There seems to have been a lot of natural disasters occurring recently. We have hurricanes of course, but then there are the wildfires, fires in general, flooding, tornadoes, earthquakes...the list goes on. It can be a scary world when you think about how you might not be safe in the comfort of your own home.
“Two women and a dog named Milo hit the road, camera in hand, in search of answers to bring us closer to finding a cure for paralysis.” These are the words that Kelsey Peterson and Madeline Brown use to describe their project, The Cure Map, to inspire people to take action in support of curing paralysis.
Many people forget about the family members and friends of those affected by spinal cord injuries. If they aren't the ones affected, what's the big deal? But everyone who loves someone who's become paralyzed goes through their own grieving process too. The transition is real for all parties involved.
There are quite a few different possibilities when it comes to determining the cause for a case of paralysis. Some cases are easier to determine than others, but it most often has something to do with damage that has been done to the nervous system or brain. When it comes to temporary paralysis, one might think of the temporary state that a limb experiences when blood flow has been restricted and the individual is unable to use it.
Hyundai is known for their dependable construction of vehicles for traveling on the road, but they are now getting special attention for the technology they are developing for paraplegics. Scientists have been working hard for centuries to come up with a cure for paralysis, and there have been somewhat promising developments in recent years.
Spinal cord injuries are incredibly difficult for the nervous system to recover from. There are a large number of people that are in recovery and hoping for a cure for this condition. Every year 11,000 new cases occur in the United States alone. As this number rapidly continues to multiply, scientists are diligently working to identify the next breakthrough in technology that will provide a cure for paralysis.
The Spinal Cord Information Network determined there are about 11,000 cases of spinal cord injuries happening every year in the United States. Injury in the spinal cord is one of the most dangerous threats to an individual’s life depending on the location and completeness of the injury.
Awareness of the Zika virus has spread worldwide. People know it for it’s harmful effects on babies when the virus happens to infect a pregnant women. Yet, researchers have found more evidence that it can also lead to a syndrome which causes temporary and sometimes permanent paralysis.
We are starting to hear more and more stories about breakthrough technology geared toward reversing paralysis caused by spinal cord injuries. The test results coming back from these experimental trials have given scientists and doctors hope that we will be able to see patients with these injuries on their feet again one day.
This year at least 50 people have been affected by a severe illness called acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), which doctors are saying closely resembles polio. The majority of those affected have been children who all initially came down with a fever and respiratory illness. After 5-7 days, they developed pain in some or all of their limbs and eventually weakness, resulting in immobility.
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