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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.

Parkinson's results beyond researchers' wildest dreams

A treatment that has restored the movement of patients with chronic Parkinson's disease has been developed by Canadian researchers.

Disabled access improvements at 73 railway stations

Disabled access is to be improved at 73 rail stations in Britain as part of a £300m investment, the government says.

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.