What You Need to Know About Muscular Dystrophy.

Muscles are protected by proteins. These proteins protect your muscles from damage. The genes in your body are bundled DNA used to make proteins that help keep your muscles from damage. More than thirty genetic diseases have been identified to impact the genes and cause damage to muscles. The genes that make up the DNA are crucial... more →
Posted in: muscular dystrophy

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

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 →
Posted in: disability news

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 →
Posted in: parkinson's

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 →
Posted in: crohns disease

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 →
Posted in: fibromyalgia

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 →
Posted in: disability

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
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