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The Stranger on the Bridge, review: a moving reunion and tale of mental health

Mon, 04 May 2015 21:00:01 GMT

Jonny Benjamin's reunion with Neil Laybourn shows that not all angels have wings, says Christopher Howse







As the nation waits, why the Princess must be called Diana

Sun, 03 May 2015 21:00:13 GMT

Whether it is her Christian or middle name, she will, without any doubt, be Diana's writes Allison Pearson







Why I am having a double mastectomy

Sat, 02 May 2015 11:00:33 GMT

A 34-year-old mother of two young daughters explains how she reached her difficult decision to have the "Angelina Jolie" procedure







'Consent in childbirth is a joke': How British women are silenced in the delivery room

Fri, 01 May 2015 06:00:23 GMT

The case of an American woman, who was unwillingly cut by doctors during birth, has shocked many. But this problem isn't confined to the US, says Milli Hill. British women find it just as hard to get their voices heard







Relentless testing leading to schools 'rife with anxiety'

Mon, 27 Apr 2015 17:04:46 GMT

Cultural and academic pressures mean many more young children are exhibiting symptoms of anxiety; a new mental health conference is hoping to find a solution







'Give all children the chance to show their talents'

Sun, 26 Apr 2015 06:00:19 GMT

Around 20 per cent of children in England have special educational needs (SEN) - it's time we addressed the current policy that limits their potential, argues Duncan Rollo







Judith Woods: Where do we draw the line between playing Darwin and playing God?

Sat, 25 Apr 2015 06:05:17 GMT

The fact that Chinese geneticists have taken the first steps to creating designer babies should fill us with horror







Fern Britton: 'IVF messes up your thinking process and your emotions'

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:01 GMT

The former This Morning presenter tells Bryony Gordon about her fertility treatment, her weight loss and her battle with depression







'Technology increases anxiety; it also tackles it'

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 06:00:20 GMT

Our culture perpetuates anxiety, yet gives teenagers the tools to talk about it, says Eleanor Doughty







I'd rather boys played rugby than got fat

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 04:45:50 GMT

Until there is evidence that rugby in the young is posing a specifically greater risk than other sports, banning would be a mistake, writes Dr Colin Michie







Pornography has changed the landscape of adolescence beyond all recognition

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 20:06:50 GMT

As a study reveals a sharp rise in the number of schoolgirls at risk of emotional problems, Allison Pearson says we need to embolden our daughters to fight back against pornography - however embarrassing it may be







Midwife: 'My 10 year fight to prove that cutting the cord too soon puts babies at risk'

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 06:00:46 GMT

Amanda Burleigh spent a decade trying to prove that babies' umbilical cords shouldn't be cut straight after birth. Now, after 10 years, she's succeeded in changing the minds of Britain's health experts







Jumping, running and throwing: can your kids do these challenges?

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 05:00:53 GMT

A study of 10,000 5 to 11-year-olds found that 67 per cent were unable to reach targets in jumping, running and throwing







Is this the end of the playground fight?

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 03:00:18 GMT

Survey shows today's children are far less likely to suffer a violent incident, suggesting sedentary lifestyles are leaidng youngsters to get into fewer scraps







'Sharp rise' in number of school girls with emotional issues

Sun, 19 Apr 2015 23:01:13 GMT

New research reveals a 55 per cent rise over 5 years in the number of girls experiencing emotional problems suggesting more needs to be done to address the issue







Video games linked to return of rickets among children

Sun, 19 Apr 2015 15:21:19 GMT

With more children spending time indoors, experts warn of a re-emergence of rickets - the Victorian illness caused by a lack of vitamin D







Children with ADHD 'should be allowed to fidget'

Sun, 19 Apr 2015 11:54:59 GMT

Riding an exercise bike while doing schoolwork and tests could help children with ADHD perform better - according to scientists







Royal baby: the moment Carole Middleton has been waiting for

Sun, 19 Apr 2015 06:05:24 GMT

The imminent arrival of the Duchess of Cambridge's second child means a new role for Kate Middleton's mother, 'grounded granny' Carole, says Penny Junor







Royal baby: Another baby means a sleep-deprived hell

Sat, 18 Apr 2015 17:05:14 GMT

Marina Fogle explains how life can be turned upside down by the arrival of a second child - but for the better







Raining in My Heart, ITV, review: heart-wrenching'

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 22:40:55 GMT

Michael Hogan reviews ITV's Raining in My Heart