The Aedes mosquito is the most common carrier of the Zika virus.
Health officials are playing down the scares associated with the risk of a European outbreak of the infectious Zika virus – although they admit it is possible as the […]
HM The Queen reads the government-prepared speech at the opening of parliament. She is accompanied by HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.
Immediately after the Queen’s Speech, Labour’s shadow minister for the disabled and a national newspaper both queried a […]
Ultrasound scan, file picture.
There is no doubt that heart disease is a killer. In fact, according to the World Health Organization, it is the biggest killer – and is responsible for nearly half the deaths (48.6%) of all the 10 […]
Secret reports, that ministers said did not exist, say they WERE warned that vulnerable being hit hardest
Iain Duncan Smith, former Work and Pensions Secretary, headed team of ministers who did nothing to protect vulnerable, says report.
Writer’s Declaration of interest: I have multiple sclerosis and receive both ESA (in the support group) and Disabled Living Allowance (both […]
Ellie is one of many assistance dogs who make life so much easier for their partners with serious disabilities
Factfile: Canine Partners
Dogs are carefully matched to the applicants’ needs and lifestyle, no matter how challenging, learning tasks and commands that will be of most use in that partnership
Dogs help with everyday tasks such as opening and shutting doors, unloading […]
Most readers of my blog will know that I have a disability, namely multiple sclerosis, that causes significant mobility issues. This means that I need to use a wheelchair to move more than 15 metres; and that’s on a […]
Shared facilities are not the answer.
Restrooms or toilets provided for people with disabilities often fail to live up to the promises they appear to make. Probably, this is more to do with lack of planning and foresight but also may […]
Work and pensions secretary Stephen Crabb discloses his plans to the select committee.
Declaration of interest: I have multiple sclerosis and receive both ESA (in the support group) and Disabled Living Allowance (both care and mobility components at the highest rates).
Yesterday, all around the world, was Fibromyalgia Awareness Day with a host of different events being staged in various countries to draw attention to the illness.
Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) is a widespread musculoskeletal pain and fatigue disorder for which the cause […]