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Panorama: Can violent men ever change?

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 00:45
BBC Panorama has been allowed inside the controversial courses trying to change abusive men.
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Boots investigated over great-grandfather's fatal pharmacy error

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 00:03
A family say they were "appalled" by the actions of Boots after the death of 84-year-old Tony Lee.
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Irish smear scandal: Woman who highlighted failures dies

Sun, 10/07/2018 - 16:03
Emma Mhic Mhathúna was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2016 after receiving two incorrect smear test results.
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Child mental health referrals up 26% in five years, says report

Sun, 10/07/2018 - 00:38
But a substantial number of children are failing to meet thresholds for treatment, a report says.
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Mothers in Ethiopia’s Oromia region are supported after childbirth for 40 days

Sun, 10/07/2018 - 00:23
Why women in Ethiopia's Oromia region hold a special ceremony for a mother, five days after she gives birth.
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Shared GP appointments trialled - and patients 'like' them

Sat, 10/06/2018 - 15:16
Trials are taking place where as many as 15 patients are being seen by the same GP at a time.
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From cuddles to counting - PTSD coping strategies shared

Sat, 10/06/2018 - 01:30
A single post on Reddit about one woman's PTSD has prompted an influx of similar stories and advice.
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Staff 'afraid to question care' at Shropshire baby death trust

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 18:35
A former nurse says there was no culture of learning at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust.
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Vitamin D pills - what's the truth?

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 12:43
A study suggests they don't work, but health experts say there's no reason to change official advice.
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NHS waste backlog: Criminal probe over body parts 'pile up'

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 10:02
A waste disposal firm was not able to incinerate body parts and other waste collected from hospitals.
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Type-2 diabetes signs 'detectable years before diagnosis'

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 01:49
The findings suggest interventions to stop type-2 diabetes should begin earlier in life, experts say.
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Human body parts 'pile up' in NHS waste backlog

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 17:27
Waste disposal firm has not been able to incinerate body parts and other waste collected from hospitals.
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Baby deaths among Welsh maternity inquiry

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 16:17
Twenty stillbirths and six cases of babies dying shortly after birth are part of a health board inquiry.
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Clear & Simple faulty digital pregnancy tests recalled

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 15:40
More than 58,000 Clear & Simple tests are being recalled after some were wrongly testing positive.
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Second Brit dies after 'Brazilian butt lift' surgery

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 01:44
A Brazilian butt lift is a cosmetic procedure in which fat is injected into the buttocks.
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Why are menstrual cups becoming more popular?

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 01:24
As menstrual cups and 'period-proof' pants are more in demand, BBC News looks at the reasons why.
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Can my brain cure my back pain?

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 01:22
Placebo pills may be linked to "quacks" and "dodgy cures", but their potential is interesting scientists.
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Young people the loneliest, finds BBC survey

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 18:07
Claudia Hammond reveals the results of the 2018 BBC Loneliness Experiment.
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Cannabis 'more harmful than alcohol' for teen brains

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 15:14
The drug impairs working memory and reasoning and there are long-term effects, a study suggests.
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Pret a Manger to label products after allergy death

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 13:22
Sandwich chain to list all ingredients including allergens on its products after death of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse.
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