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Quitting smoking ‘reduces anxiety’

Quitting smoking ‘reduces anxiety’

1 January 2013 Last updated at 21:35 ET Smokers who successfully quit feel less anxious afterwards – despite the belief that smoking relieves stress, researchers say. The British Journal of Psychiatry study followed nearly 500 smokers attending NHS stop smoking clinics in England Continue reading

Military health expert knighted

Military health expert knighted

28 December 2012 Last updated at 19:05 ET A leading researcher into the mental health of military personnel has been knighted in the New Year’s Honours. Prof Simon Wessely, said he was “genuinely surprised and incredibly honoured” by the award Continue reading

Hospital plan to spot abuse victims

Hospital plan to spot abuse victims

26 December 2012 Last updated at 21:28 ET An online system to identify children who may be in danger of abuse or neglect is to be created for use in hospitals across England. Continue reading

Gout study offers genetic insight into ‘disease of kings’

Gout study offers genetic insight into ‘disease of kings’

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Amazon removes HIV testing kits

Amazon removes HIV testing kits

20 December 2012 Last updated at 12:54 ET By Carolyn Atkinson & Joe Kent You & Yours A BBC investigation has found HIV home testing kits widely available online – including on Britain’s biggest online retailer Amazon. Under the HIV Testing Kits and Services Regulations 1992 it is illegal to sell products which offer on-the-spot HIV results in the UK Continue reading

Amazon removes HIV testing kits

Amazon removes HIV testing kits

20 December 2012 Last updated at 12:54 ET By Carolyn Atkinson & Joe Kent You & Yours A BBC investigation has found HIV home testing kits widely available online – including on Britain’s biggest online retailer Amazon. Under the HIV Testing Kits and Services Regulations 1992 it is illegal to sell products which offer on-the-spot HIV results in the UK. Continue reading

NHS weekend provision considered

NHS weekend provision considered

16 December 2012 Last updated at 15:48 ET A group is to be set up to examine why the NHS in England cannot provide some routine services at weekends – like day surgery – the BBC understands. The NHS Commissioning Board is due to announce the move on Tuesday, when it publishes its planning guidance for the NHS for the first time. The group will include patient representatives, health providers and people from outside the health service. Continue reading

Schizophrenia linked to social inequality

Schizophrenia linked to social inequality

Dec. 14, 2012 — Higher rates of schizophrenia in urban areas can be attributed to increased deprivation, increased population density and an increase in inequality within a neighbourhood, new research reveals Continue reading

Schizophrenia linked to social inequality

Schizophrenia linked to social inequality

Dec. 14, 2012 — Higher rates of schizophrenia in urban areas can be attributed to increased deprivation, increased population density and an increase in inequality within a neighbourhood, new research reveals Continue reading

People ‘living longer but sicker’

People ‘living longer but sicker’

13 December 2012 Last updated at 12:00 ET By Jane Dreaper Health correspondent, BBC News People around the world are living longer but with higher levels of sickness, according to the largest ever study of the global burden of disease. The Lancet analysis shows high blood pressure, smoking and drinking alcohol have become the highest risk factors for ill health Continue reading