Monthly Archives: September 2020
Better health, mobility for wheelchair-bound people wheelchair-users through sports
“Differently abled, not disabled” — this is how Noor Nahian, the founder of Bangladesh Wheelchair Sports Foundation captioned a photo of himself sitting in his wheelchair, that he posted on Twitter.
The Covid-19 pandemic has been an unprecedented time for all, with or without disability. Persons with spinal cord injury are more vulnerable than others, and were left to fear severe complications and poor disease outcome. When confronted with protective measures and a lockdown, the physical, psychological and social needs of those persons in a wheelchair cannot be overstated. That’s why this year focus Spinal Cord Injury Day 2020 will be on the prevention of Covid-19 for persons with spinal cord injury, with the slogan “Covid-19 and SCI: Staying well”.
Information for health professionals
Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a devastating neurological condition that can impact on every aspect of the injured person’s life, including their reproductive health and fertility.
SCI causes significant disruption to male fertility and reproductive health. Although female fertility is generally not as affected, women with SCI may still face challenges during pregnancy related to self-care and daily functioning, as well as labour and delivery.
In the late 1940s, paraplegics popularized the sport—and changed the game for the disability rights movement
On an unremarkable Wednesday evening in the spring of 1948, 15,561 spectators flocked to New York’s Madison Square Garden to watch two teams of World War II veterans play an exhibition basketball game.
Blink of an Eye explores life stories of trauma, loss, awakenings and epiphanies, beginning with my own story when I got the call that one of my 5 children, Archer, was in a catastrophic accident, rendering him paralyzed from the neck down.
You will hear my real time journal entries, and guest interviews will introduce you to some of the extraordinary people behind the scenes.
In a live demonstration, Elon Musk revealed that Neuralink has successfully installed a working brain-to-machine interface inside a pig.
Elon Musk’s brain-hacking company Neuralink demonstrated a working brain-to-machine interface in a live demonstration on August 28th.