Tag Archives: illness

Mental illness affects a fifth of people living in war zones

LONDON (Reuters) – One in five people in war zones has depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday, with many suffering severe forms of these mental illnesses. FILE PHOTO: A woman sits on a bench overlooking Aleppo’s ancient citadel and the old city, Syria April 13, 2019.… Read More »

False allegations of fabricated illness ‘ripped family apart’

Campaigners are calling for an inquiry into concerns that families have been wrongly accused of inventing or causing illnesses in their children. Fabricated or Induced Illness (FII) is a rare form of abuse where parents exaggerate or cause their child’s medical condition. Families and charities claim there is a “wave of false allegations”. The Department… Read More »

Scary illness led to million-dollar idea

Christy Laurence spent years in a high-paying corporate job, until one day a life-changing moment turned her world upside down. While working in marketing and advertising in Sydney, the New Zealand born advertising executive increasingly began to feel creatively unfulfilled in her day job. She started sharing her illustrations on Instagram and getting involved in… Read More »