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# paralysis - Tuesday 20 August, 2019

This woman was paralysed on one side - two years later she walked on the Great Wall of China Honour Your Heroes This post contains videos

This woman was paralysed on one side - two years later she walked on the Great Wall of China

Sacha Dekker took part in Beaumont Hospital Foundation’s annual Honour Your Heroes event today.

# paralysis - Friday 5 July, 2019

Arm function restored to paralysed patients as part of groundbreaking Australian study

Two years after the procedure, most participants were able to feed themselves, use tools and handle electronic devices.

# paralysis - Sunday 4 November, 2018

'I was told I had cancer and would never walk again - I'm doing a 5k this week'

“I knew if I continued I could get this broken body to move again.”

# paralysis - Saturday 3 November, 2018

Scientists identify potential antidote to paralysis-inducing toxin that causes botulism

The neurotoxin is the most potent toxin known to exist and is considered a potential bioweapon.

# paralysis - Tuesday 23 October, 2018

Two cases of Irish children with polio-like disease reported this year

The HPSC has issued a warning to doctors over a global increase in incidents of the disease.

# paralysis - Wednesday 14 June, 2017

'The way I faced up to my blindness and paralysis was just replicating what I'd learned through sport'

We caught up with two-time Commonwealth medallist, adventurer and cure for paralysis activist Mark Pollock.

# paralysis - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

Groundbreaking technology allows completely paralysed 'locked-in' patients to communicate

The interface is a cap that sits on people’s heads and uses infrared light to detect variations in blood flow to different regions of the brain.

# paralysis - Saturday 12 November, 2016

Dublin firm's technology used in new device that cured paralysis in monkeys

Scientists are excited about what this could mean for humans.

# paralysis - Friday 9 September, 2016

From The42 'Until my late 20s, I seemed to be able to eat whatever I wanted and not put on weight' Fitness

'Until my late 20s, I seemed to be able to eat whatever I wanted and not put on weight'

You can’t out-train your diet , writes Mark Pollock.

# paralysis - Thursday 28 May, 2015

Paralysed three years ago, Jack Kavanagh is about to embark on the original American road trip

“When you put your mind to it, you can achieve anything – that’s what all this is about.”

# paralysis - Monday 29 December, 2014

My 2014: I met the Taoiseach, President Obama, and put spinal injuries on the global agenda

I may no longer be the adventure athlete I was before I broke my back, but I am now an explorer searching for a cure for spinal cord injuries.

# paralysis - Thursday 11 September, 2014

"Your next adventure is this": The incredible Mark Pollock story to hit big screen

The Irishman’s rollercoaster life – and Unbreakable spirit – the subject of feature documentary.

# paralysis - Monday 24 February, 2014

Rare, polio-like illness paralyses children in California

The syndrome which has no known cure has appeared in five children in the US.

# paralysis - Tuesday 9 April, 2013

Saudi Arabia denies man was sentenced to paralysis

Reports about the cruel and unusual sentence sparked condemnation – but now Saudi authorities say the sentence was never handed down.

# paralysis - Friday 29 March, 2013

From The42 JT McNamara's paralysis confirmed following Cheltenham fall Neck Injury

JT McNamara's paralysis confirmed following Cheltenham fall

The Injured Jockey’s Fund has issued a statement on the Limerick jockey’s well-being.

# paralysis - Thursday 16 August, 2012

British man loses high court battle to end his life

Tony Nicklinson, who is paralysed from the neck down, has described his life as “pure torture” and wept as the verdict was announced.

# paralysis - Tuesday 14 June, 2011

From The Daily Edge Batgirl to walk once more... Batgirl

Batgirl to walk once more...

A 23-year-old storyline which saw superheroine Batgirl confined to a wheelchair is to be changed by DC Comics – but the decision is proving controversial.