Aging isn’t killing us, lack of sleep is |The New York Post
In news that will come as no surprise to anyone over the age of 30, new research has found it gets harder to sleep as we get older. But it’s not young children, partners or weather sabotaging our precious rest, but biology, according to American sleep researchers. A review of scientific literature published in the medical journal Neuron found adults begin to lose their ability to lapse into deep, restorative sleep from about their mid-
Advocates for people with disabilities do not care for utilitarian philosopher Peter Singer. This is because Singer has publicly justified killing disabled newborn infants because of their disabilities. In his book Practical Ethics, Singer weighed the moral justifications for taking the lives of disabled babies. He concluded that in severe cases, such as for children with spina bifida, it might well be morally wrong not to take a baby’s life. For less serious conditions, such as hemophilia, Singer concluded that the decision as to whether or not to kill the infant should depend on whether it would make the parents happy, and whether they intended to “replace” the child with another, non-disabled one:
House Republicans indicated Wednesday that they would leave Washington this week without passing their stalled health-care bill, spurning a spirited White House effort to revive the legislation amid a fresh round of intraparty finger-pointing.
Equal Pay Day marks the wage discrepancies that exist between men and women in the workforce. Here’s everything you need to know about how it came to be and how far things have come.
The April 2 front-page headline “Disabled or just desperate?” implied that the rise in disability benefits in rural America can be explained by desperation, not disability. The only expert cited, an economist from MIT, observed that more people apply for disability benefits in tough economic times but did not address whether they are approved for benefits. As a lawyer who represents people with disabilities, I can tell you that Social Security does not relax its standards just because people are feeling desperate. The disability standard is as rigorous as ever, and the vast majority of applicants are not approved.
Cleveland Cavaliers have first sensory inclusive sporting arena. Here’s what that means and why it matters
It was just over a year ago during Autism Awareness night at a home Cleveland Cavaliers game that the Quicken Loans Arena staff was faced with a significant new issue. A young fan with non-verbal autism wanted to watch his hometown heroes play, but the boy communicated through an iPad that had an external speaker attached to his body. The arena staff, unequipped to address such a delicate matter, gave the young fan a choice: Remove his device or be denied access. The spine-chilling ultimatum not only robbed the boy of his voice, but his dignity.
Noah McCourt, a former City Council candidate with autism, has become a fixture in local politics. McCourt was formally invited to New York to speak about his experiences in honor of World Autism Awareness Day. On Friday, he sat on a panel titled, “Toward Autonomy and Self-Determination,” which examined guardianships, finding employment and developing relationships.
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