Why It Matters When Celebrities Share Their Health Problems

Kristina Adams | Posted 25.09.2017 | UK Entertainment
Kristina Adams

Like it or not, celebrities have power. More power and influence than most of us can ever dream of. They're also under increasing public scrutiny. It's therefore important that they're honest with us when they can't run at 100%, not only because it makes their audience more accepting, but also because it increases awareness about the plethora of health problems out there.

Fierce And Fearless Females (And Fellas) Fight Fibromyalgia

Claire Meadows | Posted 20.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Meadows

Lady Gaga has never been backwards in coming forwards when it comes to treating her personal life with absolute candour. Over the years she has been in the public eye, she has been forthright about her struggles with eating disorders, mounted a crusade against bullying and given every fragment of her being in support of the LGBTQ community.

Fibromyalgia: Symptoms And Treatment Explained After Lady Gaga Hospitalised

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 15.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Lady Gaga has been hospitalised with “severe physical pain” due to fibromyalgia, a chronic condition which causes pain all over the body. The sing...

Lady Gaga Hospitalised After Cancelling Gig Due To ‘Severe Physical Pain’

The Huffington Post | Matt Bagwell | Posted 15.09.2017 | UK Entertainment

Lady Gaga has been forced to cancel a gig after being hospitalised with “severe physical pain”. The singer was due to appear at the Rock In Rio co...

Dealing With An Epilepsy Diagnosis

Katy Mann | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Mann

So the purpose of this blog is to see the funny side of life. Life may be very difficult right now but I still have my sense of humour. I can only compare my life at the moment to one of a slug. I spend most of my time horizontal and moving slowly from room to room. The difference is I have arms so while I may feel as useless as a slug right now I still have the ability to type.

A Nation in Pain

Liam O’Toole | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Liam O’Toole

Chronic pain is also often invisible, and as such it can be difficult for people to explain to their loved ones or health care professionals, putting up a barrier to getting the right support and treatments.

Renting, Renters' Rights and Living With Damp - Is it Time for Change Yet?

Roberta Verdant | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK
Roberta Verdant

My landlord is standing in my living room. He tells me I'm lucky he's not like the landlord downstairs. Otherwise, he says, he'd have me in tears, or he'd give me an eviction notice. What's prompted this? I've asked for a timeframe in which works at the flat I rent will be completed.

I Get By With a Little Help From My Friends

Penelope Friday | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Penelope Friday

My friends had known about my struggle to have independence and had sympathised when I was turned down for Disability Living Allowance (wrongly turned down: I've since, thank goodness, been accepted). But they went further than just supporting me on the internet. They did something about it.

Four Reasons Chronic Illness Helped to Make Me Successful In Business

Jo Gifford | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Gifford

Endometriosis has been at my side for 20 years, chronic fatigue for a decade, and fibromyalgia has joined the party more recently. Rather than be held hostage by symptoms which can sometimes be crippling, I am aware that my business successes have my circumstances to thank, in part, for my ability to succeed.

ME success stories- is other's happiness a reason to get upset and abusive?

Phil Parker | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Phil Parker

Last week the Daily Mail featured a letter written by Paul and Jennifer Tonks; it told the inspiring story of how Jennifer had been diagnosed with ME by a Professor in Nottingham and was so severely affected that she was dependent on a wheelchair for three years... until she took the Lightning Process, about seven years ago now, and has been well ever since.

Mindfulness Meditation Can Reduce Physical Pain by 90 Percent, Week Two of Our Course Shows You How

Danny Penman Ph.D. | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Danny Penman Ph.D.

Pain creates tension in the body, which feeds back into the brain, which responds by turning up the 'volume' on its pain amplifiers, creating even more suffering.

Can Mindfulness Meditation Really Reduce Pain and Suffering by 90 percent? This Three Week Course Shows You How To Begin.

Danny Penman Ph.D. | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Danny Penman Ph.D.

Imaging studies show that mindfulness soothes the brain patterns underlying pain and, over time, these changes take root and alter the structure of the brain itself, so that patients no longer feel pain with the same intensity. Many say that they barely notice it at all.

Plastic Surgery Addict Talks To Oprah Winfrey About Life After 59 Procedures

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Jenny Lee has undergone a total of 59 plastic surgery operations in her lifetime in a bid to combat her cripplingly low self-esteem. When she first...

Disabled Man Deserves the Benefits He Receives

Stef Benstead | Posted 29.05.2013 | UK Politics
Stef Benstead

Appearances are deceiving. You can't judge a person's eligibility for sickness benefit by looking at him or her. So don't do it.

Arthritis Therapies 'Lack Scientific Evidence'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A report into the effectiveness of the complementary therapies that are commonly used for treating arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions has ...

Disability Benefits: Why the UK Has to Reinvent the Workplace

Jason Reed | Posted 08.03.2013 | UK Politics
Jason Reed

The misnomer that we even have a benefit culture with disabled people ready to exploit and sit comfortably needs quashing. Make no mistake, the benefit system does not hand out much money at all to the individual, and it's a system full of stigma.

Benefits: In Defence of the Fake Disabled

Jason Reed | Posted 02.04.2012 | UK Politics
Jason Reed

It's no coincidence that the word 'benefit' is now a dirty word, and by proxy, it now defines the disabled. If you're on benefits, then you are a lowlife by default.

Rod Liddle and ME

Jason Reed | Posted 27.03.2012 | UK
Jason Reed

M.E/Fibro sufferers tend to be dedicated individuals who have pushed themselves to the limits of human endurance. Athletes, academics, and life's overachievers. And yet, we're labelled as lazy. So, the point is, with tongue firmly in cheek - if you haven't got M.E/Firbo, then you've simply not tried hard enough.

Is This Rod Liddle's Most Offensive Article Ever?

Posted 27.03.2012 | UK

Rod Liddle, the controversial Sun writer, has caused upset after his latest column about the "pretend disabled". Liddle writes in today's newspaper...