Coming out in school led to lower levels of depression in early adulthood, according to the study

Gay pupils end up happier if they come out at school, new research suggests

New research suggests that teenagers should not be advised to keep their sexuality quiet

“Freedom to Speak Up Guardians” would be taken on at all NHS trusts

NHS whistleblower report: hospitals to get 'guardians' to protect staff who speak out

Every hospital in England will have a whistleblowers’ “guardian” to protect and advise staff who speak out about wrongdoing and patient safety fears in the NHS. 

Hinchingbrooke Hospital, Huntingdon, where the CQC found ‘significant failings’

Hinchingbrooke Hospital: Britain's only privately run NHS hospital appeals for £10m taxpayer-funded bailout

Widely seen as a test case for health service outsourcing, it received a highly critical inspection report by the Care Quality Commission last month

The study found that obesity leads to damage to the mitochondria

Health risks for obese mothers and their babies can be reversed

Obese and overweight women are more likely to have fertility problems

Billy Boyle says the Lung Cancer Indicator Detection (LuCID) device could be made available to GPs within the next two years

Lung cancer breathalyser to go on trial in NHS hospitals by summer 2015

The device could help detect the disease in earlier stages

Kate Gross’s battle with the disease inspired her husband’s ‘cancer breathalyser’

'Cancer breathalyser': Man whose wife died of cancer invents breathalyser that can detect the disease

Kate Gross – a former adviser to Tony Blair and Gordon Brown – died on Christmas Day last year, aged 36

There is now ample evidence to show a link between dietary fat and heart disease

Dietary advice from the 1970s found to be a big fat mistake

Research issued 40 years ago was not based on solid evidence

160 NHS trusts across England admitted to 96 overseas trips in 2013/2014

NHS managers enjoyed luxury stays abroad while recruiting nurses - but only one in four employed stayed in their job

NHS spending on agency nurses – who are often used to fill the shortage of staff nurses – has tripled in just two years

The disease was cured on its own by a single DNA change

Woman cured of WHIM immune disease by DNA mutation with 'astronomically low' odds

The woman was the first person to be diagnosed with the condition

Mr Hunt warned that 1,000 patients are dying unnecessarily each month in NHS hospitals

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt orders annual review of 'avoidable deaths' in NHS hospitals

Mr Hunt has warned that 1,000 patients are dying unnecessarily each month

Smacking with dignity: Pope Francis greets a child last year

Vatican's new abuse commission says Pope Francis is wrong to condone smacking

Pontiff told by his own commission that there is never any time when inflicting pain to discipline children is right

Nine other NHS trusts have been placed in special measures following inspections by the Care Quality Commission

NHS 'special measures' have saved hundreds of lives, say experts

The Dr Foster group's analysis pinpoints changes in management and an influx of new medical staff

Lee Carter, left, and Grace Pastine, litigation director of the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association, celebrate their victory inside The Supreme Court of Canada

Canada strikes down ban on assisted suicide

The country's Supreme Court has given doctors the right to help patients to die

Red wine can improve your memory

Red wine antioxidant can prevent memory deterioration

Wonder antioxidant resveratrol also improves blood flow and increases neurone generation

Case courtesy of Dr Frank Gaillard, Radiopaedia.org

Most unusual X-rays: Radiopaedia cases show deodorant cans, coffee jars and other foreign objects stuck inside patients

Radiologists have shared some of their most bizarre cases

i Newspaper
 
TheIPaper
The Independent around the web
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

ES Rentals

    iJobs Job Widget
    iJobs General

    Recruitment Genius: Telesales & Customer Service Executive - Call Centre Jobs

    £7 - £9 per hour: Recruitment Genius: Are you outgoing? Do you want to work in...

    Ashdown Group: Finance Manager - Covent Garden, central London - £45k - £55k

    £45000 - £55000 per annum + 30 days holiday: Ashdown Group: Finance Manager - ...

    Ashdown Group: Systems Administrator - Lancashire - £30,000

    £28000 - £30000 per annum: Ashdown Group: 3rd Line Support Engineer / Network ...

    Recruitment Genius: Graduate Web Developer

    £26000 - £33000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A Web Developer is required to ...

    Day In a Page

    Independent Travel
    Pompeii, Capri & the Bay of Naples
    Seven Cities of Italy
    Burgundy, the River Rhone & Provence
    Prague, Budapest and Vienna
    Lake Garda
    3.	Provence 6 nights B&B by train from £599pp
    Prices correct as of 20 February 2015
    Syrian conflict is the world's first 'climate change war', say scientists, but it won't be the last one

    Climate change key in Syrian conflict

    And it will trigger more war in future
    How I outwitted the Gestapo

    How I outwitted the Gestapo

    My life as a Jew in wartime Berlin
    The nation's favourite animal revealed

    The nation's favourite animal revealed

    Women like cuddly creatures whilst men like creepy-crawlies
    Is this the way to get young people to vote?

    Getting young people to vote

    From #VOTESELFISH to Bite the Ballot
    Poldark star Heida Reed: 'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'

    Poldark star Heida Reed

    'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'
    The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

    The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

    Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
    Families clubbing together to build their own affordable accommodation

    Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

    Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
    Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

    David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

    The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
    Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

    Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

    Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
    With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

    Money, corruption and drugs

    The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
    America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

    150 years after it was outlawed...

    ... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
    Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

    Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

    The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
    Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

    You won't believe your eyes

    Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
    Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

    Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

    The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
    War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

    The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

    Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn