Loneliness: all by myself

Loneliness doesn’t simply hit at Christmas, or solely afflict a certain age group. In fact it’s been called an epidemic that affects all ages, all year round, reports journalist Phil Harris.

Preventing teenage pregnancy through home-based sexual healthcare: a qualitative study of practitioners’ experiences

Catriona Jones and her colleagues use practitioners’ perspectives to evaluate a sexual health service designed to prevent second unplanned teenage pregnancy.

Peanut allergies cracked?

Researchers in Australia have made a discovery that raises hopes for the treatment of peanut allergy – a potentially lethal threat to many. We delve deeper with lead researcher, Professor Mimi Tang.

Period poverty: tackling the taboo

Being unable to afford the basic necessity of sanitary protection is a reality for many women and girls in the UK. There’s also a compounding stigma around menstruation. Journalist Juliette Astrup investigates.

The big health divide

There are still clear gaps in life expectancy and health depending on where you live, reports journalist Anna Scott. What’s going on?

Time to digest

Digestive disorders are more of an issue than we like to admit, and can also be confusing. So how can you help families tell IBD from IBS, and when’s the right time to see a GP? Journalist John Windell reports.

Personal resilience

Professor Ivan Robertson explains the importance of resilience for health, work and sustaining performance under pressure.

Healthy living made easy

Your at-a-glance guide to helping everyone have a healthier 2018 and beyond.

The big vision: interview with John Bird

Co-founder of The Big Issue empire John Bird talks about the way to lift people out of poverty, fighting social injustice and his plans to make it all happen.

2018 – the year of the NHS

Unite’s head of health Sarah Carpenter looks back at the key issues and campaigns of 2017, and ahead to a looming milestone in 2018.

CPHVA Executive: touching base

Welcome to the first of new, regular updates from the CPHVA Executive.

Social (learning) skills

All our health is a framework of evidence, published in December, by Public Health England (PHE).

Awards: Scotland's nurses

A total of 20 community nurses have been awarded the title of Queen’s Nurse by the Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland.

Awards: Elizabeth Anionwu

CPHVA honorary vice president Professor Dame Elizabeth Anionwu was made a Fellow of the Queen’s Nursing Institute at their awards ceremony on 30 October.

The end of smacking?

As a campaign to help parents who don’t want to smack gets underway in Wales, and Scotland moves closer to making it illegal for parents to hit a child, journalist Juliette Astrup looks at changing attitudes to ‘physical discipline’ for children.

Smartphone use linked to teenage sleeplessness

Teenagers now sleep fewer hours than older generations, possibly because of time spent on smartphones and tablets, says a new study, led by Jean Twenge, professor of psychology at San Diego State University, and published in Sleep Medicine.

Children raised by same-sex parents do as well as their peers

A study has shown that children raised in same-sex parented families do as well as children raised by heterosexual couple parents.

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