A legacy of scepticism

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Published online 30 May 2011 | Nature | doi:10.1038/news.2011.322

A legacy of scepticism

Edzard Ernst, the world's first professor of alternative medicine, is stepping down.

Daniel Cressey

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In 1993, Edzard Ernst became the first person to hold a chair in complementary medicine. As he prepares for his retirement as head of the Complementary Medicine unit at the Peninsula College of Medicine & Dentistry, part of the unive...

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Life expectancy of severely mentally ill dramatically reduced

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Life expectancy of severely mentally ill dramatically reduced due to poor physical health

March 21st, 2011 in Medicine & Health / Psychology & Psychiatry

Physical ill-health is rife among the severely mentally ill in Britain, according to new research published today by the University of East Anglia (UEA).

In a study of almost 800 patients with severe mental illness such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder...

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Mental health nurses 'set bad example to patients'

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21 March 2011 Last updated at 04:16 GMT

Mental health nurses 'set bad example to patients'

Nearly 40,000 people in the South West suffer from dementia

Poor physical health is rife among people with severe mental illness in the UK, a study shows.

The study leader said mental health nurses might be partly to blame for setting a bad example.

High levels of obesity...

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Debt is being blamed for the growing number of people suffering from mental illness

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25 January 2011

Debt is being blamed for the growing number of people suffering from mental illness in the South West.

The Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) said redundancy, mortgage or rent arrears, credit card debt and other money worries were making people desperate.

One in six calls being received by the mental health charity Mind in Plymouth is now related to financial stress.

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M.P. Delivers keynote speech at Cornwall conference

Posted by (Service User Network) Sun Cornwall & Plymouth on September 11, 2009 at 7:34 PM Comments comments (0)

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MP delivers keynote speech as Internation Mental Health Conference comes to Cornwall Psychiatric practitioners from as far away as Palestine came to Cornwall this week for a special conference on the ‘whole life’ approach to mental health.

 

North Cornwall’s MP, Dan Rogerson, has been championing mental health services across Cornwall since his election in 2005. He gave the keynote speech a...

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