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Here’s the real recipe for healthy eating: a big fat serving of education

Here’s the real recipe for healthy eating: a big fat serving of education

We’ve all done it, us serial dieters. Browsing the aisles, bored of our regimens of deprivation, we crave something sweet. And so we grab the low-fat yoghurt, or the 80-calorie chocolate mousse, or the can of diet cola, convincing ourselves that we can h

10 January 2017 in Health
 
What can this Peru slum teach the world about stopping the spread of TB?

What can this Peru slum teach the world about stopping the spread of TB?

For Jasmin Bueno, aged seven, and her brother Aaron, aged six, there is little that can make swallowing chemo-profilactic pills any less bitter. But the tablets they stoically gulp down daily during the next six months are the best protection they can ge

10 January 2017 in Health
 
Botox use is on the rise – but are some using it to freeze their feelings?

Botox use is on the rise – but are some using it to freeze their feelings?

Dannii Minogue has admitted to using Botox at difficult times in her life in a subconscious attempt to mask her feelings. Not only might she literally have been disabling her capacity to frown, she may also have been acting things out on her body in orde

10 January 2017 in Health
 
This isn’t a freak day – this is winter in the NHS

This isn’t a freak day – this is winter in the NHS

It is the day after the New Year weekend. People all over the country are dusting off the last of the mince pie crumbs and dragging themselves painfully back to work. Offices are re-opening, schools filling up for the first time in a few weeks. Not here.

9 January 2017 in Health
 
The Guardian view on the NHS crisis: Theresa May is in denial

The Guardian view on the NHS crisis: Theresa May is in denial

Consistency and calm can be great strengths in a political leader in troubled times. But there is always a risk that they will look simply like a denial of reality. The speech that Theresa May gave to the Charity Commission on Monday morning fell into th

9 January 2017 in Health
 
‘As she is born, part of me is dying’ – how becoming a mother changes you

‘As she is born, part of me is dying’ – how becoming a mother changes you

For many years, having a child was the thing I desired most of all. Unlike other desires, I couldn’t articulate why. It was beyond language. I want to study blah because blah; I want to work at blah because blah. Obvious, easy. Why did I want a child? I

9 January 2017 in Health
 
Labour party tells Jeremy Hunt to 'get a grip' on NHS

Labour party tells Jeremy Hunt to 'get a grip' on NHS

Jeremy Hunt was accused by Labour of watering down the A&E four-hour waiting time target after he told MPs that only those with urgent health problems should be expected to be seen within that period. Share your experiences of the NHS this winter...

9 January 2017 in Health
 
British Red Cross's NHS remark touches a nerve with Conservatives

British Red Cross's NHS remark touches a nerve with Conservatives

There is something uniquely startling about the vision of an international aid agency, usually found working in countries struck by famine and natural disaster, mobilising to provide emergency backup to the NHS. So Mike Adamson, chief executive of the Br

9 January 2017 in Health
 
Weekend workouts nearly as good as whole week of excercise, researchers say

Weekend workouts nearly as good as whole week of excercise, researchers say

People who cram all their exercise into one or two sessions at the weekend benefit nearly as much as those who work out more frequently, researchers say. A study of more than 60,000 adults in England and Scotland found that “weekend warriors” lowered the

9 January 2017 in Health
 
Suicide is a national crisis. The law must stop hiding its true extent

Suicide is a national crisis. The law must stop hiding its true extent

In the UK, suicide is the leading cause of death among young people between 10-34, according to Office for National Statistics figures released for 2015. Suicide leaves parents, partners and families devastated and broken, as I know only too well followi

9 January 2017 in Health
 
NHS hospitals treating adult patients on children's wards

NHS hospitals treating adult patients on children's wards

Hospitals are running out of beds and are being forced to treat adult patients on children’s wards in a frantic effort to keep up with what NHS bosses say is an unprecedented demand for care. Croydon University hospital in south London has begun looking

9 January 2017 in Health
 
Theresa May's mental health pledges don't roll back years of Tory cuts

Theresa May's mental health pledges don't roll back years of Tory cuts

When I was 17, I (too) briefly set up a website to help young people with mental health issues. It was my small way of trying to help others who might be having a tough time, as I had. One of the things I mentioned was my wish that all schools should hav

9 January 2017 in Health
 
Share your experiences of the NHS this winter

Share your experiences of the NHS this winter

The British Red Cross said on Friday that the NHS is facing a “humanitarian crisis” this winter as hospitals and ambulance services struggle to keep up with rising demand. It follows the deaths of two patients after long waits on trolleys in hospital cor

9 January 2017 in Health
 
Bird flu outbreak hits Abbotsbury swannery in Dorset

Bird flu outbreak hits Abbotsbury swannery in Dorset

An outbreak of avian influenza has been detected at the historic Abbotsbury swannery in Dorset, where 80 birds have died. The H5N8 strain of bird flu has been confirmed in nine mute swans but testing stops once the presence of the disease has been establ

9 January 2017 in Health
 
How has stigma around mental health affected you?

How has stigma around mental health affected you?

Theresa May has spoken about the government’s plans to reduce stigma surrounding mental illness, with a focus on social efforts in workplaces and schools rather than extra money for services. We will reduce stigma around mental illness, says Theresa May

9 January 2017 in Health
 


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