Health equality - can it ever be reached?

Landmark reports have shockingly revealed growing gaps between the health and life expectancy of the rich and poor in the UK. Journalist Jo Waters asks why these inequalities exist, plus if and how it’s possible to help bridge the divide.

Autism and activity: keeping it up

Psychologists Jez Janda and James Smolinski show how increasing physical activity among children with autism spectrum condition can transform the way interventions are delivered in the community.

More than words

Nurturing language development in children should start from an early age, experts agree. But how can you support today’s parents to promote effective communication from the outset? Journalist Helen Bird reports.

Cystic fibrosis: clear way forward

Cystic fibrosis is a life-threatening genetic disease – especially in a time of pandemic – that affects the lungs, digestive system and other parts of the body. Treatment is a challenge, but that could be about to change, says journalist John Windell.

MacQueen: a pioneering placement

Rachel Carter and Rebecca Reynolds describe plans to help improve knowledge, skills and understanding in key aspects of public health and health inequalities.

Endometriosis: a cycle of pain

The scale of the misery caused to two million women by endometriosis will come under the spotlight during Endometriosis Awareness Month in March. Journalist Jo Waters reports on the drive for greater awareness.

Climate change: the health impact

Climate change poses a huge challenge to public health. While awareness is growing, there’s much to be done. Journalist Linsey Wynton looks at the depth of the emergency and in turn asks how healthcare can help save the planet.

The sorry state of sexual health

As rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in England soar, journalist Juliette Astrup asks what it would take to tackle these trends and what you can do to help.

Digital case management: paper to pixels

Senior matron Julie Plant explains how the children’s service in Wolverhampton ditched its 100% paper-based recording system and switched to digital case management.

Childminding initiative: room to breathe

Health visitor Jo-Anne Linnane encourages local parents to take up the two-year-old childcare offer, which provides 570 hours of free childminding a year.

New children's bill: striking back

Lecturer Michelle Moseley looks at the new law in Wales that has put an end to the physical punishment of children.

Pregnant with fear

Catriona Jones, Claire Marshall, Colin Martin and Julie Jomeen discuss a clinical pathway for women with fear of childbirth.

Young people are saving the world - but is it good for them?

Should we be encouraged by the new wave of passionate young health campaigners, or have adults just let them down? And what can you do to help? Journalist Jo Waters reports.

Menopause at work: time for change

Three in five women aged 45 to 55 going through menopause say it has negatively impacted them at work. Journalist Linsey Wynton looks at what needs to change.

Constipation: struggling in silence

Constipation can be debilitating, distressing – and a drain on the NHS. People also feel ashamed to discuss it with healthcare professionals. Journalist John Windell asks how we can begin tackling the stigma.

Autism clinical part 2: the hidden disability

In the second of a two-part series, journalist Colleen Shannon takes a fresh look at Asperger syndrome, and asks how you can offer understanding and support.

Helping teens: the big initiative

Neil Degg, managing director of The Training Hub, explains how his new – and free – project is inspiring young people to make better life choices.

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