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New calls to ban ‘heading’ in football for under-18s
Almond Care August 9, 2018

Academics have once again called on football chiefs to ban ‘heading’ in football for under-18s to reduce the risk of long-term brain injury.

Posted in Blog, Brain Injury

Breakthrough to find a cure for muscular dystrophy
Almond Care July 31, 2018

Those that suffer from muscular dystrophy lack the function to repair and regenerate injured muscles.

Posted in Blog, Muscular Dystrophy

People in regular contact with chemical solvents at increased risk of MS, study shows
Almond Care July 26, 2018

New research has revealed that the use of chemical solvents, such as those used by decorators and cleaners, could increase the risk of developing multiple sclerosis.

Posted in Blog, Multiple Sclerosis

Football loving teenager with cerebral palsy sets up own team
Almond Care July 24, 2018

A teenager from Harrogate has set up a football team to help youngsters living with disability get involved in the game.

Posted in Blog, Cerebral Palsy

Brain injury survivor to run Paris Marathon
Almond Care July 17, 2018

An eventing rider who sustained a serious brain injury after being thrown from her horse in 2015, is set to run in next year’s Paris Marathon.

Posted in Blog, Brain Injury

DWP receives training to better support those living with a brain injury
Almond Care July 12, 2018

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has received important training on how to help people living with brain injuries handle their employment benefits.

Posted in Blog, Brain Injury

Cerebral palsy treatment to be made available to children on the NHS
Almond Care July 10, 2018

A procedure that helps to improve the mobility of children diagnosed with cerebral palsy is set to be made available to patients on the NHS.

Posted in Blog, Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy blood test a “game changer”
Almond Care July 5, 2018

Scientists have published encouraging early results which suggest it may soon be possible to identify cerebral palsy with a simple blood test.

Posted in Blog, Cerebral Palsy

Girl with locked-in syndrome stages “amazing” recovery
Almond Care July 3, 2018

A teenage girl is making a remarkable recovery following a catastrophic brain haemorrhage that resulted in locked-in syndrome.

Posted in Blog, Locked-in Syndrome

Woman with cerebral palsy takes on 20,000-foot mountain
Almond Care June 28, 2018

A woman with cerebral palsy has successfully climbed the tallest mountain in Africa – proving no feat is impossible.

Posted in Blog, Cerebral Palsy