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Kindness can be cruel: experiencing trauma by proxy

22nd April 2014

Society: Mental health | guardian.co.uk

Compassion and empathy essential emotions for humanitarian workers can also lead to stress and trauma. How can you recognise the signs of mental ill-health?Global Humanitarian Assistance (GHA) defines humanitarian assistance as "aid and action designed to save lives, alleviate suffering and maintain and protect human dignity during and in the aftermath of emergencies". It should be governed by the principles of humanity, neutrality, impartiality and independence, GHA adds. But in practice it is almost impossible for humanitarian workers to be emotionally neutral when dealing with extreme human suffering. The healthcare author Rachel Naomi Remen said: "The expectation that we can ...

Saudi health minister sacked

22nd April 2014

BBC News - Health

As Saudi Arabia dismisses its health minister, the Mers virus death toll continues to rise.

Novartis in $16bn GSK division deal

22nd April 2014

BBC News - Health

Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), two of the world's leading drug makers, agree to exchange some assets and combine their consumer healthcare units.

Scan training boosted by simulator

22nd April 2014

BBC News - Health

A new virtual reality training simulator could significantly increase the availability of ultrasound scanning worldwide, according to experts.

Human Rights Commission to look for ways to reduce youth suicide

22nd April 2014

Society: Mental health | guardian.co.uk

More than 10,000 young people are admitted to hospital in Australia each year after deliberately harming themselvesThe Human Rights Commission will investigate ways to protect young people against suicide and self-harm, the leading cause of death among Australians aged between 15 and 24 years.After declining for some time, the suicide rate among young people has plateaued and remains stubbornly high, the childrens commissioner, Megan Mitchell, said. Continue reading...

VIDEO: Autistic workers get chance to shine

22nd April 2014

BBC News - Health

Group prepares autistic workers for tech jobs

'Silver surfers' may have lower depression risk

22nd April 2014

NHS Choices: Behind the headlines

"Silver surfers are happier than techno-foges [sic]: Internet use cuts elderly depression rates by 30 per cent," the Mail Online reports after the results of a US study have suggested that regular internet use may help combat feelings of isolation and depression in older adults. In this study, 3,075 retired people were surveyed every two years between 2002 and 2008. Internet usage was assessed based on a "yes/no" response to the question: "Do you regularly use the world wide web, or the internet, for sending and receiving e-mail or for any other purpose?" Depression symptoms were measured using a short ...

VIDEO: Package holidays blamed for cancer rise

21st April 2014

BBC News - Health

The most dangerous form of skin cancer is now five times more common than it was in the 1970s.

In pictures: Childhood vaccination

21st April 2014

BBC News - Health

Why immunisation cards are vital for millions

Skin cancer rates 'surge since 70s'

21st April 2014

BBC News - Health

The incidence of the most serious skin cancer is now five times higher than it was in the 1970s, figures show.