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Alcoholics are prone to disability

According to a new study alcoholics are prone to a kind of disability. Researchers at Pope University, have found the effects of the study of alcohol on the health of aged people between 51 and 62.// ....Those with a history of persistent problem drinking were 20 per cent more likely to report disabilities with respect to work or sedentary activity. Heavy drinkers ran a 10 per cent greater risk....

Hypertension drugs could lower Disability

According to reseasrches, drugs used to treat hypertension could delay muscle loss and disability in seniors. Dr.Graziano Onder, research associate at University of Hopkins has suggested new, beneficial effects of (Angiotensin Converting Enzyme) ACE-inhibitor //drugs, which are widely used for hypertension, beneficial effects on muscle strength and overall physical performance in older adults. Th...

Novel Treatment to Cure People with Learning Disabilities

Wynford Dore a British millionaire currently living in Australia claims to have discovered a novel way of curing children suffering from the worst form of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). //This novel method, space-age technology is usually used for testing astronauts returning from space. But it can also be used by the doctors to cure ADHD patients by rebalancing their brains. .....

Running delays disability in the aged

Researchers in their new study shows that members of a 'seniors' running club held back disability and lived longer than people who did not run. Researchers at Stanford University have been looking// at the effects of aerobic exercise on the health and wellbeing of a group of older people. They compared members of an over-50s running group with people from the population at large. ....They found...

Restricted Activity Predicts Disability

Older people who have an occasional "bad day" are at increased risk of developing increasing disability over time, finds a new study . ....It is not uncommon for people over age 70 to report restricted activity, defined as staying in bed for at least half a day and/or cutting back on usual activities at least once in the past month. Most physicians believe this is just a normal sign of aging and...

Reducing Disabilities By Following A Healthy Diet

Consuming enough dairy products, fruits and vegetables in your daily diet may lower the risk of disability, shows a new study.// ..Researchers say the findings are important because the number of disabled elderly is expected to triple between 1985 and 2050. Obesity, lack of physical exercise, alcohol consumption, and smoking are modifiable risk factors for disability, but little is known about th...

Obesity More Likely to Cause Disability than Death in Elderly

People above the age of 70 years may have high chance of becoming disabled due to //obesity, though they do not have increased risk of death from being obese. ....A study by University of South Florida School of Aging Studies researcher published in the August issue of The Gerontologist suggests that obesity in later life has little impact on life expectancy in adults over age 70, but obesity doe...

Kalam Appeals to Eradicate Hearing Disability

New Delhi: There are one million Indians with profound hearing disabilities and President A.P.J.Abdul Kalam today made an appeal to country’s medical community and specialists to intensify their drive to reduce the number of hearing disability cases. // ..President Kalam was addressing the 3rd Cochlear Implant Group of India Conference in Delhi. He said: There are over 1.2 million people with sev...

Psychosocial Disability Varies In Accordance With Bipolar Symptom Changes

A decrease or increase in psychosocial disability in patients who suffer from bipolar disorder has been noticed with every decrease or increase in their depressive symptom severity//. This has been revealed in the December 2005 issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry. Bipolar disorder is associated with suicidal behavior, and cycles of mania, abnormal elation, and depression are characterized...

Depression And Chronic Pain Cause Disability In Women

Long-term pain and sickness related depression makes women more disabled than men – study published in the European Journal of Pain finds. // Thus treatment procedures targeting to reduce stress and pain in arthritis and back pain patients will reduce disability. ..This suggests that by targeting their depression, doctors could help reduce disability in female patients with chronic conditions su...

The higher the income the lower the disability rates!

A new study finds that even a little extra income can make a big difference in helping middle-class people ward off disability//. .."The surprise was at the upper end," said Meredith Minkler, an author of a report on the study in the Aug. 17 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. "We always knew there was a major gap between the very poor and the very rich. To find that the middle class w...

Life expectancy has increased… so has the disability rates!

According to a new study, Australians live longer but with more disabilities among the aged. While Australians are living up to 2 years longer// than they were in 1988, more people are suffering disabilities later in life, according to the research published by the Institute of Health and Welfare. ..Life expectancy for non-Indigenous Australian men has increased by two years and by one year for...

Preventing Falls May Be Key to Avoiding Disability in Elderly

Physical inactivity, depression and falls all increase risk of developing a disability in later life. But targeting falls may be a particularly effective way to reduce the nation’s disability levels, // according to a new study. ....Fall-prevention efforts that combine education about risks with exercise, home safety and health assessments offer the most promise, at least in the short run, found...

Disabilities Related Conference to be Inaugurated

Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, Smt. Meira Kumar will inaugurate a two-day conference (14-15 September) of Welfare Secretaries of States/ UTs, here, tomorrow.// The meeting has been called to review the implementation of different Disabilities related Schemes being implemented by the Government for the disabled with the special objective of creating a barrier free environment i...

Intellectual Disability Care Demand at its highest

The 'baby-boom' of the 1960s and 1970s is largely responsible for the increase in demand for full-time residential services for people with an intellectual disability // ..The National Intellectual Disability Database’s latest annual report reveals that the demand for intellectual disability services is at present at its highest since 2001, in spite of the best levels of service provided and hug...

Emotional Problems Common Among Children With Developmental Disabilities

Children and adolescents with developmental disabilities often have emotional and behavioral problems, and these problems can persist as the person grows older, according to a study. // ....Intellectual (developmental) disability affects approximately 1 percent to 3 percent of the population in developed countries. Psychopathology (behavioral or mental disorder) with developmental disability is...

Obese women Prone To Short-Term Disabilities

Obesity is linked to short-term disability and obese women could face this risk more than men, says a new study // . ....Researchers led by Vincent C. Arena of the University of Pittsburgh analysed data from health risk appraisals of over 19,000 employees of a large financial services institution, reported Newswise wire. ....The study sought to determine whether body weight was a risk factor fo...

Disability Factor Among Older Americans Shows Improvement

Severe disability among older Americans has fallen drastically, and the rate of decline has improved considerably in the past twenty years, according to a new analysis of data// from the National Long-Term Care Survey (NLTCS). The study, published in this week’s Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, has revealed that the severe disability among the older lot, 65 and above declined from...

The President Gives Away National Disability Awards

The President of India, Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam gave away National Disability Awards to the persons who have excelled in various walks of life despite their disabilities here// today on the International Day of Disabled Persons. Addressing the awardees, he said that it was very important to recognize creative disabled persons from different walks of life. ‘Special people are our asset because they...

Heavenly Notes from a Life Etched With Disability: The Strangest Song

Aged 51, Gloria Lenhoff, struggles to do simple arithmetic or to make change for a dollar. She is incapable of pointing out which is left or right. //She can’t write down her name clearly, nor can she cross a road all by herself. She is a differently abled person. She can sing like a nightingale although her IQ is only 55. Trained well as a classical lyric soprano, she knows hundreds of songs in...

Standardized Diagnostic Test for Learning Disabilities

Dr. Evelyn Shatil from The Center for Brain Research and Learning Disabilities and Prof. Baruch Nevo from the Department of Psychology// at the University of Haifa have developed a standardized test for identifying and diagnosing learning disabilities. ....The project was headed by Prof. Zvia Breznitz, the director of The Center for Brain Research and Learning Disabilities at the University of...

DVT Treatment Vacuums Away Blood Clots – Prevents Disabilit

A study presented today demonstrates that a new technique safely and effectively removes blood clots in the body faster, reducing// patient risk for pulmonary embolism and disability. ....The interventional radiology treatment was also shown to have a positive impact on patients’ quality of life, relieving symptoms such as pain and swelling, as well as greatly improving their ability to be acti...

People With Physical Disabilities can Now Play Music With Their Nose!

People suffering from physical disabilities, such as cerebral palsy, may now experience the positive effects of music with the help of a computerised instrument that enables one to play music with the tip of their nose. ......The interface may also be adapted for speech, giving physically challenged patients the ability to form full sentences, rather than just providing yes or no responses. .....

Learning Disabilities If Undetected Early Proves Costly Later

A study conducted by the Learning Disabilities Association of Canada states that learning disabilities diagnosed late leads to long lasting harmful psychological// effect on people. Depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts and unemployment are some of the problems faced by people with such disabilities. ..Philippa Slater, B.C. representative of the learning disabilities association confirms this f...

Drugs for Parkinson’s May Be Useful for Stroke-related Disabilit

Scientists have untangled two similar disabilities that often afflict stroke patients, in the process// revealing that one may be treatable with drugs for Parkinson's disease. ..Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis showed that stroke damage in a brain region known as the putamen is strongly linked to motor neglect, a condition that makes patients slow to move towa...

Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Disability in Older Adults

Vitamin D deficiency in diet and not getting enough exposure to sun may put older adults at an increased risk for poor physical performance and disability, according to// a new research. ...."With a growing older population, we need to identify better ways to reduce the risk of disability," said lead author Denise Houston, Ph.D. "Our study showed a significant relationship between low vitamin D...

Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle During Adulthood may Delay Old Age Disability

According to researchers from Wake Forest University School of Medicine and colleagues, maintaining a healthy body weight throughout adulthood may help prevent or delay the onset of physical disability as we age. ......The study found that older adults with a history of excess weight in midlife or earlier had worse physical performance than those who were normal weight throughout adulthood or be...

Death and Disability from Brain Injury Reduced, Emory Researchers Report

About 1.5 to 2 million people in the U.S. sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year, leading to 50,000 deaths and 80,000 new cases of long-term disability. It also is a major cause of death and disability among children and military personnel. ......Despite the enormity of the problem, scientists have failed to identify effective medications to improve outcomes following a TBI. In fact,...

Extra Time for Students With Learning Disabilities Does Not Skew SAT Scores

Requests for extended time are the most common but contentious accommodation requests made by students with learning disabilities (LD) and/or AD/HD taking college entrance and licensing exams. According to a new study in Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, students given extra time respond to exams similarly to average students under normal time constraints. ......According to my researc...

Benoits Son Suffered from Fragile X Syndrome, a Rare Mental Disability

Late wrestler Chris Benoits son suffered from a rare mental disability called Fragile X Syndrome. ...He had had a tempestuous argument with his wife Nancy on who should take care of their mentally challenged son only days before he killed them and went on to commit suicide. ...An attorney for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), Jerry McDevitt says, ''I think it's fair to say that the subject...
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