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A Wheelchair Accessible Home in Wales Filled With Bold Design Accents

Calling all design show scouts: I have a TV personality for you! She’s humorous, talented, charitable, and she has a pint-sized sidekick with plenty …

Problems with diagnosing Conversion Disorder in response to variable and unusual symptoms

Abstract<p>Conversion Disorder (CD) is a diagnosis offered to explain signs and symptoms that do not correspond to recognized medical conditions. …

Structurally Unsound

Sarrah Hannon once led an active life of triathlons, marathons and rock climbing. Now she refrains from lifting a gallon of milk.<p>Hannon, 30, lives …

Baylor College of Medicine

Hidden disabilities: Pain beneath the surface

<b>Imagine having to inject yourself thousands of times over the course of your lifetime, but never talking about it to anyone.</b><p>Many people live with hidden disabilities - conditions which don't have physical signs but are painful, exhausting and isolating. Sympathy and understanding from others can …

Disability

Spin the Globe • Your Blog for Accessible Travel

Some people might say that just the act of traveling to a foreign country is going to expose you to some weird things, and I’d have to agree. People …

21 Places to Stay if You Care About the Planet

Travel<p>Sustainable, spectacular, and engaged with local communities, these lodges are tucked into some of the planet’s wildest places.<p>From a handful of rustic lodges committed to conservation back in the early 1990s, sustainable tourism is now transforming the global travel industry, and in the …

Ukraine hails visa-free travel to European Union

<b>Ukrainians have celebrated the introduction of visa-free travel to the European Union with special events.</b><p>President Petro Poroshenko hailed the "fall of the paper curtain" at a gathering in the capital Kiev.<p>He also opened a symbolic visa-free door to Europe, and met Slovak President Andrej Kiska, …

Europe

EHLERS-DANLOS SYNDROME: 'You just have to keep going'

In 1981, Alexandra Lloyd was a 25-year-old opera singer.<p>"One day, it was just 'ah-ah'" she said, motioning to her throat.<p>And that was only the …

Learning to Love the Skin I'm In With Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

I’ll start out by saying I was not always comfortable or accepting of my disorder, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, or the effects it has on my everyday life. …

Living with dying

Born with a genetic connective tissue disorder called Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS), her joints dislocate on a daily basis and she bruises just from …

County Durham

U of W students design brace to help people with connective tissue disorders

Two mechanical engineering students at the University of Windsor have received international recognition.<p>After two years of research, mechanical …

Southwestern Ontario

The people who can’t go numb at the dentist’s

Some people are resistant to local anaesthetic, meaning they must endure dental and medical procedures without such pain relief. And we’re only beginning to understand why.<p>To Lori Lemon, the doctors all seemed flabbergasted. She had come in to the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, to have a …

Sports coach with rare condition tells how she was wrongly sectioned for eating disorder

A sports coach with a genetic condition has told how she was locked away after being wrongly diagnosed with a mental illness.<p>For years Jennifer …

Asperger Syndrome: 50 important facts about having "mild" autism

On April 2nd this year, World Autism Awareness Day, I decided to offer a little insight to some of my Facebook friends. Their responses were actually …

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Caring For Patients With Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome<p><i>ALEX-MIT/ISTOCK/THINKSTOCK</i><p>Dental hygienists are well positioned to identify, treat, and refer patients …

A teacher had to give up her job after doctors said it was too dangerous for her to work with children

A teacher who caught measles during the South Wales outbreak has been forced to give up the job she loves after doctors said she couldn’t work with …

healthadvice.press

My Social Anxiety Was Caused by Something Much More Serious

Doctors thought Beth Grundfest-Frigeri might've had Asperger's but then she got a surprising diagnosis.<p>The Symptoms<p>Beth Grundfest-Frigeri, a 32-year-old resident of Queens, New York, had a feeling there was something wrong with her as far back as she can remember. As a child, she watched with …

Teen’s rare illness inspires ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ episode

Her bedroom, where Olivia Herzoff spends most of her time, is a unique mix of the teenager and medical equipment.<p>On her bed — a hospital-style cot …

Shonda Rhimes

'Thank you for giving me a future': Mother's thanks after thousands help raise cash for life-saving surgery

A woman given just months to live unless she could raise £180,000 for an operation only available in America is in recovery back at home in Sutton …

United States

Sue Gilroy MBE

Born and bred in Barnsley, mother of two Sue initially started playing table-tennis when she was 12 years old but had to retire at 15 due to Ehlers …

Table Tennis

Hunt for man who ran off after dog killed chihuahua puppy at Chorlton Water Park

The heartbroken owner of a chihuahua puppy savaged to death by a pitbull-type dog at Chorlton Water Park has blasted its owner - who 'ran away' after …

This Is Why Vladimir Putin Is Accusing Ukraine of Terrorism

It would have been a suicide mission, and a rather pointless one. But that is roughly the picture that Russian President Vladimir Putin painted on …

Brave woman with syndrome that causes her joints to dislocate FIFTEEN times every day to take on 5k

EMMA COWIE has a rare form of Ehlers Danlos syndrome, which causes her joints to pop out, but won't let it stop her raising funds for charities.<p>A …