Blogs about life with disabilities


30 Aug

HRT & breast cancer risks, women & confidence, UK healthcare spending & more

Welcome to this week’s healthcare roundup for 26 – 30th September. Menopause HRT increases risk of breast cancer Researches from Oxford University have found that Menopausal Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) could increase the risk of cancer, even after a decade …

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Lowen Puckey

14 Jun

What a Good Relationship With Your Doctor Looks Like

Cup of tea, glasses and an x-ray form, to illustrate getting good medical help © livingpositivelywithdisability.com

Have you ever walked out of an appointment with your GP and wondered what you paid all that money for? Have you ever felt like they didn’t really listen, palmed you off, even scoffed at your symptoms? Getting good medical …

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Trishna Bharadia

1 Apr

#ThinkHand campaign could be a game-changer

I feel like Thursday 22nd February 2018 is going to be one of those days when in years to come I’ll look back and know that I was part of what will hopefully be a game-changer in the world of …

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Guest blogger

16 Mar

What Is the Disability Living Allowance?

The welfare system is there to help us should we end up in difficulties – it’s the rainy day fund that we all, collectively as a society, contribute to through our salaries. One way in which it’s there to help …

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31 Jan

Can a robot really help the elderly?

You may have seen in the news that researchers from Middlesex University and the University of Bedfordshire are using £2m of EU and Japanese funding to develop robots that will be culturally and socially aware, in order to help the …

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Sudep Action

20 Oct

SUDEP Awareness Day 2016 encourages people with epilepsy to take key steps to reduce their risk


SUDEP Awareness Day aims to improve awareness of SUDEP by highlighting key risks and steps that people with epilepsy can take to reduce their risk. Launched by UK Charity SUDEP Action on 23 October 2014, the awareness day shines a …

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18 Mar

Treloar Talks

Some of the speakers at March's Treloar Talks event

At talkhealth, we believe strongly in the importance of talking about health issues. Last week, then, we were delighted to attend the inaugural Treloar Talks event – an evening of fascinating presentations from an eclectic group of speakers in support …

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21 Dec

Sugar Consumption

Our Love Affair With Sugar: Sweet Treat or Public Enemy Number One? Sugar is getting a lot of negative press of late. Books like David Gillespie’s “Sweet Poison” and Dr. Robert Lustig and John Yudkin’s “Pure, White, and Deadly” have …

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Guest blogger

2 Sep

Changing Places – Changing Lives

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Part of everyday life is popping down to the shops, taking a trip into town, or visiting somewhere special for the day – or rather, it is if you are able. If you need a carer to help you do …

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Natasha Lipman

14 Aug

16 Things You Know When Living With A Chronic Illness (Or Three) In Your 20s


Living through your teens and your 20s can be a particularly difficult experience when you’re chronically ill. There are so many things that you want to be able to do and experience, but your body simply won’t cooperate. I know …

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Delsion Diversity

28 Apr

Disability, Desolation, Desperation and the Dole


Yes, that’s me in the photo, although it’s hard for me to look at it let alone post it on social media. Career, tick. Just got married, tick. Happy, tick. Rest of our lives planned, tick. Then, I collapsed. Brain …

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Delsion Diversity

13 Apr

It’s a Question of Balance

Out of Balance It is easy to take your sense of balance for granted – it is there just as the breaths you take. But what happens when you lose your balance? Here is an overview of some of the …

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