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'Mug's game': Inside the mind of a gambling addict

25 min 15 sec ago
Paul Grover lost hundreds of thousands of pounds; now he's at a rehab centre for gambling addicts.
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Call for more Irlen Syndrome specialists in schools

12 hours 14 min ago
Children who are unaware they have Irlen Syndrome are "being turned off education", it is claimed.
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Ulster Hospital discrimination case over food allergies

12 hours 14 min ago
Girls with "life-threatening" food allergies were exposed to food in an allergy clinic waiting room.
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Tougher measures for 999 staff attacks to be debated

12 hours 21 min ago
We need to stand by emergency workers who stand by us, says the MP whose law plan is debated later.
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Henna crowns: 'Hair' for cancer patient

16 hours 59 min ago
For cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, losing their hair can be an extremely difficult.
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Pollution linked to one in six deaths

17 hours 50 min ago
Pollution has been linked to nine million deaths each year worldwide, according to a report in The Lancet.
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Prosthetic arms made in Salford help Ugandan machete attack victim

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 17:56
Machete attack victim Ninsiima is given prosthetic arms made by Salford University students.
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'Handful of changes' make cancer

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 17:16
It takes between one and 10 mutations to turn a healthy cell cancerous.
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No applicants for GP job at locum-run Pembrokeshire surgery

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 16:38
Not a single person applied to work as a GP in the surgery which is currently staffed by locums.
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Lord Steel: We should decriminalise abortion

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 14:21
Former Liberal leader Lord Steel says the 1967 Abortion Act is "out of date"
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Health hero

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:35
The 12-year-old from the Black Country has been announced as one of BBC Radio 1's teen heroes.
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Novelty contact lenses 'can cause sight loss'

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 11:23
Eye experts warn of nasty infections and even sight loss if they are not used safely.
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'Steep rise' in self-harm among teenage girls

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 01:17
Researchers say it is likely the increase is real and not just down to better awareness from GPs.
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Hundreds of families block organ donation

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 01:08
Legally, consent lies with the deceased, but in practice, relatives' wishes are always respected.
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Families block organ donations from potential donors

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 01:06
Rachel wants to be an organ donor, but is concerned her family could override her wishes.
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Protein 'can stop viruses developing'

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 00:51
Researchers at the University of the West of Scotland had already established the same protein can suppress cancer.
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Sex life 'dead' after mesh implant

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 17:29
A couple married for 40 years say it's made it "impossible" for them to be intimate.
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Women 'deserve apology' over vaginal mesh implants

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 17:12
Hundreds of women say the vaginal implants left them in pain and unable to walk, work or have sex.
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Anna Raeburn: I had a backstreet abortion

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 16:05
Writer and broadcaster Anna Raeburn had an illegal abortion in 1965 when she was 21.
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Government rejects call for vaginal mesh implants ban

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 14:27
A group of women who say the implants wrecked their lives had called for a public inquiry and a ban.
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