Bleach “cures” for autism indicative of larger stigma says health expert

By Olivia Armstrong


ALARMING reports of UK parents using chemicals to kill parasites they believe are causing autism is indicative of society’s ignorance on disability.

Autistic psychologist Louise Jones has said these claims of using dangerous chemicals to “cure” children is “a sign of the extensive stigma against disabled people” .

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Scots back obesity cuts on junk food

By Olivia Armstrong MORE than 60% of Scots are in favour of junk food restrictions to combat obesity. According to a survey by Cancer Research UK, two thirds of Scots express concern over their weight or the weight of a family member. The Scottish Government is aiming to introduce restrictions of price promotions on high-risk foods (such as foods high in sugar, salt or fat) … Continue reading Scots back obesity cuts on junk food

Ayr Rotary Club giving the gift of water this Christmas.

By Ludovica Muttini   AQUABOX is a water purification pump that turns dirty water into potable water through the use of filtrations units. Aquabox has sent humanitarian assistance to crises zones around the world. It provided 180 water-purification units to the British Virgin Islands during Hurricane Irma, and supplied 500 boxes to Bangladesh to help the Rohingya refugee crisis.  Lately, after the hurricane Matthew in Haiti, Aquabox sent water … Continue reading Ayr Rotary Club giving the gift of water this Christmas.

Report suggests students need a guaranteed income of £8000 per year

By Selina McLean The Scottish Government have commissioned a report looking into student finance in a bid to close the attainment gap and make further and higher education more accessible to a wider range of people. It is recommended that students receive a minimum income of £8,100 and means-tested funded is changed to accommodate students that don’t receive subsidised payments from their household incomes as … Continue reading Report suggests students need a guaranteed income of £8000 per year