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Access to Elected Office Fund sparks call for ministerial meeting

The government broke its promise to publish the long-awaited review of a fund that supported deaf and disabled people with the extra costs of standing for election.

ESA sanctions are counter-productive and dangerous

Although sanctioning non-disabled unemployed people does push them into work sooner, those jobs are of lower quality and there are a whole lot of damaging effects on health, family relationships, debt and so on.

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Disabled students forced to choose between food and equipment

Thousands of disabled students are being forced to choose between having food to eat or having the equipment they need to study, because a new government rule means they must pay £200 towards the cost of computers they need for disability-related reasons.

ESA sanctions are counter-productive and dangerous

Although sanctioning non-disabled unemployed people does push them into work sooner, those jobs are of lower quality and there are a whole lot of damaging effects on health, family relationships, debt and so on.

Disabled people face hidden crisis in accessible housing

More than 350,000 disabled people in England have unmet housing needs, with one-third of those in rented accommodation living in unsuitable properties.
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Disrupted sleep-wake cycle linked to mental health problems – new study

Disturbances to circadian rhythms – specifically, increased activity during rest hours and/or inactivity during the day – were associated with a greater risk of mood disorders (such as depression and bipolar disorder), worse subjective feelings of well-being and slower reaction times.

Mental Health: Extinguished and anguished – what is burnout and what...

Burnout can have serious consequences, including reduced work performance and life satisfaction, and has been associated with other mental health conditions.

Osteopathy can be used to treat mental health issues related to...

35% of people who suffer with low back pain are also diagnosed with depression, anxiety and social isolation.

The guidelines on low back pain are clear: drugs and surgery...

Recommended first-line treatments – such as advice to stay active and to exercise – are often overlooked. Instead, many health professionals seem to favour less effective treatments such as rest, opioids, spinal injections and surgery.

Disrupted sleep-wake cycle linked to mental health problems – new study

Disturbances to circadian rhythms – specifically, increased activity during rest hours and/or inactivity during the day – were associated with a greater risk of mood disorders (such as depression and bipolar disorder), worse subjective feelings of well-being and slower reaction times.