Disabilities

Painkiller safety

Painkiller safety

Painkillers are something we all reach for from time to time but usually swallow down without actually bothering to read the leaflet that comes with them. Over the counter painkillers are widely used and are generally regarded as being safe and effective. However, painkiller safety is not to be overlooked. Different types of painkiller There

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Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes is a condition that results in a person’s blood sugar levels becoming too high. Nearly 3 million people in the UK are known to suffer from diabetes and it is estimated that there are a further 850,000 undiagnosed cases. What is it? There are two types of diabetes: • Type 1 diabetes affects around

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Sibling with a disability

Keeping harmony between children can be hard at the best of times. It can be difficult to make sure each child feels valued and to give them the attention they need and in a way which doesn’t create jealousies or rivalries. Siblings disagree and argue, they also bond and play together, but how do you

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Testing for Downs Syndrome

What is Down’s syndrome? Down’s syndrome affects around one in every 1,000 babies born. As they grow up, these babies will have learning difficulties. These difficulties vary hugely and while some people are affected quite severely, others will be able to live relatively ‘normal’ lives. Health conditions linked to Down’s syndrome include heart conditions and

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Equine therapy

Relationships with animals are well known for their soothing, healing qualities, and some people find trusting a four legged friend easier than opening up to another human being. Horses have featured as a steady companion to human beings for a very long time and there seems to be something innately supportive in the relationship between

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Cystic Fibrosis in children

Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease that interferes with the movement of salt among certain cells in the body. It is a life-threatening condition that results in the production of thick secretions in the form of salty sweat, heavy and sticky mucus, and viscous digestive juices. The movement of these secretions around the body can

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