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Back pain biggest global source of disability

Paris - Lower back pain causes more disability around the world than any other single condition, and accounts for a third of work-related handicaps, a specialist journal reported on Monday.Nearly a tenth -- 9.4 percent -- of the world's population has lower ba...
In the Media by AFP

Lost limbs and uncertain futures as Afghan army casualties mount

Kabul - Taking his first faltering steps since his left leg was blown off by a landmine, Sergeant Muneer Ahmad is grim proof that the Afghan army is paying a heavy price in its war against the Taliban and struggling to care for its wounded.
In the Media by Ben Sheppard (AFP) - 2 comments

Spain blind association puts disabled to work

Madrid - After completing high school, 46-year-old Spaniard Ricardo Velesar struggled to hold down a job as a degenerative eye disease slowly robbed him of his sight.
In the Media by Daniel Silva (AFP)

Video: Passersby amazed by mannequins of 'not-so-perfect' people

Not everyone is perfect in this world. Pro Infirmis, an organization for the disabled, did something amazing earlier this month, which astonished passersby on Zurich's popular shopping street, Bahnhofstrasse.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Doctors denied disabled baby a heart transplant

Maverick, six months old, was born with a severe heart defect. He has received two surgeries, but still went into heart failure. Doctors discussed a heart transplant with parents Autumn Chenkus and Charlie Higgs. However, Maverick ended up being denied.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 3 comments

Op-Ed: The shutdown's butterfly effect on Olympic athletes Special

Aspen - If you watch the Sochi Winter Games, you may not see the best U.S. Paralympic skiers, or may not see them in their best shape. Remember the government shutdown?
Digital Journal Report by Robert Weller - 2 comments

Disabled German tortoise is on a roll with new Lego wheel (video)

Achern - Schildi the tortoise was found recently in Germany, possibly abandoned by his owners and shy one leg. Now vets have fixed him up and have fitted a Lego wheel to help him get around.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Comcast improves disability services in a number of areas

Philadelphia - This month Comcast has announced three new initiatives to support their customers with disabilities. No other cable provider is making such accessibility improvements at the time of this writing.
In the Media by Robert Kingett

Op-Ed: Princess in a wheelchair — Interview with author Jewel Kats Special

Toronto - Author Jewel Kats talks about her traumatic childhood accident that left her with lifetime physical limitations, yet only added to the spirit of the children's author who now brings hope to other people’s lives affected by trauma or injuries.
Digital Journal Report by Ernest Dempsey

U.K. initiating house building scheme for the elderly

The U.K. government is supporting new plans to create additional housing to help older and disabled people to maintain their independence for longer.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments
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This blog is for people that have been in conflict with medical science in one way or another. I was misdiagnosed which...
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