Photo: A man in a wheelchair in front of a plane; Copyright: Faba Ortega

Larnaca International Airport wins 2017 Accessible Airport Award


As part of a Memorandum of Understanding signed by the the European Disability Forum (EDF) and the Airports Council International (ACI) EUROPE last year, the EDF run the Accessible Airports Award. This is a yearly award that aims to honour the best airport in Europe in terms of its level of accessibility as well as the range and the quality of the assistance services that it offers.
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Pet dogs could help older owners be more active


Owning a dog may help older adults to meet physical activity levels recommended by the World Health Organisation, according to a study published in the open access journal BMC Public Health. Health professionals could encourage dog ownership or shared care of a dog to motivate older adults to be more physically active, researchers suggest.
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Unique medal design revealed for Para Athletics Championships 2017


"What makes an athlete tick?" is the question at the heart of clockwork design for the World Para Athletics Championships medals of this years event, which takes place in London.
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Study looks at the prevalence, challenges of athletes with ADHD


A new study from The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center finds athletes with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to compete in team contact sports than individual sports, which could increase their risk of injury.
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Social experiment: Random strangers share thoughts on dating a wheelchair user


PUSH Living, a magazine geared toward wheelchair users, conducted a social experiment after receiving a message from a subscriber regarding her friend’s insecurities that her disability would prevent her from dating again.
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