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Monthly Archives: May 2007

MARSĀ® Drink gets spinally injured teenagers back on track

MARS Drink is supporting spinally injured teenagers by encouraging them to get out on the ski runs of Sweden. Teenagers aged 13-17 who have suffered spinal cord injuries are being supported by The Back-Up Trust...

Battle for London 2012 gold

When Sergeant Mick Brennan was caught in a suicide bombing in Iraq, the outlook was bleak. Hurled 25 ft by the force of the explosion, the former keen runner and boxer lost both legs and...

Banning stem cell research prolongs suffering

Diabetes affects 140,000 young Australians, who would die unless they received multiple insulin injections each day of their lives. The cause is the self-destruction of the insulin-producing cells within the pancreas. Attempts have been made...

Drug curbs bone loss after spinal cord injury

The bone drug Fosamax (also called alendronate) given soon after spinal cord injury prevents bone loss associated with the injury, a study suggests. People who've suffered spinal cord injury are at risk for rapid bone...

Climber survives 120ft mountain fall after tourists spot him through telescope

Climber Michael Garton's life was saved by a man with a telescope after he survived a fall down a sheer rock face on a perilous Norwegian mountain. Michael was two days into a solo climb...

Shot for Paralysis

(WFRV) PHILADELPHIA, PA Right now.. there are no effective therapies for spinal cord injuries. But a protein injection may help some patients walk again. Two years ago.. Michelle Robinson was on her way home from work...

Celling the Elixir of life

Stem Cell therapy is being touted as the answer to many chronic ailments. But even as research is being done, many are already benefitting from it. In the small town of Nagasamudra, just a few...

Cord blood banking called ‘biological insurance’ – but is it worth the cost?

(CP) - Tania and Michael Gurr are expecting their first child in July, and among the decisions the soon-to-be parents must make - from what colour to paint the nursery to the best car...

Disabled activists descend on D.C.

WASHINGTON -- A pair of handcuffs is tucked into one side of Daniese McMullin-Powell's wheelchair -- as always. She keeps a stash of about 150 pairs at home in case she needs to attach...

‘Problem is, they think a jockey’s life is only worth $100,000’

CITRA, Fla. -- Remi Gunn, 47, remembers making her move aboard Betty Sue on Aug. 6, 2003, at Ellis Park Thoroughbred Race Track in Henderson, Ky. The horse in front of her was tiring....