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MP call for decriminalisation of personal use drug possession

Mon, 11/04/2019 - 00:06
A group of 12 Scottish MPs says the UK government must change the law to help tackle the drug crisis.
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Yoga teachers 'risking serious hip problems'

Sun, 11/03/2019 - 00:18
Pushing their bodies to repeat the same yoga positions is leading to a rise in hip problems among teachers, a leading physio warns.
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Health services in Northern Ireland at risk of 'collapse'

Sat, 11/02/2019 - 13:50
A Westminster committee warns services are struggling to meet the needs of an ageing population.
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Losing sight not enough for special needs funding

Sat, 11/02/2019 - 02:11
A young woman who lost her sight cannot get funding for a specialist college for the blind.
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Bacteria dislodged by hospital decontamination work

Sat, 11/02/2019 - 01:03
Decontamination work after a bug outbreak at a hospital dislodged more bacteria, new papers show.
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HIV: Women 'failed by missed opportunities'

Sat, 11/02/2019 - 00:24
Women are being "failed" by missed opportunities to test for HIV, charities say.
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Blood inquiry judge: 'Many left in grinding hardship'

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 17:14
Equal financial support should be given to all those affected in the UK, the judge says.
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General election 2019: Could the NHS be "up for sale"?

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 14:57
The election starting gun has been fired, with Labour claiming the NHS will be sold to US companies.
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'My autistic daughter was held in a cell for two years'

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 12:06
Jeremy says he could only touch 15-year-old Bethany by reaching through a tiny hatch.
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'Horrific' treatment of my autistic daughter

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 09:35
Father of autistic child calls for government action to stop 'horrific' detentions.
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How Brittany Runs A Marathon makes strides for body positivity

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 04:09
Jillian Bell stars as a young woman who loses perspective when embarking on an extreme health kick.
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My baby’s hip dysplasia was only spotted by chance

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 02:15
Most cases of hip dysplasia are being missed at the six-week GP check, leading to problems later on.
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Allergies: Teenagers needing hospital treatment up 65% in five years

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 01:14
There are calls for the government to introduce legislation on how schools should manage allergies.
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Ending stigma and shame over sanitary pads

Thu, 10/31/2019 - 19:09
Diane Shaibu's tweet about patriarchy and periods has resonated with many.
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Measles makes body 'forget' how to fight infection

Thu, 10/31/2019 - 18:03
The virus can cause 'immune amnesia' which shifts our defences back to a 'baby-like' state.
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Antibiotic use falling but resistant infections rising

Thu, 10/31/2019 - 12:50
Prescriptions for antibiotics are falling but infections resistant to the drugs are still rising, a report says.
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Spiders inspire double-sided sticky tape to heal wounds

Thu, 10/31/2019 - 01:09
The tape could help surgeons bind tissues together when stitching is difficult, scientists say.
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Bearwood Cosmetic Clinic closed by CQC amid safety concerns

Wed, 10/30/2019 - 16:00
The Birmingham clinic, which shut in December, was one of the worst inspected by the health regulator.
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Health worker overpaid £21k will not pay back money

Wed, 10/30/2019 - 13:38
Lauren O'Keefe kept quiet about bumper wage packets but it cost her a job and a conviction.
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Strictly Come Dancing judge Shirley Ballas has breast implants removed

Wed, 10/30/2019 - 12:12
The Strictly judge is expected to return to the show on Saturday following precautionary surgery.
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