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The nurses tackling mental illness in police custody

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 22:45
About third of those arrested in England have mental health issues. The BBC met the nurses who help them.
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Cannabis: What are the risks of recreational use?

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 16:53
The government has dismissed calls to legalise cannabis for recreational use. What are the drug's risks?
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Medicinal cannabis use to be reviewed by government

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 14:36
But Home Secretary Sajid Javid says the ban on recreational use of the drug will continue.
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Legalising cannabis: What you need to know

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 10:51
The debate on legalising cannabis has been reignited by the case of a 12-year-old boy with epilepsy.
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Cannabis war 'comprehensively lost', says William Hague

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 10:03
The former Conservative leader urges his party to consider legalising recreational use of the drug.
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NHS 70: How have hospitals changed for children?

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 10:02
It's 70 years since the start of the NHS. How have hospitals changed for child patients since 1948?
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Cannabis debate: I appealed to the prime minister

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 08:32
Hannah Deacon, whose son suffers from epilepsy, says she was given a pledge by Theresa May
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Couple's anger after 'stillborn' son died in their arms

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 01:22
Ellie and Chris James's newborn son died in their arms - minutes after being told he was dead.
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Conjoined twins' joy at watching news report of birth

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 01:12
Anna and Barbara Rozycki made headlines around the world following their birth in 1970.
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Wales 'behind' in technology to detect prostate cancer

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 01:05
The mpMRI scan is currently available in just three out of seven Welsh health boards.
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Emotional eating 'learned by children not inherited'

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 00:57
Genes are significant in most eating behaviours but not emotional under- or overeating, say experts.
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Cannabis oil row: Billy Caldwell discharged from hospital

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 17:37
The 12-year-old is treated in hospital for his severe epilepsy with the oil, which is illegal in the UK.
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Theresa May is asked where NHS cash will come from

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 14:24
Theresa May is asked how the government will fund a £20bn cash increase for the NHS.
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Review needed on medicinal cannabis cases, says May

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 14:10
Theresa May calls for a review into how cases involving the medical use of cannabis are handled.
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How does gaming affect your brain?

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 14:02
Hamish loves playing the game Fortnite. Does his brain show signs of addiction?
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Politicians unite to demand dignity for terminally ill

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 06:48
Politicians describe the current system as "cruel and lacking in dignity and compassion".
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HPV vaccine cuts cancer-causing infection

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 01:54
The vaccine has brought about an 86% reduction in cancer-causing infection, a study has found.
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Hundreds of breast cancer patients 'denied reconstruction'

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 01:53
One in five NHS bodies is limiting access to corrective surgery, a breast cancer charity report says.
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Veganism: Why is it on the up?

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 01:25
More and more people are buying plant-powered products. What’s behind the rise?
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'Why UK Asians need to talk more about suicide'

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 01:24
Rates of attempted suicide among South Asian women are two-and-a-half times more than white women.
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