Scrubbing Up

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An unhappy young man
The forthcoming new edition of an American psychiatric manual will increase the number of people in the general population diagnosed with a mental illness, says Prof Peter Kinderman, when all they are really experiencing are just normal human emotions.

There is no shortage of advice about what is best for your unborn child - but this can be misleading.

Child health experts say cheaper supplements and fortifying more foods should be considered.

Too much focus on "tick-box" culture
More awareness of Type 1 diabetes needed
Too much focus is on hi-tech radiotherapy?
'We need a blood test to warn people'
Important for patients - and the NHS
Asbestos could still be a danger

Scrubbing Up: Provocative thoughts from experts in the worlds of health and medicine.
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Attempting to bring too many negative states into the normality of life is precluding access to help for those people who really need it.

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