Disability
Disability is the consequence of an impairment that may be physical, cognitive, mental, sensory, emotional, developmental, or some combination of these. A disability may be present from birth, or occu...
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Mental Illness Documentary
When You Dub Narration From An Old Mental Illness Documentary Over Clips Of SJWs Being Idiots, It Works Perfectly
How To Get A Deep Piriformis Stretch To Get Rid of Sciatica, Hip & Lower Back Pain
Many people suffer from lower back pain that spreads downward to the limbs and feet. This can often be alleviated by doing a deep piriformis stretch – a stretch that releases tight piriformis muscles,...
Man Gets Prosthetic Legs That Resemble His Beloved Dalmatians
An amputee is paying tribute to the dogs that inspire him to get out of bed in the morning. Gordon Sanderson says over the past 10 years he lost both of his ...
Feel the Beat: Dancing While Deaf
Antoine Hunter just wants to be heard and understood. Born completely without hearing in his left ear and hard of hearing in his right, Hunter, who's now com...
Odd reason some guys have fewer sex partners
Men who were born without a sense of smell report having far fewer sexual partners than other men do, and women with the same disorder report being more insecure
Spy agencies struggle to spot threats from lone, mentally ill attackers
The attacks have a common theme of being carried out by actors with an apparent history of mental illness - but few if any direct links to extremist groups
Why does gin and tonic taste so good?
Matthew Hartings hates gin. "Something about that flavor doesn’t sit right with me," writes Hartings, a professor of chemistry at American University. He also hates tonic. "It is too bitter for me. I ...
Beyond Taste Buds: The Science of Delicious
Taste receptors, volatiles, gustatory cortex. There’s more to yum than you might think.
A bionic spinal cord for paralysis patients
Electrode could help steer bionic limbs.
This Light, Affordable Exoskeleton Could Be A Real Alternative To The Wheelchair
Not all exoskeletons need to give you superhuman strength. The exoskeleton startup company SuitX has developed an exoskeleton known as the Phoenix robotic system that was designed specifically to help...
The Dopamine Connection Between Schizophrenia And Creativity
Schizophrenia symptoms generally first appear between ages 16 and 30, though men can have symptoms — such as hallucinations and delusions — before women do. Auditory hallucinations, in which sufferers...
BBC Future - Blindsight: the strangest form of consciousness
Some people who have lost their vision find a “second sight” taking over their eyes – an uncanny, subconscious sense that sheds light into the hidden depths of the human mind.
New study shows that taste, like all reality, is but a fragile illusion
You probably know that we perceive five basic tastes, and that taste has something to do with the tongue and the brain. But a new study shows just how weird our perception of reality truly is: Scienti...
This 23-Year-Old Went Blind In One Eye After Wearing Cheap Color Contacts
Hamlin, who currently works as an administrative assistant and a receptionist, says he bought the pair for $15 without a prescription back in 2010. Local gas stations and beauty stores sold these chea...
Scientists Now Think Infections May Trigger Schizophrenia, Depression And Other Mental Illnesses
Depression has long been reduced to a "chemical imbalance" in the brain. Researchers at the University of Virginia recently identified a previously undiscovered network of vessels directly connecting ...
Physical disability
A physical disability is a limitation on a person's physical functioning, mobility, dexterity or stamina. Other physical disabilities include impairments which limit other facets of daily living, such...
Visual impairment
Visual impairment (or vision impairment) is a decreased ability to see to a degree that causes problems not fixable by usual means, such as glasses or medication.It can be due to disease, trauma, or c...
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Hearing impairment
Hearing loss, deafness, hard of hearing, anacusis, or hearing impairment (a term considered derogatory by many in the deaf community), is a partial or total inability to hear. In children it may affe...
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Olfaction
Olfaction, also known as olfactics, is the sense of smell. This sense is mediated by specialized sensory cells of the nasal cavity of vertebrates, which can be considered analogous to sensory cells of...
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Taste
Taste, gustatory perception, or gustation is the sensory impression of food or other substances on the tongue and is one of the five traditional senses.Taste is the sensation produced when a substance...
Somatosensory disorder
A somatosensory disorder is an impairment of the somatosensory system.An example is hypoesthesia.
Balance disorder
A balance disorder is a disturbance that causes an individual to feel unsteady, for example when standing or walking. It may be accompanied by feelings of giddiness, or wooziness, or having a sensatio...
Balance disorder - Wikipedia
Intellectual disability
Intellectual disability (ID), also called intellectual development disorder (IDD) or general learning disability (UK and Ireland), and formerly known as mental retardation (MR), is a generalized neuro...
Mental disorder
A mental disorder, also called a mental illness or psychiatric disorder, is a mental or behavioral pattern or anomaly that causes either suffering or an impaired ability to function in ordinary life (...
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Developmental disability
Developmental disability is a diverse group of chronic conditions that are due to mental and/or physical impairments. Developmental disabilities cause individuals living with them many difficulties in...
People-first language
People-first language is a type of linguistic prescription in English, aiming to avoid perceived and subconscious dehumanization when discussing people with disabilities, as such forming an aspect of ...
Medical model of disability
The medical model of disability is a sociopolitical model by which illness or disability, being the result of a physical condition intrinsic to the individual (it is part of that individual’s own body...
Social model of disability
The social model of disability is a reaction to the dominant medical model of disability which in itself is a functional analysis of the body as machine to be fixed in order to conform with normative ...
Assistive technology
Assistive technology is an umbrella term that includes assistive, adaptive, and rehabilitative devices for people with disabilities and also includes the process used in selecting, locating, and using...
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