Being the victim of an accident from a medical condition that may lead to the full paralysis is often a life-changing event. According to a 2009 study, there may be over five million U.S. residents who are living with some form of paralysis. While treatment options for patients who have a loss of sensation or movement are subject to limitations of current technology, recent and future medical innovations, promise a broad range of new treatments that may be just over the horizon.
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Better computers and advances in neuroscience have created a recent flurry of progress in brain interface technologies and robotics. Now researchers are betting that these technological breakthroughs can pay big dividends for paralyzed patients. They can reduce the need for attendant care and improve the quality of life for the approximately six million people in the United States living with paralysis.
It’s that time of the week when at the Paralympics the sport that has everyone on their heels or wheels . This sport will either make you a lifetime fan or a hater of the sport. It is time for the world to know about the sport of wheelchair rugby. Get Ready Rio!
What Is An Arrhythmia?
Any irregularity in heartbeat is termed as arrhythmia. Simply put, during an arrhythmia, your heart goes out of its normal rhythm and beats faster or slower. Depending on its type and severity, this condition can be harmless or may need immediate medical care.
I’m going to point out the obvious. The temperature you sleep in has an effect on the quality of your sleep. Trying to sleep when it is overly hot is not easy. First, you start with your feet out from under the sheets. You start to toss and turn. Eventually, much to your growing frustration, you throw the sheets off altogether. Conversely, trying to sleep in really cold temperature is arguably worse. No one enjoys the feeling of waking up in the middle of the night shivering from the cold.
Stress is one condition that most people experience, yet hesitate to accept. It may persist either for a short time or affect your overall mental health, advancing to critical mental illness. This condition can be experienced during an overwhelming or emotionally-charged situation that leads to biochemical, physiological in the brain and behavioral changes in the patient. These changes impact your personality and approach towards life.
On November 16, I will be celebrating the United Nation’s International Day for Tolerance by doing what I usually fail to do; I will pack away my assumptions in my bag when I interact with people. This conscious effort is difficult for someone who looks different compared to the societal norm, someone with a physical disability or someone who can’t interact in a socially acceptable way because of their limitations is daily confronted with intolerance.
When people think of the causes of joint pain, they think of the common causes including injuries, bone loss, or old age. However, the cause of your annoying joint pain could be stemming from bacteria in your gut. Don’t believe it? Keep reading to see the facts on microbiome bacteria and joint pain.