Mental health

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Overhaul UK benefits to tackle child poverty, charities urge
Report warns of crisis of poverty and mental health which ‘casts a shadow’ over young people’s wellbeing

Tobi Thomas Health and inequalities correspondent

23, Jul, 2024 @11:01 PM

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Olympians are super fit. That doesn’t mean we’re healthy
I thought I knew what was good for me, but as I transitioned to real life, I had to strive for balance rather than excellence

Laura Zeng

23, Jul, 2024 @4:00 PM

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Gun violence exposure linked to higher suicide risk, study finds
New research shows cumulative effects of hearing gunshots near the home or the slaying of friends or classmates

Abené Clayton

23, Jul, 2024 @12:00 PM

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Loneliness is killing men – and without proper support and intervention nothing will change | Xavier Mulenga
Many men are socialised to prioritise independence and stoicism, making it difficult for them to open up and form emotional connections

Xavier Mulenga

21, Jul, 2024 @3:00 PM

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Can you prepare for a good menopause? Perhaps start by thinking of it as a ‘second spring’
There are some things women can do to get ready. Thinking of it as a positive transition may be one of them

Natalie Parletta

20, Jul, 2024 @8:00 PM

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Up to 100,000 may have undiagnosed forms of dementia in England
NHS figures show underdiagnosis of Lewy bodies and frontotemporal dementias

Anna Bawden Health and social affairs correspondent

19, Jul, 2024 @8:24 PM

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Review dismisses claims youth suicides rose after NHS curbed puberty blockers
UK government adviser’s report says claims not supported by data and could prompt under-18s to take own life

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

19, Jul, 2024 @6:15 PM

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Crime and nourishment: the Koori court giving help and hope to traumatised kids
Support and appropriate punishment can go hand in hand for children who are ready to make changes, magistrate Sue Duncombe says

Melissa Davey Medical editor

19, Jul, 2024 @3:00 PM

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Gun violence is traumatizing LA’s youngest residents. Can a partnership between the police and community help?
South LA has the highest levels of gun violence in the county – local organizations want to address how that affects kids

Barbara Davidson in Los Angeles

18, Jul, 2024 @2:30 PM

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Health leaders hail Labour’s plans to phase out smoking as ‘gamechanging’
Modernisation of mental health laws also among raft of bills experts say will improve health of future generations

Andrew Gregory Health editor

17, Jul, 2024 @1:57 PM

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‘Why didn’t my mother prevent it?’: healing the generational trauma of FGM
Art and counselling are helping women and girls in Kenya to process anger and forgive family members, who are often the ones who subjected them to genital mutilation

Peter Muiruri in Maasailand

17, Jul, 2024 @8:30 AM

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Call for action on UK men’s health as 133,000 die early every year
Movember says British men have worse health than comparable countries and suffer stark regional inequalities

Andrew Gregory Health editor

16, Jul, 2024 @11:01 PM

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