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‘Cancer Caring Coping’ is a new online resource created by cancer caregivers for cancer caregivers. It is based on research by Dr Olinda Santin from Queen’s University Belfast, who found that cancer caregivers have poorer health compared to caregivers of other chronic conditions. The project, led by Queen’s University Belfast…
More child sexual abuse imagery is being found on the internet than ever before, according to new research by a British charity which tracks such images online. The Internet Watch Foundation found 78,589 URLs featuring disturbing content last year, a 37% rise on the previous 12 months. Around a third…
A vast majority of the British public think time spent on social media is harming young people's wellbeing, a poll suggests. Four in five people support tighter regulation of the platforms to reduce perceived negative impact on issues like depression, anxiety, and lack of sleep. The figures, from polling commissioned…
Social care should take inspiration from apps like Uber to offer individualised services for people who need support, according to experts. The sector desperately needs a "creative disruption" that will encourage people to manage their care according to their own needs, the incoming President of the Association of Directors of…
Social media companies have been warned they must no longer be "passive hosts" in the fight to tackle surging levels of violence. Ministers told firms that the status quo "cannot continue" as they unveiled a blueprint for making Britain's streets safe following a spate of killings. Home Secretary Amber Rudd…
Twitter has updated the wording of its rules to make the reporting of hateful comments against disabled people easier following a campaign by a disability charity. Muscular Dystrophy UK had called for the social media site to change its abusive tweet reporting page, claiming the lack of a clear option…
More than 40% of online healthcare services, such as those that provide GP consultations and prescriptions through independent websites and apps, are not providing "safe" care, the health watchdog has warned. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) highlighted cases where independent providers were found to be prescribing high volumes of opioid-based…
Rihanna has accused Snapchat of "intentionally" shaming victims of domestic violence and making fun of them. The singer was responding to an advert on the social media platform that asked users to choose if they would rather "slap Rihanna or punch Chris Brown". Brown was convicted of assaulting Rihanna in…
By early 2019, clinicians across the North of Scotland will have access to an integrated digital view of a patient’s health and social care data through a new web-based portal provided by Orion Health. Jointly commissioned by four boards in the North of Scotland, the new health and social care…
A charity has urged Twitter to do more to help disabled users report hate speech against them on the site, claiming it remained too difficult to report disability-related abuse. Muscular Dystrophy UK said the lack of a clear option to label abusive tweets based on disability was preventing more reporting…
The Duchess of Cambridge has said she is committed to helping the "youngest and most vulnerable" in society as she launched a mental health website for teachers supporting pupils. Kate made her declaration when she visited a London infant school to give the green light to the online project being…
NICE says that online and mobile programme Deprexis could help adults with depression get faster access to care and it should be tested out in NHS services. Around 200 people in England could benefit from free access to this digital therapy after NICE recommended that it is trialled in specialist…
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