People living with multiple sclerosis, and other neurological conditions, are among thousands of patients being recalled for case reviews. They were all treated by consultant neurologist Dr Michael Watt and the reviews have been triggered by fears of possible misdiagnosis. I am shocked and horrified that the reviews are necessary but delighted that the powers … Continue reading Shocking: Neurological misdiagnosis fears prompt patient reviews
Do you “walk funny”? I sure know that I do, whenever I try. Drop foot causes my left foot to drag and the whole effort is a struggle. Mobility problems like this are a way of life of people with disabilities, however caused. My difficulties stem from multiple sclerosis but many of you may have … Continue reading ‘Funny walk´ is disgusting reason to throw disabled customer out of store
It may seem a bit creepy, nightmarish or even bordering on Dr Frankenstein but this is real. Scientists are going to attempt to bring parts of the central nervous system (CNS) of brain dead people back to life. An American biotech company has been granted ethical permission to recruit 20 patients who have been declared … Continue reading Frankenstein new treatment for degenerative diseases
Time marches on and the calendar pages turn ever closer towards the date when the UK’s Disabled Living Allowance (DLA) is phased out for working age people1 and replaced with Personal Independence Payment (PIP). DLA recipients who have not yet been invited to apply for PIP are fearful of the day when the phone … Continue reading Fear is real as benefit change countdown continues
Work and Pensions Secretary Stephen Crabb addresses the House of Commons. Prime Minister David Cameron is watching on. Stephen Crabb, who was appointed as the UK’s new Work and Pensions Secretary after the resignation of Ian Duncan Smith, is to make a House of Commons speech next Tuesday, April 12. He is expected to set … Continue reading Crabb set to unveil new plans for disability benefits
It really is a conundrum. Charities that support research into finding cures and treatments for particular diseases all seem to say that they want to end that illness, to beat it – finally. But, the question is, do they really? Recently, some voices have been raised against certain of these charities for ignoring potential cures … Continue reading Do charities really want to find cures?