Disability

Aged care, disability workers scramble to source COVID-19 jabs

4 hours ago   |   Sydney Morning Herald   |   2 articles

Left behind by a slow and uncertain Commonwealth-run vaccination rollout, aged care and disability workers are trying to find their own COVID-19 vaccine doses.
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Biden seeks $400 billion to buttress long-term care. A look at what's at stake

1 day ago   |   News Medical

There's widespread agreement that it's important to help older adults and people with disabilities remain independent as long as possible. But are we prepared to do what's...
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‘No intention': Reynolds dumps draft proposals to cut diagnosis-based NDIS funding

2 days ago   |   Sydney Morning Herald

NDIS Minister Linda Reynolds says no one will be excluded from the National Disability Insurance Scheme on the basis of a diagnosis.
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The Problem With Being Pro-Choice And The Mother To A Boy With Down Syndrome

The Problem With Being Pro-Choice And The Mother To A Boy With Down Syndrome

3 days ago   |   Scary Mommy

I am pro-choice. I am also mother to a 12-year-old boy with Down syndrome. At first blush those two things don't seem to be cause for conflict, but consider that somewhere...
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UCI Health researchers awarded $4.2 million to study rare, debilitating muscle disorder

3 days ago   |   UC Irvine Health

UCI Health neuromuscular disorder researchers have been awarded a prestigious $4.2 million grant to study a little understood muscle disorder in aging adults that causes...
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Differences in disability and nutritional status among older Brazilian and English adults: the Brazilian Longitudinal Study of Aging and English Longitudinal Study of Aging cohorts

4 days ago   |   American Journal of Clinical Nutrition   |   3 articles

ABSTRACTBackgroundBrazil and England are 2 countries at different stages in their demographic, epidemiological, and nutritional transitions and with distinct socioeconomic and...
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Expert calls for swift action to avoid chronic health conditions caused by COVID-19

6 days ago   |   News Medical   |   3 articles

A tsunami of chronic health conditions as a result of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, especially cardiometabolic disease, may produce an enormous wave of death and disability that...
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'Brain glue' may aid in functional neural repair after severe TBI

6 days ago   |   News Medical

At a cost of $38 billion a year, an estimated 5.3 million people are living with a permanent disability related to traumatic brain injury in the United States today, according...
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UCI receives $4.2 million grant to study sporadic inclusion body myositis affecting aging adults

6 days ago   |   News Medical

The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases has awarded UCI a 5-year, $4.2 million grant to study sporadic inclusion body myositis , which affects...
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5 Easy Ways To Keep Your Feet Healthy At Home

6 days ago   |   HealthWorks Collective

Keeping your feet healthy and strong is essential for both your appearance and your overall health. Each foot has more than 100 muscles, tendons, and ligaments, as well as 26...
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Changes in B Cell Responses to Coronaviruses in Kids, Adults

Changes in B Cell Responses to Coronaviruses in Kids, Adults

Memory B cells that bind to SARS-CoV-2 and cross-react with other coronaviruses were identified in kids even before the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more ...

Big bank helps customers collect half-a-billion dollars

CBA is applying behavioural economics to help customers claim benefits they would not likely have claimed otherwise Read more ...

Task Force Reviewing Race Modifier in eGFR Issues Interim Report

Task force of the National Kidney Foundation and American Society of Nephrology formed to reassess the race coefficient for calculating eGFR releases progress report, promises... Read more ...

Covid-19: US agencies call for pause in Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Federal agencies act out of an "abundance of caution" after extremely rare cases of blood clotting. Read more ...

Covid-19 Linked With 6 Unhealthy Eating Behaviors

Covid-19 Linked With 6 Unhealthy Eating Behaviors

Increase in eating disorders was seen during the pandemic. Eating disorder preventive interventions and treatments should be made easily accessible, affordable and widely... Read more ...

COVID-19 Raised Mental Health Issues Within Families

COVID-19 Raised Mental Health Issues Within Families

The study by Penn State researchers found that in the first months of the pandemic, parents reported that their children were experiencing higher levels of depression and... Read more ...

Balance of power shifts as tenants prepare to negotiate cheaper rents

Many property investors holding apartments in inner-city Melbourne and Sydney are being forced to slash rents, with some are asking up to 25 per cent less than a decade ago. Read more ...

Time for action to curb high-interest credit cards

Fresh regulatory ideas are needed to curb high-interest credit cards that tend to hurt the people who can least afford it. Read more ...

Why not try tax deductibility of interest for first home buyers?

It would help many young people struggling with rising housing affordability to get a foot on the property ladder. Read more ...

CDC and FDA Call for Pause on Johnson & Johnson Vaccine After Blood Clotting...

The Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control will stop using the vaccine at federal sites and urge states to do so as well while they examine the safety... Read more ...