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A sleep expert explains when to drink caffeine and why not to sleep with your phone in the bedroom

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    What happens during a smear test? A doctor answers our questions

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    Wearable device offers fresh hope for anxiety sufferers

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    Guinness World Records reverse sexist category to award NHS nurse her marathon record

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Nursing crisis
Life

305 nurses died by suicide over the last 7 years. We need to start asking why.

A new report shows shocking figures.

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Hollie Richardson
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Long Reads

Why we need to talk more honestly about giving birth

“Censoring ‘bad’ birth stories is simply another way in which women are silenced”

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Melanie Golding
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NHS Mental health nurse Kiran toora
Careers

What’s it’s really like to be an NHS mental health nurse

“I didn’t think much about my progression, I just thought I had the best job in the world.”

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Stylist Team
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Books

The wonderful impact that reading can have on your mental health

Reading is so powerful that even the NHS is prescribing books to help with mental health

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Christina Quaine
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Kayleigh Dray
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Catastrophe’s Rob Delaney opens up about his first Christmas without his son

The actor’s two-year-old son Henry died earlier this year after spending half his life battling a cancerous brain tumour

Kindfulness

“What happened when I took an NHS mindfulness course for my depression”

The NHS now prescribes mindfulness and meditation as a treatment for depression

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Alice Purkiss
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Long Reads

Can digital therapy ever replace in-person counselling?

Can we really treat therapy like another Uber?

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Lauren Clark
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Life

Is this the world's greatest job for feminists?

It's about supporting women and buoying them through crisis

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Anna Brech
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Ben Affleck may have left rehab, but his alcohol addiction will never be ‘cured’
People

Ben Affleck may have left rehab, but his alcohol addiction will never be ‘cured’

“I am fighting for myself and my family,” writes the Batman actor

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Kayleigh Dray
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Marcia Cross
People

How Marcia Cross turned her anal cancer diagnosis into something beautiful

“I am ecstatically alive,” writes the Desperate Housewives actress.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Life

Twitter isn't happy about this "sexist" NHS ad

"It’s insinuating that young women are stupid"

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Anna Brech
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Sarah Baba
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“What happened when I checked myself into the UK’s only suicide sanctuary”

The Maytree is a respite centre that offers help and support for those in suicidal crisis

Life

Think smear tests are difficult? For some women, they’re near impossible

We need to make this procedure inclusive for all women

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Hannah Price
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Books

Why everyone’s talking about the BBC’s This Is Going To Hurt

Say hello to your new TV obsession...

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Kayleigh Dray
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People

Getting a mental health diagnosis isn’t always easy. Just ask Sheridan Smith

Sheridan Smith’s struggle to get a diagnosis highlights the complexities of seeking help

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Kayleigh Dray
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Visible Women

Women of the NHS explain why it’s one of the best organisations in the world

5 women who worked in 5 different decades of the NHS share their stories

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Sarah Biddlecombe
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Emilia Clarke pays tribute to nurses
People

Watch: Emilia Clarke’s speech about the nurses who fought to save her dying father

“Nursing is about more than just medicine; it’s about [...] hugging a daughter who knows that she is about to lose her dad”

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Kayleigh Dray
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Life

6 simple things you can do to help save the NHS

As the National Health Service celebrates its 70th birthday, here are six simple ways you can help it survive another seven decades.

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Moya Crockett
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Kayleigh Dray
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Catastrophe’s Rob Delaney confirms wife’s pregnancy in “sad love letter” to the NHS

The tribute comes five months after the death of their young son, Henry

Life

The cervical cancer scandals in England and Ireland, explained

Health services on both sides of the Irish Sea are grappling with cervical cancer crises. Here’s everything you need to know.

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Moya Crockett
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