Study finds one in 13 young people suffer from PTSD by the age of 18 – but what about those undiagnosed?

A new study published in the Lancet Psychiatry found that one in 13 young people in England and Wales experience post-traumatic stress disorder by the age of 18. The study looked at more than 2,000 18-year-olds and found that a third had experienced some form of trauma in their childhood. And a quarter of these […]

Asthma poses a threat to young people in the UK

Young people in the UK are more likely to die from Asthma or long-term illnesses than the other high-income European countries, according to a recent study by  Nuffield Trust and the Association of Young People’s Health (AYPH).  Asthma affects 5.4 million people in the UK and the study shows even though young people  are making […]

Is teenage cannabis use causing depression?

Researchers find that teenagers under 18 who use cannabis could be 37% more likely to develop depression in early adulthood. This means that the recreational drug could be the cause of around 60,000 cases of depression in the UK. Attitudes towards cannabis are generally pretty relaxed in England with one in nine people admitting to […]

The biological differences between night owls and early birds

According to a new study published in the journal Sleep, the brain functions of night owls and early birds could be different during waking hours of the day. Researchers from the University of Birmingham scanned the brains of night owls, those with a bedtime of 02:30 and waking at 10:30, as well as those of […]

Black pupils let down by ‘dumbed down’ schooling

Many black students are being wrongly identified as having one of a range of special needs. This then means their education is being dumbed-down, according to a study. The “substantial over-representation” could not be explained by the Oxford University team, consequently urging schools to check discipline policies cause a bias in the system. There has […]

Trump confirmed obese, as America’s weight woes continue

Despite the US president’s doctor saying he is in “good health” Donald Trump is now being classed as clinically obese. The 72-year-old now weighs 243lbs (110kg) – or 17 stone 5lbs – and has a body mass index of 30.4. A BMI in excess of 30 is considered clinically obese. But President Trump is just […]

Education Minister calls for phone ban at schools

The Education Minister is calling for phones to be banned from schools. The Government is worried about phone dependency and will integrate lessons on how to limit time spent on mobile phones. While overusing phones has been proved to negatively impact posture, eyesight and hearing, phones could also be used to aid and manage students’ schoolwork. Do the […]

Warnings of ‘chaos and confusion’ as non-UK nationals asked to pay for NHS treatment

Jeremy Hunt has announced NHS trusts will have a legal duty to check whether overseas patients are eligible for care and to charge them upfront. Anyone flying to the UK for non-urgent treatment could now be turned away unless they agree to pay the NHS bill upfront. The NHS will still treat people needing urgent […]

Cancer warning over cooking food for too long

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has issued a public safety warning over levels of acrylamide – a chemical compound that can be found in some food when cooked at high temperatures. Studies have found that high levels of this compound can lead to cancer. High levels of acrylamide can be found in toast and potato […]