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Temple Scientists Identify Novel Target for Neuron Regeneration and Functional Recovery in Spinal Cord Injury – Temple Health

Restoring the ability to walk following spinal cord injury requires neurons in the brain to reestablish communication…

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Councils warn that costs of caring for adults with learning disabilities could increase by almost £2bn by 2025 – Open Access Government

The costs of caring for adults with learning disabilities is projected to increase by almost £2bn by…

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Terminally-ill man who was told he was fit to work backs campaign for easier access to benefits – Eastern Daily Press

A motor neurone disease (MND) sufferer was told he was fit to work by benefits assessors despite…

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Model has seizure on Instagram to show reality of living with epilepsy – Belfast Telegraph

Model Sophie Wilson-Smith bravely uploaded a live video to Instagram of what happens when she has a…

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Can Weighted Blankets Help with Fibromyalgia? – RedOrbit

Weighted blankets are getting a lot of attention these days. Fans of weighted blankets claim that they…

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12 things you didn’t know about Lyme disease – INSIDER

Lyme disease affects approximately 300,000 Americans each year. If left untreated, it can develop into chronic Lyme…

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Birmingham Arena staff ‘isolate’ disabled teen and dog – BBC News

Concert staff refused to let a disabled teenager and her assistance dog sit in seats she booked…

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Heartwarming story of baby Piper, who was operated on in the womb – Gazette Series

A YATE baby with spina bifida, who underwent a pioneering operation before birth, is now out of…

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Severely disabled train user stranded 11 miles from home by ScotRail due to lack of staff – Scottish Daily Record

A disabled wheelchair user was stranded 11 miles from home – because no railway staff were available…

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Heartwarming moment cops rescue injured deaf pensioner from freezing pitch-black flat and club together to buy him new clothes – The Sun

POLICE staff clubbed together to buy new clothes for a vulnerable elderly man after officers conducting a…

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Costs of caring for adults with learning disabilities could increase by £2bn by 2025 – Care Appointments

The costs of caring for adults with learning disabilities is projected to increase by almost £2bn by…

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Chief executive living with cerebral palsy changing the conversation on disability – Eastern Daily Press

Tom Garrod cannot write and cannot drive, and despite being only 29 he is one of very…

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Jonathan Griffith, 81-year-old artist with cerebral palsy to talk about experiences – St Helens Star

A SELF-TAUGHT 81-year-old artist with cerebral palsy will be reflecting on his experiences at Chester Lane Library…

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Weightlifting may lessen risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes – Hindustan Times

Lifting weights for less than an hour a week may reduce your risk for a heart attack…

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Multiple Sclerosis and Smoking – News Medical

Smoking has been established as a risk factor for the onset and progression of multiple sclerosis (MS). Smoking…

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Living With Epilepsy – The Impact

She is in tears after a long day of classes. Trying to control her sobbing as her…

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Special needs pupils ‘spend years out of school’ – BBC News

Julie becomes tearful when she starts talking about her autistic son’s struggle to stay in school. “He…

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Beach wheelchair helps 10-year-old get back to his ‘happy place’ – Stuff

Ten-year-old Thomas Morrison loves the water, but, until recently, going to the beach hasn’t been an option. Thomas…

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4 Tips for Preparing to Attend a Football Game – Friedreich’s Ataxia News

Navigating huge crowds at major events can cause great anxiety. For example, going to an arena concert…

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Weightlifting protects against heart disease better than running or cycling, study finds – Metro

New research has found that weightlifting protects against heart disease better than walking and cycling. Everyone knows…

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The future of epilepsy research: new personalised treatment options and novel therapeutics. – Epilepsy Research UK

It is estimated that the first human genome sequenced in 2003 cost almost $1 billion and took…

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Different types of physical activity offer varying protection against heart disease – EurekAlert

While it is well known that physical activity is important for heart health, neither research nor recommendations…

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Heart disease deaths in Warwickshire at a seven-year high – Coventry Live

The number of people dying young from heart attacks and strokes in Warwickshire has hit its highest…

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How the Opioid Epidemic is Affecting People with Fibromyalgia – Red Orbit

It’s hard to avoid the fact that the nation is in the midst of a major opioid…

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Celtic fan to share moving story of growing up with Down’s syndrome on Children In Need – Scottish Daily Record

An inspiring teenager will share his story of growing up with Down’s syndrome on Children In Need…

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‘Sing It For Stroke Awareness’ brings fun into education on strokes and aphasia – UPMatters.com

Stroke survivor and Founder of Spread Goodness Day, Anna Dravland has created a day to raise awareness…

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Irish MEPs welcome vote calling for better treatment of Lyme disease – Irish Examiner

A number of Irish MEPs have welcomed a European Parliament vote calling for better diagnosis and treatment…

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Bringing artificial limbs to patients who need them – Medical Xpress

After Johnny Matheny lost his left arm to cancer in 2008, he was determined to find a…

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NSSHLA screens aphasia doc – The Southern News

Documentary film “Speechless,” was screened Thursday by members of Southern’s undergraduate chapter of the National Student Speech-Language…

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Diabetes glucose monitors ‘available to thousands more’ – BBC News

Wearable glucose monitors will be made available to tens of thousands more people with type 1 diabetes…

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Autism Quiet Time to become regular – Banbury Guardian

Autism Quiet Time at Clarks Shoes in Banbury will continue once a month after its success last…

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Newick brain injury centre to hold free event for carers – Mid Sussex Times

Headway East Sussex in Newick is holding a free information morning for carers. The event is being…

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World Diabetes Day: ‘What I wish people knew about my condition’ – BBC News

On World Diabetes Day, three people talk about what it’s like to live with the condition and…

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Mental health services not available to people with disabilities – Irish Examiner

Adam Harris, the younger brother of Health Minister Simon Harris, will highlight the difficulties people with intellectual…

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Children in Need: Music helps children with Down’s syndrome – BBC News

The Down Syndrome Development Trust runs music therapy sessions for children in Brighton. The charity receives funding from…

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7 Things A Person With Down Syndrome Wished You Knew – The Good Men Project

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, but I’ve been aware of it for almost my whole life….

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How does stimulation of the senses affect the way epileptic seizures spread across the brain? Final Report – Epilepsy Research UK

This is the final report from a 2015 project grant for £147,758 awarded to Dr Jason Berwick,…

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Microsoft signs Made by Dislexia pledge, offers tools and support for students – On MSFT

Microsoft has announced that they have joined the Made by Dyslexia pledge, thus committing to give the…

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My sons have autism – so Stan Lee’s superheroes were invaluable to them – The Independent

Monday evening, a little after seven. I am in a cafe in Oxford, waiting for my son…

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Global Assistive Technologies For Visual Impairment Market Competition 2018 – Trending Industry, Growth By 2023, Outlook & Forecast – Perfect Observer

The global “Assistive Technologies for Visual Impairment” market examine report depicts a profound investigation of the global…

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The ‘extreme male brain’ theory of autism has just been confirmed – but that doesn’t mean what you think it means – The Independent

Two long-standing psychological theories – the empathising-systemising theory of sex differences and the extreme male brain theory…

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‘Moral imperative’ to make arts accessible to deaf, campaigners say – Belfast Telegraph

Campaigners have said there is a “moral imperative” to make the arts accessible to deaf people. There…

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New clues to the origin and progression of multiple sclerosis – Medical Xpress

Mapping of a certain group of cells, known as oligodendrocytes, in the central nervous system of a…

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A schoolgirl has written a book to explain autism – BBC News

A 12-year-old girl from Crawley has been inspired by her brother to write a book about autism. Sienna…

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Autism: What is the link with zinc? – Medical News Today

A new study, published in Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience, suggests that a zinc deficiency in early childhood…

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Meet the 2018 ISPS HANDA Disabled Golf Cup Field – PgaTour.com

Twelve of the world’s leading golfers with a disability from seven different countries will compete in the…

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14 celebrities who have opened up about battling Lyme disease – INSIDER

In recent years, the medical spotlight has increasingly been shining on Lyme disease, the bacterial tick-borne illness…

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Sharp rise in number of children with autism in Brighton and Hove – The Argus

THE number of children with autism in Brighton and Hove has risen sharply over the past three…

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Zinc deficiency during pregnancy linked to autism in babies, study says – Daily Mail

Babies who don’t get enough zinc while in the womb may be more likely to develop autism,…

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How a Progressive, Sight-Stealing Condition Turned This Man Into a Cyclist – Bicycling

While Lawrence Penney may have lost his peripheral vision, he doesn’t let that slow him down. The Canadian…

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