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‘The darkest period of my life’: I struggled to breastfeed – then a drug sent me spiralling
The anti-sickness medicine domperidone is increasingly being prescribed or bought illegally to aid lactation. Yet, as I discovered too late, side-effects can include anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts

Rose Stokes

30, May, 2024 @9:00 AM

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A moment that changed me: I survived a terror attack – and found healing through a choir
After escaping the deadly attack at the Manchester Arena with my son, I suffered with survivors’ guilt. So I decided to do something positive to help

Cath Hill

15, May, 2024 @6:00 AM

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Celebrate, remember and reframe: the therapy sessions healing South Africa’s women
As the trauma of apartheid, crime and violence continue to ripple through society, a counselling initiative by Tree of Life creator Ncazelo Ncube-Mlilo is helping ease the pain

Julie Bourdin in Orange Farm

14, May, 2024 @8:00 AM

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What if HRT isn’t right for me? And is cold-water swimming really the answer to everything? Your menopause questions answered
We asked the experts for advice on how to ease your path through menopause and what alternative treatments work best

Interviews by Suzy Walker

13, May, 2024 @6:00 AM

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I’m worried my new partner won’t love who I really am | Ask Philippa
Try to steer your focus to what you want rather than what you think you should be

Philippa Perry

12, May, 2024 @5:00 AM

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Women live more years in ill-health than men, finds gender health gap study
While men are disproportionally affected by conditions that cause early death, women are left with higher levels of illness and disability

Andrew Gregory Health editor

01, May, 2024 @10:30 PM

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People with depression or anxiety could lose sickness benefits, says UK minister
Mel Stride says therapy or respite could be offered instead of Pip payments to those with ‘milder’ mental health issues

Kevin Rawlinson

29, Apr, 2024 @8:14 AM

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Touch can reduce pain, depression and anxiety, say researchers
More consensual touch helps ease or buffer against mental and physical complaints, meta-analysis shows

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

08, Apr, 2024 @3:00 PM

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Coroner criticises benefits rules after vulnerable claimant’s death
Department missed many chances to act as vulnerable woman’s mental health declined under benefits review

Chaminda Jayanetti

10, Mar, 2024 @12:00 PM

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People in 20s more likely to be out of work because of poor mental health than those in early 40s
Resolution Foundation report calls for action as number of young people experiencing poor mental health increases

Tom Ambrose and agency

26, Feb, 2024 @12:21 AM

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‘It might have been different’: how Norfolk and Suffolk NHS foundation trust is failing mental health patients
Inquest into death of Ellie Woolnough, 27, is one of many that have occurred with grim regularity for people under trust’s care

Matthew Weaver

19, Feb, 2024 @12:00 PM

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Brianna Ghey’s mother warns tech bosses more children will die without action
Exclusive: Esther Ghey says she believes social media use left her daughter vulnerable, while killers were able to access violent content online

Helen Pidd North of England editor

12, Feb, 2024 @7:12 PM

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