US Health Agencies Announce Strategic Plan for Cerebral Palsy Research

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Via: Cerebral Palsy News Today By: Alice Melao The 2017 Strategic Plan for Cerebral Palsy Research is finished and was recently announced by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). The plan identifies several research priorities that have shown... Read More

3-D Printed Models Help Shorten Surgery Time for Common Hip Disorder in Children

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Via: News-Medical.net A team of engineers and pediatric orthopedic surgeons are using 3D printing to help train surgeons and shorten surgeries for the most common hip disorder found in children ages 9 to 16. In a recent study, researchers showed that allowing surgeons to prep on a 3D-printed model of the patient’s hip joint cut... Read More

Predicting Epileptic Seizures, Just Like the Weather

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Via: Science & Technology Research News Every morning you wake up and check the weather app on your smartphone, to see if it will rain. If the forecast probability is high enough, let’s say 80 per cent, you decide to bring an umbrella to work. Now, imagine waking up and not knowing if you will... Read More

Ohio Middle Schooler with CP Scores Touchdown

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Epilepsy Drug Therapies To Be Improved by New Targeted Approach

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Via: Neuroscience News Source: University of Liverpool New research from the University of Liverpool, in collaboration with the Mario Negri Institute in Milan, published today in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, has identified a protein that could help patients with epilepsy respond more positively to drug therapies. Epilepsy continues to be a serious health problem... Read More

Children with Cerebral Palsy May Require More Pain Management, Study Says

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Via: Cerebral Palsy News Today By: Patricia Inacio Children with cerebral palsy (CP) often have pain that is overlooked by therapists and caregivers, a new study found. This pain frequently has articular (joints) and orthopedic origins, and can be linked to scoliosis and therapies for spasticity, among other causes. The report, “Prevalence of pain in... Read More

Google Wants Help Tagging Accessible Places

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Via: Disability Scoop By: Shaun Heasley Google is looking to the public in an effort to make navigating the world easier for people with disabilities. The search giant is asking users to add information about wheelchair accessibility to entries on Google Maps. “Because anyone can identify and label wheelchair-friendly locations directly on the map, it’s... Read More

Cerebral Palsy Blogger Nominated at Women of Influence Awards

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Via: Stuff.co.nz By: Matthew Cattin With an IV line sticking out of one arm, Grace Stratton used the other to type her first blog post from a hospital bed. It was November 2015, and she was about to undergo her sixteenth surgery in as many years. Now 17, the Warkworth resident’s writing has taken off,... Read More

Spare the Surgery: Drugs may Combat Hydrocephalus, Yale Study Finds

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Via: MDLinx.com Information courtesy Yale School of Medicine News Clinically available drugs may help combat a potentially lethal form of hydrocephalus now treated mainly by brain surgery, a new Yale–led study has found. Post–hemorrhagic hydrocephalus (PHH), characterized by a buildup of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) following hemorrhage of blood vessels in the brain, affects one in... Read More

Climbing Munros with Cerebral Palsy

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By: Fiona Tapp Via Folks Magazine There is a certain satisfaction in proving people wrong. That’s a satisfaction David C. Reilly, who has cerebral palsy, has relished his whole life. Born in Harrington, a harbor town that serves as the gateway between England and Scotland, David’s childhood days were spent outdoors. He remembers his father... Read More