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Could a 17-minute phone call with a stranger help cure loneliness? A new app aims to do just that
Social isolation

Could a 17-minute phone call with a stranger help cure loneliness? A new app aims to do just that

A psychiatrist believes he has found the answer to loneliness, launching an app which encourages conversations with strangers

Alcoholism gave me two heart attacks and liver disease –  but since finding recovery I’m fitter than ever
Addiction

Alcoholism gave me two heart attacks and liver disease –  but since finding recovery I’m fitter than ever

Phil Credland left the armed forces in 2013 having served in Iraq, Northern Ireland, Bosnia and Kosovo. After struggling with PTSD and alcoholism, he finally found recovery.

‘I’ve had the worst diagnosis. Now I want to raise awareness of brain cancer’
Health

‘I’ve had the worst diagnosis. Now I want to raise awareness of brain cancer’

Former Big Issue Invest CEO James Fairweather was enjoying a holiday in May. Two weeks later he had been given 12 months to live. Now, he is raising money for brain cancer research, and hopes to bring some focus to a woefully under-funded disease.

Sex education faces a misinformation crisis, says TikTok pioneer Sophia Smith Galer
Health

Sex education faces a misinformation crisis, says TikTok pioneer Sophia Smith Galer

Houseplants don’t just look nice – they can also give your mental health a boost
Health

Houseplants don’t just look nice – they can also give your mental health a boost

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‘It nearly destroyed my life’: Menopause activist teams up with Big Issue to give sellers crucial advice
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‘It nearly destroyed my life’: Menopause activist teams up with Big Issue to give sellers crucial advice

Covid stole my sense of smell – but I never gave up hope of finding it
Health

Covid stole my sense of smell – but I never gave up hope of finding it

Four ways to stop thinking the worst will happen when you’re stressed
Mental health

Four ways to stop thinking the worst will happen when you’re stressed

What is polio and why is it back?
Polio

What is polio and why is it back?

Cost of living: Why you should check if you’re eligible for free prescriptions
Cost of living crisis

Cost of living: Why you should check if you’re eligible for free prescriptions

Alyssa Mancao and the rise of social media therapists
Health

Alyssa Mancao and the rise of social media therapists

How to deal with new rules for restaurant menus if you’re worried they might be triggering
Mental health

How to deal with new rules for restaurant menus if you’re worried they might be triggering

Why quick access to a defibrillator is the difference between life and death
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Why quick access to a defibrillator is the difference between life and death

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Adam Kay: ‘Before the pandemic the NHS was running on empty and it turned out those were the good old days’
NHS

Adam Kay: ‘Before the pandemic the NHS was running on empty and it turned out those were the good old days’

Breaking the stigma of a dementia diagnosis
Health

Breaking the stigma of a dementia diagnosis

Changemakers 2022: Health and sport
Changemakers 2022

Changemakers 2022: Health and sport

Experts share the tips you need to successfully complete Dry January
DRy January

Experts share the tips you need to successfully complete Dry January

ADHD waiting times ‘crisis’ as patients face seven-year wait for NHS diagnosis
ADHD

ADHD waiting times ‘crisis’ as patients face seven-year wait for NHS diagnosis

Any kind of calm will do: The growing trend of mindfulness
Lucy Sweet

Any kind of calm will do: The growing trend of mindfulness

Pandemic effect on deprived children’s health could last into adulthood
health inequality

Pandemic effect on deprived children’s health could last into adulthood

Underfunded and overworked: Midwives reveal extent of NHS maternity crisis
Maternity crisis

Underfunded and overworked: Midwives reveal extent of NHS maternity crisis

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World AIDS Day: 5 myths people need to unlearn
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World AIDS Day: 5 myths people need to unlearn

‘If I stopped using speed it would be a massive step back’: Life with undiagnosed adult ADHD
ADHD

‘If I stopped using speed it would be a massive step back’: Life with undiagnosed adult ADHD

How to get a free flu jab and Covid vaccine booster as the winter sets in
Health

How to get a free flu jab and Covid vaccine booster as the winter sets in

Watch this powerful video made for World Suicide Prevention Day
Health

Watch this powerful video made for World Suicide Prevention Day