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Motor racing - Disabled team set sights on Le Mans 24 Hours entry

DUNSFOLD AERODROME, England - Had Ash Hall’s legs not been blown off in Afghanistan, the former British Army bomb disposal expert would not now be part of a team contemplating entering the Le Mans 24 Hours race.

Bipolar patients 'could be on the wrong drugs'

A quarter of patients with bipolar disorder are being prescribed drugs which could make their symptoms worse, a new study has claimed.

Radical Parkinson's treatment tested in patients

A radical Parkinson's treatment that delivers a drug directly to the brain has been tested in people.

Barbie introduces dolls with wheelchairs and prosthetic limbs

Barbie's new looks could help fight the stigma around physical disabilities.

‘Smiling depression’: it’s possible to be depressed while appearing happy – here’s why that’s particularly dangerous

The term “smiling depression” – appearing happy to others while internally suffering depressive symptoms – has become increasingly popular. Articles on the topic have crept up in the popular literature, and the number of Google searches for the condition has increased dramatically this year. Some may question, however, whether this is actually a real, pathological condition.

UK surgeons hail ‘world first’ op to tackle leading cause of sight loss

Surgeons have claimed a world first after carrying out a gene therapy operation to tackle the most common cause of sight loss in the UK.

Disability-themed emojis approved for use

The introduction of dozens of new accessibility-themed emojis has been welcomed by disability rights campaigners.

Carers quitting jobs from pressure

More than 600 people a day leave their jobs because of the demands of being a carer, says research from a charity.

‘This is another crack in the glass ceiling’: RSC casts disabled actors in new season

The Royal Shakespeare Company has unveiled plans to “level the playing field” for disabled actors by casting them in new productions in what one said marked “another massive crack in the glass ceiling”.

Genetically modified chickens lay eggs with cancer-killing chemicals inside lay eggs with cancer-killing chemicals inside

Genetically modified chickens that produce human proteins with anti-cancer effects in their eggs could provide a cost-effective way to produce drugs, research suggests.