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Sunken chest syndrome: NHS U-turn call for ‘depressed’ patients

A woman who suffered years of mental health issues because of sunken chest syndrome has called on the NHS to make the corrective operation routine again. Kerry Van Der Merwe, 45, of Devon, was diagnosed with depression aged 16. Twelve surgeons are challenging NHS England after it stopped the routine surgery last year, claiming patients… Read More »

Medical News Today: Older adults who drink tea are less likely to be depressed

Previous research has suggested that there is a link between depression and tea drinking. Now, a new study is investigating this relationship further. Depression is common among older adults, with 7% of those over the age of 60 years reporting “major depressive disorder.” Accordingly, research is underway to identify possible causes, which include genetic predisposition,… Read More »