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Prostate cancer and death rates have plummeted worldwide, study reveals

Prostate cancer rates and deaths plummeted or became stable in 44 countries between 1980 and 2012, thanks to better screening, according to a new study.

Jack Carroll: ‘I was treated with derision and suspicion in my PIP assessment’

Disabled stand-up comic and actor Jack Carroll has blamed the government for creating a “hostile environment” that led to him being treated with “derision and suspicion” during a routine disability benefit assessment.

Drop in type 2 diabetes diagnoses in UK, charity reveals

There has been a reduction in the number of people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, according to charity Diabetes UK.

Deaf poet Raymond Antrobus wins Ted Hughes prize

After fiercely challenging Ted Hughes’s description of deaf children as “alert and simple” in a poem in his first collection, the deaf spoken-word poet Raymond Antrobus has won the Ted Hughes award for poetry.

'Blindness and mental health can come hand in hand'

A student with a degenerative eye condition has said more should be done to improve awareness around mental health issues affecting the blind.

Some claims that London 2012 changed the world are nonsense, says disabled peer

One of Britain’s greatest Paralympians has told a parliamentary meeting to beware of claims that London 2012 “changed the world” for disabled people.

'Misleading' DWP letter causing ill and disabled people to lose benefits

Chronically ill and disabled people are being left for months without benefits because officials are sending “misleading” letters to their GPs saying they no longer need to supply medical evidence on behalf of patients who are declared fit for work.

DVLA U-turns on autism disclosure policy after uproar

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has reversed its decision to force people with autism to disclose their diagnosis, even if it does not affect their driving.

Prof Stephen Hawking commemorated on new 50p coin

Prof Stephen Hawking has been honoured on a new 50p coin inspired by his pioneering work on black holes.

Esketamine: US regulator approves nasal spray to treat depression

The US drugs regulator has approved the sale of a new nasal spray to treat depression.