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The man championing wheelchair tourism in Brazil

Brazilian Ricardo Shimosakai has been a wheelchair user since 2001, when he was shot after an attempted kidnapping. He is now a tourist agent who specialises in finding holiday packages for people with mobility issues, but finds his biggest challenge … Continue reading

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'No dignity' for disabled kids in parks

It is getting harder to find places for disabled children to visit where they “don’t feel ostracised”, says one of the founders of a campaign for better facilities for disabled children. NI Parents for Change was started by the mothers … Continue reading

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£95m for healthcare professionals' education and training

A £95m package to support a range of education and training programmes for healthcare professionals in Wales has been announced. Health Secretary Vaughan Gething said it would support physiotherapists, nurses, radiographers and a range of health science training opportunities. He … Continue reading

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Is positive thinking making us depressed?

According to a Danish psychologist the emphasis on positive thinking in modern psychology is why young people are so anxious and depressed. Professor Svend Brinkmann, who wrote Stand Firm: Resisting the Self-Improvement Craze, tells the Today programme we should speak … Continue reading

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Macmillan warns of cancer 'survival gap' in Scotland

A cancer survival gap is growing between people living in the most and least deprived parts of Scotland, a charity has warned. Analysis of survival rates for six common cancers found wide variations depending on where patients lived. Macmillan Cancer … Continue reading

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Williams Syndrome: Rare genetic condition needs support

Children with a rare genetic condition which makes them very friendly can grow up isolated because of a lack of awareness, a Welsh academic has warned. Youngsters with Williams Syndrome tend to be empathetic, social and endearing, but as adults … Continue reading

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Jeremy Corbyn: Cuts to blame for social care crisis

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has hit out at what he calls a crisis in the social care system, saying people are dying because of choices made by the government. Speaking at Labour’s Local Government Conference in Coventry, Mr Corbyn said … Continue reading

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Face transplant recipient overwhelmed by result

On 16 June last year, Andy Sandness was wheeled into an operating theatre at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, to undergo one of the rarest surgeries in the world. Three weeks later, he would gaze in a mirror, unsure … Continue reading

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Bill Gates 'hopeful' for global pandemic response plan

Bill Gates says he is hopeful that President Trump’s administration will take the necessary steps to be able to respond to a global pandemic or act of bio-terrorism. Mr Gates believes the world is currently not prepared to cope with … Continue reading

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Cardiff Uni's new way of making compounds for drugs

Researchers in Cardiff have developed a new “highly-efficient” method of making disease-fighting compounds, including for a leading anti-malaria drug. Sesquiterpenes can be found in spicy foods, plants and beer, and are used to battle colds, cancer and malaria. A Cardiff … Continue reading

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