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Giant Norwegian wealth fund plans to increase UK investment

Giant Norwegian wealth fund plans to increase UK investment

Norway‘s giant state investment fund has said it will increase its investment in the UK. The sovereign wealth fund, which has $1tn (£750bn) to invest from Norway‘s oil and gas income, is already one of the biggest investors in UK assets. Its chief executive has said that it will continue […]

Adolescent health: Teens ‘more depressed and sleeping less‘

Adolescent health: Teens ‘more depressed and sleeping less‘

Adolescents are more likely to feel depressed and self-harm, and are less likely to get a full night‘s sleep, than 10 years ago, a study suggests. Yet smoking, alcohol and anti-social behaviour – often linked to mental health problems – were less common for 14-year-olds in 2015 than in 2005. […]

The hairdressers spotting signs of abuse

The hairdressers spotting signs of abuse

When Kerri McAuley feared for her life after being attacked by her abusive boyfriend, it was her hairdresser she confided in. She was killed in early 2017. Now, a new campaign to help hairdressers and beauticians spot the signs of domestic abuse has been launched. It was an appointment hairdresser […]

Diabulimia: NHS cash to treat type 1 diabetes eating disorder

Diabulimia: NHS cash to treat type 1 diabetes eating disorder

At her worst point Zohra Allana was told she was “going to die”. The 25-year-old has diabulimia – when someone with type 1 diabetes deliberately doesn‘t take their insulin to control their weight. “I look really awful, emaciated,” she tells Radio 1 Newsbeat, while swiping through holiday photos from last […]

GP staff taught self-defence amid patient violence fears

GP staff taught self-defence amid patient violence fears

More than 3,000 violent patients in England were barred from seeing their GP in 2018, figures obtained by the have revealed. The individuals were subject to the , a register for violent or abusive patients. A GP practice in West Yorkshire said employees had been given self-defence training, in response […]

Autism-anorexia link ‘must be acted on‘

Autism-anorexia link ‘must be acted on‘

The NHS must change the way it assesses eating disorders to take account of a link with autism, a research charity has said. Autistica said findings suggested one in five women presenting to UK clinics with anorexia may also have autism and tailored therapy was vital. One woman said her […]

Leamington father‘s dilemma over children‘s genetic cancer test

Leamington father‘s dilemma over children‘s genetic cancer test

A father must wait years before he can find out if his three children carry the cancer gene that led to his wife‘s death. Raj Singh Rainu‘s 34-year-old wife Nim, from Leamington Spa, died in September after being diagnosed with aggressive stomach cancer in January 2018. Their three children, aged […]

Semi-identical twins ‘identified for only the second time‘

Semi-identical twins ‘identified for only the second time‘

Doctors have documented what they say is only the world‘s second known case of “semi-identical” twins. The boy and the girl, now four, from Brisbane, in Australia, are identical on their mother‘s side. But they share only a proportion of their father‘s DNA – placing them, genetically, somewhere between fraternal […]

Was Shauna the victim of a rush to develop stem cell technology?

Was Shauna the victim of a rush to develop stem cell technology?

British teenager Shauna Davison was given an experimental transplant in 2012, in the hope of prolonging her life. Her mother says she was told in advance about two patients who had survived a similar operation – but not about others who had died. The ‘s Deborah Cohen asks whether Shauna, […]

Social care workers face ‘unfair conditions‘

Social care workers face ‘unfair conditions‘

Social care workers in Scotland often face “excessive” shifts and unfair conditions, an inquiry has found. The Fair Work Convention said staff frequently worked beyond contracted hours and did unpaid overtime. The convention, which advises the Scottish government, called for a watchdog to monitor working conditions and draft a “fair […]