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The Z Files with Benjamin Zephaniah article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

The Z Files with Benjamin Zephaniah

Writer, poet and Peaky Blinders actor Benjamin Zephaniah has died. Back in 2009 and to celebrate Black History Month, we joined forces with him to put together this collection on notable black people in the fields of science, technology and engineering.

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5 mins
On the loss of a baby article icon

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On the loss of a baby

The loss of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death is often an unexpected and sudden event, and the ensuing grief is one of the most profound and devastating events that people can endure.

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5 mins
Candles and campfires: creativity and the menopause transition article icon

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Candles and campfires: creativity and the menopause transition

Menopause marks the end of menstruation but is often better thought of as a process rather than a one-off event. As someone who has experienced menopause, Catherine Pestano shares her insight about tuning into creativity to mark World Menopause Day.

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5 mins
Is being a student good for your mental health? article icon

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Is being a student good for your mental health?

Why do students suffer from higher levels of depression and anxiety when compared to those who are not at university? Dr Jonathan Leach investigates...

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10 mins
‘Life’s good – it’s the disease that’s the problem’: supporting someone living with a terminal diagnosis article icon

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‘Life’s good – it’s the disease that’s the problem’: supporting someone living with a terminal diagnosis

What is it like supporting someone who knows they have a life-limiting diagnosis? You might think it is depressing or incredibly difficult. While it can be hard, there is still scope for joy and love. In this article, Hazel Carter shares her experience of what it was like after her husband, Alan, was diagnosed with motor neurone disease (MND).

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5 mins
Early widowhood: navigating a way through grief article icon

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Early widowhood: navigating a way through grief

You or someone else you know may be experiencing grief as a widow or widower and finding a way to cope through loss. In this article, Hazel Carter, who cared for her husband through motor neurone disease to the end of his life, describes her experience of grief and becoming a widow and about her thought-provoking insight into her journey from ...

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5 mins
Women have heart attacks too - but why do they often go misdiagnosed? article icon

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Women have heart attacks too - but why do they often go misdiagnosed?

Women are no less likely to die from a heart attack than men - and some groups of women may be more likely to suffer an attack. But more men receive treatment for the condition. Patricia Davidson suggests why this might be - and how it should change.

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5 mins
Ambiguous loss: what it is and why is it important? article icon

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Ambiguous loss: what it is and why is it important?

Maybe you’ve felt a profound sadness and hope about something at the same time, but unsure if that is grief. Explore this further with Neil Thompson’s examples about ambiguous loss and what it means.

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5 mins
What Commercial Pilots can learn from Sports Psychology article icon

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What Commercial Pilots can learn from Sports Psychology

As with some sporting disciplines, aviation requires a similar set of skills. This article looks at these psychological attributes that helps with performance in more depth.

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5 mins
Can we get to a world without suicide? article icon

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Can we get to a world without suicide?

After his son’s suicide aged 18, Steve Mallen sees the world differently. Along with a growing number of mental health experts, he wants to reduce the rate of suicide across the world, and is aiming for zero. Simon Usborne finds out more.

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15 mins
Why is it so difficult for Muslim women to play sport? article icon

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Why is it so difficult for Muslim women to play sport?

How are Muslim women represented by the media and what implications does this have on their participation in sport? Rukhsana Malik draws on her own experiences in this article.

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20 mins
Eco-anxiety and how to cope with the Climate and Ecological Crisis article icon

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Eco-anxiety and how to cope with the Climate and Ecological Crisis

Learning about the climate and ecological crisis can be very disturbing and overwhelming. We may feel a variety of different emotions often grouped under the umbrella label of eco-anxiety. But what is eco-anxiety and how can we learn to live with the reality of the crisis without falling apart?

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5 mins