Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy refers to a number of neurological conditions that affect muscle control and movement. Children with cerebral palsy have difficulties in controlling their muscle movement as they grow and develop.
Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy is a term that encompasses several neurological conditions that affect a child's movement and coordination. It mainly occurs due to damage to the brain that may occur before, during or soon after birth.

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Learning disabilities increase the vulnerability to COVID-19 infection and severity of symptoms

Learning disabilities increase the vulnerability to COVID-19 infection and severity of symptoms

People with learning disabilities are at higher risk of covid-19 related hospitalizations, deaths

People with learning disabilities are at higher risk of covid-19 related hospitalizations, deaths

Parents of children with medical complexity more likely to have poor or fair mental health

Parents of children with medical complexity more likely to have poor or fair mental health

Middle-aged men with cerebral palsy more likely to suffer fractures, study finds

Middle-aged men with cerebral palsy more likely to suffer fractures, study finds

Nintendo Wii therapy can help improve balance in children with cerebral palsy

Nintendo Wii therapy can help improve balance in children with cerebral palsy

Adults with cerebral palsy receive significantly less physical therapy

Adults with cerebral palsy receive significantly less physical therapy

Children born preterm remain at high risk of developmental difficulties, finds study

Children born preterm remain at high risk of developmental difficulties, finds study

Biden seeks $400 billion to buttress long-term care. A look at what’s at stake.

Biden seeks $400 billion to buttress long-term care. A look at what’s at stake.

Families with sick kids on Medicaid seek easier access to out-of-state hospitals

Families with sick kids on Medicaid seek easier access to out-of-state hospitals

Unbalanced progesterone may cause preterm or prolonged labor in some pregnant women

Unbalanced progesterone may cause preterm or prolonged labor in some pregnant women

Genetic changes linked to neurodevelopmental disabilities, cerebral palsy

Genetic changes linked to neurodevelopmental disabilities, cerebral palsy

NIH awards $5.59 million research grants to prevent and treat cerebral palsy

NIH awards $5.59 million research grants to prevent and treat cerebral palsy

Experts assess the impact of COVID-19 on pediatric patients with special needs

Experts assess the impact of COVID-19 on pediatric patients with special needs

New analysis finds no benefit in providing supplemental oxygen to mothers during childbirth

New analysis finds no benefit in providing supplemental oxygen to mothers during childbirth

Pandemic-related paid sick days and leave to expire Dec. 31 — with no extension in sight

Pandemic-related paid sick days and leave to expire Dec. 31 — with no extension in sight

Brain activity detected in newborn baby may lead to rehabilitation for injured brains

Brain activity detected in newborn baby may lead to rehabilitation for injured brains

How do low levels of oxygen damage the brain?

How do low levels of oxygen damage the brain?

Robotic Trunk Support Trainer helps children with cerebral palsy to sit more stably

Robotic Trunk Support Trainer helps children with cerebral palsy to sit more stably

Study reveals why oxygen deficiency impairs brain cells

Study reveals why oxygen deficiency impairs brain cells

Rare gene mutations can cause cerebral palsy, confirms new study

Rare gene mutations can cause cerebral palsy, confirms new study