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20 August 2014 Last updated at 06:08

Mental health care 'in dark ages'A child sits on a bed with her back to the camera

Mental health services for young people in England are "stuck in the dark ages" and "not fit for purpose", according to a government minister.


Blood pressure measurement'More' private hospital data needed

Private hospitals should release the same data about patient safety incidents as NHS providers, a report says.

BreastfeedingBreastfeeding 'cuts depression risk'

Breastfeeding can halve the risk of post-natal depression, according to a study of nearly 14,000 new mothers.

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Robin Williams' death has sparked wider debate

The tragic death of Robin Williams has generated a wider debate about depression and how society deals with mental illness, says Hugh Pym.

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Boy has ears created from ribs

A nine-year-old boy who was born without ears has had a pair created from his ribs.

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Failing GPs: A Pandora's Box?

The health regulator is introducing a failure regime for GP practices. But dealing with those that end up in special measures could be a real challenge.

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