Disability

New selective school tests focus more on literacy, less on schoolwork

1 hour ago   |   Sydney Morning Herald

The tests, to be sat for the first time on Thursday, will put less emphasis on classroom assessment in a bid to be more inclusive of disadvantaged, disabled and female students.
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Does a High-Sugar Diet Contribute to Muscle Loss and Sarcopenia?

Does a High-Sugar Diet Contribute to Muscle Loss and Sarcopenia?

4 hours ago   |   Cathe Friedrich

Here's a frightening statistic. According to Today's Dietitian, around one in five adults over the age of 60 have some degree of disability. Here's another shocker. The risk of...
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We die in disproportionate numbers: disabled people on disasters

7 hours ago   |   Sydney Morning Herald

One in five Australians has a disability, yet their voices are rarely heard. Two Degrees is designed to address that.
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People with intellectual disability more likely to die from COVID-19 than general population

1 day ago   |   News Medical

Intellectual disability puts individuals at higher risk of dying earlier in life than the general population, for a variety of medical and institutional reasons.
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Service Dog Learns How To Wear PPE So He Can Work In The Lab With His Owner

1 day ago   |   Scary Mommy

OH FUR CUTE Are you ready for it? For your daily dose of adorable? Because today, it's brought to you by a pup in PPE: Golden Retriever service dog, Sampson. And what makes...
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After old age, intellectual disability is greatest risk factor for death from COVID-19, study finds

2 days ago   |   ScienceDaily

A study of national data shows the devastating impact the pandemic has had on those with intellectual disabilities and their caregivers.
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DNRs Given to Learning Disabled COVID Patients

2 days ago   |   Mercola

Do-not-resuscitate orders, or DNR orders, are medical orders that instruct heath care providers not to provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation in the event a person stops...
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CDC urges states to start vaccinating Americans with disabilities

CDC urges states to start vaccinating Americans with disabilities

3 days ago   |   Daily Mail

In updated vaccine guidance on Tuesday, CDC officials have recommended that states begin vaccinating Americans with disabilities or cognitive decline and their caretakers.
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My Value Doesn't Depend On My Ability To Bring In A Paycheck

4 days ago   |   Scary Mommy

I have a disability. Actually, I have several disabilities, but my bipolar II is the worst and scariest-sounding, and generally triggers the others. These disabilities are...
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Phthalates Are Damaging Babies' Brains

4 days ago   |   Mercola

Ubiquitous exposure to phthalates, found in everything from food packaging to personal care products, is putting children's brain development at risk, according to Project...
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FMG confirms 380 jobs impacted as Iron Bridge cost blowout hits contractors

FMG CEO Elizabeth Gaines said the company was working closely with contractors to support redeployment to other Fortescue sites where possible. Read more ...

Liberatore shrugs off concerns about interchange rule

Premiership Western Bulldog Tom Liberatore has shrugged off concerns about the AFL's new interchange rule, saying the Bulldogs have the midfield depth to combat fatigue in... Read more ...

Missing patient with Brazilian Covid strain is FOUND after nationwide hunt 

Missing patient with Brazilian Covid strain is FOUND after nationwide hunt 

To date, six cases of the variant of concern have been found in the UK - three in Scotland and three in England. A public appeal had been made for one of those people in... Read more ...

Tour of South Africa to be rescheduled ‘as soon as possible': Hockley

The interim Cricket Australia chief executive does not want the dispute with Cricket South Africa to reach ICC level. Read more ...

‘A slippery slope': Dragons question ‘scary' NRL stance on Norman brawl

Corey Norman's teammates have expressed about becoming public targets after the NRL rejected a self-defence argument from the Dragon about his involvement in a street fight. Read more ...

Houli expected to miss, star Blues recruit suspended, Roos star hurt

Richmond is expected to be without all-Australian defender Bachar Houli against the Blues, who have a series of selection posers ahead of the season-opener. North Melbourne's... Read more ...

Debate welcome, but no immediate plans to drop ‘W' from BBL: Hockley

Interim Cricket Australia chief executive Nick Hockley has responded to the call from World Cup winner Meg Lanning to change the name of the women's T20 tournament. Read more ...

Rodda to take massive pay cut - and spurn Waratahs - to come home

The Wallabies lock will sacrifice as much as $700,000 to return to Australian rugby in 2022, and, in a shock twist, is set to knock back NSW and sign for the Force. Read more ...

Coronavirus UK: Britain's daily Covid cases drop to 5,947 and deaths fall by...

Coronavirus UK: Britain's daily Covid cases drop to 5,947 and deaths fall by a third

The latest infection figures, released late this evening by Public Health England, show a thirty per cent drop week-on-week compared to last Friday, when more than 8,500 cases... Read more ...

Coronavirus: UK care home visitors urged to get a Covid vaccine as soon as...

Coronavirus: UK care home visitors urged to get a Covid vaccine as soon as possible

Updated guidance from the Department of Health said that people who wanted to visit care homes in England should take up the offer of a Covid vaccine as soon as they are... Read more ...