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Institutional environments trap disabled geoscientists between a rock and a workplace

Fitness & Health: Inaccessible workplaces, normative departmental cultures and ‘ableist’ academic systems have all contributed to the continued underrepresentation and…

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Study shows when people with cerebral palsy are most likely to break bones

Fitness & Health: Researchers at Michigan Medicine found a subset of middle-aged men with cerebral palsy are up to 5.6…

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Men with sensory loss are more likely to be obese

Fitness & Health: Men who suffer sensory loss, particularly hearing loss, are more likely to be physically inactive and obese…

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Baylor study uses candy-like models to make STEM accessible to visually impaired students

Fitness & Health: IMAGE: Bryan Shaw, Ph.D., professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Baylor University view more  Credit: Robert Rogers, Baylor…

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Older adults with cerebral palsy need more, receive less physical therapy

Fitness & Health: Adults with cerebral palsy are more likely to experience the debilitating pains of musculoskeletal disorders, but they…

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Exoskeleton therapy improves mobility, cognition and brain connectivity in people with MS

Fitness & Health: IMAGE: A research participant in the MS pilot study does exercise training in the Ekso NR at Kessler…

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Exoskeleton-assisted walking may improve bowel function in people with spinal cord injury

Fitness & Health: IMAGE: Two types of exoskeletons were used in this multi-site study, ReWalk and Ekso GT. This photo shows…

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MS experts call for increased focus on progressive MS rehabilitation research

Fitness & Health: IMAGE: Dr. DeLuca, an expert in cognitive MS research, is senior vice president of Research and Training at…

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Personalised medications possible with 3D printing

Fitness & Health: Customised medicines could one day be manufactured to patients’ individual needs, with University of East Anglia (UEA)…

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Researchers revise indicator of mobility limitation in older adults

Fitness & Health:  Aging entails a loss of muscle mass and strength, which in some cases impairs mobility, hinders walking…

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