A revolutionary medical treatment has helped two paralysed people walk again — here's why it's such a huge deal

2018-09-30 09:58

The treatment involves the installation of an implant that delivers electrical stimulation directly to the spinal chord.

Watch: Girl surprises prom date by walking for the first time in 10 months

2018-04-30 13:45

The teen has been in a wheelchair for the past 10 months because of complications she suffered during an operation.

Paralysed girl with rare spinal injuries defies the odds

2018-03-23 14:40

“The doctors still stare in amazement every time they see her. "

Brain-controlled robotics helps reverse paralysis

2016-08-12 10:14

In a Brazilian trial, virtual-reality training and the use of brain-controlled robotics helped paralysed patients regain partial use of their limbs.

Neighbours raise R135 000 for paralysed PMB man

2015-09-25 09:48

The local community has rallied behind a 20-year-old Pietermaritzburg man Zak Dakers, who became a quadriplegic after he was involved in a car accident in February.

Cell transplant helps paralysed man walk with frame

2014-10-21 08:27

A new innovative treatment has successfully enabled a Bulgarian man to walk again after suffering knife wounds to the back left him paralysed.

Robotic braces help paralysed patients walk again

2014-06-27 11:07

The FDA has approved robotic leg braces for patients paralysed from the waist down that will allow them to stand and walk with some assistance.

Electrical device helps paralysed men move legs

2014-04-08 14:29

An electrical implant is helping paralysed people regain some movement in their limbs, but doctors caution that it is not a cure.

Research in paralysis treatment offers hope to patients

2014-03-05 11:04

The main areas of research in paralysis treatment are cell therapy, brain-machine interfaces, epidural electric stimulation, enzyme treatment and neuroprotectors.

India to celebrate eradication of polio

2014-02-11 11:46

Indian leaders are set to celebrate the eradication of polio, marking one of the country's biggest public health success stories.

 

Woman left paralysed after completing half-marathon

2018-05-25 15:23

An American athlete revealed how she was struck down by a terrifying nerve condition that left her paralysed from the waist down.

WATCH: Paralysed man walks again for the first time – to the altar

2018-04-27 15:00

Doctors gave Chris Norton just a 3% chance of ever walking again.

‘I woke up paralysed’

2017-10-26 13:21

'I woke up one morning and my right leg was completely lame.'

10 things you're too scared to ask a quadriplegic

2015-12-03 20:00

We need to start speaking more about disability. And more importantly we need to listen.

Smoother control of robotic limbs through mind power

2015-05-25 11:12

A better way to harness mind power to move prosthetic limbs may make life easier for thousands of paralysed subjects.

Enterovirus may be linked to paralysis of 9 US kids

2014-09-29 09:12

Health officials are investigating 9 cases of paralysis in U.S children to determine whether or not Enterovirus, a respiratory illness that has affected hundreds of kids this year, may be involved.

WHO emergency meeting on worldwide spread of polio

2014-04-29 11:17

According to the World Health Organisation the wild polio virus is continuing to spread internationally from both endemic and re-infected countries.

Multiple sclerosis drug may cause brain infection

2014-04-01 12:29

Patients who take a certain multiple sclerosis drug face a high risk of developing a rare brain infection. Doctors are trying to understand why this therapy puts patients at risk.

Possibility of restoring function to paralysed limbs

2014-03-05 10:43

A future in which there is no need of sporting events for paralysed people is no longer far-fetched, as all the would-be competitors might soon be cured.

Monkeys trained to move virtual arms with their minds

2013-11-07 09:31

Scientists say it's the first time a brain-machine combo has coordinated movement of both limbs.

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