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Learning disability ‘trapped’ in hospitals as NHS target missed

More than 2,200 people with learning disabilities are still being treated in hospitals, figures show. Read More source

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Pembrokeshire GP job ad admits ‘the hours stink’

A doctor in Pembrokeshire tweets a brutally honest job advert in a bid to relieve “tired” GPs. Read More source

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‘My boyfriend’s sperm, or a donor’s?’

“Emma” says it is unfair that she faces a deadline to choose how to fertilise her frozen eggs. Read More…

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Salon opens ‘safe space’ for breastfeeding mums in Dereham

The owner offers a place for mums to feed their babies as her sister felt “uncomfortable” doing it in public.…

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Ipswich murder-suicide: Crisis team ‘missed opportunity’

A mental health crisis team is criticised for not intervening after the couple was found dead at their home. Read…

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Pig brains partially revived four hours after death

The study could aid medical research and fuel debate about the difference between life and death. Read More source

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Mother of 14-year-old who killed herself at the Priory speaks out

Amy El-Keria was a patient at Ticehurst House Psychiatric Hospital, which has been fined £300,000 over her death. Read More…

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The Priory fined £300k over death of 14-year-old girl

Amy El-Keria hanged herself at a clinic run by the private healthcare company in 2012. Read More source

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‘Circumcision caused my son’s suicide’

Why did a young man kill himself two years after being circumcised? Read More source

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‘A wonder drug helped me eat – then for 10 years I had to go without’

When Louise Moorhouse took part in a drug trial she was able to eat normally for the first time in…

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Breech baby scan ‘would save lives’

A scan at 36 weeks could help spot tricky breech deliveries, when a baby’s bottom or feet will emerge first.…

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A rasher of bacon ‘ups cancer risk’

Eating even small amounts of red or processed meat increases the risk of bowel cancer, study finds. Read More source

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Technology to keep dementia patients out of hospital

Radar technology and tiny brain-monitors are just some of the devices being tested by a new research centre. Read More…

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‘Netball made me the person I was before depression’

Shaharun Nessa took up netball after suffering postnatal depression and now runs a group for women. Read More source

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‘Instagram triggers my epilepsy’

An epilepsy charity has called for social media seizure warnings Read More source

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Swansea boy’s ‘neck pain’ was rare throat cancer

Eight-year-old McKenzie John, from Swansea, is due to undergo proton beam therapy next month. Read More source

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Artificial gravity tests could reduce muscle loss, say researchers

Spinning bedridden patients and astronauts on a centrifuge could maintain muscle strength, scientists say. Read More source

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Mental health nurses join police officers on duty

Police officers say they are “overwhelmed” by calls to mental health patients and need round-the-clock help from medical staff. Read…

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