disabilities

Paralympic discus gold for Russia


September 1st, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's Alexei Ashapatov has hurled his way to Paralympic gold in the men's discus for athletes who use wheelchairs, setting a new world record along ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Smoking More Than 20 Cigarettes a Day Triples Chances of Brain Haemorrhage


August 30th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Aug 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) New research has shown that smoking more than 20 cigarettes a day triples the chances of someone getting brain hemorrhages. It has also been found out that ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

21 mn people are disabled in India: Minister


May 7th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Over 21 million people in the country are disabled out of which 10 million are blind, Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Mukul Wasnik said ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

NHRC summons Kerala’s chief secretary


April 30th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has summoned Kerala's chief secretary over the state's failure to submit the compliance report of compensating people affected from ... Read more...

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Dhaka urged to tighten anti-tobacco measures


February 27th, 2012 - 4:00 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 27 (IANS) The Bangladeshi government has been urged to tighten tobacco control measures to prevent deaths and disabilities from related diseases.Nearly 57,000 people die from tobacco use annually ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Chinese welfare home embraces abandoned kids


January 30th, 2012 - 10:51 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 30 (IANS) A shelter home in north China's Hebei province has emerged as a big ray of hope for life for many newborns who are abandoned by their ... Read more...

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Health officials from 16 states discuss leprosy


August 5th, 2011 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) Health secretaries of the central government and 16 Indian states with highest leprosy cases in a bid to address the menace, a statement said Thursday."The ... Read more...

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Fall from heights accounts for second highest spinal injuries


May 19th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) After road accidents, fall from heights accounts for maximum number of spinal cord injuries and disabilities in the country, a study by the Indian Spinal ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Heavy drinking linked to lower coronary heart disease risk


April 28th, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 28 (ANI): A moderate or even a hazardous consumption of alcohol was associated with lower risk of coronary heart disease, according to a new study.The study analysed the 12-month prevalence ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Ranbir deaf-mute but happy-go-lucky in ‘Barfee’


April 13th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) Though Ranbir Kapoor plays a deaf and mute man in Anurag Basu's "Barfee", his character would be no sad sack but a happy-go-lucky chap.For some ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Two-year-old world’s first to have extra DNA strand


April 12th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 12 (IANS) A British toddler has become the first person in the world to be diagnosed with an extra strand in his DNA.Two-year-old Alfie Clamp from Nuneaton in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Brit boy, 2, is world’s first to be born with an extra strand of DNA


April 12th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 12 (ANI): A British boy, aged two, has become the first and only person in the world to be diagnosed with an extra strand of DNA.Alfie Clamp was born blind ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Australian man not convicted, jailed nine years!


March 17th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, March 17 (IANS) West Australia's attorney-general has defended a decision to keep an intellectually disabled man in prison for over nine years, without being convicted or standing trial.Marlon ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Specially-abled men participate in bodybuilding championship


February 22nd, 2011 - 7:15 pm ICT by ANI
Bhopal, Feb.22 (ANI): Nearly twenty-five specially-abled men participated in a bodybuilding championship in Madhya Pradesh on Monday.The participants said they were not discouraged by their disabilities and worked hard to build up ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Dogs’ human-like social skills make them man’s best friend


February 19th, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 19 (ANI): A new study has found out that dogs possess certain human-like social skills that even chimpanzees, our closest relatives, do not, and maybe that's why they are termed ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Disabled should help enumerators to prepare correct census


January 29th, 2011 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 28 (IANS) Disabled people should not hide their disabilities and help the enumerators to prepare correct census data to enable the government to effectively implement the projects for them, an ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Frankie Boyle slams Mark Watson


January 10th, 2011 - 9:23 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
ondon, Jan 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Frankie Boyle made sure that his opinion about fellow comedian Mark Watson was broadcast to the public. Boyle took to the popular social networking and micro blogging site ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Madhya Pradesh to form hereditary disability cell


December 24th, 2010 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Dec 24 (IANS) Twentysix years after the world's worst industrial disaster -- Bhopal gas tragedy, the Madhya Pradesh government has proposed forming a cell to study hereditary disability caused by Methyl ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

A 50-year-old diabetic lives 8.5 yrs lesser than non-diabetic counterpart


December 1st, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): A new study has revealed that a 50-year-old diabetic can expect to live 8.5 years fewer years, on average, than a 50-year-old without the disease.A new report ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Electrical brain stimulation may boost math skills


November 5th, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 5 (ANI): Researchers have shown that by applying electrical current to the brain they could enhance a person's mathematical performance for up to 6 months without influencing their other cognitive ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Most spinal injuries in India caused by accidents: Study


October 11th, 2010 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) Road accidents account for the largest number of disabilities and spinal cord injuries in India, a study has revealed.The Indian Spinal Injuries Centre (ISIC) which conducted the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Now, a robotic wheelchair that will teach kids how to ‘drive’


August 13th, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 13 (ANI): Scientists have developed a robotic wheelchair that will help disabled children learn to 'drive.'University of California researchers described the testing of ROLY -RObot-assisted Learning for Young drivers - ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Simon Cowell Sued for Public Humiliation By Distraught Contestant


July 26th, 2010 - 10:53 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
July 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) When Emma Czikai auditioned for the television show Britain’s Got Talent in May of 2009, Simon was not at all impressed and told the contestant so ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Simon Cowell sued for $3.8 million


July 26th, 2010 - 9:32 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, July 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Music mogul Simon Cowell has been sued for $3.8 million by a British contestant. Cowell was allegedly sued for “injured feelings, exploitation, humiliation, degradation, and barbarism”Emma ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Soon, richer movie viewing experience for hearing-impaired Down Under


July 18th, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 18 (ANI): Thousands of hearing-impaired movie buffs in Australia will now be able to enjoy cinema better, thanks to new portable wireless closed-caption technology.Four main cinema chains, representing about 70 ... Read more...

Posted in World |

With ‘Vuvuzelas’ back, fans queue up for earplugs


June 11th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Cape Town, June 11 (ANI): With the coming back of husky and deafening 'Vuvuzelas' ahead of the Soccer World Cup, fans are rushing to medical stores to purchase earplugs for the sake ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Man on motorised wheelchair fined for speeding


May 26th, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, May 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Traffic police in Brazil fined a disabled man on a motorised wheelchair for "speeding" down a busy highway. The man said he "simply wanted to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Early treatment doubles survival chances after stroke


May 15th, 2010 - 2:30 am ICT by IANS
London, May 15 (IANS) Patients who receive treatment within 90 minutes of a stroke attack are twice as likely to increase the chances of good recovery, say researchers. Researchers from University of Glasgow ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Oz PM’s wife plays active policy-making role in Government


May 3rd, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 3 (ANI): Theresa Rein, Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's wife, is playing an active part in the running of her husband's government.She has been working with Australian Parliamentary Secretary ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Scherzinger to start music camp for disabled


April 24th, 2010 - 5:39 am ICT by IANS
London, April 24 (IANS) Pop singer Nicole Scherzinger wants to start a music camp for disabled people. The Pussycat Dolls singer has been inspired by her aunt, who has Down syndrome, to ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Pioneering ‘brainwashing’ treatment saves lives of premature babies


March 8th, 2010 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 8 (ANI): Scientists in the UK have come up with a pioneering 'brainwashing' procedure they believe will slash the number of premature babies suffering severe disabilities.The technique involves removing potentially ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Training videos helpful for parents of autistic kids


February 2nd, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): American researchers have found that parents of children with autism can help their kids more effectively after watching instructional DVDs.It was also seen that this led to improvements ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Chinese couples may now have two children


January 25th, 2010 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 25 (IANS) In a major shift in policy, China, the world's most populous nation, may allow couples to have a second child. This will be permitted even if the couples' parents ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Two legged dog ‘Faith’ gives hope to disabled veterans


December 17th, 2009 - 10:57 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Dec 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Two legged dog called ‘Faith’ who walks despite being so disabled is a source of inspiration for several disabled veterans. For many years, Jude Stringfellow and ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

US approves use of human embryonic stem cells


December 3rd, 2009 - 3:02 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 3 (IANS) The National Institute of Health (NIH) in the US has approved the use of first 13 human embryonic stem cells in the country. The NIH-funded research for this purpose ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

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