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Mental health and miracle watch

Emma Emma | 14:13 UK time, Friday, 7 October 2011

Lots of relevant stories have made the news in the week leading up to World Mental Health day, which takes place on 10 October.

The BBC reports a warning from psychiatrists that students' mental health is 'at risk'. The Guardian draws our attention to research by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development , revealing that stress is now the most common cause of long term sick leave in the UK.

And also in The Guardian, we meet Kim Noble, who has multiple personality disorder.

Remember last time I drew your attention to some of the headlines claiming disability cures? Well miracle watch continues. This week we read about 'human cloning' to make embryonic stem sells on the BBC, the world's first autistic mice in an attempt to shed light on the condition in the Daily Mail and The Sun introduced us to the viral video which shows a deaf mum's reaction on hearing her own voice for the first time.

Elsewhere in the news

Four-in-10 disabled children 'in poverty' (BBC News)

In Touch marks 50th anniversary (BBC News)

Disabled swimmer's next challenge (BBC News)

London Tube rule change allows guide dogs on moving escalators (BBC News)

Children's minister warns welfare reforms could undermine young carers (The Guardian)

Opinion: Miliband quizzed on disability reforms, apologises for omission from speech (Left Foot Forward blog)

Naked and glued to Job Centre desk (Bridlington Free Press)

Bristol's deaf community feel under siege (Comment is Free in The Guardian)

The mothers abandoned to post natal depression (Comment is Free in The Guardian)

Tanni Grey-Thompson takes to the water for Big Splash (BBC Sport)

'Klingon' helps Milton Keynes man deal with dyslexia (BBC News)

What is madness? The case of Harold Shipman (The Observer)

Link between narcolepsy and flu vaccine investigated (BBC News)

Mental illness 'rampant' in Somalia (Aljazeera)




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