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It's time to end the workplace taboo around mental health | António Horta-Osório

British society has made huge strides in recent years in its willingness to acknowledge, confront and treat mental health, but the workplace remains an area where we continue to struggle with its impacts:...

The future of sex work – a photo essay

In 1995 New South Wales became one of the first places in the world to decriminalise sex work. Against a backdrop of the Aids epidemic and a recommendation to fight police corruption from...

FDA finds weedkiller in array of foods, internal emails show

US government scientists have detected a weedkiller linked to cancer in an array of commonly consumed foods, emails obtained through a freedom of information request show. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has...

‘It’s normal to pig out as a man, normal to puke after a monster...

It was a Thursday night in Chinatown and the restaurant was packed. It was one of those places you go when you and your friends can’t agree on what you want: menu as...

'So you're crazy?': the cultural barriers that make postnatal depression worse

Not everyone can find the words to describe the searing and hollow depths of depression and anxiety. Furthermore, not everyone has a platform to share their experience – should it help others. But...

Scotland awaits minimum alcohol pricing with mixed emotions

It is early afternoon in the east end of Glasgow and Neil Martin is buying his regular half bottle of high-strength tonic wine and large bottle of Strongbow cider. The caffeine-reinforced wine Eldorado...

The hills are alive with the signs of plastic: even Swiss mountains are polluted

Microplastic pollution contaminates soil across Switzerland, even in remote mountains, new research reveals. The scientists said the problem could be worse in other nations with poorer waste management and that research was urgently...

The Recovering by Leslie Jamison review – on giving up booze

Leslie Jamison’s narrative ode to Alcoholics Anonymous was written during a calm era (the Obama years) when getting sober may have seemed prudent and wise, but it is published, alas, at a time...

Alfie Evans’ parents needed help. The vultures came instead | Gaby Hinsliff

Fanatical. Deluded. Emotive nonsense. These are unusually strong terms for a judge to use, particularly in a case as intensely sad and bitterly contested as that of the terminally ill child Alfie Evans....

The Wound review – raw pain and challenge of male circumcision drama

The Wound of the title has a number of metaphorical applications, mostly to do with the agony involved in suppressing the truth about your sexuality, and also in revealing it. It could be...

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Can new Apple app beat phone addiction?

Apple is expected to launch an exciting new iPhone feature to address...