Chickens’ genes could hold the answer to anxiety in humans

6 Jan 2016

According to a new study conducted by researchers at Linkoping University in Sweden, the genes of domesticated chickens, which show less anxiety than their wild counterparts (the red junglefowl), could shed light on why humans can suffer from anxiety.

Mental health care is public’s top NHS concern

4 Jan 2016

Mental health has become the area of NHS and social care the public want improved the most, with lengthy waiting times and a lack of understanding from GPs topping the list of changes needed, it has been revealed.

Learning disability census 2015 published

16 Dec 2015

According to the latest Learning Disability Census published by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC), just under half of inpatients with learning disabilities who were in specialist inpatient units on 30th September 2015 were also receiving inpatient care… Read more »

Santa Claus brings extra joy to boy with autism

7 Dec 2015

Every year, as millions of parents bring their children to take a picture with Santa Claus, many encounter a familiar, frustrating scenario: Their child refuses to sit on St. Nick’s lap, won’t look at the camera, or starts to cry.