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Mental health: How body image pressure for boys has led to rise in hospital cases

Fri, 11/23/2018 - 10:23
Hayley looks into how body image pressure has led to a rise in the number of boys being treated in hospital for eating disorders.
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Tube 'junk food' advert ban announced by London mayor

Fri, 11/23/2018 - 09:47
Adverts for fatty, sugary foods will vanish from London's transport network next year, City Hall says.
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'Plane-spotting helps my autistic son'

Fri, 11/23/2018 - 03:01
Calum Thomson's "happy place" is Glasgow Airport and he goes plane-spotting there almost every day.
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Poor mental health 'took so much of my life'

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 17:11
Emma first started experiencing difficulties with her mental health when she was 13, suffering from anxiety and panic attacks before developing an eating disorder.
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GcMAF: Unlicensed HIV drug 'nearly killed patient'

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 15:51
Guernsey company founder David Noakes, of Kent, admits in court to selling the unlicensed drug.
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Youth mental health - what's going on?

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 15:31
Trends and findings from the report into the Mental Health of Children and Young People in England
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Matthew Wright says The Wright Stuff gave him PTSD

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 13:36
The broadcaster reveals presenting The Wright Stuff had "started to impact his mental health".
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Family size shrinks to record low of 1.89 children

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 12:45
Women are having children later, and one-child families are growing in England and Wales, statistics show.
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Call to screen newborn babies for 22q genetic condition

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 06:17
Researchers say 22q is "massively misdiagnosed" but can cause serious physical and psychological issues.
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'I was devastated by my husband's assisted death'

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 02:07
Deborah Binner respected her husband's decision to die at a Swiss clinic but says it felt like abandonment.
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'I partied all night to hide from my PTSD'

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 02:03
Phil Riding felt fine when he returned from Helmand - the crisis hit five years later. Partying in gay nightclubs helped, but only for a while.
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Type 2 diabetes affects 7,000 under-25s in England and Wales

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 01:44
Most are being treated by GPs and the figure is 10 times the number reported previously, a charity says.
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Reality Check: How effective is the flu jab?

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 01:29
Millions of people are vaccinated against flu each year. But just how effective is the jab at protecting us against the virus?
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The Nigerian patients being held over unpaid bills

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 01:26
Thousands of Nigerian patients are being held in extreme circumstances over unpaid medical bills.
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'Vast gap' in child mental health support in England

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 00:59
England's young are being failed, children's commissioner warns, as a major report is set to come out.
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NHS Wales aims to speed up cancer diagnosis for all

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 00:10
It will become the first UK nation to introduce a new single waiting-time target for cancer patients.
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Why catching cancer earlier is so important

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 00:10
A cancer expert says making treatment more straightforward for patients is key to catching tumours early.
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Could HoloLens tech help save babies’ lives?

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 00:01
Students are shown virtual reality images to teach them about obstetric emergencies.
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Sugary supplement mannose could help fight cancer

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 18:00
Mannose can slow the growth of cancers and enhance the effects of chemotherapy in mice, experts say.
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Gosport hospital deaths: Whistleblowers promised support

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 15:02
More than 450 patients died after being prescribed painkillers at Gosport War Memorial Hospital.
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