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Hydrocephalus Does Not Mean Having No Brain

October 20, 2016  |  News

Shine’s response to the Channel 5 programme, ‘The Boy With No Brain’Channel 5’s documentary ‘The Boy with No Brain’ (C5, 11th October, 10pm) tells the story of a boy, Noah, whose brain appeared to have been severely compressed by hydrocephalus to 2% of its usual volume. (1)Shine considers that the programme

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An Idea Borrowed From South Africa: Ordinary Citizens Fill Gaps In Health Care

October 20, 2016  |  Healthcare

NEW YORK— Destini Belton isn’t a doctor or a nurse. She’s a trained health coach, and as a trusted neighbor in Harlem, she goes where clinics and hospitals can’t — into patients’ homes to understand the mundane but vital details of their lives.She visits people like Jessica Gonzalez who went

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Uber Sued by Access Living for Lack of Wheelchair Access

October 18, 2016  |  News

Prominent Chicago-based disability rights group, Access Living, filed a federal lawsuit on Thursday against Uber claiming the popular mobile ride-hailing company violated wheelchair accessibility laws.The lawsuit, filed by the Metropolitan Chicago disability activist group along with three individual plaintiffs who use wheelchairs and cannot access Uber vehicles, alleges that Uber

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McFadden Wins 2016 Chicago Marathon Women's Wheelchair Race

October 12, 2016  |  Sports

Tatyana McFadden won yet another Chicago Marathon in the women’s wheelchair race Sunday, becoming the most accomplished champion in marathon history.McFadden, a 17-time Abbott World Marathon Majors winner and seven-time Chicago Marathon champion finished first in a highly contested race against Manuela Schar. Read the full story at Chicago 5.

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History-Making Paralympian Tatyana McFadden on The Ellen Show!

October 12, 2016  |  Famous Faces

Published on Oct 5, 2016The world record-holding Paralympian track athlete shared her incredible story and inspiring outlook with Ellen! Watch on YouTube.

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Beware Of Unapproved Stem Cell Treatments

October 10, 2016  |  Research

A website for five affiliated stem cell clinics, hails a “breakthrough” for Parkinson’s disease: “Stem Cells Replace Damaged Nerves, Reverse Symptoms.”For those of you whose lives — or whose loved ones’ lives — have been upended by chronic or incurable conditions such as Parkinson’s, that’s just the kind of breakthrough you’ve been waiting

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Children Can Learn More to Make a Better Society

October 8, 2016  |  Opinion

As a child with disability growing up was never easy for me as I was bullied from time to time. Giving it a thought, life could have been better for me and

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Woman's death in Inverness 'could not be prevented'

October 5, 2016  |  News

Image: A police officer at the scene of the fire three years agoA sheriff has said "no reasonable" precautions could have prevented a disabled woman's death or the fire that contributed to it.Barbara Anderson, 51, died at her home in Inverness, in 2013, due to the combined effects of a

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