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VIDEO: Buttock silicone injections 'lethal'

19th April 2014

BBC News - Health

The BBC's Irene Caselli reports that silicone buttock silicone injections are causing health issues in Venezuela

Great-Aunt Dolly was a thief, a rough sleeper and my inspiration

19th April 2014

Society: Mental health | guardian.co.uk

Lillian Pizzichini's great aunt brought welcome relief from the tense relationship between her parents and taught her not to take life too seriouslyAs I get closer to 50, I finally understand the choices I have made. I am single and I live alone. I keep my family at a comfortable distance in order to maintain my peace of mind. I write and I have two cats and a muse: my great-aunt Dolly. She died when I was 17. She was a thief, a rough sleeper, a paranoid schizophrenic, and my earliest inspiration. In her youth, she was a silver-service waitress ...

Brainville at Night review a brave, positive work about dementia

19th April 2014

Society: Mental health | guardian.co.uk

Old Red Lion, LondonA warm and touching performance from Illona Linthwaite is at the heart of this ambitious new playAt the centre of this ambitious play is Ingrid, who suffers from dementia. She is beautifully played by Illona Linthwaite, who gets the distant look in the eye exactly right as if she knows, with part of herself, that she has lost something and wonders whether it might be about to appear on the horizon. It's a subtle, warm, touching performance that manages, against the odds, to emphasise the preciousness of the person she is and was.For that reason, this is ...

Good to meet you ... Paul Kingston

18th April 2014

Society: Mental health | guardian.co.uk

A reader who researches ageing and mental health would like to see more coverage of social issues in the GuardianI live in Stafford but I was born in Stoke-on-Trent. I'm the director of a new research centre called the Centre for Ageing Studies, which was launched in December 2013. Our main aim is to enhance research and we are particularly concerned about mental health in an ageing society. Continue reading...

NHS data-sharing scheme 'mishandled'

18th April 2014

BBC News - Health

The chair of the panel set up to advise ministers on the governance of NHS data tells the BBC the Care.data programme was "mishandled".

Is rock's flippant attitude towards mental health changing?

18th April 2014

Society: Mental health | guardian.co.uk

Prog band Kitten Pyramid's tour of psychiatric hospitals suggests a more enlightened approach to mental illness in musicReading this on mobile? Click here to view"Heaving, crackle, slinky, dormy, roofy, wham/ I'll have them, fried bloke". That stream of cobblers, from Syd Barrett's Rats, is perhaps the closest that rock music has come to documenting a mental breakdown. Soon after recording it, Barrett became the poster child for rock casualties, walking from his London flat to Cambridge to live as a virtual recluse. The fact that fans and record companies badgered Barrett up to his death in 2006 (one label reportedly ...

AUDIO: NHS Trust 'blackened' doctor's name

18th April 2014

BBC News - Health

A senior cardiologist, who exposed concerns about patient safety at Walsgrave Hospital in Coventry, has won an unfair dismissal case.

Foreign doctors 'need tougher test'

18th April 2014

BBC News - Health

Tests taken by foreign doctors who want to work in the NHS should be made harder to pass to bring them in line with UK standards, a study says.

Sacked doctor was unfairly dismissed

18th April 2014

BBC News - Health

A sacked heart specialist was unfairly dismissed after raising concerns about patient safety, an employment tribunal rules.

VIDEO: Warning over foreign doctor training

18th April 2014

BBC News - Health

There are calls for stricter assessments of foreign-trained doctors before they practise in the UK.