 discourse. At one pole are the denialists who argue—incorrectly—that COVID is “just a cold.” At the other are those who suggest that no meaningful progress has been made in controlling its devastation. The truth, of course, is somewhere in the middle. We have not yet extricated ourselves from the peril of SARS-CoV-2, and wishing COVID-19 gone does not make it so. Surging case numbers provide opportunities to produce the next variant as the virus evolves to escape antibodies accumulated from...
Source: TIME: Health - August 9, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Edward Nirenberg, Gavin Yamey and Ilan Schwartz Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 freelance Source Type: news

Ethiopia: ALERT Hospital Gets Operating Theatre Dedicated to Children
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- The All Africa Leprosy and Rehabilitation Training Center (ALERT) Hospital has opened doors to a dedicated children's Operating Room with the support from global charities Smile Train and Kids Operating Room (KidsOR). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 8, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news