Nearly half of those with Parkinson's face regular discrimination, such as having their symptoms mistaken for drunkenness, a survey suggests
'These findings from Parkinson's UK are disturbing, but come as no surprise', says Professor Heather Gage of University of Surrey. ' In collaboration with health professionals, we have been to conducting research into Parkinson's for nearly 20 years, and the social isolation and embarrassment experienced by people with Parkinson's on a daily basis is sadly well known to us'.
The projects undertaken by the Guildford Parkinson's Disease Research Group focus on improving the quality of life of people with Parkinson's and their family carers www.gpdrg.org
Politics expert Dr Simon Usherwood said: "The introduction of a benefit payment cap is an important step in the government’s reform of welfare. If the pilot schemes in London go badly, then there will be a lot of pressure on the Department for Work and Pensions to reconsider their position."
The OFT wants to find out if the games put undue pressure on children to pay for additional content.
James Heather, Senior Lecturer, comments: "The trend towards charging for "extras" for web and mobile games is extremely concerning, because it's easy for developers to entice their audience with a nominally free game that then demands payment to keep playing once you're hooked. This is a particular worry for parents, because the developers will naturally want to make it simple for children to add on paid-for features when they are not being watched. It is welcome news that this has come to the attention of the OFT, because it is a tough problem to legislate against, and even tougher to police."
Greater Manchester Police’s decision to record attacks on those involved in alternative subcultures as hate crimes connects to University of Surrey research being carried out by Jon Garland and Paul Hodkinson in the Department of Sociology.
Hardev Pandha, professor of medical oncology, comments: "'The latest statistics highlight both the health consequences of increasing longevity, but also the potential dangers of waiting for screening programmes to become established. Cancer is a complex biological entity and despite enormous technological advances, few successful cancer screening strategies are proven, and most likely, due to this heterogeneity it is unlikely we will have cost effective screening for most cancers. A sharp focus on lifestyle and obvious risk factors, and an active long term working partnership with the food and alcohol industry is essential, with obvious overall health benefits for both men and women'