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'Mug's game': Inside the mind of a gambling addict

Fri, 20/10/2017 - 18:16
Paul Grover lost hundreds of thousands of pounds; now he's at a rehab centre for gambling addicts.

Tougher measures for 999 staff attacks debated

Fri, 20/10/2017 - 09:59
We need to stand by emergency workers who stand by us, says an MP whose law idea is being debated.

Call for more Irlen Syndrome specialists in schools

Fri, 20/10/2017 - 06:27
Children who are unaware they have Irlen Syndrome are "being turned off education", it is claimed.

Ulster Hospital discrimination case over food allergies

Fri, 20/10/2017 - 06:27
Girls with "life-threatening" food allergies were exposed to food in an allergy clinic waiting room.

Henna crowns: 'Hair' for cancer patient

Fri, 20/10/2017 - 01:42
For cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, losing their hair can be an extremely difficult.

Pollution linked to one in six deaths

Fri, 20/10/2017 - 00:51
Pollution has been linked to nine million deaths each year worldwide, according to a report in The Lancet.

Prosthetic arms made in Salford help Ugandan machete attack victim

Thu, 19/10/2017 - 17:56
Machete attack victim Ninsiima is given prosthetic arms made by Salford University students.

'Handful of changes' make cancer

Thu, 19/10/2017 - 17:16
It takes between one and 10 mutations to turn a healthy cell cancerous.

No applicants for GP job at locum-run Pembrokeshire surgery

Thu, 19/10/2017 - 16:38
Not a single person applied to work as a GP in the surgery which is currently staffed by locums.

Lord Steel: We should decriminalise abortion

Thu, 19/10/2017 - 14:21
Former Liberal leader Lord Steel says the 1967 Abortion Act is "out of date"

Health hero

Thu, 19/10/2017 - 12:35
The 12-year-old from the Black Country has been announced as one of BBC Radio 1's teen heroes.

Novelty contact lenses 'can cause sight loss'

Thu, 19/10/2017 - 11:23
Eye experts warn of nasty infections and even sight loss if they are not used safely.

'Steep rise' in self-harm among teenage girls

Thu, 19/10/2017 - 01:17
Researchers say it is likely the increase is real and not just down to better awareness from GPs.

Hundreds of families block organ donation

Thu, 19/10/2017 - 01:08
Legally, consent lies with the deceased, but in practice, relatives' wishes are always respected.

Families block organ donations from potential donors

Thu, 19/10/2017 - 01:06
Rachel wants to be an organ donor, but is concerned her family could override her wishes.

Protein 'can stop viruses developing'

Thu, 19/10/2017 - 00:51
Researchers at the University of the West of Scotland had already established the same protein can suppress cancer.

Sex life 'dead' after mesh implant

Wed, 18/10/2017 - 17:29
A couple married for 40 years say it's made it "impossible" for them to be intimate.

Women 'deserve apology' over vaginal mesh implants

Wed, 18/10/2017 - 17:12
Hundreds of women say the vaginal implants left them in pain and unable to walk, work or have sex.

Anna Raeburn: I had a backstreet abortion

Wed, 18/10/2017 - 16:05
Writer and broadcaster Anna Raeburn had an illegal abortion in 1965 when she was 21.

Government rejects call for vaginal mesh implants ban

Wed, 18/10/2017 - 14:27
A group of women who say the implants wrecked their lives had called for a public inquiry and a ban.