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Abortion law: Sarah Ewart begins NI challenge

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 12:51
Sarah Ewart is trying to change the law with a case based on her personal experience of abortion.
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Children 'afterthought' for social media companies

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 09:48
England's children's commissioner writes to social media companies, urging them to tackle disturbing content.
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Cancer patient Samanda Ford attends own Suffolk funeral wake

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 01:45
"Why should they party and I'm not going to be there?" says terminally ill Samanda Ford.
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Tinned food - healthy enough?

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 01:10
Is it OK to eat only canned foods and no fresh fruit or vegetables?
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NHS trust chief in no-deal Brexit medicine warning

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 00:57
A University Hospitals Birmingham paper says a no-deal Brexit will lead to operations being postponed.
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Wanting to die before dementia sets in

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 00:31
Dutch patients with dementia who want euthanasia are less likely to get it if their disease is advanced - so many request it very early.
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'People think you can't be blind and use a phone'

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 13:52
Three people with visual impairments share their experiences of being targeted for using technology.
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Abertawe Bro Morgannwg health board background check failings

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 12:56
Background checks were not done on scores of health staff - including one who went on to kill.
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BBC presenter Dianne Oxberry died from ovarian cancer

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 12:53
Husband Ian Hindle hopes to start a charity in memory of BBC presenter Dianne Oxberry.
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Cannabis cookies given to boy, 4, for temper tantrums

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 11:56
A California doctor is fighting for his licence after prescribing marijuana for temper tantrums.
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More staff suspended at Middlesbrough mental health hospital

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 11:19
A teenager said she felt like a "caged animal" in the hospital for adolescents.
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Breastfeeding guilt experienced by half of mothers - BBC survey

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 09:17
Four new mums talk about the struggles they faced while breastfeeding and how they coped.
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Holyrood inquiry call over superhospital infections

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 07:25
A 10-year-old boy was one of two patients who died at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow
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Persistent sore throat 'can be cancer sign'

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 00:47
A new study suggests GPs should not only investigate patients with hoarseness for throat cancer.
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'My husband left and a dog became my carer'

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 00:39
After a little training, a former rescue dog has become a full-time carer for Wendy Martin.
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Screen time 'may harm toddlers'

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 16:04
A large study suggests excessive use may slow a toddler's development in language and sociability.
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Call the Midwife praised for cleft lip storyline

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 13:38
Sunday's episode featuring a baby born with a cleft lip and palate is praised for its handling of the topic.
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Functioning alcoholics on their road to recovery

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 09:41
Meet a mum, student and city worker who all know what it's like to be a 'functioning alcoholic'.
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More 'social prescribers' to ease pressure on GPs

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 00:55
NHS England plans to recruit 1,000 "social prescribers" to refer patients to local activities.
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Cancer cliches to avoid: I'm not 'brave'

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 00:49
Fighter, warrior, hero - these are among the cliches unpopular with some cancer patients, a survey finds.
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