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Disabled sex: "Escorts should be a choice, not the only option"

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 00:00
Disabled blogger Alex Squires says he's paid for sex in the past, but would rather have a partner.
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Brexit: Warning over cancer treatment supplies after no deal

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 19:28
In a letter to the prime minister, senior doctors express concerns over the supply of radioisotopes.
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Listeria outbreak: Toll rises to six as Sussex patient dies

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 13:26
The individual who died was one of nine previously confirmed cases linked to Good Food Chain products.
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Birth rate in England and Wales hits record low

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 12:41
The total number of babies born in 2018 - 657,076 - was down nearly 10% on 2012.
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Japan's first severely disabled lawmakers join parliament

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 08:06
The election of the two politicians is seen as major step for representation and visibility.
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How can universities get men to talk about mental health?

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 05:17
Birkbeck's campaign has seen a growing number of men access counselling. Could it be a blueprint for others?
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Kidney condition detected in minutes by app

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 02:35
Staff who have used the technology for acute kidney injury describe it as a "potential lifesaver".
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CBD oil: Have the benefits been overstated?

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 01:14
It's suddenly in everything from coffee to lip balm but does it work?
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The 'dual stigma' of alcohol-related brain damage

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 14:37
The condition is poorly understood, under-diagnosed and too often unrecognised, a report says.
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Surgeon warns of 'life-changing' water park and diving dangers

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 12:35
A moment of madness on holiday can result in major injuries and paralysis, spine expert warns.
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Home births at risk as midwife service collapses

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 03:35
One to One had contracts to provide care in the north-west of England and Essex.
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Parkinson's: 'Playing piano helps me cope with my disease'

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 02:09
Derick Davies has written a song about his experiences to inspire others with the disease.
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Dementia Dogs project under threat as funding runs out

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 01:18
A scheme that pairs specially-trained dogs with dementia patients needs new funding to continue.
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Mental health: The skateboarding club helping students' well-being

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 00:20
Some students in Sheffield are using a skateboarding society to improve their mental health conditions.
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How I save babies' lives using GPS trackers

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 00:06
In rural Kenya, nomadic women can now get the maternal care they need - thanks to GPS.
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Derby junior doctors win Court of Appeal break-time test case

Tue, 07/30/2019 - 19:18
Derby Hospitals' method of calculating breaks was "irrational" and a breach of contract.
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England failing to tackle alcohol 'epidemic', say researchers

Tue, 07/30/2019 - 13:58
People with alcohol problems in England are less than half as likely to receive the right help as those in Scotland and Wales, research suggests.
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Breast cancer screening review announced as demand grows

Tue, 07/30/2019 - 13:03
The Scottish government says the review will address how the programme meets growing demand.
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How this alcohol care team is saving lives in Liverpool

Tue, 07/30/2019 - 12:16
How the lives of patients like Patricia are being saved by the alcohol care team at Royal Liverpool Hospital.
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Twinlakes water park visitors' illness outbreak probed

Tue, 07/30/2019 - 09:05
Dozens of children and some adults started "projectile vomiting" after visiting Twinlakes.
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