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East Kilbride mum wears it well for epilepsy charity fundraiser – Scottish Daily Record

A fundraising mum raised £125 for two charities close to her heart – with the help of…

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Chilean Church opens greenhouse to employ youth with Down syndrome – Catholic News Agency

The Archdiocese of Concepcion in Chile has begun construction on a greenhouse to grow vegetables, a new…

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Your £4,000 will change children’s lives at Megan Baker House – Hereford Times

A NEW Megan Baker House centre has been opened in Ledbury to help even more children and…

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Support group for parents of children with learning needs launches in Bromsgrove – Bromsgrove Advertiser

A NEW support and advice group for parents of children who have dyslexia is opening in Bromsgrove. Hereford…

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‘As a team we were keen to promote Diabetes Prevention Week’ – Nursing Times

April saw the first ever national NHS Diabetes Prevention Week to raise awareness of type 2 diabetes…

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Lonely millennials twice as likely to experience depression or anxiety, finds study – The Independent

Lonely young adults are more likely to experience mental health problems than the general population, new research…

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Autism test and treatment on horizon as scientists find hormone deficiency link – The Telegraph

A test and possible treatment for autism could be on the horizon after scientists discovered that people…

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Funding will expand sports programme for adults and children with Down’s syndrome – Charity Today News

A national charity has received over £100,000 to expand its sports programme for people with Down’s syndrome…

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Mum Who Suffered Postnatal Depression Would Like You To Take A New Type Of Selfie – HuffPost UK

A mum who suffered postnatal depression (PND) after the birth of her son three years ago is…

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Motor Skills Therapy for Cerebral Palsy and Stroke Patients May Also Help Those with MS – Cerebral Palsy News Today

An established rehabilitation technique for cerebral palsy and stroke patients shows promise in improving motor functions in…

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Virtual world can help address problems of stroke-related communication condition – City, University of London

A study from City, University of London has found that time spent in a virtual world called…

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Why Glenn McCrory is setting out on a new challenge in memory of someone truly special – Chronicle Live

Tyneside boxing champ Glenn McCrory is ready to scale new heights – in memory of his tragic…

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Mum’s despair after Kirklees Council bans her autistic son from special needs bus – Huddersfield Examiner

A family has hit out after their autistic son was banned from the school bus for special…

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Life With Multiple Sclerosis Is Unpredictable – HuffPost UK

I’m pretty sure most of you won’t have given it much thought when you got out of…

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Protesters raise awareness about Lyme disease – ITV News

A woman from Surrey joined protestors in London to lobby MPs about Lyme Disease Awareness. The illness is…

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I Overcame Domestic Violence Despite My Disability – Cerebral Palsy News Today

April is a strange month for me. Spring, flowers, and warmer weather are all associated with April…

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Dating With Fibromyalgia Taught Me That I’m Worth the Effort – SELF

“This place is known to reveal the heart of the person,” I hear a kind, older voice…

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Outstanding Ofsted rating hat trick for Ventnor school – On The Wight

St Catherine’s School, Ventnor is celebrating its latest Ofsted residential care report which highly praised its work…

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Daredevil pensioner to take a wingwalk for Stroke Association – Herald Series

AN Oxfordshire pensioner is braving a wing walk to raise money for the Stroke Association’s awareness month…

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No, Donald Trump, The Paralympic Games Are Not ‘Tough To Watch’ – HuffPost

The White House held a ceremony last week to honor the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes who…

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Deafness Support Network study aims prevent dementia misdiagnosis – Northwich Guardian

THE service provider for deaf people in Cheshire has joined the University of Manchester to launch a…

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Barnardo’s to shut Belfast café that trains young people with learning disabilities – Belfast Live

A Belfast café that trains young people with learning disabilities is closing because of funding and recruitment…

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Family publish books written by their son before his death from Motor Neurone Disease – ITV News

The family of a man who died from Motor Neurone disease (MND) have published the children’s books…

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Man turns £7k Jaguar into custom-built £120k ‘supercar’ for his son with Down’s Syndrome – The Independent

A cabinet maker has transformed an old Jaguar sports car into a “supercar” he hopes will help…

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Spina Bifida sufferer from Newport who completed 10K is ‘an inspiration’ – South Wales Argus

A NEWPORT student with spina bifida who completed the inaugural ABP Newport Wales 10K has been described…

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Who is Noel Conway? Motor neurone disease sufferer who has taken his right to die fight to the Court of Appeal – The Sun

NOEL Conway is a terminally-ill man who suffers from motor neurone disease who has fought for the…

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SeeAbility charity slams NHS saying 151 children in Tower Hamlets with learning disabilities not getting eye tests – East London Advertiser

Children with learning disabilities are missing out on eye tests and the NHS is dragging its heels…

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Video shows the adorable moment a college student with cerebral palsy surprises his best friend with a touching promposal – after she surprised HIM two years in a row – Daily Mail

Video footage captures the heartwarming moment that a college student with cerebral palsy surprises his best friend…

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Uttoxeter boy with cerebral palsy who asks when he will walk again needs life-changing surgery – Burton Mail

An inspirational youngster who asks, ‘will it be today that I walk again mum?’ could see his…

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Parents raise money to help daughter with cerebral palsy walk for first time – The Independent

The parents of a two-year old girl from Swindon, Wiltshire are fundraising £50,000 to help their daughter…

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AI can spot signs of autism in babies as young as three months from brain scans – Alphr

Brains scans could reveal signs of autism in children as young as three months, according to new…

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May is Neurofibromatosis Awareness Month for 1 in 3,000 People Worldwide – PR Web

Neurofibromatosis, or NF, is a genetic disorder that few have heard of, yet it affects over 125,000…

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Autism friendly shopping launched in Runcorn – Runcorn and Widnes World

RUNCORN Shopping City has become one of first centres in the country to make life easier for…

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Living with a child with Down’s syndrome – BBC News

“Living with a child with Down’s syndrome is exactly the same as living with our children who…

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Why shouldn’t I be autistic and a student? – BBC News

Getting into university is a challenge, but imagine if you’d also been told you shouldn’t even be…

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Autistic People ‘More Likely To Be Lonely’ – HuffPost UK

Autistic people are four times more likely to be lonely than the general population, new research suggests,…

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The long and expensive fight to eradicate polio – The Independent

For more than a quarter of a century a group of a few hundred experts based in…

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Trump doesn’t get what makes the Paralympics great (opinion) – CNN

The scene at the White House on Friday should have been one of celebration and positivity –…

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New Wales Down’s syndrome test ‘to cut miscarriage risk’ – BBC News

Pregnant women in Wales are to become the first in the UK to receive a non-invasive test…

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Pinterest made its app more accessible to the visually impaired – Engadget

Pinterest announced some design changes this week aimed at making its app and website more accessible for…

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Aberdeen miracle boy Dexson defies doctors’ dire predictions – Press and Journal

Scans showed at 22 weeks the tot was not only suffering from spina bifida, but also had…

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New Longton mum’s Russion mission to beat multiple sclerosis. – Lancashire Evening Post

A mum-of-two from New Longton is hoping to fundraise her way to Russia for life-changing treatment in…

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Strand installs closed captioning, visual-impairment assist technology – Courier-Gazette & Camden Herald

The Strand Theatre has installed closed captioning and visual-impairment assist technology in its auditorium to allow patrons…

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Kirkcudbright mum set to brave fear of heights with abseil for Down’s Syndrome Scotland – Scottish Daily Record

A mum is preparing to brave her fear of heights in aid of the cause closest to…

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Disability campaigners create ‘giant graveyard’ outside Court to highlight threat of assisted suicide challenge – Independent Catholic News

Disability Rights campaigners today (Tuesday 1 May) are creating a ‘giant graveyard’ outside the Royal Courts of…

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‘Depression is a PHYSICAL not mental illness’: Cambridge psychiatrist claims the condition is actually caused by inflammation in the brain – Daily Mail

There hasn’t been a significant advance in the treatment for depression in nearly 40 years. And the most…

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Man with Asperger’s Syndrome wins £25,000 discrimination payout after being refused entry to ride at Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland – Daily Mail

A man with Asperger’s Syndrome has been awarded £25,000 in damages after being refused entry to a…

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How inclusive is Croydon? An interview with Club Soda- an organisation run by people with learning disabilities- Aditi Rammohan Croydon High School – Richmond and Twickenham Times

Oliver Tipper is the manager of Club Soda, who I interviewed recently to find out more about…

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Firefighter brings forward wedding day – as motor neurone disease leaves him facing life in a wheelchair – Stoke-on-Trent Live

Brave firefighter Gary Bowcock has brought his wedding day forward – after being struck down with a…

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Winchester father pounds the streets inspired by daughter’s condition – Hampshire Chronicle

A WINCHESTER man inspired by his daughter’s condition has raised more than £4,000 by the running the…

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Diabetes type 2 symptoms: Avoid drinking this type of coffee to control blood sugar levels – Express.co.uk

Diabetes type 2 symptoms can include increased third and hunger, frequent urination, unexplained weight loss, fatigue and…

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Fibromyalgia – five health conditions that could be linked to your widespread pain – Express.co.uk

Fibromyalgia is a long-term condition that causes pain all over the body, according to the NHS. The exact…

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Stevenston fibromyalgia group’s first birthday – Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald

A Three Towns support organisation for people affected by fibromyalgia recently celebrated its first anniversary. FFU Scotland CIC…

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Teen’s ‘promposal’ to best friend with Down syndrome goes viral – KTRK-TV

Prom season is here and some people really go over the top to ask for dates. They are…

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Para Swimmer Affected By Proposal To Reduce Pool Time – Yorkshire Coast Radio

The only Para Swimmer who uses Scarborough Swimming Club may not be able to progress in his…

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Largest ever neuroimaging analysis of epilepsy – Epilepsy Research UK

The aim of much epilepsy research is to better manage the condition with more personalised and effective…

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Polio sufferer shares story of dealing with devastating disease – Hull Daily Mail

A Hull man has told his story after missing out on the city’s world-leading fight against Polio…

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Gloucester mum asked at school gates if she was drunk – the reality was far worse – Gloucestershire Live

A mum who was asked if she was drunk at the school gates discovered her stumbling was…

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Thousands hit streets of Bradford for Epilepsy Action 10k race – Bradford Telegraph and Argus

OVER 2,500 runners, with some coming from as far as New Zealand, weaved through the sunny streets…

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Surgical management of the neurogenic bladder after spinal cord injury. – Uro Today

This work represents the efforts of the SIU-ICUD workgroup on this topic and comprehensive literature search of…

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Endangered salamander offers clues on healing spinal cord injury – Science Daily

One of the most vexing problems with spinal cord injuries is that the human body does not…

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