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When women got pills for hysteria and advice to keep vaginas clean

Sat, 10/20/2018 - 04:13
A Royal College of Nursing exhibition charts the strange, sometimes disturbing history of women's healthcare.
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Silent disco for Hertfordshire dementia care home residents

Sat, 10/20/2018 - 00:53
People living with dementia put on their dancing shoes and boogie to Ol' Blue Eyes.
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Flu vaccine delays for NI over-65s

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 15:25
Manufacturing constraints mean some jabs won't be available until late November, says chief medical officer.
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End of life care: How to talk to someone who is dying

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 15:12
People with terminal illnesses share their experiences of talking about death.
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Depressed? The places not to live if you need help

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 12:22
NHS talking therapy service is failing patients in one in seven areas of England, BBC analysis shows.
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Why is this African village letting mosquitoes in?

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 07:29
The genetically modified insects are part of a project which aims to tackle malaria in Africa.
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Doctors 'need to start early conversation with patients about dying'

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 02:39
They shouldn't shy away when patients want to talk about the end of their lives, a report says.
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Children with problems or problem children?

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 02:00
How do we know if children are misbehaving or mentally ill?
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What is BSE (aka mad cow disease)?

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 17:55
An explanation of the disease - after a case of BSE is confirmed at a farm in Aberdeenshire.
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Girl, 8, walks into school on new prosthetic leg

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 16:11
Friends of Amelia Eldred were ready with a group hug as she walked into school on her new leg.
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EpiPen shortage: Chemists told to quiz parents on children's need

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 15:28
The guidance from NHS England relates to devices for children who weigh less than 25kg (four stone).
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Wakefield's Pinderfields Hospital smokers shamed via loudspeaker

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 15:26
Hospital users are encouraged to activate the announcements when they see someone smoking on site.
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Cardiff support worker helps man, 67, get his life back

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 14:49
A project will see the NHS and Cardiff council working closely to keep people living independently.
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Michelle Heaton: Menopause is 'more than a hot flush’

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 14:44
Michelle Heaton went through early menopause aged 38 after a hysterectomy.
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'I regret promoting my botched butt lift'

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 12:23
Ex On The Beach's Natalee Harris tells Victoria Derbyshire it encouraged others to have the same procedure.
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'Facebook baby ads taunted me after stillborn'

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 10:32
Anna England Kerr was shown ads for cots, cribs and IVF, despite trying to turn them off.
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Baby box safety doubts raised by experts

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 01:23
They say the boxes are being promoted as a safe alternative to cots despite a lack of research.
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My cheating boyfriend gave me HIV - here's how I got justice

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 00:58
When Diane Reeve discovered that her partner was sleeping around she ended their relationship, but then she found out that he had given her HIV.
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Food allergies: What a severe reaction feels like

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 00:15
What having a severe nut allergy feels like and how navigating the daily risks affects your life.
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Length of ring and index fingers 'linked to sexuality'

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 19:29
Women whose left index and ring fingers are different lengths are more likely to be lesbians, a study suggests.
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