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Xanax: Treatment for addiction rises in children

[ad_1] Image copyright Tic Toc Image caption Xanax is growing in popularity among children The number of children being treated for addiction to tranquilisers has doubled in a year, to more than 300, according to Public Health England.The drug Xanax, and copies of it, accounted for the sharpest rise - from eight children receiving treatment in 2016-17 to 53 in 2017-18.Ambulance services around the country are also reporting a growing
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Mother of monkey dust drug addict warns of dangers

[ad_1] Jane Eagles has allowed a BBC film crew into her son's flat to show the devastation the drug monkey dust can cause.Kevin Eagles from Knutton, Newcastle-under-Lyme, is currently in jail after he climbed up on a roof whilst high on the class B drug and threw roof tiles at police. He pleaded guilty to criminal damage and affray at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court last month and was sentenced to 20
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One in three children ‘not active enough’, finds sport survey

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images One in three children in England does fewer than 30 minutes of physical activity a day - half the amount recommended by government guidelines, a report by Sport England suggests.Girls are less likely to be as active as boys, with 13 to 16-year-olds the least active age group.The online survey of 130,000 five to 16-year-olds found children from poorer families did least exercise.Sports Minister Mims
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Why do people experience phantom rectum?

[ad_1] Image copyright Linda Blacker There's nothing about sex and relationships that author and YouTuber Hannah Witton will shy away from talking about - including little-discussed topics such as disability and sex. She's frank, informed, funny and focused on breaking down taboos. Then there's the Little Mix video. Recently, the 26-year-old - who earlier this year underwent emergency surgery to have her colon removed and a stoma created - featured
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Billie Marten: Having SAD made me write the happiest pop song

[ad_1] Billie Marten's Blue Sea, Red Sea featured as Annie Mac's hottest record on Radio 1 recently.This came just a year after the 19-year-old was diagnosed with severe seasonal affective disorder (SAD).It's a type of depression caused by changes in the seasons, particularly in the winter, and is estimated to affect one in 15 people in the UK.The condition has inspired Billie's latest single and here she explains the meaning
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Mental health: The NHS patients who are ‘abused and ignored’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images New rights should be given to severely ill mental health patients detained in hospital to stop abuse and neglect of this vulnerable group, a review says.The 1983 Mental Health Act is outdated and needs an overhaul, sectioning is being misused and does not properly protect patients' the rights, it says.The independent review - ordered by government - heard from patients who had suffered during their
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Breast milk donors help premature babies

[ad_1] Lily Gordon was born 16 weeks early and is being looked after at the Princess Royal Maternity Hospital in Glasgow.She is one of hundreds of babies who have been helped this year by Scotland's breast milk donor bank.The bank, based at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow, wants to recruit more donors as it looks to widen its service. [ad_2] Source link
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Scots top UK drink death rates but numbers are falling

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Scotland is the only country in the UK to have seen a significant reduction in alcohol-related deaths this century, an official report has revealed. But the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said Scotland still has more deaths per head of population than any other nation. In 2017, Scottish males were twice as likely to die from alcohol-related causes than those in England. But the report said
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Chrissy Teigen leads baby helmet craze

[ad_1] Chrissy Teigen leads baby helmet craze By Kris Bramwell BBC UGC & Social News Image copyright Chrissy Teigen Image caption Chrissy Teigen posted a picture of her son on Instagram wearing a skull shaping helmet Chrissy Teigen has posted a picture of her son wearing a helmet for the first time. On Instagram the model wrote: "My baby bug got his head shaping helmet today! Please don't feel bad