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Wales GP out-of-hours crisis figures revealed

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 12:21
Thousands of hours of GP shifts are unfilled at weekends and in the evenings, figures reveal.
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'They deserve life to be happy' - caring for a child with mental health issues

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 00:26
Shelagh cares for her daughter Ailidh who has had complex mental health issues since she was 12.
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The university hosting 'menopause cafes'

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 00:09
Participants are handed "menus", where food and drink options are replaced by topics of discussion.
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Dengue fever outbreak stopped by special mosquitoes

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 14:00
An Australian city has been successfully protected from the mosquito-borne disease, researchers say.
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Facebook and Instagram introduce time limit tool

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 12:42
Users will be able to restrict time spent on the app, but some people say it doesn't go far enough.
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Katy Perry visits sick fan who missed concert because of brain surgery

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 12:35
Eight-year-old Grace had to have brain surgery last week, which meant she could not go to Katy's concert.
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French drug maker Sanofi stockpiling for Brexit

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 11:13
Sanofi is building a 14 week stockpile of drugs, including insulin, in case of Brexit disruptions.
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Life on steroids: 'It's my personal choice'

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 07:34
Inside a steroid clinic in Newport, south Wales - the first of its kind in the UK.
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Trial to test if GM fed salmon are more nutritious

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 05:35
Researchers are feeding genetically modified crops to farmed salmon to see if it boosts their nutritional value.
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How reiki helps me cope with recurrent miscarriage

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 00:59
Having been devastated by three previous miscarriages Nadine turned to a complementary therapy - reiki - to help her find some peace.
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The scuba dive that crushed my spine

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 00:22
Four friends scuba-dived off the coast of Cyprus but their air tanks quickly ran out triggering a chain of catastrophic events.
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Every university 'needs' Alcoholics Anonymous meetings

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 17:54
Alcoholics Anonymous says the number of younger people attending their meetings is on the increase.
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Vagina rejuvenating therapies 'pose serious risk'

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 14:49
These cosmetic procedures pose a serious risk of burns, scarring and recurring pain, warn experts.
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'My abortion pill took effect on the Tube home'

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 12:35
Women are illegally taking abortion pills, which they have bought online, at home to avoid experiencing abortions on public transport.
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Will the EHIC be valid after Brexit?

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 11:05
Will you be able to use the European Health Insurance Card when the UK leaves the EU?
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Cheaper NHS drugs 'as safe and effective'

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 09:51
Patients are being told £324m cost savings are not compromising care.
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Social media and reality TV is 'bad for body image', survey suggests

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 08:46
A survey also showed that younger people were more likely to consider cosmetic surgery than older people.
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Tameside care home 'did not tell family mother was dying'

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 07:40
A care home made "no serious effort" to inform relatives of the woman's death, a report says.
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Call for suicide task force in north west of Northern Ireland

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 07:21
The plea was issued by MLA Mark H Durkan, whose sister took her own life in 2011.
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Melinda Messenger: 'How do breasts have so much power?'

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 02:05
Former glamour model Melinda Messenger reflects on the breast augmentation she had in her 20s.
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