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New study holds promise to help plants defend themselves against viruses

8 hours ago   |   News Medical

New research, led by Washington State University scientists, into how viral proteins interact and can be disabled holds promise to help plants defend themselves against...
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Disability workers with COVID told to work amid staff shortage

10 hours ago   |   Sydney Morning Herald

Three staff were given permission to work while infectious at a disability support accommodation facility where all six residents had COVID-19.
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Australian of the Year demands free, daily rapid tests for people with disabilities

11 hours ago   |   Sydney Morning Herald

Dylan Alcott has called for free RATs for disabled people and their carers as he vows to spend his year in the role fighting for the nation's 4.4m people with disabilities.
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Australia news LIVE: Canberra signals new sanctions for Russia; Dylan Alcott named Australian of the Year

15 hours ago   |   Sydney Morning Herald

Australian of the Year Dylan Alcott says he wants to continue advocating for people living with disabilities, the Morrison government is weighing up whether to impose tougher...
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'Our newborn daughter had a massive bleed on her brain and we didn't know whether she'd survive the night'

'Our newborn daughter had a massive bleed on her brain and we didn't know whether she'd survive the night'

1 day ago   |   Wales online

Even if she were to survive, Florence's parents were told to prepare themselves for the very real possibility that she could be left severely disabled
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Q&A: What are physicians' legal obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act?

Q&A: What are physicians' legal obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act?

4 days ago   |   Healio

The results of a new survey suggest that many physicians do not completely understand what the Americans with Disabilities Act means for them. Lisa I. Iezzoni, MD, MSc, a...
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Surgery risk for IBD declining in biologic era, ‘but that doesn't mean it's zero'

Surgery risk for IBD declining in biologic era, ‘but that doesn't mean it's zero'

4 days ago   |   Healio

Although the rate of surgery for inflammatory bowel disease has declined significantly in the era of biologic therapy, “it is still occurring,” according to a presenter at the...
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Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Developmental Service Delivery in Children with a History of Neonatal Seizures

4 days ago   |   Pediatric Neurology   |   3 articles

Children with a history of acute provoked neonatal seizures are at high risk for disability, often requiring developmental services. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to widespread...
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Are We Equipped to Care for People With Intellectual, Developmental Disabilities?

Are We Equipped to Care for People With Intellectual, Developmental Disabilities?

5 days ago   |   MedPage Today

Last month, the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine hosted a 3-day workshop: "Optimizing care systems for people with intellectual and developmental...
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New report reveals the alarming global impact of Group B streptococcus

5 days ago   |   News Medical

A new report from the World Health Organization and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine reveals the alarming global impact of Group B streptococcus - a common...
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Walking for just an extra 10 MINUTES each day could add years to your life...

Walking for just an extra 10 MINUTES each day could add years to your life, scientists say

A study of 5,000 older by US researchers found the risk of dying dropped as exercise increased, with 10 more minutes of daily exercise slashing deaths among by seven per cent... Read more ...

Vaccine data no longer add up: Vaccination does not prevent the spread of...

Vaccine data no longer add up: Vaccination does not prevent the spread of coronavirus

The January 24 episode of Free4eva Media discusses how citizens are pushing back against vaccine mandates as data does not add up: The Wuhan coronavirus is still spreading, and... Read more ...

WHO: Omicron variant could spell end of pandemic in Europe

WHO: Omicron variant could spell end of pandemic in Europe

The World Health Organization said the B11529 omicron variant could spell the end of the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic in Europe. However, it warned against complacency as other... Read more ...

Mayo Clinic Expert predicts COVID-19 will be around until NEXT CENTURY 

Mayo Clinic Expert predicts COVID-19 will be around until NEXT CENTURY 

Dr Gregory Poland, of the Mayo Clinic, warned Tuesday that Covid could be around for so long that generations down the line, people will still need to receive regular vaccines... Read more ...

'Boris Johnson was ambushed with a cake' during alleged lockdown party says...

'Boris Johnson was ambushed with a cake' during alleged lockdown party says Tory MP

'Well he, as far as I can see, he was in a sense ambushed with a cake' Read more ...

As Pandemic Rolls On, How to Know if Your Child Needs Therapy

As Pandemic Rolls On, How to Know if Your Child Needs Therapy

It may seem obvious, but the COVID-19 pandemic has only worsened mental health issues that have affected kids socially and developmentally. Read more ...

Watch, But Don't Worry Yet, About New Omicron Subvariant

Watch, But Don't Worry Yet, About New Omicron Subvariant

It's worth watching BA.2, the World Health Organization says. The subvariant has been identified across at least 40 countries, including three cases reported in Houston and... Read more ...

Omicron's burden on health system apparent in new data

Omicron's burden on health system apparent in new data

Omicron has taxed the country's health care system, causing more COVID-19 cases, ED visits and hospitalizations than any other variant during the pandemic, according to newly... Read more ...

New Research Points To COVID Vaccine Having No Affect On Fertility

New Research Points To COVID Vaccine Having No Affect On Fertility

COVID-19 vaccine does not decrease fertility, according to a new study Since the beginning of the pandemic, scientists have been combatting misinformation about the COVID-19... Read more ...

Debilitating foot pain 'could be treated by using fat injections'

Debilitating foot pain 'could be treated by using fat injections'

University of Pittsburgh researchers studied 14 patients with chronic plantar fasciitis - which can feel 'like a nail going right through their heel' - finding belly fat could... Read more ...