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Source: BBC

Parkinson's implant restores movement

Tuesday 15:25 GMT

A treatment that has restored the movement of patients with chronic Parkinson's disease has been developed by Canadian researchers.

"Should future studies show the same level of promise, it has the potential to dramatically improve quality of life, giving people with Parkinson's the freedom to enjoy everyday activities."

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Source: The Guradian

Massachusetts' contentious tactic to fight its opioid crisis: jailing addicts

Wednesday 06:04 GMT

As Massachusetts struggles against an opioid crisis that kills five times as many people than automobile accidents every year in the state, the placement of civilly committed men in correctional facilities has emerged as one of the most controversial tactics to confront addiction in the state – and one not seen anywhere else in the nation.

If people trying to put an end to correctional facilities holding civilly committed men are successful, Cocchi says “they will devastate the commonwealth of Massachusetts, specifically western Massachusetts right now … And I will not lay down on that.”

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Source: The Guradian

'Stigma does not go away': Mumbai’s dedicated LGBT health clinic

Wednesday 06:04 GMT

He believes Humsafar’s clinic is a step forward for the LGBT population to become “self-sufficient” within the health system. “Somewhere deep down, discrimination and stigma just do not go away,” he says.

Sharma, who is bisexual, is waiting in the reception of a clinic believed to be India’s first specifically for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community, having transferred his treatment from a government hospital closer to home.


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