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Louis Tomlinson Branded An ‘Angel’ As Bereaved Mother Reveals How The One Direction Star Has Changed Their Lives

A mother who lost her nine-year-old son to a rare form of cancer has revealed how One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson and his mother supported her family through his illness. Sarah Hext has spoken out about the boyband star, after becoming increasingly upset with negative press reports about him, telling of how he changed the life…

Exoskeleton Could Help Children With Muscular Atrophy Walk For First Time

Researchers in Spain have created the world’s first child exoskeleton which will enable children suffering from spinal muscular atrophy to walk, in some cases for the first time. The 12kg exoskeleton has been constructed from a mixture of aluminium and advanced titanium and fits around the child’s legs and torso. The joints contain a series of…

This Tiny Earpiece Can Let You Understand Another Language In Real-Time

Not understanding another language is one of the single greatest barriers we have in communicating to the global community. While translation apps have clearly come a long way they still feel like barriers to a fluid conversation. Well now a company claims to have built an earpiece that removes that barrier by translating another language…

LEGO-Based Therapy: How Colourful Bricks Are Helping Kids With Autism Improve Their Social Skills

Playing with LEGO can be more than just a way to prevent boredom, for some children it has the power to boost their social skills and build self-esteem. LEGO-based therapy is a social development programme for kids with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) or related social communication difficulties.  Debi Richmond’s 10-year-old son Adam, who has High Functioning Asperger’s Syndrome, improved…

Couple Make Beautiful Sustainable Clothes From Trash Because The High Street ‘Isn’t Doing Enough’

A husband and wife have set up a trash to treasure business that prevents waste materials from going to landfill by giving them a second life as luxury accessories. Elvis & Kresse began in 2005, when Kresse – who had previously worked for a start-up producing biodegradable packaging – had a chance meeting with the London…

Actor Michael Sheen Starts Petition To Stop Homeless Welsh Teens Being Housed In B&Bs

Actor Michael Sheen has launched a petition urging the Welsh Government to stop housing homeless teenagers in bed and breakfast accommodation – many of which don’t have rooms with locks on the doors. “This Christmas there will be a 16 or 17 year old that finds themselves homeless,” Sheen writes on the Change.org petition. “It…

Feeling Unwell? Your.MD’s New AI Facebook Chatbot Will Find Out What’s Wrong With You

Would you take medical advice from an AI? Well medical diagnosis app Your.MD is now available on Facebook Messenger and ready to hear your symptoms. It’s called OneStop Health and it’s a chatbot that brings the same AI-powered diagnosis tools to Facebook’s Messaging service. Your.MD You simply start talking to it as you would a…

Parents To Receive Peer-To-Peer Guidance On How To Look After Children’s Mental Health

Parents of teenagers will work with other families to pass on advice about how to look after their children’s mental health, for a new project being launched by a school.  Highgate School, in London, has call on parents of sixth-form students to pass on guidance about sex, relationships, social media and even sleep. The scheme was…

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