Illness

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May 29, 2016

Britain's mental health crisis: 'ineffective' community treatment orders condemned

Paul is a 37-year-old man with a history of mental illness. He enjoys football and regularly meets with friends at the pub to watch the game. On weekends he takes the bus to Brighton to visit his...

'Taboo of mental illness is destroying lives in Kenya'

It's a sunny Sunday morning in Garissa, northeastern Kenya. wakes up to check if his brothers made it home last night. Dressed in a white vest, he makes his way to his brothers' makeshift room made of dry grass just metres away from his house ...

UK government's indefinite detention of 'vulnerable' asylum seekers slammed

Indefinite detention of asylum seekers is expensive, ineffective and unacceptable, campaign groups have said following the publication of a damning report into the welfare of vulnerable persons held by the Home Office.Former prisons ombudsman Stephen Shaw ...

Loneliness 'is really bad for your health'

Feeling isolated can be excruciating, lead to mental health problems and be a cause of premature death. While loneliness can affect anyone at any point in life, it is particularly common among the rapidly increasing population of old people. When you ...

Counterfeit medicines are 'a risk to world health'

Fake and low-quality medicinal drugs are threatening progress made in fighting HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis, according to a collection of 17 scientific studies published at once to highlight the issue. Researchers found that up to 41 percent of med ...

Why do so many African presidents die in office?

Michael Sata, the president of Zambia, has died in a London hospital after suffering for months from an undisclosed illness. This is notable for a couple of reasons.For one, Guy Scott, Sata’s vice president, has now become Africa’s first white ...

Shocking new rates of suicide revealed for US soldiers

Despite the July 4 Independence Day tributes, millions of US soldiers and veterans are in serious trouble.Twenty two veterans kill themselves every day according to the Veterans Administration (VA).  A study by the Los Angeles Times found veterans ar ...