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

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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 →
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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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