Emily Dugan

Emily Dugan is social affairs correspondent for The Independent, i and Independent on Sunday. She was previously a news reporter for The Independent on Sunday. Her investigations into human trafficking have twice been awarded Best Investigative Article at the Anti-Slavery Day Media Awards and her human rights journalism was shortlisted for the Gaby Rado Memorial prize at the 2012 Amnesty Media Awards.

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The survey said shows like ‘Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents’ gave misleading representations of young people

Teenage job hopes ruined by negative media stereotypes

Persistent negative stereotypes in the media about teenagers are harming their prospects of getting a job, according to research published today.

Scientists have found a biological signpost that will help identify clinical depression in teenage boys.

Scientists find revolutionary ‘biomarker’ for clinical depression in teenage boys

Young men who have depressive symptoms and high cortisol levels are the most susceptible

Romanian journalists interview Dr Felicia Buruiana

‘We don’t judge the UK according to hooligans’: Romanians feel misrepresented by British media

A Romanian documentary team has come to find out whether the right-wing press is right about immigration

New start: Tommy Rice spent 20 years sleeping rough

Special report: New start for the homeless that saves lives – and money

A one-to-one mentoring scheme is helping the most needy residents of one affluent city break out of a cycle of drugs, alcohol, family breakdown and sleeping rough

Casey Stoney pictured representing Team GB at London 2012
Challenged: Oakley downs sambuca

'Neknomination': Deadly online drinking craze cleans up its act

The lethal 'game' has claimed several lives, but now some nominees prefer doing good to behaving badly

Women born in Britain now give birth to more children

British birth rate leaps by 18% in a decade

British women are having significantly more children than a decade ago, with birth rates for mothers in England and Wales up by 18 per cent, official figures show. Improvements in fertility treatments allowing people to start families later and a growing population of second generation migrants are amongst possible explanations for the rise.

Scottish National Party attempts to scrap the bedroom tax north of the border

People in Scotland may end up avoiding the so-called bedroom tax altogether under proposals by the devolved government.

'Neknomination': Internet drinking game linked to two deaths over the weekend grows in popularity amongst British students

An online drinking craze linked to the deaths of two teenagers over the weekend continued across Britain today, despite warnings that it was lethal when taken to its extreme.

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