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/ Health, Wellbeing, Youth

11 May 2015

 

Tradition, corruption and political negligence continue to stigmatise mental illness, but the new generation is transforming old taboos

 
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27 Apr 2015

 

This week marks the fourth annual World Immunization Week. Kylie Bull reports on how the increasing use of child vaccinations is saving lives in Kenya

 
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/ Arts, Health, Lifestyle, Spirit, Wellbeing

07 Apr 2015

 

The sense of awe on experiencing the beauty of nature, art and spirituality may boost our immune systems, according to a new study

 
Portuguese Minister for Health, Ana Jorge on the International day against drug abuse and illicit trafficking 2010 (c) Nuno Saraiva (2)
 

/ Body & Mind, Community, Health, Wellbeing

02 Apr 2015

 

UK politicians have been urged to decriminalise the use and possession of most drugs after addiction rates in Portugal were cut by half following decriminalisation in the country almost 15 years ago

 
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/ Health, Science

06 Feb 2015

 

Since 1987 more than 500,000 US citizens have received hearts, livers, kidneys and other donated organs that have extended their lives, according to new research

 
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/ Health, Science, Technology

05 Feb 2015

 

Child amputees in the developing world are to sample the latest technology in custom-made prosthetics after a Canadian NGO receives more than £50,000 in government funding

 
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/ Community, Health

16 Dec 2014

 

Whether it is traders refusing to sell them food for fear of touching contaminated coins, or religious leaders turning them away from mosques and churches, Ebola survivors risk being marginalised. But grassroots groups in Africa are helping to nurture reintegration

 
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/ Body & Mind, Health, Innovation, Science, Wellbeing

11 Dec 2014

 

A paralysed man in Poland is slowly learning to walk again thanks to a breakthrough medical procedure

 
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/ Health

30 Oct 2014

 

A clinical trial involving nearly 300 men and women in one of China’s most polluted regions has found that daily consumption of a broccoli beverage helped excretion of benzene, a known carcinogen, and acrolein, a lung irritant

 
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/ Economics & Innovation, Health, Lifestyle

03 Sep 2014

 

Two health and business professionals have joined growing calls for a reduced working week in order to improve employee wellbeing and business efficiency

 
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/ Community, Health, Innovation, Politics, Sustainable Development

28 Aug 2014

 

Since 1948 the NHS has provided 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

 

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

 
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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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/ 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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/ 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

 

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

 
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

 
Bumble Bee (c) Flickr Member Radu Privantu
 

/ 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