Wellbeing

 
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/ Community, Health, Innovation, Politics, Sustainable Development

28 Aug 2014

 

Since 1948 the NHS has provided effective, publicly-funded healthcare based on equality. But with continuing funding cuts and privatisation threatening the service we ask a group of experts how it can have a secure long-term future that best serves the public

 
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/ Economics & Innovation, Wellbeing

19 Aug 2014

 

New legislation gives extra 20 million people licence to request to work flexibly

 
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/ Positive People, Wellbeing

15 Aug 2014

 

A successful journalist with a thriving family, Rachel Kelly’s life was torn apart by depression. She tried everything to cope, from medication to spending more time outdoors, but it was the power of poetry she says, that ultimately saved her life

 
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Wellbeing

11 Aug 2014

 

Jini Reddy heads out on a wild medicine walk with herbalist Rachel Corby and discovers how the plants around us, such as nettles, hawthorn and dandelions, offer a range of uses for our everyday health needs

 

Teenage pregnancy rates at all-time low

 
 

/ Wellbeing

30 Jun 2014

 

Labour’s Teenage Pregnancy Strategy credited with drop in teenage conceptions

 

Government changes stance on Care Bill

 
 

/ Health, Wellbeing

20 Jun 2014

 

A government U-turn means those receiving state-funded care at home will receive extra protection under the Human Rights Act

 
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/ Community, Health

10 Jun 2014

 

Dementia-focused project is one of six awarded £20m government funding

 

A&E data shows drop in violent crime

 
 

/ Wellbeing

23 May 2014

 

Injuries sustained through violence are falling year-on-year in England and Wales, but critics claim the statistics are misleading

 
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/ Wellbeing

29 Apr 2014

 

Young people working with the charity Integrate Bristol are hitting the headlines for their groundbreaking campaign against female genital mutilation

 
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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

 
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/ 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