Stephanie East

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Six months trapped in a secure mental health unit – how the system failed one autistic 15-year-old | Frances Ryan

Matthew Garnett was sent to a secure unit for six weeks. He stayed there for half a year as mental health services struggled to cope<p>“Matthew’s bed at home’s been empty for six months,” Isabelle Garnett says from the family house in south London as she tells me about her son. “I can’t walk by his …

iChip: The Future of Antibiotic Discovery

Two weeks ago, a team led by scientists from Northeastern University published a study describing a new class of antibiotics called teixobactin, which they found in the soil of a field in Maine. The Internet subsequently lit up with both excitement and criticism (mostly excitement, though). It’s …

Stop and search: Police code of conduct launched

<b>All 43 police forces in England and Wales have agreed to adopt a new government code of conduct on the use of their powers to stop and search members of the public.</b><p>Home Secretary Theresa May had said the technique was being misused so often that it was damaging relations between the public and …

About 1,400 Rotherham children 'sexually exploited over 16-year period'

About 1,400 children were sexually exploited in Rotherham over a 16-year period, according to a report that concluded "it is hard to describe the appalling nature of the abuse that child victims suffered".<p>The uncompromising report on events in the South Yorkshire town between 1997 and 2013 said in …

Rotherham: many victims referred to in report are now missing from system

Several of the victims referred to in Professor Alexis Jay's uncompromising report have since gone missing from the system – their fate is unknown.<p>Child E, who had been abused at the hands of her family and had mental health problems, went into care when she was 12.<p>A naive child who was desperate …

Angry, scared and hungry: Inside the Ebola 'quarantine zone'

A red rope guarded by police marks the "quarantine line" around the West Point slum in the Liberian capital, Monrovia.<p>Beyond it, more than 70,000 people are trapped -- angry, scared and increasingly hungry -- as authorities seek to halt the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.<p>As soon as a CNN team …

Self-harm by mental health patients in NHS has risen by 56%, figures show

Growing numbers of people being treated in mental health units are harming themselves and trying to take their own lives, new NHS figures suggest.<p>The number of such incidents at 29 of England's 52 NHS mental health trusts rose from 14,815 in 2010 to 23,053 last year, an increase of 56% over four …

British hospital performs world's first revived liver transplant

Surgeons at Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital are the first in the world to use a new technique to revive a liver and successfully transplant it<p>A British hospital has become the first in the world to use a groundbreaking technique to successfully revive a liver for transplant.<p>Surgeons at …

How the NHS can deal with soaring drugs prices

Last week the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (Nice) ruled that offering abiraterone, demonstrated to extend life by up to four months in advanced prostate cancer, was not cost effective as a treatment when given before chemotherapy. Described as a “kick in the teeth” by Prostate Cancer …

UK sex abuse report prompts outrage, reflection

ROTHERHAM, England (AP) — Rotherham is a working-class town that is remarkable in its ordinariness — a collection of charmless discount stores, …

NHS England push to rein in cancer drug prices

<b>The government is set to threaten to stop buying some expensive cancer drugs if manufacturers do not cut their prices, Newsnight has learned.</b><p>The Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF), set up in 2010, allowed patients in England to access drugs that would be deemed too expensive if subjected to the same …

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Giant wasps' nest found growing on single bed in spare bedroom

A man who went into a rarely used spare room in his mother's home was shocked to discover that 5,000 wasps had made a giant nest in the bed.<p>The nest, 3ft wide x 1.5ft deep, was still expanding and the insects had chewed through the mattress and pillows to build it.<p>When pest controller John Birkett …