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Disability Rights UK has partnered with University of Birmingham and Sport England to develop evidence based guidelines to help social workers to have conversations with disabled people in receipt of social care support (personal budgets and direct payments) about how and where to be physically active and importantly why. findings…
A major new discovery has been made towards finding the cause of multiple sclerosis - potentially paving the way for new treatments. Scientists have found a new cellular mechanism which may cause the disease and a potential hallmark which could be a target for future treatment of the autoimmune disorder.…
Researchers from the University of Edinburgh are part of a £250 million project to combat dementia. The university is to join forces with five other institutions from England and Wales to form the UK Dementia Research Institute (UKDRI). Professor Giles Hardingham, association director of the UKDRI at the University of…
Research into new treatments for Parkinson's disease is falling behind and in urgent need of extra funding, a charity has warned. Without greater progress, patients with the progressive shaking disease face a bleak future, according to Parkinson's UK. The charity has launched its first public fundraising campaign as it marks…
New research from Abertay University has found organised football sessions have a direct improvement on the lives of people with mental health conditions like schizophrenia and bi-polar disorder. Since December 2015, Abertay academics Emma Lamont, and Professor Geoff Dickens have been working on a collaborative project with NHS Tayside and…
Parents feeling blamed for their child’s mental health difficulties has been cited as a common reason for them not seeking support, according to new research from the University of Reading. Feelings that others are dismissive or blame parents commonly cited as reasons for not accessing help for children and young…
A new study is inviting people who care for someone with dementia to help investigate whether an online therapy can help carers cope with feeling of stress, anxiety or depression. Researchers are looking for up to 750 carers from anywhere in the UK to sign up and assess whether an…
Would you like a chance to showcase the best social care research and practice in Wales at this year’s National Social Services Conference? The Association of Directors of Social Services Wales (ADSS Cymru) is calling on social work students, practitioners and early-career researchers to create posters that highlight the best…
Dizzy spells experienced in middle age when standing up have been linked to an increased risk of dementia. The brief drop in blood pressure that causes the dizziness may result in lasting damage to the brain, scientists believe. A study found that the effect, known as orthostatic hypotension, upped the…
Researchers from the University of Edinburgh hoping to develop new treatments for autism have received a £20 million funding boost from a US philanthropic foundation. The Simons Foundation has pledged the investment for studies into the biological mechanisms that underpin changes in brain development associated with autism. Autism spectrum disorders…
People who suffer autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS) may have an elevated risk of developing dementia, a new study suggests. Researchers have linked autoimmune disease to an increased risk of going on to suffer dementia. There are more than 80 different types of autoimmune disease, from multiple sclerosis…
Experiencing severe deprivation and neglect in childhood can have a lasting psychological impact into early adulthood, according to a unique study conducted at the University of Southampton, which has followed the mental health of a group of children adopted from Romanian institutions to UK families in the 1990s. Published in…
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