Health

We Are Middlesbrough: Pregnant teenagers tell their story

Robyn used to drink and smoke marijuana, but says her impending little girl changed her life. Read More source

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NHS can beat sepsis, says quadruple amputee

Sepsis survivor Tom Ray wants better awareness and faster diagnosis of the potentially deadly disease. Read More source

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‘Acne does not define me’

Abigail has faced abuse from strangers because of her cystic acne but is now fighting back using social media. Read…

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MRI scan death of Torbay teenager investigated

Alice Sloman’s heart had grown to twice the normal size due to growth hormone treatment. Read More source

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The hospital helping families with baby loss

As a hospital plans to build a safe haven for those experiencing baby loss, mums tell their stories. Read More…

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Decriminalise prostitution, say nurses

Nurses are worried sex workers are risking their health and safety because of the laws around prostitution. Read More source

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Mum whose baby died speaks of pain of hearing others cry

Lynette Parkes lost her baby at seven months and spoke of the added pain of hearing other newborns cry nearby.…

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Don’t be complacent over laughing gas risks, say nurses

Nurses are warning drug use can cause breathing and heart problems – and sometimes death. Read More source

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‘Broken’ care system for most vulnerable

Patients with mental health problems, autism and learning disabilities are being let down, a report says. Read More source

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Heart scan ‘could pick up signs of sudden death risk’

Researchers used detailed images of the heart to look for signs of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Read More source

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Stress from poverty ‘over-medicalised’

Community support groups are a powerful way of tackling mental distress – but they are being lost, a report says.…

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Artificial intelligence diagnoses lung cancer

AI appears better than specialist doctors at diagnosing the disease from lung scans, say researchers. Read More source

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Harri Stickler: Transplant joy for baby with rare cancer

Harri Stickler is “doing great” after a donor was found following an appeal. Read More source

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Hoddesdon dental patients offered HIV tests

Hundreds of dental scaling patients are offered blood tests over fears about unclean equipment. Read More source

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Migraine: What happens in the brain when you have one?

It’s estimated that one in seven people are affected by migraines. Read More source

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Autistic dad shares his struggles with being a parent

Jude Morrow has Asperger’s syndrome and found becoming a dad for the first time very difficult. Read More source

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Liposuction rise linked to gym wear trend

More women are seeking surgery, possibly to get a body that looks good in trendy gym clothing, says surgeon. Read…

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Mother volunteers baby daughter for diabetes trial

Chloe Phippard says taking part in the trial will give her daughter Ava a chance of “a normal life”. Read…

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