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Open up workplaces to those with special needs – Daily Monitor

In an age where inclusiveness is the way forward, there is need to cater for the needs…

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3D printing helps heal spinal cord injuries in rats – Sky News

Humans with severe spinal cord injuries have been offered hope by scientists who have successfully treated rats…

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Terminally ill mum writes 35 years of birthday cards – BBC News

A mother who is terminally ill with motor neurone disease has written enough birthday cards for her…

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3D-printed scaffold helps treat severed spinal cords in rats – Reuters

Patients with severed spinal cords once had no hope of regaining limb function. But a method that…

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Open Day at new learning disability centre in Beeston – South Leeds Life

Through the Maze opens a new information and advice centre for people in Leeds with learning disabilities. Through…

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Technology Has Improved Quality of Life for Those with SMA – SMA News Today

Technology is a wonderful thing. It’s something that is a part of all of our lives and…

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Smoking Linked to Cognitive Dysfunction in Fibromyalgia – Clinical Pain Advisor

Smoking tobacco is a risk factor for cognitive dysfunction in patients with fibromyalgia (FM), according to a…

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‘Recognise Fibromyalgia as a disability’ Petition wins Parliament debate – On The Wight

The Isle of Wight has many residents who live with the debilitating chronic condition, Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS). They…

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Selma Blair opens up about life with multiple sclerosis: ‘Every day is a struggle’ – The Independent

Selma Blair has updated fans on how she is coping with multiple sclerosis, revealing it leaves her…

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When Faced with a Health Complication, Be Ready with Fibromyalgia Information – Fibromyalgia News Today

I’m about to tell you a story that at first glance appears to have nothing to do…

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This 30-Year-Old Woman Is Fighting for Her Life After Losing Multiple Limbs to Toxic Shock Syndrome – Health

Just over a week ago, Anna Norquist was a healthy 30-year-old woman with a passion for gymnastics….

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Man with cerebral palsy who finished last in Southampton Marathon set to run again – Daily Echo

Cerebral palsy sufferer Gus McKechnie took on a 26.2 mile course last year, using hiking sticks in…

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Terminally-ill Shrewsbury man Noel Conway pens two books – Shropshire Star

The motor neurone disease (MND) sufferer has released Tales from the Hill, which will be followed shortly…

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Unraveling the mysteries of multiple sclerosis – Medical Xpress

Leiden chemists discovered a new mechanism which might explain how multiple sclerosis shifts to a more severe…

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New guidelines for pregnancy in multiple sclerosis – MS Trust

New guidelines for pregnancy care in multiple sclerosis, drawn up by a panel of UK experts, have…

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Lady Gaga puts spotlight on dealing with fibromyalgia – Tribune-Review

The one thing that can really irritate Lady Gaga is people not believing that the pain from…

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Bedbound Selma Blair shares painful truth of multiple sclerosis – Metro

Selma Blair has shared a raw insight into how she’s coping with multiple sclerosis (MS). The 46-year-old…

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Woman has limbs amputated after developing toxic shock syndrome – Today Show

A 30-year-old woman has had her right arm and left leg amputated, and must still endure having…

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3D printed implant promotes nerve cell growth to treat spinal cord injury – EurekAlert

For the first time, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Institute of…

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Could acid reflux explain sudden unexpected death in epilepsy? – Medical News Today

Sudden unexpected deaths in epilepsy have stumped researchers for decades. According to a new study, seemingly harmless…

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Knowing The Symptoms Of Vascular Disease Could Save Your Life – WATE 6 On Your Side

An estimated 8 to 12 million Americans have some form of vascular disease, but a lot of…

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Mother of Kate Grant says she is ‘paving the way’ for models with Down’s syndrome and disabilities – Daily Mail

A pageant queen with Down’s Syndrome has ambitions to be a supermodel and has no doubt that…

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MS News that Caught My Eye: Stimulator for Spasticity, Tysabri Dosing Trial, Mobility Devices Contest, Stem Cell Trial – Multiple Sclerosis News Today

I’m one of the many people with multiple sclerosis (MS) for whom spasticity is a significant problem….

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‘Special teddy bears’ to help children with learning disabilities in hospital – Nursing Times

A specialist nurse and her colleague have introduced “special teddy bears” to help children and young patients…

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High cholesterol: Swap your breakfast for THIS to lower cholesterol and heart attack risk – Express

HIGH CHOLESTEROL can increase the risk of developing heart disease and having a heart attack. Changing your…

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Correcting Just Half the Heart Muscle Cells Fully Restores Cardiac Function in Friedreich’s Ataxia Mice – Friedreich’s Ataxia News

A gene therapy approach to increase the amount of the critical frataxin protein shows that correcting only…

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Council plans shake-up of services for adults with learning disabilities or autism – to save £3.7 million – Stoke-on-Trent Live

Services for adults with complex needs could be moved to a new company – to help a…

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Research is bringing new hope of two different treatments to prevent seizures – Epilepsy Society

Two new treatments are being developed for people with epilepsy, that may offer hope of better seizure…

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Stem Cell–Derived Neurons from People with Autism Grow Differently – The Scientist

Neurons derived from the skin cells of people with and without autism spectrum disorder exhibit different patterns…

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Linguist Rachel asks date Michael to take clothes off in Spanish – Daily Mail

The Undateables returned for a new series last night and viewers were left in hysterics as budding…

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Residential care stopped at Shropshire autism school – BBC News

A private school for children with autism has been ordered to close its residential care with immediate…

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It’s Back-to-School Time – Multiple Sclerosis News Today

Well, it feels like it, at least. I just had the whole of the Christmas-New Year’s period off…

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New drug to treat motor neurone disease – SBS News

Australian researchers have developed a groundbreaking drug which holds hope of treating the debilitating and fatal motor…

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Early Warning Signs of Dyscalculia – ADDitude

Dyscalculia is a learning disability associated with mathematics that affects children long before they start learning arithmetic…

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Making MRIs possible for children with autism – ABC 4

BYU researchers have completed the first study of it’s kind, learning how to administer an MRI to…

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How artificial intelligence can help fight heart disease – CNBC

Dr. Paul Friedman, chair of cardiovascular medicine at the Mayo Clinic, joins “Squawk Box” to explain how…

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Being My Own Fibro Chiropractor – Fibromyalgia News Today

Today is a frustrating day. For once I have a symptom for which there’s a solution. However,…

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Man with cerebral palsy lifts bricks with his teeth to support family – Daily Mail

A man born with cerebral palsy is supporting his less-fortunate family in rural China by lifting bricks…

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A day in the life of a visually impaired fragrance evaluator – Cosmetics Business

Visual impairment often has a negative effect on an individual’s social and working life. However, the flip…

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‘Bird Box’ Is Worth the Hype, Especially for the Disabled – Friedreich’s Ataxia News

Spoiler alert: In this column, I’ll review the popular Netflix movie “Bird Box.” I explore the movie’s…

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Southampton art group for adults with learning difficulties launches today – Daily Echo

WHEN a Southampton mother realised that her grown up autistic daughter was becoming isolated, she decided to…

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Anti-epileptic drug brivaracetam is now available for children in Wales – Epilepsy Society

Children aged four years and older in Wales will have access to the anti-epileptic drug brivaracetam as…

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Chesterfield woman’s fibromyalgia petition sparks Westminster debate – Derbyshire Times

MPs will discuss fibromyalgia during a debate in Westminster after a Chesterfield woman started a petition about…

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Disabled man and able-bodied girlfriend want to show their love to the world – Mirror Online

A disabled man and his able-bodied girlfriend want to show off their love to the world. Shane Burcaw,…

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Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD): Correcting the dystrophin gene – Open Access Government

Dr Ahlke Heydemann, Associate Professor and Director of Medical School Curriculum at University of Illinois, Chicago explains…

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Down Syndrome charity to open permanent café and gallery in Leeds following successful trial – Leeds Live

A charity that helps youngsters in Leeds with Down Syndrome to forge a pathway into work is…

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Too many people with learning difficulties and autism are being cared for in hospital – Hull Daily Mail

Too many people with autism and learning difficulties are still being treated in hospital rather than the…

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Eamonn Holmes awkwardly ‘flirts’ with The Undateables’ inspirational new cast – Irish Mirror

Smooth talking Eamonn Holmes was caught awkwardly ‘flirting’ with the new cast of The Undateables. Esther Fall and…

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US Airlines Are Now Tracking Wheelchairs They Break or Lose – Multiple Sclerosis News Today

It’s happened to me, and if you fly with a scooter or a wheelchair, I bet it’s…

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Researchers overcome hurdle in CRISPR gene editing for muscular dystrophy – Medical Xpress

The gene editing technique known as CRISPR is a revolutionary approach to treating inherited diseases. However, the…

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