Tag: paralysis

New Technology That Transforms Brain Signals Into Speech May Give Voice To People With Parkinson's, Throat Cancer

Scientists use artificial intelligence to translate brain activity directly into speech. By creating a new system that turns signals into recognizable speech, they give new life to patients who lost their voice.

Biotech April 25, 2019

Neck Cracking Leaves Paramedic Natalie Kunicki Paralyzed

A young paramedic in London has suffered from stroke after cracking her neck last month. The patient now warns young people against the dangers of neck cracking.

Public Health April 16, 2019

Mysterious Polio-Like Paralyzing Illness Afflicting Children May Become Common

Children in the United States were affected with a polio-like disease called acute flaccid myelitis that causes paralysis among other symptoms. CDC said no data were available to determine the rate of complete, partial, or non-recovery from the disease.

Public Health April 3, 2019

28-Year-Old Mom Issy Fox Paralyzed By Stroke From Taking The Pill

Young mother Issy Fox finds her life changed after taking a contraceptive pill that causes stroke and temporary paralysis of her face and hand.

Medicine March 14, 2019

Stimulating The Spinal Cord With Pulse Generator Can Help Injured People Walk Again: Study

A new technique has given hope to people who have been paralyzed due to spinal cord injury. By sending electrical signals to parts of the spinal cord responsible for movement, three patients were able to walk again.

Biotech November 1, 2018

Two Paralyzed Patients Able To Walk Again Thanks To Spine Implant

A medical technique created by the Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center at the University of Louisville has helped two paralyzed patients to walk on their own again. The method combines a spinal cord implant with intensive training.

Medicine September 25, 2018

5-Year-Old Mississippi Girl Temporarily Paralyzed By Tick Bite, Mom Warns Other Parents

A 5-year-old Mississippi girl was taken to the University of Mississippi Medical Center after her mother discovered a tick in her head. It turned out the girl temporarily experienced tick paralysis.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 11, 2018

Former Rugby Player Paralyzed After Swallowing Garden Slug On A Dare Now Has To Fight For Government Aid

Sam Ballard was 19 years old when he swallowed a garden slug on a dare. The life of the former rugby player dramatically changed after that, with his family now seeking financial aid from the government for his medical bills.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 8, 2018

Nerve Swap Surgery Restores Functions Of Paralyzed Arms

A surgery, which saw the use of a nerve swapping technique, enabled Chinese surgeons to let their operated patients regain the use of their paralyzed hands. Know how the feat was accomplished.

Medicine December 22, 2017

Rats Attack Paraplegic Girl In Her Bed As She Slept

Rats attacked a girl in France who was sleeping in her bed. The rodents left her with hundreds of lesions. Several of the teen's fingertips were also gnawed off.

Public Health September 10, 2017

Oregon Girl Temporarily Paralyzed After Undetected Tick Bite

Lyme disease and the Powassan virus are not the only health concerns associated with tick bites. A little girl in Oregon was diagnosed with tick paralysis after she unknowingly got bit by an American dog tick and became temporarily paralyzed.

Public Health May 22, 2017

Mayo Clinic Helps Paralyzed Man Move Legs Via Spinal Cord Stimulator

Following an implant surgery, a man that had sustained a spinal cord injury was able to move his paralyzed legs and eventually stand up again. The technique is called epidural stimulation and, combined with physical therapy, produced pioneering results.

Biotech April 4, 2017

Brain-Computer Interface Allows Speedy Typing For People With Paralysis

Researchers record high communication performance by people with paralysis with the use of a brain-computer interface. Results show higher typing speeds compared to previous studies.

Biotech February 24, 2017

Patients Completely Paralyzed By ALS Communicate Via Mind-Reading Device

Neuroscientists have developed a brain-computer interface (BCI) that can facilitate communication by reading the thoughts of patients with complete paralysis. Their findings spark hope for patients of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

Neuroscience February 1, 2017

Paralyzed Monkeys Regain Leg Movement With Wireless Brain Implant

A brain implant developed by Swiss scientists helped several partially paralyzed monkeys regain leg movement, a new study revealed. Experts hope the device can be used in rehabilitation of spinal injury patients.

Animals November 9, 2016

Paralyzed Man Can Feel Again, Thanks To Brain Implant, Mind-Controlled Robotic Arm

A paralyzed man, implanted with microelectrodes in his brain, could feel his hand through a robotic arm. The device made the connection between the brain stimuli and the arm possible.

Neuroscience October 15, 2016

AFM: Possible Causes And Symptoms Of Polio-Like Disease Causing Paralysis In US Children

Cases of acute flaccid myelitis which can cause paralysis in children is on the rise in the United States. What causes this rare disease and what symptoms should parents watch for?

Public Health October 6, 2016

Polio-Like Disease That Paralyzes Children On The Rise In The US: How To Protect Kids From Acute Flaccid Myelitis

Fifty cases of the polio-like illness acute flaccid myelitis have already been reported in the US this year. The CDC provided tips on how to prevent the spread of this paralyzing disease.

Public Health October 4, 2016

Paralyzed Ohio Man Regains Right Hand Control Thanks To Brain Implant

A 24-year-old quadriplegic from Ohio has regained functional control over his right hand, thanks to a breakthrough brain implant. He can now swipe credit cards, stir coffee, and even play a guitar-based video game.

Life April 14, 2016

Latin America Sees Increase In Paralysis Syndrome Along With Rising Zika Virus Cases

Zika virus has been linked with the sudden surge of Guillain-Barre Syndrome. The World Health Organization reports increase GBS cases in Latin American countries.

Life February 16, 2016

Bionic Spine May Allow Paralyzed Patients To Walk Again Using Power Of Thoughts

A team of scientists in Australia has developed a new implantable device that can allow paralyzed patients to walk again. This 'bionic spine' records signals from the brain and translates it into commands that can facilitate the movement of bionic limbs.

Life February 9, 2016

Without An Exoskeleton, Paralyzed Man Uses Brain Control To Walk

A 26-year old paraplegic man learns to walk again using his own brainwaves and without the need for an exoskeleton.

Internet Culture September 28, 2015

Robotic Arms Restores Paralyzed Man’s Sense of Touch

A new prosthetic arm invention has not only provided arms to a paralyzed man but has also restored his sensation. According to the researchers, the volunteer was able to identify nearly all the parts of the hand being touched during the testings.

Life September 15, 2015

New Device Allows Paralyzed Inviduals To Speak Using Breath Signals

Paralyzed patients have difficulties expressing themselves and thus creating more anxiety. Fortunately, a group of researchers was able to invent a device that can help these patients communicate via breathing signals only.

Life August 29, 2015

Electrical Stimulation Helps Spinal Cord Injury Patients Move Their Legs

A noninvasive procedure known as transcutaneous stimulation has helped five paralyzed men to make step-like movements. The technique could pave way to helping patients with spinal cord injury regain some function.

Life August 1, 2015

Mysterious Paralysis In Children Linked To New Strain Of Enterovirus D68

Cases of paralysis in children are becoming more common, and a group of researchers believes they know the cause.

Life April 1, 2015

Doctors Puzzled Over 100 Cases of Paralysis in U.S. Children

More than 100 cases of mysterious paralysis in children puzzle doctors. Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) may be responsible for the mysterious illness.

Life January 30, 2015

Researchers Repair Spinal Injuries in Rats with Flexible Implants

Researchers developed a silicon implant that perfectly mimics natural tissue and releases needed substances for recovery, taking another step for treating paralysis due to injury.

Life January 9, 2015

New Spinal Injury Drug Helps Regeneration of Nerve Cells: Paralyzed Lab Rats Showed Improvement

A new chemical compound helped rats with spinal cord injury regain the ability to move and control their bladder movement, showing promise as treatment for patients paralyzed due to spinal cord injury as well as those who suffered from heart attack and multiple sclerosis.

Life December 4, 2014

Paralyzed man walks again: Breakthrough surgery puts nose cells in spinal cord

Man has spinal cord repaired using cells from his own nasal cavity. Paralyzed by a knife attack, Polish firefighter can now walk, drive a car.

Life October 21, 2014

Miracle! Breakthrough cell transplant helps paralyzed man get up and walk

In what doctors hailed as a recovery more impressive than man walking on the moon, a 40 year old man who was paralyzed from waist down was able to walk again using a frame after going through a breakthrough treatment.

Life October 21, 2014

Robotic assist allows paralyzed groom to walk down the aisle

Although paralyzed from the neck down, Matt Ficarra was able to walk down the aisle to marry the love of his life with the help of a bionic suit called the Ekso.

Internet Culture October 20, 2014

Enterovirus D68 may cause muscular paralysis in children with respiratory illness, doctors warn

Health experts suspect that the respiratory illness Enterovirus D68 is responsible for symptoms of paralysis in children. The D68 is related to the virus that causes the crippling Polio.

Life September 30, 2014

Spinal cord recovery therapy gets closer to human clinical trials

System of using signals mimicking those of the brain to directly stimulate the spinal cord could let the paralyzed walk again, researchers say. Technique tested on rats could have human trials next summer.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 26, 2014

Answer humanity's biggest problem and £10 million Longitude Prize can be yours

The Longitude Prize has been revived 300 years after it was first introduced. The organizers of the prize are hoping that it could spur the development of solutions to some of humankind's greatest problems.

Life May 22, 2014

Spinal cord electrical stimulation implant provides hope for paralyzed patients: Study

There may soon come a time when paralysis will become a curable and temporary condition as researchers have enabled four paralyzed men who have been told they will never be able to move their legs again, to do voluntary movements.

Life April 8, 2014

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