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Mary Cronk obituary

13/02/2019 Mavis Kirkham 0

My friend and colleague Mary Cronk, who has died aged 86, was a midwife held in high regard by the mothers she cared for. Radical in her approach and compassionate in her practice, she inspired two generations of midwives.As an NHS community midwife, M…

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Husband dabbles in DIY dentistry | Brief letters

07/02/2019 Letters 0

Homemade teeth | Mountain hares | James Charles | Actors v writers | High streetsYour headline “Patients resort to DIY dentistry as NHS options disappear” (6 February) could have been written for my husband. A retired technology teacher, he relishes a …

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Learning to deal with mental health issues | Letters

07/01/2019 Letters 0

Readers respond to research suggesting that the link between social media use and depressive symptoms is stronger for girls than boysThe latest findings by University College London support our own research that found girls are significantly more likel…

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How to talk about sex with your children

29/12/2018 Anna Moore 0

It’s no easy task for parents, but there are ways to start this crucial conversation“If you had a question about sex, where would you go?” I ask my 12-year-old daughter, Orla. She doesn’t look up from her phone. “I’d ask online,” she deadpans. “then de…

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Valerie Eaton Griffith obituary

21/12/2018 Caroline Wijetunge 0

Founder of a voluntary scheme that established a path to recovery for stroke patientsValerie Eaton Griffith, who has died aged 95, pioneered a model for rehabilitation from stroke that has transformed the lives of thousands of people. Stroke can leave …