Children as young as SEVEN are being admitted to hospital with alcohol addiction

Children as young as SEVEN are being admitted to hospital with alcohol addiction 380 children aged 10 or under treated for intoxication over four year period Figures are likely to be higher as 67 NHS trusts did not supply informationOne seven-year-old boy treated was deemed to be 'addicted' to alcoholAffected children often come from homes where alcohol already a problem .

Teacher Wendy Killian donates a kidney to the eight-year-old pupil she calls her "sunshine girl"

A lesson in humanity: Teacher donates a kidney to the eight-year-old pupil she calls her 'sunshine girl'Wendy Killian is a teacher at Mansfield Christian School, Ohio She has vowed to donate one of her organs to eight year old NicoleIt comes after her own son was saved by a blood platelet donor She said she is 'nobody special' just a 'wife, a mummy and a teacher' By Amanda Williams PUBLISHED: 10:43 GMT, 14 March 2013 | UPDATED: 18:35 GMT, 14 March 2013 When teacher Wendy Killian's young son was in desperate need of a platelet donation, a donor stepped in to save his life.

New mums "are five times more at risk of OCD because they fear harming their child"

New mums 'are five times more at risk of OCD because they fear harming their child'More than one in 10 of those who have recently given birth have symptomsThey include fears of injuring baby, germs, and obsessing over mistakesAffects around three per cent of adults – sufferers include David Beckham By Nick Mcdermott PUBLISHED: 01:25 GMT, 5 March 2013 | UPDATED: 07:52 GMT, 5 March 2013 New mothers are up to five times more likely to have the condition than other women (posed by model) Worries about the responsibilities of motherhood are making women more prone to obsessive compulsive disorder.

Five disorders from depression to autism share a genetic link, which could pave way for new treatments

Five disorders from depression to autism share a genetic link, which could pave the way for new treatments Autism, ADHD, bipolar disorder, depression and schizophrenia overlap at a genetic level Two gene markers common to all of the disorders govern the balance of calcium in brain cellsNew understanding could help develop treatments By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 13:46 GMT, 28 February 2013 | UPDATED: 15:52 GMT, 28 February 2013 The five most common mental health and developmental disorders share a common genetic root, a study has found.

ADHD and learning disabilities: Are high-fat diets to blame?

Are high-fat diets to blame for ADHD and learning disabilities Effect is so profound that eating lots of fatty food for even a WEEK can cause behavioural changes Thought that too much fat may alter how the body metabolises dopamine, a chemical responsible for mood By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 17:52 GMT, 26 February 2013 | UPDATED: 18:15 GMT, 26 February 2013 A high-fat diet may be linked to the hyperactivity disorder ADHD and learning disabilities, new research suggests.

Girls are pressured to be thin by friends rather than TV and magazines

Girls are pressured to be thin by FRIENDS rather than TV and magazines Study compared pressure from peers, TV and social media on how dissatisfied girls felt about their bodiesFound only disapproving friends had a long-term effect on their self-esteem By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 14:15 GMT, 31 January 2013 | UPDATED: 14:17 GMT, 31 January 2013 Friends have a greater influence on girls' body image than looking at thin models on TV and in magazines, a new study has found.

Frightening words of 4st anorexic Valeria Levitin who gets FAN MAIL because she"s so thin

'I'm not going to teach young girls how to die': Frightening words of 4st anorexic who gets FAN MAIL because she's so thin Valeria Levitin, 39, developed the eating disorder as a teenager after years of her mother weighing her as a childTaunted at school about her weight and told she was 'too fat' to be a modelSays she is horrified by the letters she receives from girls wanting weight loss tips – and that her emaciated figure should be a severe warning about the dangers of extreme dietingDescribes being anorexic as ‘lonely, unattractive and repulsive for the people around me’ | UPDATED: 11:45 GMT, 19 December 2012 This is the desperately sad story of the thinnest woman in the world who weighs just four stone after years of extreme dieting.

The mind controlled robot arm that lets the paralysed write and eat

'One small nibble for a woman': The mind controlled robotic arm that could give the paralysed a new lease of life Robotic limb hailed as a 'remarkable step forward'Has allowed patients paralysed from the neck down to feed themselves and even high five doctors Uses electrodes implanted in the brain to 'drive' a robotic arm | UPDATED: 11:14 GMT, 17 December 2012 A 52 year old woman paralysed from the neck down has been able to feed herself and even high five doctors using a groundbreaking new robotic arm controlled by electrodes implanted in her brain.

Rare pregnancy disorder Pemphigoid gestationis leaves woman covered in agonising blisters

The mother ALLERGIC to her own baby: Pregnancy left woman, 24, covered in agonising blisters after developing rare disorder Zuleika developed a burning, itchy rash when she was 20 weeks pregnantShe was wrongly diagnosed with scabies and prescribed an insecticideIt wasn't until she gave birth that a locum doctor realised she had an auto-immune pregnancy disorder | UPDATED: 17:09 GMT, 13 December 2012 A young mother-to-be who developed agonising blisters all over her body was shocked to discover she had a rare allergy to her own baby.

All school children in Britain should be tested for mental health illnesses, say experts

All school children in Britain should be tested for mental health illnesses, say experts Screening all 11-year-olds could reveal those at greater risk of conditions such as depression, claim researchersThis could help health authorities treat youngsters early and stop them descending into more hard to treat conditions However, other experts warn that labeling people as 'vulnerable' at such a young age could do more harm than good | UPDATED: 11:08 GMT, 29 November 2012 All school children should be screened for risk of mental illnesses such as depression, say leading mental health experts.