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The number of detentions under the Mental Health Act is increasing

Thousands attempt suicide while on NHS waiting list for psychological help

Since 2012, the equivalent of more than 200 full-time mental health doctor posts have been cut

Stephen Sutton originally set out to raise £10,00

Stephen Sutton's £5m legacy: Teenager raises enough money for five new cancer wards

The millions raised by Sutton will help to train nurses and fund special events 

Hospitals would have to display their inspection ratings at the entrance or other “conspicuous place”

Hospitals will display inspection ratings under new Health Department proposals

NHS hospitals will have to display their inspection rating at the entrance or in waiting rooms under new proposals unveiled by Jeremy Hunt.

Around one in five Britons suffer from depression at some point in their lives

Scientists develop blood test that could diagnose depression

Study is a major step towards understanding disease

One in six couples experience infertility in the UK

Cuts mean more women are denied IVF on the NHS

Cuts to NHS budgets mean increasing numbers of infertile women are being denied the three cycles of IVF treatment that the Government’s health advisers say they should have, figures have revealed.

According to a new study, taking public transport instead of driving to work appears to make people happier and helps them to sleep better

Taking public transport instead of driving to work makes people happier, study suggests

Walking to the bus stop or station and then relaxing while travelling appears to help to make people feel better

Leader of the Labour Party Ed Miliband speaks with supporters as he visits Edinburgh

Scottish independence: NHS in Scotland will face £1bn budget cuts if country breaks away, claims Ed Miliband

Scotland’s NHS could be left facing budget cuts of more than £1bn if the country votes for independence next week, Ed Miliband has warned.

The £50m Challenge Fund was launched along with a wave of publicity at the Conservative Party Conference in autumn last year

£50m Challenge Fund to increase access to GPs labelled 'political gimmick' by top doctor

David Cameron’s pledge to improve weekend and evening GP access has been called a “political gimmick” after it emerged many of the pilot schemes have yet to begin, nearly a year after the policy was announced.

The nicotine inhaler device could be on shelves in high street chemists within months

Nicotine inhaler is first device of its kind to be licensed as medicine in Britain

A new nicotine replacement device, similar to an e-cigarette, has become the first product of its kind to be licenced as a medicine in the UK.

Those most disadvantaged economically during the recession were considerably more likely to have experienced a deterioration in their relationship. Posed by models

Couples hit hardest by the great recession are most likely to break up

The romantic toll of the recession has been revealed as research shows couples who suffered most during the economic downturn are eight times more likely to have broken up than those least affected.

Birmingham has been granted £17m by the Department of Transport to become a “Cycle City”

£23m Birmingham cycle scheme is attacked by Tory councillor for not catering to the elderly

"The vast majority of cyclists on our roads are young, white men," claims Deirdre Alden

A still from a video showing former professional violinist Naomi Elishuv being operated on at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Centre

Video shows incredible moment ex-violinist regains her ability to play while surgeons operate on her brain

"Now I can start living again," the violinist said after the operation.

Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris was allowed to play on despite suffering a concussion in a match against Everton last season

Pitch-side breath test for concussions could halt tragedies on the pitch

Scientists are developing a pitch-side breathalyser that can show if a footballer or rugby player is suffering from concussion.

A beekeeper inspects a rack of honey-bees.

Bacteria found in honeybee stomachs could be used as alternative to antibiotics, scientists claim

Raw honey has been used to treat infections for millennia - and now scientists may have pinpointed why it was so effective

Spooning couple asleep in bed

Sex survey reveals that spooning is not good for bad backs, despite what the doctors say

The painful sex lives of Britons suffering from bad backs are being worsened by medical advice that spooning is the best position for them, according to a new study.

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