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Savile's role at Broadmoor probed

13th October 2012

BBC News - Health

The Department of Health is to investigate the decision to appoint Sir Jimmy Savile as head of a taskforce overseeing the high security psychiatric hospital Broadmoor in 1988.

VIDEO: How battlefield medicine has advanced

13th October 2012

BBC News - Health

More soldiers than ever are surviving devastating injuries thanks to medical advances on the battlefield.

VIDEO: Health warning over third runway

13th October 2012

BBC News - Health

A third runway at Heathrow would be worse for public health than a completely new airport in the Thames Estuary, according to a study funded by American university MIT.

Saving lives on the front line

13th October 2012

BBC News - Health

How military medical treatment has changed over past 100 years

Goodbye Katie, hello Ben

13th October 2012

Society: Mental health | guardian.co.uk

When Simon Andrews' teenage daughter revealed her intention to change gender, he soon realised this wasn't just a personal decision - it affected the whole familyShould we have known? With hindsight there were plenty of clues. Katie had always been something of a tomboy – never a "girly" girl and most definitely not a Barbie girl – and we had begun to suspect that there was a possibility that, as adolescence progressed, she might turn out to be attracted to women rather than men. After all, my side of the family had previous form in this respect, so it crossed ...

Doing it for Dad

13th October 2012

Society: Mental health | guardian.co.uk

Taking charge of my father's life now that he has dementiaThe meals at Dad's care home are the definition of comfort food. Roasts on Sundays, homemade pies, cake at 4pm. The kind of things you'd want to eat if you had his illness. Comforting, recognisable, safe.I know there's much made of how crucial nutrition is for dementia sufferers and the importance of good fats for the brain. Frankly, he's past that. If you can't enjoy sugar and butter in his position, you have little else left. All the flaxseed oil in the world won't make a difference to him now.Cornish ...

Antidepressants prescribed too quickly, for too long, finds Mind survey

13th October 2012

Mind - Latest News

A Mind survey, published in the Times newspaper today, suggests that antidepressants are being prescribed too quickly and for long periods without review.

VIDEO: Heart swap patient marks 25 years

12th October 2012

BBC News - Health

The UK's first baby heart transplant survivor has celebrated a quarter of a century since her historic operation.

Fish oil could 'save thousands of women' from heart attack deaths

12th October 2012

NHS Choices: Behind the headlines

‘Why fish oils hold all-powerful key to healthy heart’ is the headline in the Daily Express, which goes on to report, somewhat over-enthusiastically, that ‘tens of thousands of lives a year could be saved if people ate more fish’. These wildly optimistic claims are actually based on an small experimental study involving 59 people, looking whether our genetic makeup affects how dietary fats can influence the way in which our blood vessels constrict (narrow) and dilate (widen). The question of whether eating fish gives us a healthy heart, or saves lives, was not considered by the researchers. On two separate ...

Heart swap patient marks 25 years

12th October 2012

BBC News - Health

A woman who received a new heart aged five months celebrates 25 years since the historic operation.