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Young surfer with cerebral palsy calls on sporting associations to support more athletes - August 16, 2018

A young man with cerebral palsy is calling on sporting associations to provide more funding after being landed with a bill of £3,000 to compete in the world’s leading surfing completion for people with disabilities.

New calls to ban ‘heading’ in football for under-18s - 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.

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

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

People in regular contact with chemical solvents at increased risk of MS, study shows - 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.

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

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

Brain injury survivor to run Paris Marathon - 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.

DWP receives training to better support those living with a brain injury - 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.

Cerebral palsy treatment to be made available to children on the NHS - 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.

Cerebral palsy blood test a “game changer” - 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.

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

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