The health impact of separating migrant children from parents

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe sound of migrant children separated from parents Paediatric and child trauma experts are sounding the alarm that separating migrant children from their parents at the US border can cause serious physical and psychological damage. As more stories emerge about children being separated from their parents at […]

Disability Applications Plunge as the Economy Strengthens

The number of Americans seeking Social Security disability benefits is plunging, a startling reversal of a decades-old trend that threatened the program’s solvency. It is the latest evidence of a stronger economy pulling people back into the job market or preventing workers from being sidelined in the first place. The drop is so significant that […]

Cannabis: What are the risks of recreational use?

Image copyright Getty Images The government has said there will be a review into the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes but has rejected suggestions by former Foreign Secretary Lord Hague that its recreational use could be legalised. Home Secretary Sajid Javid said there was strong scientific evidence he drug could “harm people’s mental and […]

NHS 70: How have hospitals changed for children?

Image caption Ziggi Thompson is being treated for leukaemia Ward 84 at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital looks after young patients with cancer and leukaemia. It’s home from home for four-year-old Ziggi Thompson. She has leukaemia and is having intensive chemotherapy. Like most of the children here, she has lost her hair and is wheeling […]

Legalising cannabis: What you need to know

Image copyright Lewis Whyld/PA. Image caption Cannabis is a class B drug and therefore illegal in the UK Lord Hague has reignited the debate on the law on cannabis, suggesting the Conservatives should consider legalising its recreational use. The Home Office has issued a rebuttal to Lord Hague’s argument, but the discussion continues. What is […]

Carl Hall Is the King of Spin

Yvonne Gerald, a vice president of marketing for Meredith Consumer Revenue Group, sets an iPhone alarm for 11:45 a.m., then two more at 11:57 and 11:59, to secure her Sunday 10 a.m. bike at noon on Saturday, when enrollment opens. It may sound crazy. But so is the hectic pace of city life. “Part of […]