Read the journal’s professional features, analysis, clinical updates and practice-related articles.

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.

Guilt and shame: just another day at the office

Leaving a new baby to return to work is, for many, the toughest part of becoming a parent. Journalist Helen Bird asks how you can help parents to deal with the emotional toll and face the fear of separation.

Health for all children

Alan Emond, senior editor of this vital child health reference book, reveals what’s new in the fifth edition.

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Let's end the postcode lottery

New research calls for five key actions to help community practitioners support women and families living with perinatal mental illness in Northern Ireland. Caroline Cunningham and Susan Galloway discuss.

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One of your own

Safeguarding nurse Caroline Waldron explores the role of the health practitioner as a corporate parent for looked-after children and care leavers, identifying practical steps.

Breastfeeding: the right support

Professor Sally Kendall MBE explores why breastfeeding rates are so low, and how health visitors can support mums to do more of it.

An early start

More babies are being born extremely premature. While these babies can often face health and developmental issues, their families can also be affected by anxiety and depression. So it’s vital that CPs offer support. Journalist and mum of twins born prematurely Linsey Wynton reports.

My child, my choice. A healthy motto?

Most parents believe they know what’s best for their children, but on education, parents and schools can come into conflict. What’s the best way forward, and how might you help? Journalist Georgina Wintersgill reports.

Closing the word gap

Wendy Nicholson MBE explains how Public Health England and the Department for Education are working to equip socially disadvantaged children with the speech, language and communication needs they require to fulfil their true potential.

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A postive note

Research is now exploring the link beween singing and better health more rigorously, says journalist Rima Evans. 

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Care in the community

CEO of Carers UK Helen Walker explains how you can help connect unpaid carers to the support they need this Carers Week.

Any questions?

Having access to, and understanding, quality health information is vital for life, yet too many adults are still missing out. Journalist Erin Dean asks, what’s going on?

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