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Autism diagnosis: a dangerous wait for girls

GIRLS living with autism often have to wait more than three years for a diagnosis – with some self-harming and even attempting suicide, says Cathy Wassell, founder of the Autistic Girls Network.

Stroke patients defy the odds, despite being given no hope

PEOPLE who suffer strokes are wrongly being told their recoveries would be limited to within the first year.

Young people with Crohn’s & colitis need more mental health support

YOUNG people who experience severe Crohn's and colitis symptoms are more likely to experience poor mental health, and need extra support, says a new study.

New Maggie’s dream another step closer to reality

PICTURED from left: Sean Hanlon, Jim Carroll, managing director, Carroll Ltd; Steve Morgan, chairman, Steve Morgan Foundation; Dame Laura Lee, CEO Maggie's, and Alexis...

Charity’s fight to conquer ‘hallucination’ syndrome

BLIND charity Fight for Sight is urgently calling for more funding to be invested into vital research for Charles Bonnet Syndrome, which is often confused with the onset of dementia.

Bandits take Land’s End by storm to beat motor neurone disease

THE PILGRIM Bandits rode into Land’s End with a very special plea – “help us beat Motor Neurone Disease”

Blood vessel project gets a healthy boost!

SCIENTISTS aiming to make grafted blood vessels more resilient have been awarded a grant of over £145,000 by national charity Heart Research UK.

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