Tag: disability

Bystander Rescue Breathing CPR in Kids Tied to Better Survival

Children who receive CPR with both rescue breathing and compressions from a bystander have greater odds of survival without serious brain damage than if they...

Carotid Stenting, Surgery on Par in Asymptomatic Patients

Carotid artery stenting (CAS) and carotid endarterectomy (CEA) provided comparable outcomes over time in asymptomatic patients receiving good medical therapy in the largest trial to date...

It is important to plan finances for differently abled

One key challenge that most families having persons with disabilities face is fully understanding the nature of special needs. Before any discussion on how one...

Almost Half of Patients With Migraine Reluctant to Seek Care

Almost 50% of patients with migraine hesitate to seek appropriate care, new research shows. A survey of nearly 18,000 participants with migraine showed that 46%...

Mental Health Questions for Docs Still Violating Disabilities Act

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. With the COVID-19 pandemic, already high rates of suicide, depression, and...

social security: Labour ministry notifies draft Rules for compensation under Code on Social Security

The labour ministry has notified draft Rules for providing compensation to workers under the Code on Social Security, 2020, a move aimed at ensuring payments...

Evobrutinib May Help Reduce MS Nerve Damage

Oral evobrutinib, an investigational highly selective Bruton’s tyrosine kinase inhibitor, may have a beneficial effect on reducing nerve damage in multiple sclerosis (MS), based on how...

MS Hospital Visits Increase in Warmer Weather

Individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS) seek additional acute medical care during periods of unusually warm weather, a new study has found, raising concerns about possible...

Why Employee COVID Vaccination Mandates May Not Be Legal

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. It’s not clear that employers have the legal right to require employees...

‘Stunning’ Report Shows Eating Disorders Are Vastly Underestimated

A “stunning” new analysis of global data on eating disorders show that they are far more prevalent and disabling than previously reported. Investigators found the...

Anti-CD20s Linked to Higher COVID-19 Severity in MS

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Like other people, patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) who become infected...

Neurologic Disorders Ubiquitous and Rising in the US

Stroke, dementias, and migraine cause the most disability among neurological disorders in the United States, according to new findings derived from the 2017 Global Burden...

Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Early Cognitive Impairment in MS

Vitamin D deficiency detected at the time of diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS) is associated with cognitive impairment and may also affect disability, according to...

Opioid Use Common for Pain in Multiple Sclerosis

With chronic pain common among people with multiple sclerosis (MS), approximately 20% of patients report opioid use ― despite warnings that the drugs are generally...

NfL Levels Linked to Worse Disability in Real-World MS

Elevations in serum neurofilament light chain levels (sNfL) in people with multiple sclerosis (MS) are significantly linked to worse neurologic function, clinical disability, and lower...

Many Docs Biased Against Patients With Disabilities

“Many people who have disabilities have gone to hospitals for treatment for COVID or COVID-like symptoms, and they’ve been treated differently,” said deputy legal director...

Consensus on Diagnosis, Management of Acute Flaccid Myelitis

A large group of researchers has reviewed the literature related to acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) and has summarized current knowledge of this illness in a...

Different MS Cognitive Phenotypes Could Help Guide Care

Researchers have developed a new classification of cognitive function for patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) that is based on the identification of five cognitive phenotypes....

White House Being Deep Cleaned Before Inauguration

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Because of COVID-19 outbreaks that occurred at White House events under...

Higher Red-Cell Transfusion Limit for Preemies Offers No Survival, Developmental Benefit

(Reuters Health) – Aggressive use of red-cell transfusion for extremely-low-birth-weight newborns with anemia does not improve survival and fails to stem neurodevelopmental impairment by age...

Most Home Health Aides Need to Work, Even When Lacking PPE

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Sue Williams-Ward — pictured with her granddaughter Tamarya Burnett — was...

COVID-19 Risks No Higher in Patients With Multiple Sclerosis

The risk of severe outcomes from COVID-19 infection in patients with multiple sclerosis seems to align with that seen in the general population, new US...

COVID-19 Vaccine Should Go to HCWs First, NAS Panel Says

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Anticipating an initial short supply of COVID-19 vaccines, a prominent scientific...

Intensive Blood Pressure Lowering Potentially Harmful in ICH

Intensive lowering of systolic blood pressure (SBP) for patients with intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) whose initial SBP is excessively high does not improve outcomes and is...

Masitinib Impresses in ‘Nonactive’ Progressive MS

The investigational drug, masitinib (AB Science), which has a completely new mechanism of action for multiple sclerosis (MS), has shown a positive result in slowing...