Wellbeing

 
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/ Wellbeing

17 Apr 2014

 

Does the secret to a happy, engaged workforce lie in a comfortable environment?

 
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/ Health

14 Apr 2014

 

As a new gene therapy trial helps restore the sight of a partially sighted man, Edward Lander considers the developments that are repairing vision around the world

 
Foster care reform, Who Cares? Trust, Nicola Slawson
 

/ Wellbeing

31 Mar 2014

 

Children in care are to be allowed to stay with foster families until they are 21 years old, the government has announced

 
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/ Community, Wellbeing

20 Mar 2014

 

Majority of people in the UK believe happiness should be society’s top priority – not money

 
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/ Health

26 Feb 2014

 

A smartphone app, credited with encouraging more boys to seek help and easing the pressure on school nurses, has won a wider roll-out after a trial in Leicestershire

 
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/ Wellbeing

10 Feb 2014

 

What does it take to achieve the seemingly impossible? Jini Reddy spends a weekend at Hawkwood College with Polly Higgins, the woman campaigning for a law against ecosystem destruction, and discovers what makes the ‘Earth lawyer’ tick

 
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/ Health

07 Feb 2014

 

People experiencing mental health problems should be provided with therapy in the great outdoors, according to a new report from mental health charity Mind, which included findings from the University of Essex

 
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/ Health

05 Feb 2014

 

India was once the world’s most polio-ridden country, but strong action has now eradicated the disease, paving the way towards a polio-free Southeast Asia

 
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/ Community, Wellbeing

17 Jan 2014

 

Free phone service for the elderly aims to combat loneliness and will also offer confidential advice

 

Record number of adults leave drug treatment free of dependency

 
 

/ Health

14 Jan 2014

 

A “record” number of adults in England are leaving drug treatment programmes free of dependency, according to Crime Prevention Minister Jeremy Browne

 
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/ Wellbeing

27 Dec 2013

 

The benefits yoga has for body and soul are well-documented, but now it seems this ancient practice has much to offer societies around the world, too. Nicola Slawson discovers the groups stretching their local communities toward positive change

 
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/ Health

12 Dec 2013

 

Two recent breakthroughs in breast cancer prevention and treatment are giving many women new hope of leading healthy lives

 
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/ Positive People, Wellbeing

04 Dec 2013

 

Ruby Wax rose to fame making people laugh, but off-stage she spent years battling depression. Now, with a newly acquired master’s degree, she tells Nicola Slawson about her mission to get the topic of mental illness into the limelight

 
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/ Wellbeing

29 Nov 2013

 

UK citizens are some of the most satisfied in the industrialised world, according to a new report

 
Waris Dirie speaking at the launch (c) Krankenhaus Waldfriede
 

/ Health, Justice

15 Nov 2013

 

Somali-born activist and former model Waris Dirie launches pioneering new centre in Berlin

 
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/ Wellbeing

12 Nov 2013

 

The Saudi Arabian government has approved a law banning domestic abuse against women, children and domestic workers

 
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/ Health

11 Nov 2013

 

Nanoparticles containing a toxin found in bee venom can destroy HIV without harming healthy cells, scientists at the Washington University School of Medicine have discovered

 
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/ Health

22 Oct 2013

 

Mortality rates in children’s intensive care units are at the lowest since records began despite an increase in admissions, a new report shows

 

National database and technological advances boost fight against cancer

 
 

/ Health, Technology

10 Oct 2013

 

World’s largest cancer database will help move towards tailor-made treatments using latest technology

 
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/ Health

01 Oct 2013

 

Scientists are working to develop malaria resistance in mosquitoes, which could prevent transmission of the disease to humans