Mental Health Weekly News – September 19th 2014

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Mental Health

Progress has been made with the diagnosis of depression using a blood test in The Telegraph whilst fears have been raised on Sky News about the dangers of ‘thinspiration’ and eating disorders in men.

Obesity

Amidst fears that the costs of obesity will bankrupt the NHS, as reported in the Guardian, proposals to give tax breaks to companies tackling obesity were aired in The Times.

Technology

Alongside the launch of the iPhone 6, this week has also seen the use of the Checky App, which monitors exactly how many times a day a phone checked, shaming the user into checking it less. Read more about the app on the Huffington Post here.  It was also revealed this week in the Guardian that female gamers now outnumber male gamers.

Sleep

Dr Nerina Ramlakhan explains the reasons behind the ‘fast awake wide asleep’ phenomenon in the Huffington Post.

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