Depression: Self-help books DO relieve the condition – and prevent it from returning even a year later

Self-help books DO relieve depression – and prevent it from returning Patients offered books had significantly lower levels of depression four months and a year laterSelf-help books based on the principles of 'talking therapy' cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) Books helped motivate people and encourage positive life changes, say Scottish researchers By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 16:44 GMT, 28 January 2013 | UPDATED: 16:51 GMT, 28 January 2013 Prescribing self-help books on the NHS is an effective treatment for depression Reading a self-help book really can alleviate depression, new research suggests.

The heartache of losing my baby was made more painful by the NHS"s callous indifference

The heartache of losing my baby was made more painful by the NHS's callous indifferenceHelen Carroll hoped for a daughter but came into complicationsShe was told she had lost her baby during a scanWas then left waiting for an operation which never took place | UPDATED: 07:50 GMT, 19 December 2012 Enlarge Nurses were unable to find a heartbeat when Helen Carroll attended went for a scan following complications during her pregnancy From the second those two blue lines appeared on the pregnancy test stick, I’d looked forward to breathing in my baby’s scent and nuzzling its soft, downy cheeks.

Jo Powell: Pregnant woman refused cancer treatment to save unborn baby miraculously recovers

'I feel like we've won the lottery': Pregnant woman who refused cancer treatment to save unborn baby makes miraculous recovery Jo Powell, 41, discovered lump in her breast days after finding out she was pregnant with first child | UPDATED: 22:05 GMT, 28 August 2012 Miracle babes: Jo Powell risked her own life by refusing treatment for breast cancer during her pregnancy with son Jake It is a decision no expectant mother should have to face.

Pregnant woman refused cancer treatment to save unborn baby miraculously recovers

'I feel like we've won the lottery': Pregnant woman who refused cancer treatment to save unborn baby makes miraculous recovery Jo Powell, 41, discovered lump in her breast days after finding out she was pregnant with first child | UPDATED: 21:09 GMT, 28 August 2012 Miracle babes: Jo Powell risked her own life by refusing treatment for breast cancer during her pregnancy with son Jake It is a decision no expectant mother should have to face.

Making love, a whiff of perfume or skipping your daily coffee: The surprising triggers of headaches…and how to cure them

Making love, a whiff of perfume or skipping your daily coffee: The surprising triggers of headaches…and how to cure them | UPDATED: 22:05 GMT, 13 August 2012 Headaches are hell — and they come in many forms.

Six Weeks To OMG: Fears that teenagers could be risk from eating disorders

Could the OMG diet craze put young girls in danger Fears teenagers could be at risk from eating disordersSelf-published book has knocked the Dukan Diet from the top of the bestseller listCritics warn the word-of-mouth hit cynically targets impressionable teenagers | UPDATED: 07:04 GMT, 2 July 2012 It is the latest diet fad, urging weight watchers to soak in ice-cold baths, give up fruit and gulp down black coffee before exercise.

Just what IS going on in your dog"s head? MRI brain scans offer hope we might soon know what our pets really think of us

Just what IS going on in your dog's head First MRI brain scans let us know what our pets really think of us Two dogs trained to walk into MRI scanner and hold stillBrain's reward centre light ups when signals show they will get a treatShows dogs pay close attention to human signals and languageFurther study will investigate just how much they really understand | UPDATED: 12:22 GMT, 7 May 2012 The dreams of dog-lovers have come true – and a new scan will let them know how their pets REALLY feel about them.