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Photo: Elderly man sitting on a bench in front of an avenue lined with trees; Copyright: Huy Phan

Living in greener neighborhoods is associated with slower cognitive decline in elderly

20/07/2018

Contact with greenspace is known to have beneficial effects for mental health. A new study by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), a centre supported by the "la Caixa" Foundation, suggests that it may also play a positive role against cognitive decline in elderly.
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Photo: Boy with a disability in child care; Copyright: panthermedia.net/olesiabilkei

Illinois child care providers need resources to serve children with disabilities

18/07/2018

Although the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law nearly 30 years ago, a recent statewide survey of child care providers and early interventionists in Illinois suggests little has changed with regard to promoting the inclusion of infants and children with disabilities in child care settings.
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Photo: The German team which starts at the World Para Athletics European Championships; Copyright: Binh Truong/DBS

Berlin 2018: Germany select strong team

18/07/2018

Numerous reigning Paralympic winners and world champions, promising young talents and newcomers as well as three local heroes, Germany want to cause a sensation in front of the home crowd at the World Para Athletics European Championships in Berlin.
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Photo: Baby with Down Syndrome; Copyright: panthermedia.net/Eleonoraos

Pediatric study analyzes dietary supplement trends among children with Down syndrome

16/07/2018

New research published in The Journal of Pediatrics finds 49 percent out of 1,167 surveyed participants of parents of children with Down syndrome give or have given supplements to their children in an effort to improve their health outcomes.
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Image: This infographic shows a modest downturn in jobs; Copyright: Kessler Foundation

nTIDE June 2018 jobs report: downturn in jobs ends trend for Americans with disabilities

16/07/2018

A modest downturn for June indicated the end of 26 consecutive months of job gains for American with disabilities, according to today's National Trends in Disability Employment - Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire's Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD).
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