Category Archives: Blog

Mental health links with Parkinson’s disease strengthened
May 23, 2019

Scientists believe that a common mental health disorder may increase the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease.

Posted in Blog, Parkinson's Disease

Brain injury tops talking points in Parliament ahead of Action for Brain Injury Week
May 17, 2019

The Government will take a closer look at brain injuries and issues such as sporting incidents and road safety, it has been announced.

Posted in Blog, Brain Injury

Life-changing drug now available to treat primary progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS) in adults
May 9, 2019

A drug which can be used to treat primary progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS) in adults has now been approved for use by the NHS.

Posted in Blog, Multiple Sclerosis

Headway launches furious assault on footballing bodies after successive concussion incident
May 2, 2019

A charity has launched a blistering attack on sporting bodies after yet another professional footballer was allowed to play on after suffering a significant head injury.

Posted in Blog, Brain Injury

Extended Blue Badge scheme “significantly” improving lives
April 26, 2019

The extended Blue Badge disability scheme will make a “significant improvement to people’s lives”, a charity has said.

Posted in Blog, Brain Injury

Tens of thousands with brain injury may be entitled to council tax discount, new report reveals
April 18, 2019

An alarming number of people who have survived a serious brain injury may be missing out on council tax discounts worth £400 a year.

Posted in Blog, Brain Injury

People with Parkinson’s disease face alarming levels of harassment
April 11, 2019

Almost nine in 10 people with Parkinson’s disease have faced harassment or discrimination, a shocking new survey has revealed.

Posted in Parkinson's Disease

Sporting bodies failing to take concussion seriously, says charity
April 4, 2019

Football’s “pointless protocols” are risking lives, a charity has warned amid of flurry of inappropriately treated head injuries.

Posted in Blog, Brain Injury

One person affected by spinal cord injury every four hours, new figures show
March 28, 2019

With recent research revealing that one person is diagnosed with a spinal cord injury every four hours, a number of leading charities have urged the Government to increase the support available.

Posted in Blog, Spinal Cord Injury

Researchers identify “unique smell” in search of early Parkinson’s disease diagnosis
March 21, 2019

Researchers have identified small molecules in a substance secreted by the skin that are responsible for a “unique scent” in people with Parkinson’s disease.

Posted in Blog, Parkinson's Disease