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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…

Mum Sets Up ‘Uniform Drop Box’ To Give Free School Uniform To Families Struggling With The Cost

  A mum is trying to ease the expense of the back to school period for families struggling to buy new uniforms for their kids. Charlene Paterson, 33, from Newcastle, was throwing out old school uniform that her kids didn’t need, but realised she could do something much better with their cast offs. “I decided that instead of throwing…

The Real Junk Food Project Opens UK’s First Food Waste Supermarket

The good folk at The Real Junk Food Project (TRJFP) have already revolutionised the way we view food waste through their food banks and “pay-as-you-feel” cafés. But now they’ve taken their concept one step further, by selling food that would otherwise be destined for landfill in their very own supermarket. The team has recently opened ‘the…

How Can I Help People In Aleppo? 10 Charities Working To Provide Food, Shelter, Medicine And Education To Syrians

People around the world have been horrified at events in Syria’s second city Aleppo as pro-government forces look set to take back full control of the city. The UN has described a “complete meltdown of humanity” in the city with  pro-Assad forces reportedly entering homes and killing dozens of civilians – including women and children.  The…

NSPCC Launch Free Helpline To Support Parents Worried About Children Being ‘Radicalised’

Parents worried about their children being “radicalised” and the impact of terrorism can now call an NSPCC helpline for advice. The national children’s charity launched the free, 24-hour service after the spate of terrorist attacks in 2016. It will be the first national point of support for parents who might be concerned or need advice…

Sony Creates A Specialised PlayStation 4 Controller For Gamer With Cerebral Palsy

21-year old gamer Peter Byrne had hit something of a roadblock when using his PlayStation 4. You see Peter has Cerebral Palsy which, as you may know, is a condition which is not usually friendly with the complex and precise movements required to use the PlayStation 4’s controller. This issue had been manageable before but…

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