India Disability News

Lighthouse Guild Behavioral Programs Focus On The Psychological Impact Of Vision Loss, Traumatic Brain Injury And Other Disabilities

Tue, 01/05/2018 - 11:43
brain injury (TBI), or have developed other physical disabilities due to accident or illness, the psychological impact can be devastating. To meet the needs of these patients, Lighthouse Guild, the leading not-for-profit vision and healthcare organization ...

Why India Needs To Talk About Mental Health

Tue, 01/05/2018 - 05:50
“By 2020, India is pipped to be the country with the highest amount of population of people with depression and anxiety.”, says Manisha Shastri, a social worker trained in Disability and Mental Health rehabilitation. “One of the primary causes of ...

NLUs Flouting Disability And NRI Seat Norms: Affidavits Filed Before SC Reveal Sorry State Of Affairs [Read Affidavit]

Tue, 01/05/2018 - 04:15
The Affidavit points out that the seat allotment for CLAT-2016 was in blatant contravention of Section 39 of Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities ... on the total intake of seats (i.e., all India Category, State Category and Special Category ...

Rural India faces epidemic of non-communicable diseases

Tue, 01/05/2018 - 03:31
We are already in the midst of an NCD epidemic in rural India. The growing burden of disease Certain chronic diseases such as coronary artery disease, strokes, lung diseases and cancers lead to deaths as well as disability. However, there are several NCDs ...

PU Results: Disability no deterrent for siblings from Udupi

Tue, 01/05/2018 - 00:15
UDUPI: Prajwal, 21, and Pratiksha, 19, are unable to walk or even hold a pen but the feisty siblings haven’t let their disability deter them. The arts students have secured 51% and 49% respectively in the II PU exams. The siblings are residents of ...

Obesity in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Might Hasten Disability

Mon, 30/04/2018 - 11:10
A study involving adults with rheumatoid arthritis has found that patients who were severely obese experienced more rapidly progressing disability than patients who were overweight. The study also implicates that patients who lost weight after enrolling in ...

Obesity can cause progressive disability in people with rheumatoid arthritis

Mon, 30/04/2018 - 09:26
Obese patients with rheumatoid arthritis are more likely to experience progressive disability than patients who are overweight, according to a new study. Overweight means having more body weight than is considered normal or healthy for one's age or build ...

Three with hearing disability undergo cochlear implant

Sun, 29/04/2018 - 17:59
Padma Shri awardee Dr JM Hans with Dr Jagdeepak Singh, Professor (ENT) at Government Medical College (GMC), performed three cochlear implant surgeries on three persons with hearing disability at the Manawala complex of the All India Pingalwara Charitable ...

Karan Johar Introduces India's 'Isspeshal' Music Band: 6-Pack Band 2.0

Sat, 28/04/2018 - 05:37
After India’s first transgender band ... This time, the focus is on mental health and disability. Bollywood producer-director Karan Johar has also joined this cause to change the way we perceive people, especially children, with different abilities.

Karan Johar introduces India’s first ‘isspeshal’ music band: 6-Pack Band 2.0

Fri, 27/04/2018 - 12:02
After India’s first transgender band ... This time, the focus is on mental health and disability. Bollywood producer-director Karan Johar has also joined this cause to change the way we perceive people, especially children, with different abilities.

Microsoft India strengthens commitment to Inclusion; employees engage in dialogue around intersectionality

Fri, 27/04/2018 - 11:59
Microsoft India welcomed 500 plus employees to its eleventh annual ... engaged participants in simulation and sensitisation workshops. Some of these included DisAbility sensitisation workshop , GiftAbled, designed to break myths around working with people ...

India needs to understand that living with a disability makes me neither ‘helpless’ nor ‘heroic’

Fri, 27/04/2018 - 04:34
People with disabilities are paraded around with thoughts like “What ... Preeti Singh is a commerce graduate from SRCC and first runner-up of Miss Wheelchair India 2017. She is a CA pursuant on the professional front. When not dealing with numbers ...

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