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Women 'illegally buying abortion pill online'

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 01:34
The abortion process can start within 30 minutes, meaning many want to take the pill at home.
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Durex recalls condoms over split worries

Mon, 07/30/2018 - 22:09
The company says the products are not passing "stringent shelf-life tests", meaning they could burst.
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England abortion pill rules 'out of step'

Mon, 07/30/2018 - 18:02
Women should be able to take the pills at home, as they can in Scotland and Wales, experts say.
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Cervical screening issues causing delays for women in East

Mon, 07/30/2018 - 14:30
NHS England says it is working to "free up additional capacity" in testing labs
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Supreme Court backs agreed end-of-life decisions

Mon, 07/30/2018 - 12:00
Legal permission will no longer be needed to end care for patients in a permanent vegetative state.
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Supreme Court to rule on vegetative state case

Mon, 07/30/2018 - 03:38
Judges will decide whether to make it easier to withdraw food from people in vegetative states.
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Perinatal mental health: 'I wanted to abort my IVF baby'

Mon, 07/30/2018 - 01:33
For many women, pregnancy is a magical time. But what happens when it isn't what you expected?
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Dying young in Stockton - England’s most unequal town

Mon, 07/30/2018 - 01:22
How one man is preparing for his own death at the age of 46 in the town with England's biggest health gap.
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Millions miss out on seven-day GP access

Mon, 07/30/2018 - 00:11
Government says it is on track to meet its target, but Labour says it has "broken its promises" on extended care.
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Queen's granddaughter Zara Tindall reveals second miscarriage

Sun, 07/29/2018 - 10:32
The Queen's granddaughter says it has been "too raw" to talk about until now.
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Prostatitis: 'How I meditated away chronic pelvic pain'

Sun, 07/29/2018 - 00:22
The BBC's Henri Astier explains how mindfulness helped him beat the curse of chronic pelvic pain.
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Scottish government to double funding for breastfeeding

Sun, 07/29/2018 - 00:00
An extra £2m is to be given to health boards in Scotland to offer help to mums who want to breastfeed their babies for longer.
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Trying to conquer my fear of flying

Sat, 07/28/2018 - 06:14
5 Live listener Jo tries to overcome her fear of flying on a special course, which includes a 30 min flight. But will she be able to do it?
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Scroll Free September: Social media users urged to log off

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 15:20
Social media users are being asked to try Scroll Free September, as part of a public health campaign.
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Gosport hospital deaths: Police announce new probe

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 15:20
Police will carry out a fourth investigation into the deaths of patients at Gosport War Memorial Hospital.
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Aston Hall: More people speak out over hospital abuse claims

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 12:12
A report found children were allegedly given a "truth drug", stripped and abused at the hospital.
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'Vindication' for woman who wanted ME on death certificate

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 10:52
Merryn Crofts is only the second person in the UK to have the illness recorded on her death certificate.
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Wheelchair shortage: 'I had to carry my son after he broke his leg'

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 08:58
Millions of people who need short-term access to wheelchairs are going without, a Red Cross study says.
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Kidney wait boy Ethan Matthews 'in pain for three years'

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 08:32
Ethan was 11 when he was told his kidney needed to be removed - but he faced "unacceptable delays".
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Older mothers: Brigitte Nielsen baby at 54 sparks debate

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 22:45
The numbers of older mothers are growing, but what are the health risks?
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