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'Speed up mental health support for children in care'

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 00:14
England's children's commissioner says the system must help children recover from traumatic upbringings.

Comedy writer with Parkinson's tries stand-up comedy

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 11:24
Paul Mayhew-Archer wanted to try stand-up comedy before his condition deteriorated.

Telford mother's baby son died after developing rickets

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 01:44
Beverley Thahane speaks out as new research shows at least 50 children a year in the UK get rickets.

'I paint sunflowers on my self-harm scars'

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 00:51
Amelia who suffers with depression paints on herself as a replacement for self-harm.

Psychiatrist vacancies 'double in four years' in England

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 23:34
One in 10 consultant roles is currently unfilled in England, says the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

IVF: Five things you might not know

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 08:29
It's 40 years since the first IVF baby was conceived.

Directors at 'unsafe' mental health trust got pay rise

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 17:24
Four directors got pay rises at a mental health trust dubbed "the undisputed worst" in the country.

Surrogate mother of 'twins' finds one is hers

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 14:45
Jessica Allen became pregnant with her own child while she was carrying another baby as a surrogate.

Contaminated blood scandal to have 'full statutory inquiry'

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 12:08
The decision was made after victims and families expressed strong views.

Scientists find key to unwanted thoughts

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 11:05
A chemical in the brain's "memory" region can allow people to suppress negative thoughts.

Diabetes charity warns over new firm offering advice

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 10:32
An 82-year-old woman fell ill after diet information, claim her family.

Children at risk from ADHD diagnosis delays, experts warn

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 01:04
Some British children wait more than two years to be diagnosed with the condition, a report says.

Gut bacteria 'boost' cancer therapy

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 00:53
Trials suggest the trillions of micro-organisms living in us alter immunotherapy's effectiveness.

Five new medicines to be fast-tracked annually to NHS patients

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 00:52
New, life-changing medicines should reach patients more quickly under a new government scheme.

Disease of fear

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 00:47
The African country has been battling the worst outbreak in recent times.

Helping a friend who’s struggling

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 00:20
How should we talk about mental health?

Suicidal thoughts – a seafarer's story

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 00:10
Recent statistics suggest that suicide rates among people working at sea are rising.

Overnight carer back pay scheme 'unaffordable'

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 09:36
Care providers are being asked to pay sleep-in staff the minimum wage, rather than a flat rate.

Study shows dementia is biggest killer in affluent areas

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 06:26
But heart disease leads to more deaths in deprived areas, says Office for National Statistics figures.

'How dog helps me deal with terror attack'

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 03:36
Rowan Venables, 15, suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder after seeing a gunman open fire.