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Princess Diana developed eating disorder 'after Prince Charles called her chubby'

Her struggle with bulimia began just days after the Prince of Wales proposed in 1981, according to transcript tapes published by the Daily Mail.<p>In …

The Federal Government Pays 50 Percent of Testing Costs for Orphan Drugs

View Comments<p>That would have been a useful point to mention in a Washington Post article that reports on an orphan drug with a list price of $750,000 …

Bike, walk and roll: Minneapolis expands bike lane network with eye on disability access

Many popular commercial corridors will eventually cede part of the roadway to designated lanes for bicycles. The shift is already fanning the debate …

Cycling

Disability Rights Nebraska continues its push to fight for those who can't

A state organization continues its push to fight for those who can't.<p>Board members of Disability Rights Nebraska met in Kearney on Saturday to …

I Am Not My Disability

Despite being a diabetic paraplegic, I view myself as a healthy person. Why?

Jewish Culture

Medical trailblazers make Queen's honours

Australian scientist Professor Peter Malcolm Colman loves watching the beauty and complexity of cells under the microscope, so much so, he's …

Art exhibition displays how adults with disabilities gain opportunities on busy livestock farm

AN EXHIBITION of artwork is on display of a charity which gives adults with learning disabilities work and social opportunities on a farmyard.<p>For …

Ride-sharing services leave people with disabilities behind

Right now in Pittsburgh,&nbsp;Uber isn&rsquo;t for me. Lyft isn&rsquo;t for me. There aren&rsquo;t wheelchair-accessible ride-sharing …

Uber

Prepare for Success When Traveling with a Child with Special Needs

Whether you’re driving or flying, traveling has a unique way of causing exorbitant amounts of stress. You worry if you’ve packed all the essentials …

2017 RARE Champion of Hope Awards

<b>Nominations are open April 1-May 31, 2017.</b><p>Annually, the Rare Disease Community comes together to look amongst themselves to identify and nominate …

MS vs. ALS: Differences, causes, and treatment

Multiple sclerosis and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis are both progressive diseases that affect the central nervous system.<p>Though the diseases are …

Medicine

India ranks 154 in global healthcare rankings for 2015, Switzerland tops list

<b>Paris:</b> Neither Canada nor Japan cracked the top 10, and the US finished a dismal 35th, according to a much anticipated global healthcare rankings in …

Ironman dad races for daughter diagnosed with rare genetic disorder

On Sunday, athletes will swim, bike and run across Chattanooga.<p>The half Ironman Chattanooga kicks off on Friday with the opening of Ironman …

Scientists to develop life-transforming drugs for Huntington’s disease sufferers

Scientists at the University of Sussex have started work on a multi-million pound project to develop drugs to treat the debilitating loss of …

Rice plant engineered with a ‘tunable’ immune system could fight multiple diseases at once

Study is another step toward pesticide-free but high-yield agriculture

Biology

China's Rare Disease Policy (or Lack Thereof)

China is about to publish its first list of national rare diseases. <br>Given the population of China and the fact that 8-10% of people globally have a …

India among Asia's biggest underachievers in healthcare access

New Delhi: India has a lot of catching up to do with its neighbors, including China, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Sri Lanka in terms of health …

Pandemic alert: How lessons from China can help us rethink health threats

China

Disability and Hermeneutical Injustice

Friday, May 19, 2017<p>Disability and Hermeneutical Injustice<p>Ashish George in <i>Liberal Currents</i>:<p><i>The Minority Body: A Theory of Disability</i> is Barnes’s …

Cartoon in the works featuring heroes with disabilities

<b>BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) —</b> There is a new cartoon in the works for kids with disabilities.<p>It’s called “Team Supreme.” Each member has an individual …

Resilience study examines how people with disabilities live successfully in rural areas

Living in a small town can be challenging for anyone. For people with disabilities, rural areas can create even more serious barriers to …

Goodwill holds Rocky Mount prom for those with disabilities

<b>ROCKY MOUNT, Va.</b> - It was a special day for those with disabilities who participate in Goodwill programs as they had the chance to attend prom.<p>From …

Nigeria: Govt, British University to Partner On Health Package for Elderly

The Nigerian government has accepted a proposal by Birmingham City University, United Kingdom for partnership on a healthcare package in Nigeria.<p>The …

Global Genes® to Convene RARE Partnering and Investor Forum to Accelerate Drug Development for Rare Diseases

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., May 19, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- <b></b>Global Genes®, a leading rare disease patient advocacy organization, will host the …

Living with rare disease

Disease

Parents of Children With Rare Disease Move Researchers to Connecticut

Gayle Temkin spends her days at Solomon Schechter Day School, where she occupies a small, windowless room to be near her daughter Alyssa, ready to …

Parenting

For millions of Chinese with rare diseases, some relief in sight

NANJING, China: China is set to publish its first national list of rare diseases, to guide policymakers as part of a broader overhaul to improve …

Girl with rare disease singing in viral video meets Grammy winner behind song

Earlier this year, 4-year-old Leah Carroll, a California child who has a rare blood disease, lifted spirits worldwide when her rendition of the song …

As Her Boys Battle Rare Disease, Mom Drives for a Cure

There are five people in the United States that live with Jansen’s Metaphyseal Chondrodysplasia. Neena Nizar and her two sons, Arshaan and Jahan, …

Public Health