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Trainee who eliminated herself was ‘stopped working’ by psychological health services

The parents of a University of Liverpool student found dead at her halls of residence have claimed she was “failed” by mental health services. Ceara Thacker, 19, was found in her room in the university’s Brownlow Hill accommodation on 11 May last year. A five-day inquest at the Gerard Majella courthouse in Liverpool heard her…

UK trainees waiting approximately 3 months for psychological healthcare

Students with mental health problems are being forced to wait up to 12 weeks for help from their university, prompting fears that some may take their own lives during the delay. Undergraduates at the Royal College of Music in London had to wait the longest to start counselling last year, with the worst case being…

Dissatisfied moms talk more to their child kids– RESEARCH STUDY

Mothers who are dissatisfied with the fathers of their children and male partners, tend to spend more time talking to their infants—but only if the child is a boy, according to a new study. To examine the relationship between the quality of a couple’s relationship and parent-infant talk, researchers from the Centre for Family Research…

Being vegetarian ‘decreases heart problem danger however increases possibility of stroke’

Vegetarians have a lower risk of coronary heart disease than meat-eaters but a greater risk of having a stroke, researchers have found. Meat-eating has been decried as damaging for the environment, while there are also health concerns: the World Health Organization has classed processed meat as a cause of cancer, and red meat as a…

I’m a medical trainee, and I’m gay. Work would be easier...

I’m a medical student heading into my sixth and final year, and I am a gay woman. I feel like my work as a healthcare professional would be much simpler if I were heterosexual. When medical students (and the wider medical community) work on a ward, getting to know the patients is important. We have…

‘It’s 70 years given that Windrush and we’re still defending leading...

Six months ago Aisha Okafor (not her real name), in her 30s, was ready to quit her job as a nurse and leave the NHS. “I got to the point where I thought [nursing] wasn’t for me anymore, where I forgot what I was doing here – which was to care and look after the…

How I Stopped Consuming Meat (And How You Can Too)

Everyone at times wants to make a change in their lives, from trying one diet to the next. Sometimes you can’t find the right change to fit your lifestyle. Even though more people have become vegan or vegetarian, a lot of people still think of it as a wild concept, something they could never do.…

‘How we are reaching more individuals through PHCs in Ondo’

The establishment of Ondo State Primary Health Care Development Commission, whose bill was signed into law in October 2012, has brought qualitative health care delivery to the state. Following the take-off of the commission, primary health care (PHC) has been restored by the state administration under Governor Rotimi Akeredolu. The commission operates under the state…

New Trends In Substance Abuse: ‘No more cannabis, we get high...

It is no longer news that the figures of Nigerians abusing drugs and substances have continued to increase. According to a report from the National Drug Survey Use, no fewer than 14.4 million people between 15 and 64 years use drugs outside prescription. The result of NOI Poll also showed that 9 in 10 Nigerians…

Nigerians have actually stated no tolerance for sexual violence– Dr. Princess...

The high incidence of rape, defilement and other forms of sexual violence in Nigeria has been a source of concern in recent times. For years, several incidents of rape and other forms of sexual assault/abuse  have not been investigated  or pursued to logical conclusion either because the victims, who are usually girls and young women…

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