Practical issues related to disability like rehabilitation, empowerment, main-streaming, education and employment need to be addressed on a priority basis, experts said on Saturday. At a seminar, the experts focussed on the
An Australian state has announced a grant of over $100,000 to a Mumbai-based charitable center engaged in rehabilitating hearing impaired children in India, officials said Thursday The grant was announced by New South Wales's
As you wait patiently for the doctor to tell you and your loved ones about your illness, hoping against hope that everything is alright, the doctor speaks, but you don’t understand a single word! Packed with medical mumbo-
Concerned over the delay in response from some states to the draft bill on the rights of people with disabilities, Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Selja has shot off a letter setting a deadline for feedback on the
The 14th congress of the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics being held in Hyderabad will have a 30-member delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
This is the first time the world
Researchers from University of Edinburgh suggest that anti-depressants could help recovery after a stroke and reduce dependence, physical disability, depression and anxiety in the first year after a stroke and could also promote
People with Disabilities (PwDs) have often been called the biggest minority. While the 2001 census suggests there are 20 million PwDs in our country, others claim the numbers could be as high as 60 million. The theme this year
According to District Magistrate Ajay Chauhan, the first international congress for the rehabilitation of the disabled will be held in Agra from Nov 26 to 28. More than 1,300 delegates from 86 countries are expected to take part
Ancient Egyptians from 950 B.C. were probably the world's first to make prosthetic toes, and they still work today, according to a British research. Researcher Jacky Finch from the University of Manchester wanted to find out how
The Union health ministry will soon start a massive screening and treatment programme to detect deficiency, disease and disability among school children. Across 15 states, the exercise will cover 22 crore children b/w 6-18 years
September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day.
According to the British Journal the Lancet, suicide has become the leading cause of death among Indian youngsters. WHO estimates that 1.8 lakh suicides occur in India every
Stem cells may not be the only way to regenerate dead muscle. A new research has discovered that lab-engineered muscle implants can help regenerate and repair damaged or lost muscle tissue, resulting in significant improvement in
Satyamev Jayate’s sixth episode highlighted the trials and tribulations of people who are disabled (the politically correct 'differently-abled' is considered an insult by many). It highlighted the various problems people with
A bump on your head could lead to a permanent disability or cognitive deficits if not attended in time, says a case study. According to the case study, when Irene Gatti de Leon slipped on the ice and bumped her head, she wasn't