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Heroic Activists As Young As 8 May Have The Answers To Our Kids Mental Health Crisis

“I felt like I was some sort of planet, and this portal had sucked me deep into this internal darkness realm,” says ten-year-old Daniel when asked about being bullied at school. But, where he once felt isolated and miserable, he’s now become part of the solution. He is one of 17,000 anti-bullying ambassadors around the…

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#PowerShift Docu-Series Shows Importance Social Media Has Had On The Junior Doctors’ Strike

NHS staff are being empowered by social media to challenge the government and organise the biggest protest junior doctors have ever seen, the latest instalment of The Huffington Post’s ten-part docu-series reveals. The NHS and British Healthcare System episode of HuffPost’s #PowerShift series, hosted by Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner, explores how social media has…

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Javoo Is A Social Network That’s Changing The Way People Fight Alzheimer’s

When brothers Sam and Scott Rosenberg lost their grandfather to Alzheimer’s disease in 2013 it became distressingly clear to both of them that at times during his illness, they felt lost. Javoo is their response to this. It’s a social networking app which brings families and carers together to capture moments and ‘spark’ memories which…

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NHS May Have Helped To Prevent A Recession-Related Spike In Cancer Deaths, Study Reveals

Hundreds of thousands of cancer deaths around the world may have occurred thanks to the recession – but the NHS may have meant Britons weren’t as badly affected. Unemployment and austerity were associated with more than 260,000 extra deaths of cancer patients in countries belonging to the Organisation for Economic Development (OECD), a study has shown….

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How YogaBellies Founder Cheryl MacDonald Turned Redundancy Into A Business Empowering Mums

When Cheryl MacDonald gave birth to her son, Caelen, in 2009, motherhood was not the fairytale she’d imagined. She was made redundant after going on maternity leave but a bigger tragedy was to fall on the day Caelen was born. Her best friend, who was also pregnant, passed away. Feeling at her most vulnerable, MacDonald, from…

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Mum Invents Revolutionary New Basket Cot To Care For Daughter With Down’s Syndrome

Any new mother bringing her baby home wants to wrap them up in cotton wool and ensure they’re comfortable, safe and loved. But for Sinead Murphy, 37, this was even more important. Murphy’s daughter Rose, now nine, has Down’s syndrome. Days after Rose was born she began to have problems breathing and spent a week in intensive…

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