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Antipsychotic drugs concern: The number of children being prescribed antipsychotic drugs has doubled in a decade. A Channel 4 News investigation found that in 2010, 14,999 under-18s were prescribed antipsychotics compared with 7,649 in 2001. Mental health expert Professor Tim Kendall said: "As far as I am aware, there is no evidence that there has been a doubling in the rate of psychosis, so if there is a doubling in the rate of children being given antipsychotics, that is a worry." (Daily Mail)
Degrees of worth: Students will soon be able to judge which universities offer the best value for money as both the Office for National Statistics and Which? begin to collect data on graduate employment and salaries. "The labour force survey gives details of salaries and employment over time, which students can make judgements on," a government source said. (Telegraph)
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The week on Talk
Quote of the week
entropygirl poses an interesting question: "Do they count as stretchmarks if there is more mark than stomach? I think I may have un-stretched marks."
Blog of the week
Reopening the Case: This blogger pushed her viola case under the bed in the early '90s and forgot all about it. Now she's reopened the case and the viola's back for good. Tune in to her musical journey as she learns how to play an instrument all over again.
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