Health

Homeopathic Medicine: Why isn’t it taken seriously?

Homeopathic Medicine: Why isn’t it taken seriously?

A debate involving medicine is never too far from the lips of the doubters, but it’s rare that you hear about it in the mainstream media, the news source of just about everyone. The vaccination debate, for one, has only ever been mentioned disparagingly, if at all, while the legitimate voices who believe they can be harmful are never heard[Read More...]

Stuart with his mum

Disabled man who can’t speak, eat or wash himself asked for proof he is fit for work

A severely disabled man who is unable to speak or read has been ordered by authorities to prove he is unfit to work. Stuart Chester, 25, suffers from Down’s syndrome, epilepsy and autism and is unable to wash or feed himself and lives with his mum and full time carer Deborah McKenzie, 51, in Glasgow. He currently receives Disability Living[Read More...]

Mindfulness meditation ‘beneficial in improving epilepsy’

Mindfulness meditation ‘beneficial in improving epilepsy’

A new study has proven that mindfulness meditation can be effective in improving hard-to-treat epilepsy. Researchers from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the University of Melbourne conducted the study published in the medical journal Neurology, to determine how effective mindfulness-based therapy is in patients with drug-resistant epilepsy. A total of 60 patients with drug-resistant epilepsy were randomly allocated[Read More...]

Young Afghan migrant deported for being mentally disabled

Young Afghan migrant deported for being mentally disabled

It was recently reported that a young child Afghan migrant has been locked up in Coquelles detention center near Calais. He was left without care and without monitoring by the Social Aid for Children while in post-traumatic stress disorder. He was previously imprisoned twice before his psychiatric disorders were diagnosed and where he was then placed under guardianship. He filed[Read More...]

Sick children benefit from Reiki treatment at UK hospital

Sick children benefit from Reiki treatment at UK hospital

A hospital in Brighton is offering Reiki as a complementary treatment for sick children. The Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital has a fundraising charity called Rockinghorse, which helps to raise money for life-saving and cutting-edge medical equipment. It has donated the money needed to provide four specialist Reiki therapists. The therapists had previously been providing voluntary treatment to children in 2012,[Read More...]