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Teen Housebound By ME Threatened Wiith Fine By School For Being ‘Truant’ – Now Benefits Assessor Says She’s Not In Enough Pain

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  By Claudia Tanner in iNews. Georgia Whyard claims teachers said she had ‘school phobia’ despite having an official diagnosis of myalgic encephalomyelitis In brief The once A* pupil suffers pain, extreme exhaustion, and migraines Mother says she was branded ‘school phobic’ due to poor attendance Department for Work and Pensions ruled she is not […]

World Emoji Day 2019: First Look At The New Disability Emojis For Release On iOS This Autumn

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  By Rhiannon Williams in iNews.   Disability-themed icons, a yawning face and a sloth are among the new characters to be released in honour of World Emoji Day. Apple has previewed a selection of emoji due for release in the autumn, including a range of inclusive disability-themed characters. The reveal coincides with World Emoji Day, an unofficial […]

‘My Daughter, 21, Who Died Weighing Five-And-A-Half Stone, Had ME On Her Death Certificate – Yet Some Still Say It’s Not Real’

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    By Claudia Tanner, in iNews.   The mother of Merryn Crofts believes attitudes about the disease haven’t changed since her daughter’s death two years ago. Clare Norton struggles to talk about the day her “beautiful” and “energetic” daughter took her last breaths just days after her 21st birthday. As a mother, she’d felt helpless […]

Officials Fail To Collect Data On People Wanting To Apply Offline For Online-Only Universal Credit

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  By Simon Rushton in iNews.   Officials behind Universal Credit are being criticised for failing to track data on people who want to apply offline. Universal Credit is the government’s first digital-only service, and claimants must apply online for the Department of Work and Pensions benefit. But there worries that the system is excluding […]

Probiotic Foods Are ‘Mostly Useless’ And Don’t Really Support Gut Health, Scientists Say

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  By Josh Barrie in iNews.   A research team has said that foods branded as probiotic, such as yoghurt and milk drinks, have little impact on the body. Foods hailed as ‘probiotic’ have been called mostly ‘useless’ by a team of scientists who have been studying their effects. Researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science […]

Research That Predicted The 2018 Heatwave Says It May Come Back For The Next Four Years

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  By Luke Bailey in iNews.   The research was carried out before the summer heatwaves that sent temperatures in the UK and other parts of the world soaring this year. The next four years are likely to see more global heatwaves, say scientists in research from before the 2018 heatwave hit. The researchers were looking […]

The UK Has Serious Shortage Of Wheelchairs And People Are ‘Trapped’ In Their Homes, Red Cross Warns

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  By Benjamin Butterworth in iNews.   Millions of people risk being “trapped” in their own homes because they are left without wheelchairs as they recover from illness, the British Red Cross has warned. The charity found that while most people needing a wheelchair for more than six months had been offered one, more than […]

A Mediterranean Diet Could Be The Secret To Better Bones, A Study Reveals

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  By Sally Guyoncourt in INews.   Eating a Mediterranean diet could reduce the effects of osteoporosis in the elderly, say scientists. It has long been known the Mediterranean diet, rich in fruit, vegetables, nuts, unrefined cereals, olive oil, and fish, has health benefits for both your heart and waistline. Now a new study, published […]

Flu Jab: All You Need To Know About The Vaccination And The Illness

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From iNews. Headlines about this season’s flu outbreak make for alarming reading. Considered to be the worst flu season since 2011, as many as 120 people have died in the UK. There is also concern about Aussie flu – the H3N2 strain – taking grip of the UK as it has in Australia. It is one […]

A Third Of Young People Wish They Had Grown Up In Their Parents’ Era

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  By Pascale Hughes in iNews.   Among older generations, just 15 per cent said they would rather be a young person growing up today, while one in three millennials would forgo technological and social advances to have grown up in their parents’ era, according to new research. When 2,179 people aged between 16 and 75 were […]

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