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Thousands of people 'wait months for NHS mental health services'

Thousands of patients ‘wait months for NHS mental health services’ on hidden waiting lists which see gaps of more than six weeks between appointments Waits between first and second appointments can stretch longer than six weeks  There have been more than 1.6million mental health referrals over the past year NHS offers counselling for depression and […]

Kids Health

When to get help for your kid’s tantrums and withdrawal

Remember anxiously waiting for your child to take their first steps or speak their first words? It’s exhilarating when they reach a new stage in their development. Every child grows and develops differently. Some will change at a steady pace and amaze us each day with a new skill or word, whereas others appear slow […]

Kids Health

Girl-Power Kid Gifts for Every Little Feminist on Your List

There’s no doubt about it, especially not these days: Girls are fierce. Sure, they can be sweet, but they’re also strong and independent. Little girls are a lot more than sugar and spice and everything nice. So instead of just tossing those Barbies, Easy-Bake Ovens and American Girl accessories into your shopping cart this holiday […]

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Nightmares prepare us for real-life dangers, study finds

Nightmares prepare us for real-life dangers: People who have bad dreams handle stressful situations more efficiently, study finds Researchers, partly funded by the US government, studied which brain regions light up during nightmares They monitored the brains of 18 people while they slept and regularly woke them up asking if they were having a nightmare […]

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Longer PAP therapy for apnea reduces medical visits, costs

(HealthDay)—In patients with moderate-to-severe obstructive sleep apnea, positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy reduces acute and inpatient care visits as well as health care costs, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. Douglas B. Kirsch, M.D., from Atrium Health in Charlotte, North Carolina, and colleagues performed a retrospective cohort study […]