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Missing special needs support 'a national scandal'

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 14:02
Ofsted chief paints a "disturbing" picture of children left without help for their special needs.
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Most adults living unhealthy lifestyles

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 11:02
A survey in England suggests nearly 9 in 10 have at least one unhealthy trait such as smoking or drinking.
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Welsh scientists hunt down the latest flu strains

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 08:30
The work will help identify the latest types of flu and ensure new vaccines can fight off the virus.
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Cannabis firm confirms investment talks with Marlboro maker

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 03:32
The talks about a potential investment come after Canada legalised recreational cannabis this year.
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Not enough evidence for energy drink ban

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 00:30
Experts advising government say there is not enough evidence to warrant a ban on sale to children.
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'I didn't know teeth whitening was illegal'

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 00:29
A woman told she was breaking the law by doing teeth whitening says she is angry she now has a criminal conviction.
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Surrogate mothers: 'I gave birth but it’s not my baby'

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 00:26
Canada has become a hot destination for parents-to-be looking for 'altruistic surrogates' - women who give birth to babies they are not genetically related to and only charge expenses.
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Transgender services GP fined £12,000 over registration failure

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 12:58
GP Helen Webberley continued to treat transgender patients online after being told to stop.
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When silk pyjamas are not a luxury on the NHS

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 12:16
Patients tell us their concerns about the possible loss of their "low-priority" NHS prescriptions.
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Mental health checks for new fathers

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 10:58
Partners of new and expectant mothers will be offered support with postnatal depression by NHS England.
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Family threaten to kill daughter for having a baby

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 09:01
'Naveed' is a Pakistani Muslim girl living in the UK. She told the BBC about her experience of abuse.
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Sacked man claims discrimination against his 'ethical veganism'

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 05:04
Jordi Casamitjana wants to have ethical veganism recognised as a philosophical belief, in a landmark legal action.
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Babies' cold recovery 'all in the nose'

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 01:59
Bacteria in the nose could be the answer to battling the common cold, research suggests.
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'The NHS turned its back on mum - and it cost us £250,000'

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 01:57
How a family spent thousands of pounds on care after being let down by the system.
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Why the world is becoming more allergic to food

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 00:54
Food allergy rates among children are on the rise, and Western lifestyles may be to blame.
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The shop where it's OK to be different

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 00:49
Two brothers on the autistic spectrum were looking for work when one had the idea of opening a comic shop. It turned out to be an inspired choice.
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'The NHS paid for my new French hip'

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 00:36
Colin McIntyre went to France to avoid waiting for his new hip and to his surprise the NHS paid him back.
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The people living on the NHS waiting list

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 00:31
Behind each statistic on NHS lists is a person living with the pain and anxiety of waiting.
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Sir Alex Ferguson: Probe after medical records reportedly accessed

Sun, 12/02/2018 - 17:08
Salford Royal Hospital says a "number of staff" are being investigated over "an information breach".
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Namibia's success in the fight against HIV

Sat, 12/01/2018 - 02:15
Namibia's data-driven approach to HIV has helped it become successful in tackling its spread.
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