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Ticketmaster makes 'huge step forward' for disabled music fans

For years, deaf and disabled music fans have faced huge barriers when it comes to booking concert tickets.

Shock and alarm after 18 police commissioners call for assisted suicide reform

Disabled activists have spoken of their shock and alarm after 18 police and crime commissioners (PCCs) signed a letter calling for a change in the law on assisted suicide.

Common painkillers, statins and omega-3 fish oils may curb depression, study finds

Painkillers, statins and fish oils may alleviate symptoms of depression, especially when taken in conjunction with antidepressants, experts say.

Asthma carbon footprint 'as big as eating meat'

Many people with asthma could cut their carbon footprint and help save the environment by switching to "greener" medications, UK researchers say.

Ministers push ahead with single face-to-face assessments for disability benefits

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) wants to offer a single face-to-face assessment – with the agreement of the claimant – that would replace and merge the current work capability assessment (WCA) and the assessment for personal independence payment (PIP).

'Unlawful practices and buck passing' over special needs

Parents seeking support for children with special educational needs face unlawful practices, buck passing and a "treacle of bureaucracy", MPs say.

Let patients go for cancer screening at weekends, report urges

Patients must be able to attend cancer screening during evenings and weekends, and in locations close to their home or work, a Government-ordered review has said.

Paralysed man walks using mind-controlled exoskeleton

A French man paralysed in a nightclub accident has walked again thanks to a brain-controlled exoskeleton, providing hope to tetraplegics seeking to regain movement.

Children with special needs are marginalised at school, says NAO

Children with special needs and disabilities are being marginalised by mainstream schools in England, according to a report by the National Audit Office (NAO) which says the system incentivises them to be less inclusive.

Universities 'in dark' over student mental health needs

Universities should be bound by law to meet the mental health needs of their students, an ex-health minister says.