For many with disabilities, freedom to be intimate is rare. See what Rachel says about this -

For many with disabilities, freedom to be intimate is rare. See what Rachel says about this -

MINNEAPOLIS – Near sunset, Rachel Larson grabbed Nicholas Hamilton by the hand and pulled him down a steep embankment below a graffiti-covered bridge.

With late-summer mosquitoes buzzing around them, the two giggled and caressed each other, their voices muffled by the rush of a nearby stream and t

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Baby monitors: If you use one or are about to, there is information here about keeping your baby safe. Please show it to your friends and colleagues

Baby monitors: If you use one or are about to, there is information here about keeping your baby safe. Please show it to your friends and colleagues

Peter Limbrick writes: Dr Magda Havas is very concerned about the dangers of exposing babies to electromagnetic radiation. In this article she warns us of the dangers of wireless baby monitors that emit microwaves. She then tells us about baby monitors that are safe to use.

An important part of her

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Campaign video: Thousands of vulnerable children with disabilities missing out on crucial eye care, despite the high risk of sight problems

New research (England) from SeeAbility, the national sight loss and disability charity, shows nearly four in ten (37%) pupils attending special schools have no history of eye tests. This alarming figure is made worse as children with learning disabilities are 28 times more likely to have serious s

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Britain must do more to tackle ‘virus of social isolation’ says commission concerned for disabled and elderly people

Britain must do more to tackle ‘virus of social isolation’ says commission concerned for disabled and elderly people


EHRC says a national debate is needed to address the scale of social isolation and loneliness affecting growing numbers of disabled people and older people who risk being increasingly ‘locked out’ as modern Britain changes, according to the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).

Spokesperso

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Who will care after I’m gone? A challenging UK report about parents of people with learning disabilities

From Fitzroy’s report: ‘Our research shows that families are deeply concerned about the long-term future for their sons and daughters, including the question of responsibility for their welfare after the main family carers have died.

‘One in three parents says that they fear for the future of t

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Microwave frequency electromagnetic fields (EMFs) produce widespread neuropsychiatric effects including depression

A paper by Martin L. Pall

‘Among the more commonly reported changes are sleep disturbance/insomnia, headache, depression/depressive symptoms, fatigue/tiredness,dysesthesia, concentration/attention dysfunction, memory changes, dizziness, irritability, loss of appetite/body weight, restlessness/anxi

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Caring for vulnerable populations in emergencies – Article by Kate Jackson for World Population Day 2015

Caring for vulnerable populations in emergencies – Article by Kate Jackson for World Population Day 2015

Humanitarian emergencies bring disaster, displacement and disorder into people’s lives, throwing formerly stable communities and support networks into chaos, and violently disrupting the flow of everyday life. According to the UN, currently over 60 million people have been displaced by humanitarian

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