PDPI E-Newsletter

PDPI E-Newsletter

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Editorial

It’s really so nice to see the efforts by Estanara Group for bringing up events to empower the persons with disabilities of Pakistan. Recently they organized a Wheel Chair Cricket Tournament and a musical night at KMC Sports complex, Karachi. Their efforts are highly appreciable, the way they organized the events and their hostility for the guest teams are remarkable. …

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Wheel Chair Cricket Tournament and Musical Night by Estanara Group

On Saturday 29th of August 2015, Estanara Group- ARCP organized a wheel chair cricket tournament and a musical night for persons with disabilities at KMC Sports Complex, Kashmir Road Karachi. There were 8 teams invited to participate in the tournament from various cities of Pakistan. A day before this event all participants were welcomed and were provided with suitable accommodation …

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Pelvic pain may be common among reproductive-age women, study finds

Pelvic Pain May be Common Among Reproductive-Age Women, Study Finds

A high proportion of reproductive-age women may be experiencing pelvic pain that goes untreated, according to a study by researchers from the National Institutes of Health and the University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City. The researchers surveyed more than 400 women who were scheduled to undergo surgery or imaging for such reasons as infertility, menstrual irregularities, tubal …

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First Live Birth After Transplantation of Ovarian Tissue Removed And Frozen During Childhood

First Live Birth After Transplantation of Ovarian Tissue Removed And Frozen During Childhood

A young woman has become the first in the world to give birth to a healthy child after doctors restored her fertility by transplanting ovarian tissue that had been removed and frozen while she was a child. A report of the case is published in Human Reproduction, one of the world's leading reproductive medicine journals. While there have been reports …

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Sex chromosomes Why the Y Genes Matter

Sex chromosomes: Why the Y Genes Matter

Several genes have been lost from the Y chromosome in humans and other mammals, according to research published in the open access journal Genome Biology. The study shows that essential Y genes are rescued by relocating to other chromosomes, and it identifies a potentially important genetic factor in male infertility. The Y chromosome is dramatically smaller than the X chromosome …

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Doctors Often Skip Protocols For Antipsychotics, Study Finds 01

Doctors Often Skip Protocols For Antipsychotics, Study Finds

As an increasing number of kids are prescribed powerful antipsychotics, a new study finds that many doctors are deviating from established medical guidelines when they dole out the scripts. In nearly half of cases, physicians failed to conduct lab tests to measure cholesterol and blood-glucose levels in patients before and after they began taking antipsychotics, according to findings published this …

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Torches To Travel Nation Ahead Of Special Olympics

Torches To Travel Nation Ahead Of Special Olympics

Three torches will make their way across the country in the coming weeks reaching every state on foot or by bicycle before converging at the Special Olympics World Games this summer. The torch, known as The Flame of Hope, was initially lit May 14 in Athens, Greece. On Tuesday, torches set out from Miami, Washington, D.C. and Augusta, Maine on …

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Tech Giants Team Up To Boost Accessibility

Tech Giants Team Up To Boost Accessibility

Some of the biggest names in technology are banding together with a new commitment designed to make their products more accessible for people with disabilities. Companies including Facebook, Dropbox, Adobe, Yahoo and Microsoft are signing on to the new initiative dubbed “Teaching Accessibility.” Specifically, the tech firms say that they will begin incorporating standard language within their job postings indicating …

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Difficulties of getting fit if you’re Person with disability

Difficulties of Getting Fit if You’re Person with Disability

My favourite thing about being disabled has always been that no-one expects me to do any exercise. I have cerebral palsy (CP) and the assumption that I couldn’t take part in sport while growing up was one I was happy to embrace because I hate physical exercise. So imagine my frustration when Paralympics 2012 came to London and disabled people …

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Bedroom Tax victims fighting to prevent disabled grandson going into care – and costing Government much more

Bedroom Tax Victims Fighting to Prevent Disabled Grandson Going into Care – and Costing Government Much More

A boy’s with disability grandparents have beaten Iain Duncan Smith’s heartless bid to block a court appeal on the Bedroom Tax that will decide whether he carries on living with them or goes into care. Doting Paul and Susan Rutherford were targeted by the ­cruel levy, which will force them to quit their three-bed home, two years ago and fought …

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Severely disabled man who can’t speak or read forced to prove he is unfit to work

Severely Disabled Man Who Can’t Speak or Read Forced to Prove He is Unfit to Work

A severely disabled man who is unable to speak or read has been ordered by authorities to prove he is unfit to work. Stuart Chester, 25, suffers from Down’s syndrome, epilepsy and autism, the Daily Record reports. He is unable to feed or wash himself and lives with his mum and full time carer Deborah McKenzie, 51, in Glasgow with …

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Assisted suicide safeguards will not be water-tight, admits Shakespeare

Assisted Suicide Safeguards Will ot be Water-Tight, Admits Shakespeare

One of the leading disabled supporters of legalising assisted suicide has encouraged opponents by appearing to admit that there are crucial flaws in the legislation that will be debated by MPs next month. Comments by Dr Tom Shakespeare this week suggest that there is no possibility that any safeguards introduced through the assisted dying bill would prevent all unnecessary or …

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Disabled people's access to High Street 'shocking', audit finds

Disabled People's Access to High Street 'Shocking', Audit Finds

Access for disabled people on the High Street in Britain is "shocking", according to a government audit of more than 30,000 shops and restaurants. Thousands of venues had failed to adapt their premises, with a fifth of shops excluding wheelchair users, a survey found. There are 12 million people in Britain with disabilities, with an estimated spending power of £200bn. …

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Gadget 'allergy' French Woman Wins Disability Grant

Gadget 'Allergy': French Woman Wins Disability Grant

A French woman has won a disability grant after telling a court she suffers from an allergy to electromagnetic radiation from gadgets. Marine Richard, 39, was told she may claim €800 (£580) per month for three years as a result. She said it was a "breakthrough" for people affected by electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS). The condition is recognised by the World …

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Thousands Have Died After Being Found Fit for Work, DWP Figures Show

Nearly 90 people a month are dying after being declared fit for work, according to new data that has prompted campaigners and Labour leadership contenders to call for an overhaul of the government’s welfare regime. Statistics released by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) revealed that during the period December 2011 and February 2014 2,380 people died after their …

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