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Mental health cut-off: Why sling me out of CAMHS at 18?

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 01:18
Kirsty was being treated by Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) - but then she turned 18.
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Cardiff cyclist's eating disorder warning

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 00:55
A Wales Academy cyclist says obsession with body image and losing weight took him to a "pretty dark" place.
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NHS staff shortage: How many doctors and nurses come from abroad?

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 00:33
Could the NHS endanger health services in poorer countries by recruiting overseas?
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Body image concerns 'making people suicidal'

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 00:29
Mental health experts say the issue is too often overlooked but is causing people real distress.
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Ramadan bootcamp: Getting fit for the fast

Sun, 05/12/2019 - 00:18
A gym class for Muslim women in Leicestershire has been preparing them for the holy month.
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Fighting for the drug that pauses cystic fibrosis

Sat, 05/11/2019 - 01:31
Orkambi is a drug that targets a mutation that around 50% of people with cystic fibrosis in the UK have.
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'Menstruation mentors' promote self-care during periods

Sat, 05/11/2019 - 01:27
Mandy Adams is part of a network that encourages women to rest and reflect during their periods.
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MPs call for 'life-changing' Kuvan to be made affordable

Sat, 05/11/2019 - 00:32
MPs from various parties write to the US biotech firm behind Kuvan, a drug the NHS says is too expensive.
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Charcoal toothpastes 'don't whiten teeth'

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 14:13
Dentists say the products risk tooth decay and damage to the enamel from abrasive brushing.
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Instagram blocks vaccine hoax hashtags

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 11:56
Instagram will block hashtags spreading "verifiably false" information about vaccinations.
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Blogger: There is a stigma around infertility

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 10:35
Infertility blogger says there is a stigma around infertility in some black communities.
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The vegetarian 'meat' aimed at replacing the real thing

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 01:05
Could meat-free foods that 'bleed' take the place of traditional burgers and sausages?
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True Cancer Bodies: 'Adverts don't show how traumatic cancer is'

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 00:06
The True Cancer Bodies campaign was set up after what campaigners said were "misleading" adverts.
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'I've lost one son, I don't want to lose another'

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 00:03
Hartlepool has had the largest fall in male life expectancy in the UK - and one of the biggest issues is drugs.
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Eurovision 2019: Kate Miller-Heidke sings on depression 'breakthrough'

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 17:17
Kate Miller-Heidke, Australia's fifth Eurovision competitor, will be singing about an unlikely subject.
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Hormone 'can reduce chances of miscarriage'

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 01:01
Giving progesterone could to some women with early bleeding could save babies' lives, research suggests.
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We both now have hope - MS sisters

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 00:58
NHS backing of a new treatment for the disease means Zoe Bowman may get help just as her sister has.
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Frozen eggs 'are fastest fertility trend'

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 00:10
The procedure is becoming more successful, the UK's fertility regulator says.
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Meet the world's first CrossFit trainer with cerebral palsy

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 00:09
Doctors thought Steph Hammerman would never walk or talk. Now she has opened her own CrossFit gym.
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Phage therapy: 'Viral cocktail saved my daughter's life'

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 18:00
Isabelle was told she had less than a 1% chance of survival before the experimental therapy.
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