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Blue Dye Halts Worsening Paralysis in Animal Study

Discovery could lead to new treatments for people with spine injuries TUESDAY, July 28 (HealthDay News) -- The food additive that makes M&Ms and Gatorade blue may help prevent the secondary damage that occurs after a spinal cord injury, a new study suggests. Researchers say that...

Twelve Year-Old Girl With Facial Paralysis Is Smiling Again After Cutting-Edge Facial Plastic Surgery

As a two-year-old, Adyana developed facial paralysis following a routine cold. Although she and her family were otherwise happy and healthy, little Adyana could no longer smile. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) June 9, 2009 -- Born in Puerto Rico, Adyana later moved to Florida...

Disability Activist Urges Obama to Escalate Stem Cell Research to End Paralysis For Millions of Americans

Cody Unser Comments on President Obama's Town Hall Acknowledgement of Economy's Toll on Disabled ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., May 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cody Unser, a 22-year-old student at University of Redlands and head of the Cody Unser First Step Foundation, commends President Obama f...

United Spinal Association Praises Historic Signing of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Act

WASHINGTON, March 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Obama signed the Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Act that will improve the quality of life for people living with paralysis and mobility impairments from any cause - stroke, ALS, spinal cord injuries, and others. The legislatio...

Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Act Signed by President Obama as Part of Omnibus Public Land Bill

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation expresses appreciation to Congressional co-sponsors for passing first legislation specific to the paralysis community SHORT HILLS, N.J., March 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, the national, non-profit organizati...

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Applauds Historic Passage of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Act

SHORT HILLS, N.J., March 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, the national, non-profit organization dedicated to finding cures and treatments for spinal cord injuries and improving the lives of people living with paralysis, applauds the United States House of ...

Stem cells used to reverse paralysis in animals

Valencia, Spain January 28, 2009 A new study has found that transplantation of stem cells from the lining of the spinal cord, called ependymal stem cells, reverses paralysis associated with spinal cord injuries in laboratory tests. The findings show that the population of these cells after spina...

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Applauds Senate Passage of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Act

Landmark Legislation Will Promote Collaborative Research, Rehabilitation and Quality of Life Initiatives for Millions Living with Paralysis and Spinal Cord Injuries SHORT HILLS, N.J., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, the national, non-profit orga...

LegalView Reports on Rare Traumatic Brain Injury Condition That Could Cause Complete Paralysis of A Victim

LegalView recently used its traumatic brain injury blog to report of a severely debilitating condition that can be derived from a brain injury and may cause complete paralysis of a patient. The condition is known as locked-in syndrome, and while it is rare, there is no cure available for current ...

Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Lauds U.S. House of Representatives Passage of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Act

Congress Moves a Step Closer to Having Collaborative Research, Rehabilitation and Quality of Life Legislation Signed into Law SHORT HILLS, N.J., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation (CDRF), the national, non-profit organization dedicated to find...

One in 50 Americans Lives With Paralysis

Survey shows spinal cord injuries much more common than thought TUESDAY, April 21 (HealthDay News) -- One in 50 Americans, or 5.6 million people, live with some form of paralysis, a new survey shows. There have been no solid estimates until now, said Joseph Canose, vice president of...

Multi-Platinum Recording Artist Seal Announced as Headliner for Destination Fashion 2009 Benefiting The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis

Star-Studded Gala, Featuring Runway Collection by America's Leading Fashion Designer Michael Kors, Will Take Place at Bal Harbour Shops in South Florida MIAMI, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis is proud to announce that multi-platinum recording artist and three-t...

Stem Cell Treatment Offers Hope for Paralysis Patients

People who suffer from complete paralysis of the lower half of the body could get a second lease of life, thanks to a path breaking stem cell treatment being offered by a hospital here. The Lifeline Multi-Speciality Hospital (LMSH) has nearly perfected the art of making paraplegics walk aga...

Nonsurgical Thoracic Aorta Repair Has Much Less Risk of Paralysis Than Surgery

According to two studies presented today, a nonsurgical treatment using stent-grafts to repair an injured or diseased thoracic aorta// offered patients less risk of paraplegia as well as lower morbidity and mortality rates when compared to surgery. During surgical repair the patient is at increased...

Isolated Sleep Paralysis In Patients With Anxiety Disorders

Isolated sleep paralysis (ISP) results from persistence of REM activity, including typical paralysis associated// with REM, after an individual begins to awaken and become aware or as they are falling asleep. During these episodes, individuals are aware of their surroundings, but are unable to ...

New Treatment For Patients With Paralysis

Investigators designed a combination therapy and tested it on rats with spinal cord contusions -- the most common cause of paralysis in humans.// The combination therapy consisted of transplanted Schwann cells, which is a type of cell that insulates nerve cells, a cell messenger molecule called cyc...

Neck Pain Treatment Safer Without Significant Risk of Paralysis

In the largest series of patients to date, recent research shows that the translaminar approach to cervical spinal steroid injections// can reduce neck pain in eighty-three percent of those treated. In addition to being an effective treatment, the translaminar approach was found to be safer ...

Study Offers Hope In Prevention Of Facial Paralysis

In a first ever study conducted, researchers highlight that surgeons can now remove a dangerous cholesteatoma in such a way that the facial nerve is not injured//. This study, which investigates facial nerve dehiscence when cholesteatoma is also present, attempts to describe where and how often the...

Sports Icons Troy Aikman, Clyde Drexler, Mike Piazza, Ivan Lendl and Dara Torres are Among the Elite Named 2009 'Great Sports Legends'

...Company, Chairman of The Buoniconti Fund to Cure paralysis will receive The Barth A. Green Spirit Award. ... Buoniconti helped found The Miami Project to Cure paralysis after Nick's son, Marc, sustained a spinal cord in...pinal cord injury. Committed to finding a cure for paralysis resulting from spinal cord injury and to seeing mi...

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

...;Chris and Lorraine contacted the Reeve Foundation paralysis Resource Center when Lorraine was spinal cord inju...d who had a similar injury. The Reeve Foundation's paralysis Resource Center matched them with Alex Malarkey, a...rtance of activity based restorative therapies and paralysis research. Patrick is an accomplished motivational ...

Jury Awards Valley Medical Center Patient $1.8 Million for Nursing Negligence

...routine back surgery. The jury concluded the actions of Renton, Washington's Valley Medical Center and its staff caused Ellen Sandbo partial paralysis and a host of debilitating conditions, which forced her move into a nursing facility, where she remained until just before her death on April 29, 2009...

Rabies: How to Protect Yourself and Your Pets

... treatment because they are unaware they have rabies. Progressive symptoms include: Insomnia Anxiety/confusion Partial paralysis Agitation Hallucination Excess saliva Difficulty swallowing Fear of water If you have been bitten by any a...

Teaming Up to Tackle a Deadly Cancer

... away 70 percent of the tumor. The surgery was stopped when the doctors saw they were coming too close to the 6th and 12th cranial nerves, threatening paralysis of the boy's left eye and half of his tongue. Al-Mefty would perform a second surgery because the tumor continued to eat away at Daniel's vertebra...

Spots Still Available to Run 2009 ING New York City Marathon With Team Reeve

...mpete on behalf of the 1.275 million Americans living with spinal cord injury. In April, the Reeve Foundation released the results of the largest paralysis population survey ever conducted, which reported that 5.6 million Americans live with paralysis, 1.275 million of whom are paralyzed due to spinal cor...

Cerebral Palsy Improves After Bone Marrow Stem Cell Procedure

...inical applications of stem cells, is pleased to report the results of a 16 year old girl who suffered from cerebral palsy. The patient had right side paralysis and spasticity since birth. The procedure consisted of removing 300 milliliters of bone marrow from her hip and giving it back to her intravenously. F...

June 2009 Mayo Clinic Health Letter Highlights Probiotics, Carotid Artery and Breast Cancer Treatments

... restricting blood to the brain. Symptoms of a blockage -- and warning signs of stroke -- can include: Sudden weakness, numbness or paralysis on one side of the body that affects the face, arm or leg Sudden blindness in one eye Slurred or garbled speech or difficulty underst...

Cord Blood Awareness Month: Understanding Still Low, Despite Medical Advancements

...'s experience exemplifies the growing importance of educating all expectant parents. An in-utero stroke left Chloe Levine with cerebral palsy, causing paralysis on the right side of her body. At a year old, Chloe's right hand remained tightly closed in a fist, which she couldn't lift above her head. Instead of...

Paraplegic Takes Leap of Faith for Treatment in India

... American Public Media interviewed Rusty Leech of Rusty Without Wheels, the web story of a man with paralysis who has traveled to India for stem cell treatment that he could not receive in the U.S. Grand Junction, CO (PRWEB) June 29,...

GBS/CIDP Foundation International Appoints Patricia A. Bryant as Executive Director

...DP Foundation International: GBS is an inflammatory disorder of the peripheral nerves and is characterized by the rapid onset of weakness and often paralysis of the legs, arms, breathing muscles and face. GBS can develop in persons of any age. CIDP is a rare disorder of the peripheral nerves with weakness...

Video: CVS/pharmacy Kicks Off 8th Annual ALS Fundraising Campaign in Stores Nationwide

...edical advances," she said. ALS is a disorder in which there is progressive degeneration of motor nerves in the brain and spinal cord leading to paralysis and death, typically within three to five years. There is no known cause or cure for ALS, which affects 25,000 Americans, with 5,000 new cases diagnos...

Ludwig Institute of Cancer Research Ltd., Brussels Branch, Issues Statement Concerning Prospect Therapeutics Inc's. GCS-100 Molecule

...ich are directed against specific antigens of the tumor cells, but that these lymphocytes are in a state of paralysis. An important component of this paralysis appears to be the trapping of T cell receptors in a galectin-3 lattice on the cell surface. The function of these T lymphocytes could readily be rest...

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Receives $25,000 Gift from TD Bank

...o apply the best resources and expertise to care and recovery. "Through our paralysis Resource Center, we offer one-on-one assistance to injured service members ...novative research, and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy. For more information, and to rev...

Tickets Now on Sale for Born for Broadway

...na Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research, and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy. For more information, and to review the entire list of Quality of Life grant recipients, please visit our w...

Spinal Network: The Total Wheelchair Resource Book

... The book is spiral bound to make it easy to handle from a wheelchair and goes beyond the informative with dozens of profiles of individuals with paralysis who are thriving members of the community. From soccer moms to well-known radio hosts, these survivors represent a true cross-section of people with ...

Matthew Reeve to Run 2009 ING New York City Marathon for Team Reeve

...eve Foundation released the results of the largest paralysis population survey ever conducted, which reported t...rams across the globe that help people living with paralysis become more fully integrated members of society. ...proving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy. For mor...

Denver Athlete to Compete in the Most Challenging Hand Bike Race in the World

... Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research, and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy. For more information, and to review the entire list of Quality of Life grant recipients, please visit our w...

Zebrafish offer clues to treatments for motor neurone disease

.... The discovery could help patients with motor neurone disease, in which the motor neurone cells die and are not replaced. This disease can cause paralysis and severe breathing difficulties and is an ultimately fatal condition for which no cure exists. Dr Catherina Becker, from the University of Edinbu...

Sarasota Veterinary Neurologist Offers Free pet First aid Guide

...mergency clinic. "I see many animals on an urgent basis in my neurosurgery practice. Sometimes the cat or dog emergency involves seizures, paralysis or a head trauma from an accident. Whatever the situation, it is much easier on owners if they are prepared ahead of time, and it can be a life-saver...

Paralysis Population Survey Shows Over a Million More Paralyzed Than Previously Estimated; Five Times More People Live With Spinal Cord Injury

...day shows that 40 percent more Americans live with paralysis and over five times the number of Americans live w...eeve Foundation. "Someone you know is living with paralysis -- a family member, a friend or a work colleague."...mation about this population." paralysis is dramatically more widespread than previously th...

Attention Runners: Run the 2009 Bank of America Chicago Marathon with Team Reeve

...ifference in the lives of so many people living with spinal cord injury and paralysis About Team Reeve Team Reeve is the athletic fundraising program of th...innovative research and improving the quality of life for those living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy. The Chicago Chapter will accompli...
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