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Tuesday 21 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# paralysis

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# honour your heroes
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.
# Nerve transfer
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.
# npp
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.
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.
# mind over matter
'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.
# Research
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.
# Science
Dublin firm's technology used in new device that cured paralysis in monkeys
Scientists are excited about what this could mean for humans.
# 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.
# amazing
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.”
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.
# unbreakable
"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.
# unexplained
Rare, polio-like illness paralyses children in California
The syndrome which has no known cure has appeared in five children in the US.
# Punishment
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.
# 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.
# Right to die
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.
# 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.