Does ‘Brain Training’ Work For Children With Autism or ADHD? We look at the Evidence.

I was recently chatting to an expert in the field of autism and ADHD in children and the topic of ‘brain training’ came up.  This is a very ‘hot’ topic in the USA right now because its results are unclear and the costs for parents can be high.  Often, what catches on in the USA makes its way to our shores... more →
Posted in: autism

Autistic adults thought they were ‘bad people’

Although we often think of Autism as being something spotted early on in childhood, many people on the spectrum as not disagnosed until much later in life.  Indees, many amongst us were just considered as ‘a bit odd’ during gtheir adolescence and working life and then one day they realise that they were, in fact, autistic. Researchers... more →
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Important Advances in Genetic Defects Research

A NEW way of changing DNA sequences could correct nearly nine in ten genetic defects, US scientists say. The technology — called prime editing — has been dubbed a “genetic word processor” that can accurately rewrite the genetic code.   Getty – Contributor Nearly nine in ten genetic defects could be corrected with... more →
Posted in: medical innovation

Autistic children disproportionately affected by chronic pain

Here at disabilitymatch we are always concerned about autism since many of our users are on ‘the spectrum’ . We are pleased to highlight recent studies that deal with the way autistic children exoperience pain differently to their peers. Children with autism are about twice as likely as their typical peers to experience... more →
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News About Disabilitymatch Media Activity blogger
Well we have been busy this last month.  I have always enjoyed blogging about disability issues and over the years many websites and magazines have featured my articles.  This Summer has been particularly exciting with guest appearances ion a whole batch of top websites.  I was especially excited to have my articles published... more →
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Mental Illness the Facts Behind the Global Trends

Mental illness is something we all talk about and put forward in public policy recommendations.  We complain about ‘big pharma’ and the way prescription drugs are handed out like candy by your GP.   We blog about how being bipolar can impact your life or create medical risks when you become pregnant through lithium... more →
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Advances in Parkinson’s Research Holds Hope For the Future.

  Parkinson’s is a condition that is quite common amongst disabilitymatch members so we felt that this article that we came across on the Neurology website would be of general interest to you.   The evidence presented in this Swedish research is compelling and backs up stuff I have read elsewhere in recent months. Scientists... more →
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Do You Have Sciatica? What Causes It? What Can You Do About It?

  Sciatica is a term used to describe radiating pain that travels along the path of the sciatic nerve, running from your lower spine through the buttock and down the back of the leg. It flares when the sciatic nerve is irritated or pinched by any of a range of problems in your lower back. Many people are completely disabled... more →
Posted in: sciatica
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