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 →
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A Glimmer of Hope For IBD Sufferers

  Crohn’s and IBD are terribly upsetting conditions for many of our disability community.  This recent article in Science Daily shines a beacon of hope into an effective treatment for this condition. Now, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found a compound that may treat IBD without... more →
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The Nightmare of Fibromyalgia – Is It affecting You?

Do you hurt all over, frequently feel exhausted, can’t seem to ever feel “rested” after a night’s sleep, don’t respond to any of the recommended medications from your family physician, and no test seems to uncover anything specific? If this sounds like you, it is possible that you are suffering from fibromyalgia (FM). FM... more →
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Vaccination Does Not Cause Autism – New Study Shows.

A study looking at more than 650,000 kids is further debunking any link between autism and the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine. Researchers in Denmark conducted a nationwide study of all children born to Danish mothers between 1999 and 2010. Using a population registry, they tracked 657,461 children for a decade finding that... more →
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At Last! Emojis for the Disability World. I Give That a Smile and a Wink!

It is while since I have blogged on this site.  Most of my activity has been on Facebook/Twitter and youtube recently.  But now and then i like to add some posts here.  One of the things that has bought me great pleasure recently is the introduction of emojis for the disabled community. The introduction of image-based characters... more →
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Things of Interest at Disabilitymatch

Hi, this is a bit of a mish mash of a post but it is sunday I was looking back on things that have been happening recently.  Most importantly, I just released our latest podcast episode which features a single interview with Simon Mulholland from Pny Axes. It is a relaxed chatty interview with Simon who is a crazy inventor based... more →
Posted in: mental health

Valentines Greetings and Disabilitymatch at NAIDEX 2018

I am very excited that NAIDEX have asked me to return again in April to give a seminar about disability dating.  This is really exciting for me and it gives me a great excuse to go up to Birmingham and meet up with all my friends and contacts in the uK disability sector.  I will be making a huge effort to present some great seminar... more →
Posted in: dating, disability, disability dating, disability podcast, naidex

The Cinema and Disability – London Film Festival.

breathe movie
Earlier this month I spent quite a bit of time at the London Film Festival as a press delegate.  One thing was very apparent this year was the importance given to films that dealt with disability issues.  The opening night gala was Andy Serkis’s film Breathe with Claire Foy and Andrew Garfield.  Breathe told the true story... more →
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