Worrying teenage trend for self-harming sparks sharp increase in calls to Childline

Worrying teenage trend for self-harming sparks sharp increase in calls to ChildLine Child hospital admissions caused by ‘intentional harm with a sharp object’ up 132 per cent in a decadeCharity blames growing family problems for spike in self-harming among the young | UPDATED: 13:30 GMT, 5 December 2012 Children are turning to self-harm as a result of deepening family problems, a leading charity said yesterday.

Using illegal drugs "is like eating junk food or gambling": Row as charity calls for a softer line on cannabis

Using illegal drugs 'is like eating junk food or gambling': Row as charity calls for a softer line on cannabis Taking cannabis classed as another 'risky' behaviour like a poor diet, finds the UK Drug Policy CommissionIndependent advisory body say growing cannabis for personal use should not be a criminal offence | UPDATED: 07:11 GMT, 15 October 2012 Taking drugs is just like eating junk food, a controversial report claims today.

He may not be very pretty to look at but does this bristly mouse hold the secret cure to baldness?

He may not be very pretty to look at but does this bristly mouse hold the secret cure to baldness AND grey hair | UPDATED: 18:10 GMT, 17 April 2012 As if the thought of curing baldness wasn't exciting enough, scientists say they may also have found a way of saying goodbye to grey.

Women over 40 told: "Don"t take IVF success for granted"

Women over 40 told: 'Don't take IVF success for granted' More choosing to delay motherhood until age of 45 'We should begin educating women more aggressively,' say researchers from Yale University | UPDATED: 20:48 GMT, 6 April 2012 Women in their 40s expect fertility treatment to rewind their ‘biological clock’, and are upset when they find out they can’t have babies, warns a top fertility specialist.

PIP breast implants rupture in up to 1,000 women but Gov insists "no need for removal"

Breast implants rupture in up to 1,000 women but Government still insists there is no need to remove them Health Secretary Andrew Lansley has given clinics until Friday to submit full data on the implants French health minister Xavier Bertrand has ordered a full investigation into the ‘truly contaminated’ implants Dozens of clinics have now come forward to admit that breast implants they gave to women have ruptured – but the Government still insists there is no need to remove them en masse. At least 50 clinics have reported burst, perished and broken implants made by French firm PIP to the medical watchdog since Friday. The total number of women whose implants have ruptured is not known, but even conservative estimates suggest it could be as high as 1,000

Rickets: No one told me children should take vitamin D pills – then my son got the disease

No one told me children should take vitamin D pills – then my son got rickets Four-year-old Toby Ault cried out in pain as his mother Kathryn gently lifted him up to tuck him into bed. ‘He said it was his legs and they were really hurting him again,’ says Kathryn, 27. ‘It was the third or fourth time in the space of a few weeks.