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Disabled people ‘driven to breaking point’ by cuts, says UN expert

Many disabled people’s families have been “driven to breaking point” by cuts to social care, while other disabled people have been denied benefits and forced by the government into unsuitable work, a UN human rights expert has concluded.

Doctors must warn patients of ‘severe’ side-effects of quitting anti-depressants

DOCTORS have been told to warn patients taking anti-depressants about the often “severe” side-effects of quitting.

What is Mental Health Awareness Week? Why 2019’s theme is body image, and how to get involved

Mental Health Awareness Week is taking place across the UK to talk about the problems and stigmas around talking about and diagnosing mental health issues.

Call for poor and disabled to be given NHS fitness trackers

Fitness trackers should be prescribed on the NHS to stop a further widening of health inequality, a new review has warned.

Nursing body failed to deal fairly with PIP assessment complaints, says regulator

A regulator has found widespread mishandling by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) of complaints it has received about the way nurses working for government contractors have carried out disability benefit assessments.

Half of sick or disabled people on low incomes experienced food insecurity in 2016, study shows

More than half of people who suffered from a long-term illness or disability in 2016 suffered food insecurity, according research which has prompted renewed concerns about a "hunger crisis" in the UK.

Most GPs ill-equipped to diagnose one of the deadliest cancers

Just one in 10 GPs says they have the tools they need to diagnose pancreatic cancer early enough for treatment, according to Pancreatic Cancer UK.

Scientists create decoder to turn brain activity into speech

Scientists have developed a decoder that can translate brain activity directly into speech.

Tomlinson becomes latest ‘shoddy, shameless’ disability minister

Disabled activists have responded with resignation after the government appointed another “shoddy, shameless” minister for disabled people.

Almost 2m people will lose £1,000 a year with universal credit – study

Almost 2 million people will lose more than £1,000 a year following the switch to universal credit, with those claiming disability benefits the worst affected, according to research by a leading thinktank.