Disabled children do matter

Many disabled children fail to reach their full potential because they continue to be marginalised in schools, health and social care, according to new research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
“We found that disabled childre…

Loneliness, health risks of older men go unnoticed

The lifestyles of lone older men, including dangers to their health, are almost invisible in a society which measures the quality of elderly people’s lives with a ‘feminine ruler’, according to new research sponsored by the ESRC. Many older men risk their health through seeing a visit to the doctor as a sign of weakness, whilst those who are divorced are most likely to indulge in heavy drinking and smoking. Many admitted to postponing making an appointment with the doctor until they are very sick, says the report, with potential long term adverse health consequences.