Transforming mental health provision in schools?
Therapists and educators criticise the government’s proposed changes to how mental health services are delivered.
Opinion: Why progressive cities let cyclists run red lights
Knee-jerk reactions are putting lives at risk. It’s time to reform cycling laws based on sound science and not tabloid headlines, argues Simon Oxenham.
Voices: My community doesn’t need a Somali word for autism
Autism cuts across all communities – understanding it is crucial. I am the Somali parent of an autistic child.
Medical research in Bristol violates international transparency guidelines
Research by TranspariMED and the Bristol Cable shows the university fails to meet requirements to publish medical trial data.
The News in Brief: Cuts, and consultations about cuts
The News in Brief section of this edition's paper was dedicated almost entirely to the upcoming cuts to council services, which are out to consultation. The latest round looks to shave a few million pounds from support services to people with physical or mental health issues, the public toilets and the closure of half of the city's libraries. In addition, more news from the National Health Service and Bristol's housing developments.
Warnings about new synthetic drugs deserve to be taken seriously
Governments have cried wolf about drugs in the past, but warnings about new synthetic drugs are justified.
Chronic fatigue syndrome, Bristol University, and controversial science
Certain treatments of chronic fatigue syndrome, or ME, have pitted patients against researchers, and scientists against scientists – amid furious clashes on the validity of landmark studies into the condition.
McDonald’s to battle Fishponds residents at planning inquiry tomorrow
Will McDonald’s win its two-and-a-half-year fight to build a new, 160-seater ‘drive-thru’ on Fishponds Road?
Children with ME need relevant science, not pressure to do more, more, more
An advocate and campaigner living with ME explains why she opposes Bristol University’s trials on children with the condition.
It’s time to talk about HIV
With rates of HIV rising again, the support and education provided by organisations like the Brigstowe Project is more important than ever.
The NHS is on its knees
Our health service is in crisis, but what’s causing it? With such a colossal organisation there is no single answer, just death by a thousand cuts...
Bristol’s growing gambling addiction: can anything be done?
Individuals seeking access to treatment for gambling addiction in the Bristol area have seen a steadily increasing rise over the last few years.