National Media Briefing

Encouraging news on Downs Syndrome, a campaign to keep arthritis drugs readily available and a 400-mile race to the South Pole.

A report by the Downs Syndrome Association has found a huge improvement in the way babies born with the condition are being accepted into mainstream society.
See The Guardian for full story

Arthritis charities have criticised the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence after the organisation proposed restricting some of the leading rheumatoid arthritis drugs.
See BBC News for full story

A Christian homelessness charity is struggling to secure a home for a teenager poised to become Britain's youngest mum of Siamese twins.
See The Sun for full story

A physiotherapist from Devon is to take part in a 400-mile race to the South Pole to raise cash for the Amber Trust, which helps blind and partially sighted children.
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New Philanthropy Capital has claimed that at least £244m could be saved if counselling for conduct disorder, a common psychiatric condition among teenagers, was readily available.
See The Daily Mirror for full story

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