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Last update: Friday 15th December
 
In recent years, mental illness among parents of young children in the UK has grown significantly. The Government estimates that one in five parents suffers from some form of mental illness during pregnancy or after having a baby, and suicide is now a leading cause of death within that first year. Cases of pre- or post-natal anxiety, pre- or post-natal depression, obsessive compulsory disorder, and post – traumatic stress disorder related to birth are increasing.
HealthChurch Times – 1st September 2017
 
An increasing number of people who have had surgery to live as the opposite sex, now want to re-embrace their birth sex, after experiencing severe depression and contemplating suicide, it has been revealed. Professor Miroslav Djordjevic, who himself has performed a number of reverse ‘sex change’ operations, spoke out following recent controversy in the UK on the issue.
HealthThe Christian Institute - 6th October 2017
 
This afternoon, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) held its General Council meeting at which it was decided that the RCOG would formally back the complete removal of all legal restrictions and sanctions regarding abortion.
HealthCARE Impact Direct - 22nd September 2017
 
Following a judgment handed down by the Court of Protection this week, a court ruling will no longer be needed before food and fluid can be withdrawn from severely brain damaged patients. A request for the Court to make a decision can still be made; however, the judgment this week makes clear that it is not necessary if there is agreement between clinicians and family members.
HealthCARE Impact Direct - 22nd September 2017
 
New data from vitality shows that sedentary people who increase their activity level to 21 minute a day (150 minutes a week) are likely to live 3.1 years longer as a result. Increasing to 90 minute a week could add 2.7 years, or just 60 minutes 2.4 years.
HealthInspire issue 114 - July/August 2017
 
At present in the UK, around 6,500 people are waiting for an organ transplant. Three die a day due to a shortage of those willing to donate.
HealthThe Sentinel - July 12th 2017
 
Patients are being ‘belittled’ as access to NHS care worsens, leading doctors have warned. The British Medical Association said the NHS is at ‘breaking point’ and concerns are being ‘wilfully ignored’.
HealthThe Sentinel - June 26th 2017
 
Almost a third of adults and children around the world are overweight, a study has found. Many are at risk of potentially fatal diseases despite not being classified as obese, say researchers.
HealthThe Sentinel - June 13th 2017
 
A new HIV prevention drug will be provided by the NHS from September. Pre-exposure prophylaxis, also known as PrEP will be made available to sexual health clinics across the UK. In an initial 3 year trial a minimum of 10,000 individuals will be offered the drug.
HealthChristian Concern - 11th August 2017
 
One in four people experience mental health problems at some point in their lifetime. 1.6 million people in Britain are affected by eating disorders and 14-25-year-olds are most at risk. Up to a third of the population will suffer from an anxiety disorder at some time. Two in 100 adults are affected by obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and one in every 100 children and teenagers. One in twelve adolescents in the UK regularly self-harm - the highest rate in Europe. Depression is the most common mental health disorder. It affects nearly a fifth of adults in the UK. Eleven per cent of British women are taking antidepressant medication daily. Every year 5,000 people in the UK take their own lives. Almost a quarter of these are men aged between 16 and 24.
HealthChristianity - June 2017
 
Emergency patients had the worst winter on record for being admitted to NHS hospitals in England – with nearly 200,000 waiting at least four hours. Figures from the health service showed a near five-fold increase in the number of A&E patients suffering admission delays over the last five years.
HealthThe Sentinel - April 14 2017
 
Hospitals face being banned from selling sugary drinks and snacks - unless they agree to drastically cut down on sales. NHS England has announced a strict plan to force retailers to reduce the amount of sweet drinks they sell within hospitals as part of efforts to tackle obesity, diabetes and tooth decay. In a recent report, health officials said all sugary drinks will be banned from next year if the voluntary target is not met within 12 months.
HealthThe Sentinel - May 1st 2017
 
The number of babies who survive after being born at 23 weeks has risen significantly. The Sunday Times found that 70 percent of babies born at 23 weeks are now surviving in some hospitals. A previous nationwide study found a survival rate of 19 percent.
HealthThe Christian Institute Newsletter - Spring 2017
 
A new study has found that preborn babies are able to recognise and respond to shapes that resemble faces. Researchers at Lancaster University carefully projected light patterns through uteruses of pregnant mothers. Babies in their last trimester responded to three dots shaped like two eyes and a mouth - but did not react when these dots were turned upside down. The findings are the first to show it's possible to explore babies' sight and cognition before birth.
HealthChristian Concern - 16th June 2017
 
It is estimated that one in 10 dads experience symptoms of PND immediately after birth, while 40 per cent will suffer from some sort of psychological distress before their child is 12 months old.
HealthThe Sentinel – 20th March 2017
 
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