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Sex, lies and legal consent: Can deceit turn sex into rape?

Thu, 09/26/2019 - 00:02
Can lying about a vasectomy, an STI test or being on the pill make someone guilty of a sexual offence?

Improve fetal heart monitoring, NHS report says

Wed, 09/25/2019 - 16:06
It looks of babies born with avoidable brain injuries following labour.

Juul boss Kevin Burns steps down amid vaping concerns

Wed, 09/25/2019 - 13:59
The e-cigarette firm will pull all US advertising as chief executive Kevin Burns steps down.

Repeat Caesareans 'often safer birth option'

Wed, 09/25/2019 - 02:17
Mothers should be offered a choice of natural or Caesarean delivery and be told about the risks, say experts.

Are Scots becoming more or less healthy?

Tue, 09/24/2019 - 13:47
Seven charts from the latest Scottish Health Survey looking at drinking, smoking and exercise.

Obesity not caused by lack of willpower - psychologists

Tue, 09/24/2019 - 01:11
A report by psychologists says seeing obesity as a moral failing only makes things worse.

'Half as many Britons' vape as smoke

Tue, 09/24/2019 - 01:10
The number of vapers reaches 3.6 million in the UK, as the health consequences come under international scrutiny.

'Revolutionary' new class of cancer drugs approved

Mon, 09/23/2019 - 16:40
The drugs can attack a range of cancers, rather than those in just one part of the body.

Medical cannabis product approved for epilepsy

Mon, 09/23/2019 - 14:07
Epidyolex is an oral solution of cannabidiol that comes from the cannabis plant.

Mediator: French weight-loss drug trial over ‘up to 2,000’ deaths begins

Mon, 09/23/2019 - 13:01
Experts believe the drug could have killed between 500 and 2,000 people before it was banned.

We are Stoke-on-Trent: The young carers looking after mum

Mon, 09/23/2019 - 12:37
Three sisters are young carers for their mum who has MS and epilepsy.

Warning on alcohol risk at university initiations

Mon, 09/23/2019 - 00:01
Students starting university are told of the potentially fatal dangers of excessive drinking.

Labour pledges free personal care for over-65s in England

Sun, 09/22/2019 - 22:33
Help with dressing, washing and meals will be paid for by the state in England, costing £6bn a year.

Celery Juice: The big problem with a viral Instagram 'cure'

Sun, 09/22/2019 - 00:17
A health influencer claims it helps to cure chronic illnesses. Doctors are far from convinced.

Orkambi: Cystic fibrosis drug buyers' club travels to Argentina

Sun, 09/22/2019 - 00:11
Parents of children with the condition flew 7,300 miles to buy a "life-saving" drug unavailable on the NHS in England.

Labour pledges to stop NHS prescription charges

Sat, 09/21/2019 - 22:33
Labour is to announce a pledge to abolish prescription charges in England at its party conference next week.

Labour conference: Menopausal women 'should get flexible work hours'

Sat, 09/21/2019 - 11:35
Shadow equalities minister Dawn Butler will unveil the policy at Labour's conference in Brighton.

'Cancer treatment broke my heart, but I've survived'

Sat, 09/21/2019 - 00:50
Kreena developed heart failure after being treated for cancer - but has made a remarkable recovery.

Ellingham Hospital: Assault probe at mental health unit

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 19:19
Two of the incidents relate to attacks on staff and a third involves two patients, police say.

Tax cuts sugar in drinks, but we still eat more

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 13:05
Soft drinks have 29% less sugar on average since a levy was imposed, but we're eating more sugary food.

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