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Encouraging depressed people to do the things they enjoy could save NHS thousands, study finds -Term Life

Encouraging depressed people to do the things they used to enjoy such as phoning friends or going for a walk, could save NHS trusts thousands of pounds in more complex therapies, a study has shown. ‘Behavioural Activation’ is a simple form of therapy which encourages positive activities, such as waking up early, getting outdoors and...

Star Tennis Player Nearly Sidelined by Scoliosis-Term life

Cade Pressnell’s spine was compressing his lungs to the point where he could barely breathe, but a new non-invasive surgery changed all that. Cade Pressnell had been playing tennis since he was six years old. He spent his youth competing in tournaments throughout his home state of Alabama. By the time he was in the...

15 Things To Remember If Your Loved Ones Suffer From Multiple Sclerosis…

Has someone important to you been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS)?  This disease can be hard for patients — as well as their family and friends — to live with.  Here are some important things to remember if you love someone with this disease. 1. They Value Their Independence Many MS patients, as the diseases progresses, can...

Multiple sclerosis woman ‘refused taxi’ for short journey

A woman with multiple sclerosis has said she was refused a taxi to a meeting of the MS Society because the journey was too short. Barbara Stensland, 43, from Cardiff, went to Carmarthen on 5 August. When she tried to get a taxi from the railway station to the venue, less than one mile (1.6km) away,...

Special hand cycle bicycle allows Hamburg boy with cerebral palsy to ride using his arms-Term Life

HAMBURG, N.Y. (WIVB) — Thirteen year old Christian O’Connell of Hamburg was born with cerebral palsy. He’s always wanted to ride a bike but hasn’t been able to until now.“My feet due top cerebral palsy aren’t able to properly pedal a bike the right way so with the hand cycle I can just use...

Natural Scoliosis Care Avoids Surgery or Braces-Term Life

Scoliosis is well-known, but often not well-understood. Essentially, scoliosis is any sideways curvature of the spine: looked at from the side, the spine has a normal S-shaped curve from front to back, but from the back the spine should appear straight. A lateral curve is abnormal and a sign of scoliosis, which can have...

MS Symptoms and Treatment. Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is a disorder of the brain and spinal cord. It can cause various symptoms. In most cases, episodes of symptoms come and go at first for several years. In time, some symptoms can become permanent and can cause disability. Although there is no cure for multiple sclerosis, various medicines and therapies may...

17 Ways to Help Students With ADHD Concentrate

Research shows that students with ADHD can concentrate better when they’re allowed to fidget (here’s a link to the study). But what if this becomes a distraction for the rest of the class? We received hundreds of Facebook comments from teachers, parents, and students with great ideas for letting students quietly fidget, and here...

7 Black Celebrities You May Not Know Have Sickle Cell Anemia

Larenz Tate Actor Larenz Tate, who is best known for his role as O-Dog in the 1993 film Menace II Society, has sickle cell anemia. His other films include Dead Presidents, Love Jones, A Man Apart, Waist Deep, Biker Boyzand Ray. “It’s really important to know if you carry the disease,” Tate says. He stresses...

Multiple Sclerosis stem cell treatment ‘helps patients walk again’

MS is currently incurable A new treatment for multiple sclerosis (MS) has enabled some patients to walk again by “rebooting” their immune systems. As part of a clinical trial at Sheffield’s Royal Hallamshire Hospital involving around 20 patients, scientists used stem cells to carry out a bone marrow transplant. The method known as an autologous haematopoietic stem...

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