Study finds that the drugs do work - expert comment on anti-depressants from Professor Swaran Singh.
“Antidepressants ... have done more to alleviate human suffering than most other forms of medication (bar anaesthetics) and this study puts them in their rightful place as highly effective and extremely useful drugs.” Professor Swaran Singh, Head of Mental Health and Wellbeing at the University of Warwick Medical School, comments on a new large-scale study which has proven the effectiveness of anti-depressant medications.
Dr James Gill, GP and teaching fellow at Warwick Medical School says doctors must "use bravery to help protect their patients.” He comments on the new NICE guidelines for GPs on prescribing antibiotics for sore throats.
According to housing and homelessness charity Shelter 128,000 children will spend Christmas day homeless and in temporary accommodation. Profesor Abhinay Muthoo comments on the economic background to this situation.
Allow children and young people to play and learn without being constrained by narrow stereotypes - expert comment
Dr Maria do Mar Pereira, Associate Professor and Deputy Director of the Centre for the Study of Women and Gender at the University of Warwick, comments on children’s play and gender stereotyping in schools following the Church of England issuing new guidelines today.
Professor Sarah Stewart-Brown, an expert in public heath from the University of Warwick, comments on the removal of super-size snacks from NHS hospitals.