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Hemiplegia Awareness Week 15 – 19 October 2012 | HemiHelp: for children and young people with hemiplegia (hemiparesis)

Hemiplegia Awareness Week 15 – 19 October 2012 | HemiHelp: for children and young people with hemiplegia (hemiparesis) | Disabled World Updates and News | Scoop.it
What is hemiplegia?Hear it from children and young people themselves in the "Living with hemiplegia" short film Click here to 'like' this video (RT @HemiHelp: Hemiplegia is a disability, the effects of which are similar to a stroke
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Famous People with Disabilities

Famous People with Disabilities | Disabled World Updates and News | Scoop.it
List of famous people actors politicians and celebrities with disabilities or had a disability in the past that contributed to society
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Just because you have a disorder, doesn't mean you can't make it in the world. This article of Famous People with Disabilities proves you can if you have any types of disabilities!
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Don't judge people with disabilities because they can go farther in life than you
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5 Bite Diet Plan - Dr. Alwin Lewis

5 Bite Diet Plan - Dr. Alwin Lewis | Disabled World Updates and News | Scoop.it
Lose 15 pounds in just one week and then continue to lose even more weight over the long term. That's what one doctor promises on The Dr. Oz Show. Dr. Lewis suggests the 5-bite diet plan adds up to about 800 calories a day, which is less than half of generally recommended amounts, even for people trying to lose weight.
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People with Disabilities Earn 37% Less on Average

People with Disabilities Earn 37% Less on Average | Disabled World Updates and News | Scoop.it
Among workers with high school degree or equivalent, those with disabilities earned on average less than their peers.
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Accessibility of English Language Proficiency Tests for People with Disabilities

Accessibility of English Language Proficiency Tests for People with Disabilities | Disabled World Updates and News | Scoop.it
New white paper explores issues of accessibility for English learners with disabilities, including test design, delivery, uses in high-stakes accountability and need for additional research.
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Jobs for Youth and Canadians with Disabilities in Newfoundland and Labrador

Jobs for Youth and Canadians with Disabilities in Newfoundland and Labrador | Disabled World Updates and News | Scoop.it
Government of Canada helping 70 youth and Canadians with disabilities develop skills and experience needed to find jobs.
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How Human Muscles Work - Findings Show Insight into Muscle Disorders

How Human Muscles Work - Findings Show Insight into Muscle Disorders | Disabled World Updates and News | Scoop.it
New findings allow unprecedented insights into α-actinin protein mode of action and its role in muscle disorders.
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Veterans Art Guild Gives Vets with Disabilities Freedom to Express Artistic Talents

Veterans Art Guild Gives Vets with Disabilities Freedom to Express Artistic Talents | Disabled World Updates and News | Scoop.it
In 2011, the Independent Living Resource Center of San Francisco (ILRCSF) seized the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of veterans by honoring the Veterans' Art Guild's (Guild) request to meet weekly at ILRCSF, which offers veterans a supportive environment to share their stories through art
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Transportation Key to Reintegration as Civilians for Returning Veterans

Transportation Key to Reintegration as Civilians for Returning Veterans | Disabled World Updates and News | Scoop.it
Transit-oriented development (TOD) may provide a viable option for veterans with disability to help meet their post-service needs independently and successfully. That is the conclusion of the Mineta National Transit Research Consortium's latest peer-reviewed research report, Exploring Transportation, Employment, Housing, and Location Issues for New Jersey Veterans with Disability. The study included interviews with personnel at veterans' services organizations, along with focus-group interviews with veterans themselves. Principal investigators were Stephanie DiPetrillo and Andrea Lubin of Rutgers University.
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Cancer Vaccine for Glioblastoma Brain Tumors

Cancer Vaccine for Glioblastoma Brain Tumors | Disabled World Updates and News | Scoop.it
Researchers at Thomas Jefferson University have been working on a cancer vaccine that would extend that survival by activating the patient's immune system to fight the brain tumor. A study published online November 13th in the journal Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy drilled down to the cellular and molecular mechanisms behind the vaccine, paving the way for further development and refinement of this new experimental treatment.
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IPC President Stresses Importance of Para-sport in Rehabilitation

IPC President Stresses Importance of Para-sport in Rehabilitation | Disabled World Updates and News | Scoop.it
In his keynote address at the Paralympic Sports Medicine and Science Symposium at the 2014 American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual Assembly, Sir Philip talked about the growth and future direction of the Paralympic Movement and the benefits of participation in para-sport.
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50% of Diabetics in India Prone to Develop Heart Disease

50% of Diabetics in India Prone to  Develop Heart Disease | Disabled World Updates and News | Scoop.it
"The study's findings are unique in terms of the insights it provides on people's perceptions about diabetes and its effects on morbidity and mortality. Considering the huge burden of diabetes on the country, the findings should help us lay out a roadmap to ensure its prevention and management", said Mr. Ashok Jain, Group MD and CEO, Lifespan Wellness Pvt. Ltd, who has been living with diabetes for the last 19 years, and whose struggle with it inspired him to set up the clinic chain to help and support people like himself.
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Statins Reverse Learning Disability Caused by Genetic Disorder

Statins Reverse Learning Disability Caused by Genetic Disorder | Disabled World Updates and News | Scoop.it
"Hyperactive Ras signaling in the brain is to blame for Noonan's neurological and behavioral symptoms," said Lee, a former UCLA postdoctoral researcher who now runs his own lab at Chung-Ang University in Seoul, Korea. "An overabundance of Ras prematurely alters the brain's synapses, leaving no place for the brain to record the changes necessary for learning."
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Affordable Housing Program Grant Helps Low-Income Borrowers with Disabilities

Affordable Housing Program Grant Helps Low-Income Borrowers with Disabilities | Disabled World Updates and News | Scoop.it
"Homeownership gives people a greater sense of security and of belonging to a community," says Mark Ouellette, first vice president and director of affordable housing at BankPlus. "Through this initiative, we are able to give a hand-up to members of our society that need and deserve our help."
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Adaptive Clothing & Footwear: Information & List of Stores

Adaptive Clothing & Footwear: Information & List of Stores | Disabled World Updates and News | Scoop.it
Information on adaptive clothing designed for people with disabilities or mobility challenges and seniors who may have difficulty dressing themselves.
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With adaptive clothing, a disabled or elderly patient can retain dignity, can provide some level of self-care, and experience the added comfort of quicker access to medical appliances and needs for both them and for a nurse or physician.

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Mind Controlled Robot Arm Project

Mind Controlled Robot Arm Project | Disabled World Updates and News | Scoop.it

Brain-computer interface technology has the potential to improve the function and quality of life of those unable to use their own arms, a woman with quadriplegia shaped the almost human hand of a robot arm with just her thoughts to pick up big and small boxes, a ball, an oddly shaped rock, and fat and skinny tubes.

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Why Don't More Americans Insure Their Income

Why Don't More Americans Insure Their Income | Disabled World Updates and News | Scoop.it
New report identifies factors preventing many full-time working adults from insuring their income in case of disability.
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New Intel System Provides Professor Stephen Hawking Better Communication

New Intel System Provides Professor Stephen Hawking Better Communication | Disabled World Updates and News | Scoop.it
Intel demonstrated for the first time with Professor Stephen Hawking a new Intel-created communications platform to replace his decades-old system, dramatically improving his ability to communicate with the world. The customizable platform will be available to research and technology communities by January of next year.
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Most US Presidents Forgotten Within 50 - 100 Years

Most US Presidents Forgotten Within 50 - 100 Years | Disabled World Updates and News | Scoop.it
"By the year 2060, Americans will probably remember as much about the 39th and 40th presidents, Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan, as they now remember about our 13th president, Millard Fillmore," predicts study co-author Henry L. Roediger III, PhD, a human memory expert at Washington University in St. Louis.
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Impact of Power Prosthetic Failures on Amputees

Impact of Power Prosthetic Failures on Amputees | Disabled World Updates and News | Scoop.it
"My work has focused on developing technology that translates electrical signals in human muscle into signals that control powered prosthetic limbs - such as decoding muscle signals to tell a prosthetic leg that it needs to walk forward or step up onto a staircase," says Dr. Helen Huang, senior author of a paper on the work and an associate professor in the joint biomedical engineering program at North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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The Democratic Election that Wasn't - 2014 US Midterm Elections

The Democratic Election that Wasn't - 2014 US Midterm Elections | Disabled World Updates and News | Scoop.it
Contrary to consensus, Americans did not elect members of the 114th Congress on Nov. 4. A minority of eligible U.S. voters selected the new legislature and returning members. Most Americans remained on the sidelines, choosing silence over communicating their views and preferences for candidates and policies that arguably have a greater impact on their day-to-day lives, than decisions made by the executive branch.
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Arthrofibrosis: Information, Prevention and Treatment of Excessive Scar Tissue

Arthrofibrosis: Information, Prevention and Treatment of Excessive Scar Tissue | Disabled World Updates and News | Scoop.it
Arthrofibrosis is defined as a complication of injury or trauma where an excessive scar tissue response leads to painful restriction of joint motion, with scar tissue forming within the joint and surrounding soft tissue spaces and persisting despite rehabilitation exercises and stretches. Scarring adhesions has been described in most major joints, including knees, shoulders, hips, ankles, and wrists.
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Macular Dystrophy: Types, Causes, and Treatments

Macular Dystrophy: Types, Causes, and Treatments | Disabled World Updates and News | Scoop.it
In macular dystrophy, a pigment builds up in cells of the macula. Over a period of time, the substance may damage cells that are crucial for clear vision. An affected person's vision often times becomes distorted or blurry. Usually, people with macular dystrophy maintain peripheral vision and are not totally blind.
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TV Speaker System for People with Hearing Disabilities

TV Speaker System for People with Hearing Disabilities | Disabled World Updates and News | Scoop.it
Marcos, who won the 2013 Institute of Acoustics (IOA) Young Person's Award for Innovation in Acoustical Engineering for his array design, says: "Although line arrays have been studied for many years, the approach previously used to reduce the radiation to the rear of the array - and hence reduce reverberant levels for other listeners - has been to position a second set of loudspeakers at the back of the array to cancel the sound in that direction.
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Title II of the ADA and Police Liability

Title II of the ADA and Police Liability | Disabled World Updates and News | Scoop.it
The wrongful arrest theory arises when police have wrongfully arrested a person with a disability because they misperceived the effects of that disability as, 'criminal activity.' An example of this type of discrimination is when the police mistake the symptoms of a person's stroke for operating under the influence and arrest the person. Congress specifically addressed this type of wrongful arrest discrimination when the House Judiciary Committee stated that people with disabilities such as epilepsy, "are frequently inappropriately arrested and jailed because police officers have not received proper training in the recognition of and aid of seizures."
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Injured Service Member to Receive Keys to Mortgage Free Home in Colorado Springs

Injured Service Member to Receive Keys to Mortgage Free Home in Colorado Springs | Disabled World Updates and News | Scoop.it
For the third time in 2014, U.S. Bank, in partnership with Freedom Alliance and Five Brothers, are set to donate a home to an injured United States Army veteran. At 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 19, Sgt. Patrick McPherson and his family will be welcomed to their new, mortgage-free home located at 5171 Fossil Butte Drive in Colorado Springs.
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Secure 3-D QR Codes - No Internet Required

Secure 3-D QR Codes - No Internet Required | Disabled World Updates and News | Scoop.it
Quick Response (QR) codes, the box-shaped symbols that appear on signs, posters, and even business cards, are a convenient and efficient way of accessing specific web pages with a smartphone or other mobile device. However, new research published today in The Optical Society's (OSA) new high-impact journal Optica, explains how QR codes can do much more.
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