Sickness

15 Stages Of Having A Day Off Sick From Work

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Flu season is upon us and we’re all desperately wishing we’d come down with something that means we can spend a guilt-free day sleeping. But the ...

When Your Toddler Is Tougher Than You

Angela Corpe | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Parents
Angela Corpe

I have two poorly babies. Nothing too serious - just the standard vomiting bug that rips through nursery as fast as mums head for a glass of wine once the kids are in bed. I only have one pair of arms though, which is tricky when both your children want to be scooped up in them all day long, not to mention back-breaking.

12 Tweets That Sum Up The Ballache Of Morning Sickness

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK Parents

Finding out you are pregnant is life-changing, not least because you’re probably going to get a lot more familiar with your toilet. Morning sicknes...

Life Isn't That Black And White

Laura Moore | Posted 07.10.2016 | UK Parents
Laura Moore

Last nights BBC2 documentary 'A World Without Down's Syndrome?' has already raised a lot of questions before it was even aired and although my son doesn't have Downs syndrome it is still something which affected me during my pregnancy and the issues surrounding it continue to affect me today.

How I Got Through The Edinburgh Fringe On Benefits

Samantha Pressdee | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK Comedy
Samantha Pressdee

This year I took my topless comedy show 'Sextremist' to the Edinburgh Fringe partly in thanks to financial backing from the Tory Government, (yes you ...

Everyone Loves A Puppy, Don't They?

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK
Philip Mansbridge

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The Surprising Reason Why You Experience Car Sickness

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If you often feel nauseous or dizzy when traveling in the car, it’s likely you’re suffering from motion sickness. According to Dr Dean Burnett of...

Sick of Sick Stories

Jacqueline Koay | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jacqueline Koay

A few months ago, I was the carer of someone with a complicated illness (my life effectively stopped for three months) but when I told the person about my illness, the immediate knee-jerk response was "I am sick of sick stories."

Woman Vomits Up To 20 Times A Day Due To Horrendous Rare Condition

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A woman with a rare and debilitating health condition has revealed how it can make her vomit up to 20 times a day. Stephanie Horner, 23, from Gates...

Political Battles Between Inclusion and Welfare

Simon Stevens | Posted 28.06.2016 | UK
Simon Stevens

I would like to suggest that when the coalition government came into power in May 2010, there was a major shift in the way many sick and disabled peop...

We Must Stop Calling Sick and Disabled People Unfit

Simon Stevens | Posted 17.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Stevens

I believe that the term unfit is symbolic of the deep rooted prejudices towards sick and disabled people, creating a vague and imagined line between those society will fully accept, and those society will currently tolerate in the name of fairness and compassion.

Why Does Flying Make You Feel Rotten?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Plane travel can be a real pain. There's the turbulence, ear popping, seat-kickers, babies crying, awful food, health woes caused by an influx of germ...

The Welfare Debate Impacts the Assisting Dying Debate

Simon Stevens | Posted 24.01.2015 | UK Politics
Simon Stevens

Securing a positive future for all sick and disabled people will not come from dirty politics and cheap headlines, but rather it will come from putting our differences aside and digging deep to reveal and challenge the prejudices against us, even those from within, that have existed since we were living in caves. Only by doing this will the issues of welfare and assisting dying be framed in a new and positive way.

Where do We Draw the Line on Help and Support for People With Mental Illness?

Phill Hudson | Posted 30.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Phill Hudson

Where do we draw the line on help and support for people with Mental illness? I ask this question because I have seen what happens when families and friends say enough is enough you're in this on your own!

Stitch on the Black Triangles and Be Done With It!

Rob McDowall | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK Politics
Rob McDowall

Vilification of benefit claimants and disabled people is endemic, perhaps the government should just stitch on the black triangles and be done with it or bring in the Welfare Games to keep us at a more manageable number and remind us how grateful we are for all the 'pitty money' (in Simon Stevens words) that we get.

WATCH: The One Natural Remedy That Can Help Prevent Car Sickness

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Everyone has at least one person in their family who goes green during long car drives. Especially during those hairpin turns. Motion sickness is t...

Being Politicians, Not Protestors

Simon Stevens | Posted 11.05.2014 | UK
Simon Stevens

I would like to propose that there are two main styles of campaigning, which are protesting and being political, with a small p. Protesting is about throwing metaphorical, and sometimes actual, stones at the windows of whoever they have an issue with.

How Ill Have Brits Been? Here's 5 Graphs You Need To See

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK

It's official, British workers are getting healthier. According to the Office for National Statistics, the number of days lost to sickness absence...

Take a Sickie - But Not When Channel 4 Says So

Dale Bilson | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dale Bilson

Lying there, wishing it would end, I was worried they would think I was skiving. Bunking off. Throwing a sickie. I didn't think they would believe I was genuinely ill.

Is the ESA Appeals System Failing Disabled People?

Simon Stevens | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Stevens

The WCA has been regarded by many campaigners as being 'not fit for purpose', leading to a divisive and confrontational approach by many claimants, and I fear this has made the situation worse than it could have been. The campaigners have cited the fact that 38% of ESA appeals have been overturned as evidence that the WCA is not working and has to be changed.

When They Come for You?

Mik Scarlet | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK
Mik Scarlet

If we do begin begin doling out medicine dependent on "societal benefit" how long will it be before we also follow counties like Belgium and euthanize sick and disabled children, as not only are they "suffering" but they will never be useful members of society?

Fetch My Orange Segments & Carbolic Smoke Ball: A Pictorial History Of Quaint Flu Remedies

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Tis the season to douse yourself in Lemsip, invest in Kleenex shares and affix your wrist to your clammy forehead in a permanent gesture of despair. ...

Faith? Please Cure Us of This Myth

Mik Scarlet | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mik Scarlet

One Sunday one of our merry band was having his regular bedside Mass with his priest and his Mum, when the priest asked us all to join with them. When we all refused the way the priest replied to us has stuck with me throughout my life. "Well if you don't believe then you deserve to be sick. God is punishing you all for your lack of faith".

Sickness and Poverty Are a State of Mind

Simon Stevens | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Stevens

Poverty and sickness had always existed and I sometimes feel so embarrassed how soft this generation sometimes appears to be. If some charities and indeed disability activists were around when we were living in caves, we would have all been deemed unfit for work and would never have invented fire, being extinct a very long time ago.

Changing the Conversation on Disability

Simon Stevens | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK Politics
Simon Stevens

The current disability conversation is destructive and hostile, and for any future (Labour) government to get an handle on this hysteria over benefits, WCA and ATOS by disabled people and the charities exploiting the situation, they must change the conversation.