Louis Theroux Investigates Depression, Anxiety And Psychosis In New Moms

The BBC has announced that award-winning filmmaker Louis Theroux will return to the UK to document the stories of women who have been diagnosed with a range of serious conditions – including depression, anxiety and psychosis – triggered by birth or the strains of motherhood. Louis will follow patients and their families in hospital and at home, exploring what lies behind their crises and discovering the immense challenge in caring for people at an incredibly vulnerable time in their lives.

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TV’s Doctor Christian Jessen Backs Vaping As New Study Points to Major Benefits

The impact of smoking on health is huge. Half of all lifelong smokers die early, they lose around 3 months of life expectancy for every year smoked after the age of 35 and it’s addictive, both physically and psychologically. Vaping is the new kid on the block when it comes to helping people quit and for many the jury might still be out, but Public Health England claims that vaping may be contributing to at least 20,000 smokers quitting every year. Does this mean that we should consider vaping as using a valuable healthtech/medical device?

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How An Insomnia Patient Turned Tech Entrepreneur Is Tackling Mental Health

Peter Hames is cofounder and CEO of Big Health, a healthtech company that creates digital programmes to help those with mental health conditions. Not wanting to enter into the potentially vicious cycle of taking medications to help him sleep, Peter, a psychologist by background, was inspired and motivated to start the company when he saw the market lacked any evidence-based, non-drug solutions for his insomnia.

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