People affected by dementia, particularly those in the early stages of the condition, are being urged to consider volunteering for research, to help vital new
The Work and Pensions Select Committee has just published some letters between Frank Field, the chair and Iain Duncan Smith. Duncan Smith responds to questions about the correlation between benefit assessments and suicide.
Mr Field had asked what data the Department for Work and Pensions collects on the deaths of benefit claimants.
The letter addressed to Frank Field MP, features a barely legible hand-written footnote warning against listening to those “in the media and on social media” who “accuse the Government of outrageous actions.”
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94% of people believe more should be done to provide disabled people with equal access to fitness and leisure facilities, according to findings released today
New survey results published today reveal that up to 80% of young carers are missing out on childhood because they are caring for family and friends. Instead of seeing friends, enjoying hobbies
A cure for type 1 diabetes could be a step closer after scientists managed to halt the condition in mice for six months thanks to the use of insulin-producing cells that had been generated from human stem cells. Experts from US hospitals and institutions including Harvard University managed to transplant cells into mice, which immediately began producing insulin. The team was also able to show they could prevent the cells being rendered useless by the body’s own immune system, which was effectively “switched off” thanks to scientific work.
There are plenty of high-profile problems to keep NHS leaders awake at night, but what are the underlying issues behind the headlines?
Autism is a developmental disorder that can affect a child’s basic skills, such as socialising or forming relationships, communication and using imagination. A child with autism may also have a limited range of interests.
New, miniaturized single-cell sequencing techniques are helping researchers tease out how autism-linked genes work in the brain.
In a study published this week in ACS Chemical Neuroscience, Saint Louis University researchers report that treating mice with a compound, SR1078, reduces autistic behavior.