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Tell the Government to Stop Cutting Benefits for the Disabled During Fit for Work (FFW) Appeals
Health & Wellness  (tags: Citizens Advice, food banks, poverty, disability, wastage, admin, government, cuts, society, protection )

- 13 days ago -
People are being told by one dept. they can't claim ESA because they are FFW, while another says they can't claim Jobseeker's Allowance because they're not FFW. Resulting in people relying on food banks, & wasting over £160 per person in pointless admin.
Fund the First Treatment for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (Petition)
Health & Wellness  (tags: fatal disease, children, hope, treatment, access, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, DMD, muscular dystrophy )

- 17 days ago -
Approval has been gained for a drug for some sufferers of DMD, but it needs funding. Children with this fatal disease need access to this medication, please sign and/or share this petition. Thank you! (Access to a UK postcode required.)
TTIP: 'I Was Shouted Down By a Group of MPs'
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: TTIP, environment, food standards, corporations, UK, Europe, US, Business Innovation and Skills select co, 38 Degrees, NHS, BBC )

- 19 days ago -
38Degrees was invited to explain why members were worried about TTIP, but instead the panel attacked members for wanting to have a say & argued that the public didn't know enough to have valid opinions. Short audio clip of the meeting. BBC report.
Eurosceptics May Be Hugely Underestimating the Economic Value of Membership of the European Union for Many Countries
World  (tags: The Economist, EU, Europe, Britain, economy )

- 233 days ago -
IEA gave a prize for best plan for British exit from EU; winner believes it could lift Br economy by 0.1% but warns that a meaningful decline in Br's link to the EU economy would cost Br dearly, slashing output by 2.6%, even this may be an underestimation
Recognise and Help the 30 Million Americans Living With a Rare Disease That Have Few Treatments and No Cures
Health & Wellness  (tags: terminal, "rare" disease, 30 million, chronic, no cure )

- 256 days ago -
'There are 7000 different rare diseases, 5% have treatments. There are NO cures... Despite the fact that more people live with a rare disease than AIDS and cancer combined we get very little research money.' Please sign.
Proposed Bill Could Help Terminal Patients (Petition in Comments)
Health & Wellness  (tags: terminal, all diseases, cancer, Duchenne, rare disease, Saatchi, treatment, bill )

- 260 days ago -
The government is consulting on a bill which would allow terminal patients access to new potential treatments. If you agree with the video, please sign the petition in the C2 story in the first comment. Thank you.
Please Sign to Save Children Dying From DMD (Deadline 29th March)
Health & Wellness  (tags: FDASIA, FDA, treatment, death, children, terminal, DMD, Duchenne, muscular dystrophy )

- 274 days ago -
DMD is fatal but a new drug could finally offer a treatment! If you haven't already, please sign + share the petition (it's open to citizens of all nations). 100,000 signatures needed by the deadline! Information in the first comment.
A Mother's Plea to the FDA for Quicker Action in Order to Save Her Sons (Video)
Health & Wellness  (tags: DMD, Duchenne, FDA, FDASIA, death, children, petition, government, video )

- 280 days ago -
Max has access to treatment & is improving while older brother deteriorates 'Everybody's happy for Max & that might be hard for Austin. We try not to celebrate here, because how can we celebrate Max's gains when Austin's just losing?' Petition in comments
Please Release a Life-Saving Drug to Children Dying From DMD! [Deadline: 29 March 2014]
Health & Wellness  (tags: FDA, DMD, death, children, disease, treatment, deadline, FDASIA )

- 291 days ago -
DMD is fatal but a new drug could finally offer a treatment! Please sign this petition to get the FDA to follow the FDASIA rules & release this drug to the children dying from DMD. 100,000 signatures are needed before this closes on 29 March, please help!
Britvic Please Stop Using Aspartame in Your Products [Petition]
Health & Wellness  (tags: conflict of interest, bias, EFSA, FDA, aspartame, cancer, premature birth, neurological function, MS, children, research, Britvic, Robinsons )

- 333 days ago -
Robinsons squash ('the perfect choice for your family') contains aspartame (APM). Even their squash with added sugar adds extra APM. Please see the first two comments for more information, incl. EFSA's conflicts of interest regarding their ruling on APM.
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