Sunday, April 18, 2021

Tag: Cancer

Disabled golfer becomes first worldwide to captain an able-bodied club

A golfer who uses just one arm to play his shots is set to become the world's first paraplegic captain of an able-bodied club. Terry Kirby, 63, was a budding new golfer before - in...

How Makeup Artist Steph Aiello Pursued Her Cosmetology Career After Becoming Quadriplegic

In 2010, one day before she was supposed to start cosmetology school, Steph Aiello was involved in a car crash that left her paralyzed from the waist down with limited ability to move her...

Spinal Cord Injury Patients Face Many Serious Health Problems Besides Paralysis

MAYWOOD, IL –  Paralysis is just one of the many serious health problems faced by patients who suffer spinal cord injuries. Spinal cord patients also are at higher risk for cardiovascular disease; pneumonia; life-threatening blood clots;...

Nutlins cancer drug may be able to reverse spinal cord damage

LONDON, UK - A group of drugs being tested for cancer treatment have been shown to present promising results for spinal cord injury in mice, according to a new report. The cancer drug called Nutlins...

Bladder cancer mortality after spinal cord injury over 4 decades – Abstract

Bladder cancer mortality was not significantly increased for ventilator users, those with motor incomplete injuries, or those injured less than 10 years. PURPOSE: To estimate the bladder cancer mortality in persons with spinal cord injury...

Cancer Drug Improves Movement in Rats with Spine Injury

Researchers say the anti-cancer drug Taxol, normally used to treat breast cancer, might also hold promise as a way to help people recover from crippling spinal cord injuries. Researchers at Max Planck Institute of...

Cancer Drug Aids The Regeneration Of Spinal Cord Injuries

Taxol stabilizes growing nerve cells and reduces the barrier-function of scar tissue After a spinal cord injury a number of factors impede the regeneration of nerve cells. Two of the most important of these factors...

The Brave Ability Of Joni Tada

One man's trash is another man's treasure. Especially when it's a discarded wheelchair. Tens of thousands of disabled people in developing countries enjoy the dignity of moving about in rehabilitated wheelchairs, thanks to Joni Eareckson...

Everett talks about his recovery from paralysis

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Three years ago, a hit on the football field left Kevin Everett paralyzed. He became one of the 300,000 Americans living with spinal cord injuries. Everett has recovered from his injury, and...

Governor signs spinal cord injury research bill

San Jose, CA (October 3) -- Students and teachers rejoiced! Athletes rejoiced! So with parents and advocates of spinal cord injury research, who applauded Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signing into law the bill extending...