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The media is failing to give mental health the attention it needs, according to the results of a survey released by mental health charity Mind

The mental health charity Mind has today reiterated its concerns about the Work Capability Assessment (WCA) as Professor Malcolm Harrington publishes his second annual review of whether the test is a fair and effective way to determine whether people are fit to work

People in the earliest stages of Alzheimer's disease may be more likely to have a lower body mass index according to a study published in Neurology


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People with dementia and other older people are being put at risk and having their human rights breached by poor quality care a new report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) claims


A new study of cancer survival figures by leading cancer charity Macmillan Cancer Support has found that people now live nearly six times longer after their cancer diagnosis than was the case 40 years ago – median survival time has increased from one year to six years


People with urgent mental health issues struggle to access the emergency treatment they need, according to a new independent inquiry Listening to experience released by charity Mind today


A new report commissioned by the NHS Confederation's Mental Health Network shows that despite enthusiasm for the policy, the first tariff in mental health faces significant challenges


More than three quarters of people with dementia who receive social care support at home are not using direct payments or other personal budgets


The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has released a second draft of the new assessment for the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) which will replace Disability Living Allowance (DLA) from 2013


Six out of ten people with dementia in England go undiagnosed. This means almost 400,000 people could be going without the vital support the NHS and social care services can offer


The NHS Confederation, Local Government Association (LGA) and Age UK have announced details of their joint commission on improving dignity in care for older patients in hospitals and care homes

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