Thursday, July 19, 2018

Health

Health

Schools alone cannot solve childhood obesity crisis, Ofsted warns

Schools cannot provide a “silver bullet” to tackle childhood obesity and should not be expected to solve society’s wider problems, the chief inspector of Ofsted has warned. Amanda Spielman said teachers were already stretched...

How apps have the potential to save lives | Anna Bawden

When Becca Hume was 16, she got a part-time job where she met a deaf person for the first time. “I realised how isolated he was at work, so I started learning sign...

‘My brain feels like it’s been punched’: the intolerable rise of perfectionism

Tom Nicol thought he had a problem with sleep. He could never get enough. He took “a very disciplined, stripped approach” to his routine. He drank water only at premeditated times, ate according to...

Universities outsource mental health services despite soaring demand

Amid mounting concern over student suicides, some universities have found a surprising solution to their long mental health waiting lists – they are reducing or outsourcing their counselling services in a move apparently designed...

Five things grownups should do before going online this summer

Shaun Fenton, headteacher at Reigate Grammar, has come up with a summer checklist of things a child should do each day before they’re allowed access to computer games or social media. These include...

'Through organ donation, someone’s death equals new life'

Matthew Hopkins is the chief executive of the Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS trust in north-east London. Here he talks to Denis Campbell about the kidney transplant he underwent last year...

NHS opt-in transplant policy at risk due to cuts and staff stress

Plans to save hundreds of lives by making everyone in England a potential organ donor could fail because hospitals are so short of transplant surgeons and specialist nurses, the NHS’s own analysis of...

Smokers forced to quit on their own after funding cuts

Thousands of smokers are being left without the support they need to quit after prescriptions of products to help them stop plummeted by 75% over the last decade, according to a report. GPs are...

The inconvenient truth about cancer and mobile phones

On 28 March this year, the scientific peer review of a landmark United States government study concluded that there is “clear evidence” that radiation from mobile phones causes cancer, specifically, a heart tissue...

Doctors warn of rise in addiction to prescription drugs bought online

A pioneering clinic set up to help teenagers addicted to Xanax and other prescription drugs is being sought out by adults who use pills purchased illicitly on the internet. At the beginning of...

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Shareholders block £11m payout to Mike Ashley brother

Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley has suffered his latest bloody nose at the hands of shareholders after they rejected his proposal for the...