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Travelling with Mobility Issues

Travelling is often stressful for everyone, but travelling with mobility issues presents its own set of challenges. Fortunately for travellers with mobility issues — more commonly called “accessible tourism” or “disabled travel” — accessible accommodations are more plentiful than ever, but there is still work we need to do. According to the Bureau of Transportation …

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Study reveals disabilities more common among elderly African-Americans than elderly Caucasians

The August issue of the journal Health Affairs featured a study on the racial gap in health outcomes between elderly African-Americans and white Americans. The study, called “Active Life Expectancy In The Older US Population, 1982–2011: Differences Between Blacks And Whites Persisted,” revealed that elderly black people are more likely to live with disabilities than …

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Molecular biology resources

Molecular biology is a branch of science which studies biological systems at a molecular level. The purview of molecular biology often overlaps with fields such as biochemistry and genetics, since molecular biology closely studies cell systems and their complex interactions. Protein biosynthesis, DNA, and RNA patterns are also explored by molecular biologists. Molecular Biology: A …

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Wheelchair Buying Guide

People are often surprised at how many things factor into the purchase of a wheelchair. Not just any wheelchair, the right wheelchair. These mobility assistance devices have come a long way since they first appeared on the world stage during the mid-17th century. Those prototypes were often called “invalid chairs” and while they would certainly …

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The Invisible People: Poor International Data on People With Disabilities

According to experts, international disability statistics are almost nonexistent. Various challenges have stood in the way of efforts to collect, analyze, and standardize international data on people with disabilities. Social stigma attached to disabilities causes people living with them to underreport; defining disability is itself difficult and changes from country to country; and to discrimination …

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Obesity and Disabilities

About 48.9 million people, or approximately 19.4 percent of the non-institutionalized civilian US population is disabled. Almost half of those people, 24.1 million, are severely disabled. More than one-third of adults in the US, about 35.7 percent, are obese according to clinical criteria. More than 1 in 20, about 6.3 percent, meet the criteria for …

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