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Primodos: Mum 'will always feel guilty' for pregnancy test drug

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 09:36
A woman whose daughter was born disabled believes the pregnancy test drug Primodos hurt her child.
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Primodos: 'I will die feeling guilty' says mum over test

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 06:52
A mother who took the hormonal pregnancy test still feels guilt for taking the tablets she believes harmed her child.
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'Dad's dementia broke me and I find him hard to love'

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 03:34
Hayley, 25, describes her dad as being a different person since he was diagnosed two years ago.
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Shropshire baby deaths: Hospital trust 'has bullying culture'

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 02:25
Inspectors say emergency and maternity services at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust are unsafe.
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UK meets global HIV targets as diagnoses keep falling

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 01:03
HIV diagnoses are falling in the UK as public health experts say prevention efforts are working.
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How long does it take to poo Lego out if a child eats it?

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 00:51
Parents naturally worry if their child swallows a small object but this experiment means they can relax a little.
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Dundee street valium crisis: The highest rate of drug deaths in Europe

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 00:31
As Scotland launches its first drugs strategy for a decade, we speak to friends and family of "street valium" victims.
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Why maternity leave can be harder and lonelier than you imagine

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 00:12
Maternity leave is often seen as an idyllic time but the reality is much harder, says BBC presenter Emma Barnett.
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Kellogg's gives in on government's 'traffic light' labels

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 00:03
The maker of Coco Pops and Corn Flakes will start to roll out new nutritional labelling in January.
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Suicide man 'let down' by Norfolk and Suffolk mental health trust

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 18:19
Karen Smith said her husband was "desperate" after hearing of a five-week wait for treatment.
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Some locum doctors costing hospital trust £100 an hour

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 16:41
The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust has called off plans to shut Telford's A&E overnight.
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Restaurant chain bans mobile phones

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 13:24
Kids will eat free at Frankie & Benny's this week if their parents surrender their phones to staff.
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'World's oldest rebel' Harry Leslie Smith dies

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 09:51
The World War Two veteran was a vocal advocate for social justice and the NHS.
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Chinese scientist He Jiankui defends 'world's first gene-edited babies'

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 06:29
He Jiankui shocked the world by claiming he had created the world's first genetically edited children.
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Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust remains 'inadequate'

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 02:01
Inspectors say patients were repeatedly failed as a charity calls for the government to intervene.
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Post-natal PTSD: 'I relived childbirth over and over again'

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 01:38
A woman who suffered PTSD from a traumatic birth shares her story, as experts warn about misdiagnosis.
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NHS crackdown on silk garment prescriptions

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 01:21
There is limited evidence they are effective for patients with eczema and dermatitis, draft guidance says.
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Cancer survivor dances with Nutcracker Royal Ballet stars

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 01:08
Charlie, 11, became an aspiring ballerina when she took it up to build up her strength after chemotherapy.
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'I was addicted to celebrity diet tea'

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 01:03
Jameela Jamil is campaigning on social media against influencers claiming they lost weight by with tea.
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'Period poverty' sanitary products 'improve school attendance'

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 00:40
A school says attendance has risen after providing pupils with free menstrual products.
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