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Updated: 5 hours 56 min ago

Five pregnant women deaths in 18 months prompt probe

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 16:28
Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust has launched an investigation into the deaths.
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Girl, 13, dies one day after getting cancer diagnosis

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 15:28
Kelly Baverstock was "fobbed off" with antibiotics and told she had a chest infection, her mum says.
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Extreme morning sickness: 'You become a shell of a person'

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 14:00
Blogger Susie Verrill, whose partner is Greg Rutherford, says Hyperemesis Gravidarum or extreme pregnancy sickness left her unable to leave the house.
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Vanellope Hope Wilkins: Home for girl born with heart outside body

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 13:50
Vanellope Hope Wilkins has been discharged from hospital after 14 months and three operations.
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Measles cases in Europe tripled last year, WHO says

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 13:45
More than 90% of cases were reported in 10 countries, including France, Italy and Greece.
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Children and electronic devices - how to keep young people safe

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 06:59
As concerns mount over how screen time and social media affect children, parents are given suggestions.
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Assisted dying: 'I just wish the law would allow me to have him for a little longer'

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 06:00
Ann Whaley has travelled to a Swiss clinic with her husband Geoff, who plans to end his life.
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Measles outbreak declared in Philippines

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 05:31
Health authorities previously warned that more than two million children have not been vaccinated.
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Yemen conjoined twins: Doctors appeal for help evacuating boys

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 18:56
The newborns need treatment abroad, but commercial planes cannot leave Sanaa because of a blockade.
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Son's 200-mile London-Devon journey beats ambulance

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 15:39
Mark Clements reached his mother's Exmouth home before paramedics arrived to treat her broken hip.
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Katie Price considers residential care for disabled son Harvey

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 14:48
The former model says her son Harvey, who has disabilities, smashed windows, TVs and iPads.
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Discrimination: ‘I can’t take your guide dog, I’ve got an allergy’

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 03:50
BBC journalist Damon Rose went to court after a taxi driver broke the law and refused to take him and his guide dog.
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Dementia risk factors not known by half of population

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 02:39
Risk factors for dementia include heavy drinking, smoking, genetics and high blood pressure.
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'I won't stop injecting tanning aids despite warnings'

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 00:39
A man who injects an unregulated drug to boost his tan says he will not stop despite health warnings.
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Can tech help plug the healthcare gap?

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 00:11
Ageing populations around the world are putting pressure on healthcare. Can innovation plug the gap?
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Chronic conditions: What does ‘healthy’ mean when you have a long-term illness?

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 00:03
For some, this time of year is all about being and keeping ‘healthy’ - but what does ‘healthy’ mean when you have a long-term health condition?
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Air pollution: 'Our children are suffocating'

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 21:22
The UN agency Unicef says around 1 in 3 British children live in areas with unsafe levels of pollution
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Exploding e-cigarette kills 24-year-old Texas man

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 18:50
The pen exploded when the man tried to use it, causing what is at least the second such death in the US.
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Self-harm content 'grooms people to take own lives'

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 12:13
The suicide prevention minister is to meet senior Facebook staff to discuss how to protect vulnerable users.
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Tinnitus: 'Hearing condition makes me feel trapped'

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 11:33
Music fan Jessica Berg urges young people to wear ear plugs at loud gigs.
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