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Copper boost for motor neurone disease

A COPPER compound that's been known for decades may form the basis for a therapy for motor neurone disease.

Autism passport for hospital patients

AN autism 'passport' has just been launched to help hospital staff working with disabled patients.

Extra 1m disabled people in poverty

THE number of disabled people living in poverty is about one million higher than official figures, according to a new report.

Tennis glory for Burdekin and Wagner

BRITAIN’S Jamie Burdekin partnered the USA’s world No.1 David Wagner to win the quad doubles title at the British Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships.

Disabled children failed by childcare system

A CROSS party inquiry reveals widespread failures for disabled children across the childcare system.

Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week

It's MS Awareness Week! Did you know that in the UK, it is estimated that there are over 100,000 people who have multiple sclerosis?   Multiple...

Specsavers: Rising number of people unable to get to the opticians

Worrying statistics recently released by the RNIB show that increasing numbers of people are neglecting their eyesight. Specsavers Healthcall provides eyecare services at home to those who cannot visit a high street optician unaccompanied due to physical or mental disability.

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