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Key facts Every year, around the world, between 250 000 and 500 000 people suffer a spinal cord injury (SCI). The majority of spinal cord injuries are due to preventable causes such as road traffic crashes, falls or violence. People with a spinal cord injury are two to five times more likely to die prematurely than people without a spinal cord injury, with worse survival rates in low- and middle-income countries. Spinal cord injury is associated with lower rates of school enrollment and economic participation, and it carries substantial individual and societal costs.   Understanding spinal cord injury The term ‘spinal cord injury’ refers to damage to the spinal cord resulting from trauma (e.g. a car crash) or from disease or degeneration (e.g. cancer). There is no reliable estimate of...

Concussions and CTE: More Complicated Than Even the Experts Know

  For many, American football is a beautiful game that is simple to enjoy but complex to master. Choreographed with a mixture of artistry and brutality, it features the occasional “big hit” or bone-jarring tackle, forcing a fumble and turning the tide of the game. But with this part of football comes justified concern about the long-term health effects of engaging in this type of activity over time, concerns that abound in practically every high-impact contact sport. It is possible that effects of continued involvement may accumulate quietly in the background until they show themselves, later in life. A recent study appeared to give a “big hit” to the game of football itself, with findings that nearly all the brains of 111 deceased NFL players studied showed signs of chronic traumatic...

‘Free Speech’ rally fizzles as counterprotesters swarm Boston

Slide 1 of 15: BOSTON, MA – AUGUST 19: Thousands of protesters prepare to march in Boston against a planned ‘Free Speech Rally’ just one week after the violent ‘Unite the Right’ rally in Virginia left one woman dead and dozens more injured on August 19, 2017 in Boston, United States. Although the rally organizers stress that they are not associated with any alt-right or white supremacist groups, the city of Boston and Police Commissioner William Evans are preparing for possible confrontations at the afternoon rally. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Next Slide Thousands of protesters prepare to march on August 19, 2017 in Boston against a planned ‘Free Speech Rally’ just one week after the violent ‘Unite the Right’ rally in Virginia...

z7 Neck Brace The Solution

Kelly Davis, founder of z7 Neck Brace as a concerned parent of child athletes. Based on a lifetime of participating in high impact sports. During which time he suffered concussions and brain injuries. He has dedicated his education and career to injury and impact biomechanics. The z7 Neck Brace connects to pads and back of the helmet so no new equipment is necessary. This is considered an ad on. Making its integration into the game easy and seamless. The z7 Neck Brace: Minimize spinal cord dislocation resulting from high impacts Reduce the possibilities of concussions and neck/spinal injury as a result of the head snapping back at a high rate of speed. Stabilize the head and neck while allowing full range of motion Stabilizes shock of an impact and prevents whiplash Lightweight apparatus t...

Bannon Says He’s ‘Going to War for Trump’ After White House Exit

(Bloomberg) — Ousted White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon returned to the conservative Breitbart News website on Friday and said he’ll be “going to war” for President Donald Trump, vowing to intensify the fight he has waged against opponents of his brand of populist conservatism. “If there’s any confusion out there, let me clear it up: I’m leaving the White House and going to war for Trump against his opponents — on Capitol Hill, in the media, and in corporate America,” Bannon told Bloomberg News Friday in his first public comments after his departure was announced. Share the Joy of Reddi-wip. See More Sponsored by Reddi Wip Bannon led the evening editorial meeting at Breitbart, where he resumed his role as executive chairman, the website said in a statement. A person wh...

Stephen Bannon Out at the White House After Turbulent Run

  Stephen K. Bannon, the embattled chief strategist who helped President Trump win the 2016 election but clashed for months with other senior West Wing advisers, is leaving his post, a White House spokeswoman announced Friday. “White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and Steve Bannon have mutually agreed today would be Steve’s last day,” the White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, said in a statement. “We are grateful for his service and wish him the best.” Sign Up For the Morning Briefing Newsletter Earlier on Friday, the president had told senior aides that he had decided to remove Mr. Bannon, according to two administration officials briefed on the discussion. But a person close to Mr. Bannon insisted that the parting of ways was his idea, and that he had submitted his r...

Italian Bank Robbers Wear Trump Masks During Heists

An Italian police officer holds Donald Trump masks used by two alleged thieves at a news conference in Turin, northern Italy, on July 24. Alessandro Di Marco / ANSA via EPA Italian police said on Monday they had arrested two brothers suspected of robbing dozens of cash machines while wearing masks of President Donald Trump. The stunt evokes the 1991 film “Point Break” starring Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze, in which a gang of surfers don masks of ex-U.S. presidents while robbing banks. But in a statement police said the brothers had been inspired by a different film. Italian Bank Robbers Wear Donald Trump Masks During Heists According to the police statement, the two brothers were inspired by “The Jackal” to paint their white Mercedes black. In the 1997 film, the ...

These ultra-luxurious underwater homes are being built in Dubai

Kleindienst In the clear-blue waters off the coast of Dubai lies a chain of islands known as The Heart of Europe. They’re manmade reconstructions of actual European nations, just on a smaller scale — part of an even larger chain of islands known as “The World.” Richard Branson, fittingly, owns the island representing Great Britain. The Heart of Europe rolled out its first $2.8 million floating home, the aptly named “Floating Seahorse,” in early 2016. Since then, development firm Kleindienst has been rolling out even larger homes that will cost roughly $3.3 million. Keep scrolling to see the gorgeous renderings. The $2.8 million Floating Seahorse is the product of more than 5,000 hours of research and 13,000 hours of design and engineering, according to design ...

Become a Millionaire With These 7 Habits

The following excerpt is from the Brian Tracy’s book Million Dollar Habits. Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes | IndieBoundYou must develop seven key habits for business success. The absence of any one of these habits can be costly — if not fatal — to your business. When you become competent and capable in each of these areas, you’ll be able to accomplish extraordinary results, far faster and easier than your competitors. 1. Plan thoroughly. The first requirement for business success is the habit of planning. The better, more thoroughly, and more detailed you plan your activities in advance, the faster and easier it will be for you to carry out your plans and get the results you desire once you start to work. To plan better, develop the habit of asking and ans...

Floyd Mayweather says he ‘doesn’t want to fight no more’ and hints that Conor McGregor should be the favourite

Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor.Harry How / Getty Images Former five-weight world champion Floyd Mayweather says there are six reasons why UFC star Conor McGregor should be seen as the favourite to win their boxing rules contest next month. Mayweather is a 10/1 bookmakers favourite to defeat McGregor when the two trade punches at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on August 26. A number of prominent boxers have also said McGregor stands no chance in this fight. Ricky Hatton, for example, told Business Insider that he expects the fight to last “a few rounds” before Mayweather knocks McGregor out. Yet Mayweather feels differently. The 40-year-old says McGregor is 1) younger, 2) taller, 3) has a greater reach (the distance between a fighter’s knuckles and armpit), 4) is an ...

This Is Why Cops Touch Your Car’s Tail Light During Traffic Stops

Nope, it’s not because they’re trying to buff out that scratch above your bumper. Say you’re driving on your local road, and you enter a construction zone. The construction is wrapping up for the day, the sun is coming down, and you just miss the four-sided “Reduce Speed Ahead” sign. You come to the octagonal Stop sign, and notice a state trooper pulled up behind you. (There’s a reason why the signs you encountered have different shapes, by the way.) The trooper’s flashers turn on, and you realize that you may have been speeding. (Make sure you know these 10 tricks to beating any speeding ticket, if you are indeed pulled over for speeding!)You pull over, and as the officer approaches the car, you hear a quick tap on the back of your car. The officer touches your tail light as h...

Top 7 job skills you’ll need in 10 years if you don’t want to get left behind

There’s an awful lot of doomsday chatter about the future of the workforce and how all our jobs will be replaced by robots by 2020. A lot of that might be true. The World Economic Forum’s 2016 Future of Jobs Report estimated that over 5 million jobs will be lost to automation by that time — and that number will only continue to grow. Your usual fallback jobs — you know those “safe bets” your parents always lectured you about: manufacturing, law, administrative, etc. — these will probably suffer the most cuts. But the good news is this: In times of great change, there’s always room for the enterprising and entrepreneurial to clean up. It’s just that there will be new and different skills to master — skills that will be most valuable in a new economy and in a changing world. Here are some of...