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Shropshire baby deaths: Panel pulled over family concerns

Mon, 03/04/2019 - 15:25
A scrutiny panel is pulled from the Shrewsbury and Telford inquiry after families raise concerns.

Burns survivor Catrin Pugh is face of Avon beauty campaign

Mon, 03/04/2019 - 11:22
Catrin Pugh was given a one in 1,000 chance of survival after the crash in France when she was 19.

Amazon withdraws painted children's drinking tumblers

Mon, 03/04/2019 - 09:14
The glasses feature Disney characters but contain a toxic metal associated with known health risks.

Period poverty: Socks 'being used as sanitary towels'

Mon, 03/04/2019 - 08:04
Methods to tackle so-called period poverty are "insufficient", the National Union of Students says.

Unlicensed STI drugs sold online

Mon, 03/04/2019 - 00:02
The BBC finds a rogue salesman peddling antibiotics at the wrong dose.

Unlicensed STI drugs sold illegally

Mon, 03/04/2019 - 00:02
Illegal antibiotics are being sold to people too embarrassed to visit a sexual health clinic.

‘I got a new heart - now my brother needs one’

Mon, 03/04/2019 - 00:01
Children can wait twice as long as adults for heart transplants because of a shortage of donors.

Why are BAME girls less likely to get the HPV jab?

Mon, 03/04/2019 - 00:00
The vaccine stops infection with the Human Papilloma Virus, which causes over 99% of cervical cancers

Toy wheelchairs 'boost self-esteem'

Sun, 03/03/2019 - 08:41
The organisation which made the model believes more toys should reflect children with disabilities.

Sight loss: 'I had to teach my daughter to move'

Sun, 03/03/2019 - 06:35
Babies learn so much about the world around them by watching others, but what if they can't see us?

NHS patients in England to be offered free tampons

Sun, 03/03/2019 - 06:33
The move will let patients focus on recovering, and help avoid any embarrassment, say health bosses.

Scleroderma activist Farah Khaleck: 'I used to be scared looking in the mirror'

Sun, 03/03/2019 - 00:12
Farah Khaleck has a rare and incurable condition which causes the hardening and tightening of her skin.

Why Chinese mothers turned away from C-sections

Sat, 03/02/2019 - 23:30
China is the only country to have reduced the rate of increase in Caesareans, bucking a global trend.

Public health 'improving under councils despite cuts'

Sat, 03/02/2019 - 05:43
Teenage pregnancies, smoking rates, and sexually transmitted infection have all decreased, councils say

Canada appeals court orders tobacco firms to pay billions in damages

Fri, 03/01/2019 - 23:20
A Quebec appellate court has upheld a 2015 decision that ordered the firms to pay over C$15bn.

Vaccination deniers gaining traction, NHS boss warns

Fri, 03/01/2019 - 17:23
The NHS is considering what it can do to stop anti-vaccination messages spreading, Simon Stevens says.

Rare cancer: Kirkcaldy mum feels daughter was let down

Fri, 03/01/2019 - 16:29
Kelly Clarkson's daughter Megan died aged two after repeatedly being diagnosed with little more than a cough.

Man with motor neurone disease dies after removing mask

Fri, 03/01/2019 - 12:00
John King spoke a week before his death to raise awareness of the effects of motor neurone disease.

Rebecca Henderson: Rucksack heart woman dies after transplant

Fri, 03/01/2019 - 08:38
Rebecca Henderson, who had an artificial heart, suffered complications after an operation last week.

PTSD: The Hampshire garage helping forces veterans

Fri, 03/01/2019 - 08:25
The garage that runs an apprenticeship scheme for forces veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.