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Portuguese Tourism Campaign Launched

November 23, 2016  |  Travel

"ALL FOR ALL - Portuguese Tourism" Campaign LaunchedThe "ALL FOR ALL - Portuguese Tourism", launched by Turismo de Portugal and addressed to all national tourism players, seeks to mobilize a concerted action to make Portugal a tourist destination increasingly accessible to all.It aims at the adaptation and improvement of the

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Back To The Future: Insurance Pools For High-Risk Patients Could Be Revived

November 23, 2016  |  Healthcare

It wasn’t so long ago that health insurance horror stories fueled discussions around the family dinner table and the national debate over health care reform.“One company said I was too heavy,” said Scott Svonkin, of Los Angeles, of the time he was denied an individual health policy in 2005. Svonkin,

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Long-Stalled FDA Reform Sits On Senate’s Lame-Duck Calendar

November 23, 2016  |  Healthcare

Republicans in Congress are pushing to pass long-stalled legislation by January that gives the Food and Drug Administration new powers to more rapidly approve drugs and medical devices.Over five years, the complex legislation would include $550 million in additional funding for the agency, as well as $1.75 billion annually in

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Product Review: In Search of a Better Backrest

November 22, 2016  |  Reviews

This past Tuesday, I rolled by my local wheelchair shop to make a small chair adjustment. I’ve recently been working with one of the staff members to rebuild my backrest in a way that would give me better posture, and I wanted one more tweak.The transition all started about five

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To Get Disability Help In Kansas, Thousands Face A 7-Year Medicaid Waitlist

November 22, 2016  |  Healthcare

For 22 years, Nick Fugate washed dishes at a local hotel near his home in Olathe, Kan.“There was nothing easy,” said the 42-year-old man who has an intellectual disability, chuckling. “I just constantly had to scrape the dishes off to get them clean.”The work did sometimes get tedious, he said,

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A protein-folding gene helps heal wounds

November 22, 2016  |  Research

At a GlanceResearchers identified a protein that dramatically accelerates wound healing in animal models.The findings may aid development of new therapies to heal wounds and regenerate tissue.Zebrafish can regenerate fins and many other types of body tissues, making them an ideal model system to study tissue regeneration. Kazakovmaksim/iStock/ThinkstockWound healing after an

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NYC Police Stations Sued Over Accessibility

November 21, 2016  |  News

More than half of New York City’s 77 police stations are not accessible, according to an Oct. 17 federal lawsuit filed by the nonprofit organizations Disabled In Action and the Brooklyn Center for Independence of the Disabled against the city.According to the complaint, 32 precincts lack wheelchair accessible main entrances

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Mark Noakes to take up the reins as Shine Chair

November 21, 2016  |  News

Mark, currently Head of Logistics at Marks and Spencer, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, was appointed to the Board at the charity’s AGM in November. He is due to take up the role of Chair at the Shine Board meeting on 8th December.Mark, from Ranmoor, Sheffield, has also worked for Amazon, Coca

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