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The latest research, from around the world, and news on managing specific disabilities.

[Report] Vulnerable children being re-traumatised by services

Schools, social workers, police and NHS staff are inadvertently re-traumatising vulnerable children, because of fundamental misunderstandings about their behaviour, according to a new report.

Therapy dogs can help reduce student stress, anxiety and improve school...

Research suggests using therapy dogs in response to traumatic events can help reduce symptoms of depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety.

The roadmap to defeat MS in Australia

The Roadmap proposes $30 million over ten years from the Medical Research Future Fund and $5 million from the Commonwealth Primary Health Network.

Mariah Carey says she has bipolar disorder; a psychiatrist explains what...

Mariah Carey recently opened up about her struggle with bipolar disorder, a mood disorder that includes episodes of elevated mood, as well as episodes of depression.

People experiencing suicidal thoughts need the compassionate ear of a caring...

A genuinely caring response from a person might be sufficient for the person who is having suicidal thoughts to reconsider.

DWP U-turns on PIP mobility rules that were based on ‘unsupported...

A government climbdown over new disability benefit rules that were found by the high court to be unlawful and “blatantly discriminatory” demonstrates its failure to base its policies on sound research and evidence, say disabled campaigners.

Research shows huge postcode differences in NHS continuing healthcare

Some people in England with complex health and social care needs can be up to 25 times more likely to get their care costs covered than those living in other parts of the country.

[Research] Almost half of businesses apprehensive about hiring people with disabilities

Almost half of UK businesses admit to being apprehensive about hiring someone with a disability because of fears they won’t be able to do the job and concerns about making inappropriate comments or actions.

Animal study hints at link between vitamin D and autism

An animal study published today has found a possible link between the amount of the vitamin in the mother’s diet and her offspring’s behaviour.