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Mum explains she kept teen pregnancy secret

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 15:08
Lucy Sherwood explains why she kept her pregnancy secret at the age of 15.

Schools struggle to get mental health help, says survey

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 00:46
Nearly half the 655 head teachers quizzed by a charity flagged this as an issue.

Sexual pain

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 00:14
One woman's story of a decade of wrongly diagnosed sexual pain has inspired a play - and with it, the hope that other women with sexual dysfunction can be helped.

First human eggs grown in laboratory

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 00:06
The feat could lead to new ways of preserving women's fertility.

Hip fracture patients face up to 80-day wait for rehab, survey finds

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 00:05
People are waiting 15 days on average to receive treatment after leaving hospital, a survey finds.

How a disabled fan became the star of Lucy Rose's new video

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 16:37
Zoe Schofield, who lives with Asperger's syndrome and chronic pain, stars in Lucy Rose's latest video.


Thu, 02/08/2018 - 15:58
Police officers are waiting for a suspected drug dealer to go to the loo. But what's it doing to his insides?

Richard Handley: 'Gross failures' in constipation death

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 15:16
Richard Handley had 10kg of faeces removed from his digestive system shortly before he died.

East of England Ambulance delay discrepancies 'worrying'

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 13:16
An ambulance service said there were 445 handover delays, but the hospital said there were 36.

NHS pressure: Hospital corridors 'the new emergency wards'

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 11:50
Warning comes as figures show January was one of the worst months on record for A&Es.

Lucas Warren: Baby with Down's becomes face of Gerber

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 10:30
Lucas Warren is the first baby with Down's syndrome to be selected as a Gerber model.

Sex ed 'must cover respect and consent', say young mums

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 01:39
Former teenage mothers says revised sex education must cover issues such as saying 'no' and date-rape drugs.

Anti-obesity programmes in primary schools 'don't work'

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 01:21
A study of six and seven-year-olds found no benefits to diet, activity levels or weight status.

Parents' care can help premature babies in hospital, says study

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 01:20
Infants in a trial put on more weight and parents suffered less stress than families not involved.

Care sector: 'Short of nurses and other key staff'

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 01:10
The National Audit Office says the problem is making it difficult to provide care to frail elderly and disabled people.

What's going on in a toddler's brain?

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 00:39
Scientists want to find out more about how very young children develop a sense of self.

US suicides 'spiked after Robin Williams's death'

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 20:16
There were 10% more US suicides than expected in the five months after the actor's death.

Food may influence cancer spread

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 18:00
Study slowed breast cancer spread by blocking the nutrient asparagine.

Failed NHS trust caused 'unnecessary harm' to patients

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 17:13
Senior leadership team at Liverpool Community Health was out of its depth, a review finds

Women 'shunning facial plastic surgery for flattering photo filters'

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 16:17
Photo filters mean many women 'no longer see the need' for surgery, cosmetic surgeons claim.