Pink cast reveals brain’s amazing ‘disuse pulses’

To see how mobility loss affects the brain, a neuroscientist wore a pink cast and spent lots of time in an MRI machine. Here are the findings.

Kristina Sauerwein-Washington University • futurity
June 19, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: neurons brains disabilities featured health-and-medicine mobility imaging-science

Why COVID-19 sparks fears for people with disabilities

Many people with disabilities and their loved ones are fearful about COVID-19. "There is a long history of discrimination and isolation and segregation that people with disabilities have faced."

Charlotte Hsu-Buffalo • futurity
April 14, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: covid-19 history bias discrimination disabilities featured health-and-medicine emergency-medicine

Physical stuff keeps folks with serious mental illness out of work

People with serious mental illness perceive their physical health as a greater barrier to employment, a study finds.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
March 16, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: depression schizophrenia anxiety jobs disabilities bipolar-disorder health-and-medicine

The caucus system isn’t accessible to everyone

A historian explains the caucus system and how its design can keep voters, such as those with disabilities, from having a say in the process.

Stanford • futurity
Feb. 24, 2020 ~1 min

Tags: politics united-states democracy disabilities society-and-culture elections voters

Why companies shouldn’t label clothes ‘adaptive’

"Calling an item of clothing adaptive can alienate and exclude people living with disabilities."

Sheena Rice-Missouri • futurity
Feb. 6, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: language marketing disabilities consumers health-and-medicine clothing

Kids with and without disabilities play together in iGYM

Check out this video to see kids with and without disabilities on the same court competing against each other in a new game called iGYM.

Bernie DeGroat-Michigan • futurity
Jan. 3, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: play exercise childrens-health sports gaming disabilities featured health-and-medicine

Changes at home make it easier for older folks to live alone

Social and physical changes in the home can help older adults live alone more easily and protect their cognition, researchers say.

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL • futurity
Nov. 22, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: cognition aging seniors older-adults housing disabilities health-and-medicine

Black boys with a disability face far higher risk of suspension

Some students may have a 60 times greater risk than others of facing a school suspension, a new study of St. Louis schools shows.

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL • futurity
Sept. 3, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: education bias race students disabilities society-and-culture

Ableism might stay quiet but it grows with age

Ableism, or bias against people with disabilities, increases over time, research finds. At the same time, though, public displays of it decline.

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State • futurity
July 18, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: bias prejudice disabilities society-and-culture

App and suitcase aid visually impaired people at the airport

A smart suitcase called BBeep and a wayfinding app can help visually impaired people get around the airport quickly.

Byron Spice-Carnegie Mellon • futurity
May 9, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: blindness travel apps disabilities featured health-and-medicine navigation

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