Global disabilities map visualizes the strength and power of millions of athletes around the world

When the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law in 1990, it became illegal to restrict access—to employment, education or federally funded institutions—based on disability. The ADA made it easier for wheelchair users, senior citizens or a disabled child to navigate public spaces and to have equal access to learning. Many Americans who are […]

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Study suggests self-determination as key to avoid caregiver burden

A Singapore study of family caregivers of the terminally ill suggests that self-determination is the key factor that can protect them from caregiver burden—a negative state impacting a carer’s wellbeing. The study, conducted by a team of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore)psychologists through interviews with 20 family caregivers, revealed that they tend to be […]

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Discrimination on social media results in higher depression, anxiety among minority males

Exposure to ethnic discrimination on social media is associated with higher symptoms of depression and anxiety among young Hispanic males, according to a study by researchers at Florida International University’s Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work. “Surprisingly, there is a lot of research about cyberbullying and social media but there really wasn’t […]

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Scientists identify a new diagnostic and therapeutic target for cardiovascular disease

Scientists at the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares (CNIC) have identified a mitochondrial protein as a potential marker for the diagnosis of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and as a possible target for future treatments. The study is published today in the journal Nature. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the world, with most […]

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