Study finds high levels of depression among LGB teenagers

Feelings of being different believed to lead to self-harm and other mental health issues Young lesbian, gay and bisexual people start becoming depressed and self-harming from the age of 10 because they feel different from their heterosexual peers, research has found. LGB 16- to 21-year-olds are four times more likely to have felt depressed, harmed themselves and thought about killing

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Jimmy McGovern’s Care has shed light on a crisis. Now we need a solution | Dawn Foster

A ‘Grey New Deal’ for Britain could halt the crisis in elderly care – budget cuts are ruining lives Early in Jimmy McGovern’s BBC drama Care, broadcast on Sunday, an occupational therapist takes Mary, a character recently diagnosed with vascular dementia after a stroke, to a test kitchen in the hospital and asks her to make herself a cup of

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Australia ranks well in global health, despite cancer and obesity alarm bells

Comparison with OECD countries shows Australia doing well for life expectancy and infant mortality, but worse on male obesity Australian men have the highest rate of cancer within the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), though the result may be down to the country’s highly detailed data collection, a comparison of international health statistics has found. A new tool,

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