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Spinal Cord Patients Walk Again

...t can mean not being able to go places that aren’t wheelchair accessible or even standing to get something off a shelf. Now, new research in Philadelphia brings paralyzed people a little closer to a normal life. With the push of a button, something amazing happens to Les Kirk.Instead of us doing it by our brain...

Muscular Dystrophy May Be Cured By Gene Therapy

...entually people with the disease are confined to a wheelchair and usually die in their 20s. There is currently no effective treatment for the disease, which explains why gene therapy remains a hope despite the significant hurdles. Rando said the PNAS paper highlights an additional requirement for any gene th...

5 Year Old Paralyzed Victim Forgives 50 Year Old Man Who Shot Her

...nce, Kai may eventually be able to get up from her wheelchair and walk again, unaided. I am humbled by her benevolence. She will always be an example to me of how good and untainted a human can be. I am 50 and she is five - yet she is light-years ahead of me,' confessed Warren....

Paralyzed Girl Pardons Her Offender

...ing. The paralysis is likely to keep the girl in a wheelchair for her lifetime. David said she tried to hate Warrant, but she couldn’t. There is no place for bitterness in her family, which showed great compassion for Warren. Know from our heart that it's a forgiving heart. Forgiveness is everything, David sa...

Teriparatide for Brittle Bone Disorder

...obile - he walks on his hands when he's not in his wheelchair - and suffer fewer fractures than many others with the disorder. Fox had both of his legs amputated when he was 18 due to continued fracturing. "The study might do me some good, so I thought I might as well do it and give it a try. It will help other...

Liz Taylor Quash Rumors About Her Illness

... Oscar winner said, however, that she often uses a wheelchair because of chronic back pain as she answered a range of questions about her film career, her work fighting AIDS and her passion for designing jewellery. Taylor's interview followed a report with the headline "Liz Alzheimer's Tragedy" last week in t...

Disabled Children Claims For NHS Funded Wheelchairs

...o's and Whizz-Kidz charities report that funds for wheelchair service from NHS has not reached for the last 15 y...‘postcode lottery’ over access to wheelchairs. A wheelchair with most basic parts, was given due to fund drops - A report, called ‘Don't Push Me Around!’, highl...

Cure Insight for DMD

...ges of two and five. Its victims are confined to a wheelchair by their early teens. The disease progressively weakens all muscles, notably respiratory muscles, compromising life expectancy. Most sufferers die between the ages of 20 and 30. Today, there is no treatment--only rehabilitation, surgical procedures a...

Lightning Kicks Up a Furore in the Mobile Industry

... in a London park. Though she survived she is in a wheelchair with physical, mental and emotional problems. Statistics show that about 30-60 people are struck by lightning each year in Britain. The doctors from Northwick Park Hospital in London said that awareness should be created about the risks of mobile pho...

'Elephant Man' Returns Home

... now or play his beloved football. He will be in a wheelchair when he comes out but he is determined that eventually he will get up and walk.’ Four of the men have won an interim $25,000 as compensation. ...

Big Bus, the £1.5m Cancer Bus Hits the roa

...essible for people with disabilities by means of a wheelchair lift. The bus was launched at Hillsborough Castle by television personality Gloria Hunniford, whose daughter Caron Keating died from breast cancer two years ago. She said: "I am delighted to be here to see the Big Bus start its life-saving journey....

Pain Tracked By 3D Computer Map

...team at Brunel University to help people ridden on wheelchair to log, from home, how they are feeling during the course of a day. // Presently patients are asked to relate details during their visits to the doctor. This program may soon change all that. It requires only a standard portable computer that ca...

Rett Syndrome Reversed in Genetic Mouse Model

...ment and functional hand use. Many children become wheelchair bound; those who walk display an abnormal, stiff-legged gait. Disordered breathing patterns and Parkinson-like tremors are common. Restoration of fully functional MECP2 over a four-week period eradicated tremors and normalized breathing, mobility a...

Mobility can be improved in elders with exercise

...erience, where he had the opportunity to work with wheelchair athletes. 'People with severe spinal cord injuries have limited cooling because they can't perspire below the site of injury,' Knight said, so their core body temperature can reach dangerous levels. 'My early interests were based on sport, but my...

Medical Records - Direct to Home With the New NHS IT System

...o add information such as whether or not they need wheelchair access for appointments." Certainly a leap forward in enabling superior patient care. <BR...

Child Struck With Mystery Illness Shows Signs of Recovering

...ed him totally paralyzed. It left him in a special wheelchair and unable to communicate except with his blinks of his eyes. Yet light has finally broken through as doctors at the Great Ormond Street children’s hospital have discovered something surprisingly simple- the boy is suffering from a deficiency of a ...

Wheelchair Raises A Furore

...s been promised. Roseanne Urquhart, the chair of wheelchair users' umbrella group ReTSAG (Rehabilitation Techn...airs which are very heavy and unwieldy. “The basic wheelchair cost £120 and some of the powered ones cost more than £5,000”, says Dr Geoff Bardsley, the head of T...

Electronic Nerve Stimulator Enables Walking

...n't reach. I can move around into spaces where the wheelchair wouldn't fit. And I can transfer onto spaces that ...less risk of medical complications from being in a wheelchair all day, and of course there's an enormous psychological boost. Jennifer French was married a few ye...

Debate in US: Who Should Decide for Disabled People?

...eing to castrate a boy, say, in order to allow his wheelchair seat-belt to fit better. Similarly, I wonder if a poor black child would have been so easily romanticized as a "pillow angel." Though the US is supposed to be the wealthiest nation on earth, Ashley’s parents could not be provided simple medical dev...

Stem Cell Treatment Offers Hope for Paralysis Patients

...rt of his prematurely snuffled out life bound to a wheelchair because his paralysis couldn't be cured. "Using the money provided by the late movie icon to improve the lot of paraplegics throughout the world, we have turned four ordinary people who faced a dismal future into supermen," said J. S. Raj Kumar, th...

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