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CVS/pharmacy Enhancing Accessibility for the Visually Impaired To Its Web Site and Store Point of Sales Devices

WOONSOCKET, R.I., July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy, the nation's largest retail pharmacy, announced today that it is implementing functional improvements to benefit its customers with visual impairments and other disabilities. The Company has installed tactile keypads in all CVS sto...

New Low-Cost Handheld Device offers Independence for Millions of Visually Impaired Americans

Enhanced Vision Launches "Pebble" - a Feature-Rich Magnifying Solution for Extreme Portability at Affordable Price Huntington Beach, Calif. (PRWEB) April 10, 2009 -- Enhanced Vision, America's leading manufacturer of magnifying solutions for the visually impai...

Older adults more impaired by social drinking

Older adults may be more affected by a couple of glasses of wine than their younger counterparts are -- yet they are less likely to be aware of it, a new study suggests. The findings, published in the March issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs , suggest that older adults should...

Prognosis after attempted suicide impaired by psychiatric disorder

[PRESS RELEASE, 19 November 2008] People who have attempted suicide at some point in their lives are more likely to actually succeed in committing suicide at a later date. The risk is particularly high for people with serious psychiatric disorder, according to a new study from the Swedish medical ...

Virginia Rehabilitation Center for the Blind and Vision Impaired Celebrates Opening of New Student Dormitory

RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Do you think that the blind can't use computers? Can't cook? Can't get around town? Attend the October 17 open house at the Virginia Rehabilitation Center for the Blind and Vision Impaired, and see how instructors there empower the blind and visually impa...

Major rise in Caesarean sections linked to impaired womb function with age

Delaying childbirth has substantially contributed to recent rises in caesarean section rates, according to a paper published this week by scientists at Cambridge University. The findings come from an analysis of a large body of Scottish data performed by a team under Professor Gordon Smith, at ...

Genetic links to impaired social behavior in autism

Philadelphia, PA, May 13, 2008 Individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) show profound deficits in social interactions and communications, and display repetitive behaviors and abnormal responses to sensory experiences. One aspect of an autistic childs impaired social abilities is their la...

Commonly used medications associated with impaired physical function in older adults

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. Older adults who take drugs designed to block the neurotransmitter acetylcholine including common medications for incontinence, high blood pressure and allergies are more likely to be dependent in one or more activities of daily living and to walk slower, according to new fi...

New Web Community Brings Together Parents of Visually Impaired Children

NEW YORK, April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When parents learn their child has a visual impairment, it can be overwhelming. Parents wonder, "Will my child fall behind at school?" or "Will my child make friends?" or "Will my child have a successful career?" With only 93,600 visually impaired ...

Traffic exhaust can cause asthma, allergies and impaired respiratory function in children

Children exposed to high levels of air pollution during their first year of life run a greater risk of developing asthma, pollen allergies, and impaired respiratory function. However, genetic factors are also at play. These are the results of a new study conducted under the BAMSE project. The ...

Novel mechanism found that may boost impaired function of leukemia protein

NEW YORK, February 29, 2008 A new study led by researchers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) reports on a novel mechanism that can enhance the function of a protein that is frequently impaired in patients with acute forms of leukemia. The protein, called AML1, plays a critical rol...

Rhode Island Hospital to study driving ability of cognitively impaired elders

Rhode Island Hospital has received a renewal of a $1.5 million grant from the National Institute on Aging to continue to examine the driving abilities of elderly drivers. The study is the first of its kind to directly examine cognitively impaired elders in their natural driving environments. U...

The Eyes of Christmas: Top Stars Telecast 12 Hours of Holiday Music and Memories for the Visually Impaired to Over 80 Million Homes on Multiple Cable Networks

The 13th Annual 'Eyes Of Christmas' International Telecast Fighting Blindness Features Over 50 Top Stars Including Garth Brooks, Sandra Bullock, Jay Leno, Tom Hanks, Nicole Kidman and Sting LOS ANGELES, Dec. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- For 12 days leading up to Christmas, many top stars alon...

Enhanced Vision Supports America's Leading Event for Blind and Visually Impaired

Company Joins Boston Vision 5K Run & Walk to Enhance Lives of those with Low Vision Conditions Huntington Beach, CA (PRWEB) June 6, 2009 -- Enhanced Vision , America's leading manufacturer of magnifying solutions for the visually impaired, announced today it is pro...

Large users of zopiclone assessed as impaired

A new study from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health shows a positive link between the amount of the hypnotic (sleeping medicine) zopiclone in the blood and the chance of being assessed as impaired in a clinical examination. The study also included drivers who only showed alcohol in their blo...

Quick Medical and Clarity Partner to Help Meet the Needs of the Hearing Impaired

Quick Medical Supply and Clarity, the leading provider of communication devices for the hearing impaired announced today an alliance to provide more products, services and education to the hearing impaired population. Chattanooga, TN (PRWEB) November 17, 2008 -- Clarity...

Hybrid Cars Pose Risk to Blind, Visually Impaired

Virtually silent engines remove key cue to safety; group seeks legislative help MONDAY, July 21 (HealthDay News) -- Because they can be nearly silent, hybrid cars pose a serious threat of injury and death to blind and visually impaired people, says the American Council of the Blind, w...

NPR, Harris Corporation and Towson University Launch Global Effort To Make Radio Accessible to Hearing and Sight Impaired

First Over-The-Air Transmission From Special CES Station LAS VEGAS, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- (LVCC S227) -- NPR, Harris Corporation and Towson University today announced a new initiative to make radio more accessible to the hundreds of millions of hearing and visually impaired ...

Hearing Impaired Student Captures International Performance Award

Yew Choong Cheong, a West Virginia University student who plays and studies classical piano despite a loss of hearing, recently won the 2007 International Young Soloists//Award given by VSA arts. The international, nonprofit organization was founded in 1974 by Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith to...

Uric Acid Levels Tied to Impaired Thinking in the Elderly

Even mildly elevated levels of uric acid in the elderly are associated with slower thinking and memory problems, according to a report by researchers at Yale and Johns// Hopkins Schools of Medicine in Neuropsychology. The researchers found that elderly individuals with uric acid levels at the ...

Sleep Deprivation may Lead to Impaired Memory, Says Study

Researchers from the Princeton University have stressed the importance of adequate sleep, the lack of it could lead to impaired memory. This was found when researchers studied// rats that were deprived of sleep for 72 hours. Elizabeth Gould, lead researcher, said: "The decrease in neuron prod...

Newly Discovered Immune Defense May Be Impaired In CF Airways

A recent University of Iowa study reveals a new immune defense mechanism in normal airways and may help explain why people// with cystic fibrosis (CF) are particularly susceptible to bacterial lung infections. The findings also may point the way to new approaches for treating the disease. The ...

Allergic Rhinitis Associated with Impaired Sleep Quality

CHICAGO - Patients with allergic rhinitis, such as that caused by hay fever and other allergies, have more difficulty sleeping and more sleep disorders// than those without allergies, according to a report in the September 18 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, a theme issue on sleep. All...

No Link between Scuba Diving and Impaired Lung Function

Researchers at the German Naval Institute have found that scuba divers do not have an increased decline in lung function, which is contrary to some reports.// The study was conducted on 468 military scuba divers in addition to a comparison 'control' group of 122 military submariners, all of w...

A Visually Impaired Patient Pioneers The 'Seeing Machine'

Elizabeth Goldring, a 61-year-old woman who gradually lost her eyesight to juvenile diabetes, has managed to urge scientists and device makers to create// a "seeing machine" that will enable her and thousands like herself to see despite failing visual acuity. The idea was born when Ms Goldrin...

Visually impaired prefer specially enhanced TV

A scientist at Schepens Eye Research Institute (SERI) found that increasing the contrast of details of certain sizes made television watching more enjoyable to the visually impaired. // The U.S. study provides information that could help develop an electronic device to help millions suffering ey...

Lead exposure plus high blood pressure Leads to impaired mental ability

Exposure to lead in early childhood and adolescence may contribute to hypertension-related decline that can impair a person's cognitive abilities. // Both lead exposure and hypertension have been associated with cognitive impairments in older adults. The study indicates that the interaction b...

Brain Function can be impaired by Flavonols

Based on findings of a recent study researchers say Cocoa flavonols, shown// to benefit heart health, may also have an impact on the brain. Cocoa flavonols were found to increase blood flow to key areas of the brain. In a study on 16 healthy young women, researcher tested the brain’s activatio...

Sense of smell impaired in alcoholics

A study published in the March issue of the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research reported that alcohol abuse can dampen the sense of smell. Researchers from the University Clinics of Innsbruck studied the sense of smell in 30 alcoholics and 30 healthy people who were matched for a...

Identifying brain lesions with impaired consciousness

According to a new study it is indicative that systolic blood pressure is a good indicator for diagnosing brain lesions in patients with impaired consciousness. This means doctors may now have a better way// to estimate patients, as opposed to using expensive and time-consuming imaging technology. ...

Helpline Launched for Hearing Impaired

A helpline was launched here Saturday for providing assistance to children suffering from hearing disabilities. Social Service Foundation, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), launched the Shishu Sravana Helpline, which will provide information about the nearest hospitals where treatment...

Hi-tech Walking Stick Developed For Visually Impaired

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi has developed a high-tech stick to make walking and commuting easier for the country's nine million blind population. // Called "smart cane", the stick will help the visually impaired to easily commute in city buses, walk inside a room without knoc...

Debra Winger Wants Indians Abroad To Help Visually Impaired

Debra Winger, the Hollywood actress who is promoting eye care will be approaching Indians living abroad to help the visually impaired people living in India. Even though the country has a very high number// of visually impaired people, 80% of them can be cured, according to Debra Winger. Wing...

Early Intervention Required For The Hearing Impaired

A child called Sonam was born with a hearing in both ears in India, but she is now able to respond to sounds after completing her first year as result of a successful cochlear implant when she was only eight months old//. Sonam's parents detected their daughter's shortcoming when she was three mon...

Cooling treatment after cardiac arrest is cost-effective, Penn study shows

...ain damage that characterizes many survivors. Even when the authors of the new study adjusted their model to increase the proportion of neurologically impaired survivors in the group who received hypothermia, results still showed favorable cost-effectiveness estimates for hypothermia. The findings also re...

Dementia induced and blocked in Parkinson's fly model

...ddle-aged, or about 16 to 20 days old. But when Seugnet deprived them of sleep for 12 hours, he found that their ability to remember was more severely impaired than that of young healthy flies that had also been sleep-deprived. "This was still true even 10 days later, so it seemed to be a lasting effect,"...

Patrick Rummerfield Teams with Eric Westacott Foundation and Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation to Help Young Quadriplegic Boy

...gram in Occupational Therapy. He is President of the Board for Adventures on Wheels, a charity dedicated to providing outdoor experiences to mobility impaired children. Additionally, he spends considerable time giving motivational speeches and advocating for stem cell research. Eric is a member of the Bar fo...

Protein level may serve as predictor of severe osteoarthritis

... Osteoarthritis (OA), the most common joint disorder throughout the world and a leading cause of disability, is characterized by pain, impaired joint mobility, reduction of muscular strength and loss of joint function. Unlike most other common diseases, little is known about its origins, and f...

Study Finds Weight-Loss Surgery Safer Than Thought

...essor of surgery at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland. "Certain factors [such as a history of blood clots, obstructive sleep apnea or impaired functional status] increase the risk of complications, but you can discuss these risks as well as the potential benefits with your surgeon." Result...

New survey report: Primary care emphasis included in workplace wellness programs

...s health and productivity management in measuring its effectiveness in reducing total health-related costs, including sick days, disability claims and impaired performance at work. Employees are too valuable a human capital investment for companies to take their health and productivity for granted." ...
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