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'Refusing my guide dog is not just illegal, it's wrong'

Image caption Taxi drivers have refused to let Sam and Ziggy into their cabs Sam Little thinks she puts up with a lot as a guide dog owner. Not only do people tell her she “doesn’t look blind” enough to need one but she is faced with constant ignorance from people who think they can […]

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WHO gaming disorder listing a ‘moral panic’, say experts

Image copyright Getty Images The decision to class gaming addiction as a mental health disorder was “premature” and based on a “moral panic”, experts have said. The World Health Organization said it reviewed available evidence before including “gaming disorder” in its latest disease classification manual. But experts said this risked “pathologising” a behaviour that was […]

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Stem cell match brother 'denied visa for life-saving op'

Image copyright Anthony Nolan Trust/Shirley Kordie Image caption Amelia Chong, of the charity, said: “Put simply, Shirley will die without this stem cell transplant” A woman with a rare blood cancer is being denied a life-saving transplant from her brother because he doesn’t earn enough, a charity has said. Shirley Kordie, 33, has hypoplastic MDS […]

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Sex, drugs and A&E: 10 charts on how the under-30s use the NHS

Image copyright Getty Images Most of us make greatest use of the NHS at the beginning and end of our lives. But although the 18-30s have youth on their side, their relationship with the NHS is still significant. Since health is devolved, information on the NHS is collected separately by each UK country – but […]

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Drug 'reduces hearing loss' after childhood cancer treatment

Image copyright Philly Simpkin Image caption Ollie struggles to hear in big crowds and has to sit at the front of the class Ollie, 12, wants to learn to play the drums but he can’t after losing some of his hearing following cancer treatment when he was only a few months old. Now scientists have […]

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Cases of cancer in elderly to surge by 2035, report says

Image copyright Getty Images The number of elderly people in the UK diagnosed each year with cancer is set to rise by 80% in less than 20 years, a report predicts. Cancer Research UK estimates that by 2035 about 234,000 over-75s will get cancer each year – up from 130,000 now. The charity also said […]

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Hospitalised toddler gets 'lifeline' nursery care

A woman whose four-year-old daughter died from an infection has set up a charity that provides nursery care for children who have to stay in hospital. So far, the Piggles nursery nurses have looked after more than 20 little patients in Southampton hospitals. Video journalist: Jan Bruck Source link

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Charlie Gard's parents want 'Charlie's Law'

When Charlie Gard died, his parents said their son would make a difference to people’s lives for years to come. Chris Gard and Connie Yates have spent the months since his death developing ‘Charlie’s Law’. They have worked with doctors, ethicists and politicians to try to find a way to avoid other families being taken […]

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Cough syrup recall over mould risk from ingredients

Image copyright MHRA Parents are being urged to check bottles of own-brand blackcurrant cough syrup because of a problem with one of the ingredients. This could cause mould to grow, which could make children unwell or cause a reaction, medicines experts said. No cases have been identified so far but eight products are being recalled […]

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Teenage volunteers make dementia residents 'feel alive'

Teenagers are giving up their time to provide comfort for people living with dementia. Bethany and Teia, both 17 and from Sudbury, Suffolk, volunteer for an hour a week at their local dementia care home. The residents say it makes a big difference, and makes them “feel alive”. Through the charity YOPEY Befriender, young people […]