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'I prayed to die' after FGM aged six, says victim

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 00:16
Hibo Wadere was a victim of female genital mutilation and talks about her experience.
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Hospital drugs mix-up highlighted in Betsi Cadwaladr report

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 13:41
Procedures are tightened after patients received daily doses of a drug normally taken weekly.
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Emergency worker attacks law to be voted on by AMs

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 09:48
A police officer attacked by a gang he tried to apprehend backs more protection for emergency workers.
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Ehlers-Danlos syndrome not stopping Natalie Wilson's 5,000 mile ride

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 09:45
Natalie Wilson is starting a 5,000 mile challenge to cycle the coastline of Great Britain on a recumbent trike.
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NI newspaper review: 'Mystery illness' kills fifth child

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 08:27
A four-year-old becomes fifth in family to die from a 'mystery illness,' the News Letter reports.
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Mother's Asperger's poem strikes a chord on social media

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 07:51
The mother of a child with Asperger's syndrome is touched by the response after posting a poem on Facebook.
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Healthy chicken shops to fight obesity

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 00:55
Experts urging schools, high streets and even takeaways to get on board in the fight against obesity.
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Meningitis B family 'disgusted' over lack of action

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 00:53
Health Minister Steven Brine will face MP's to explain why a vaccines report has yet to be published.
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Asperger syndrome:

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 00:03
A mum’s moving poem about her son who has Asperger syndrome.
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Sea swimming 'increases illness risk'

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 00:02
Stomach bugs and ear aches are more likely among those who swim in the sea, researchers have found.
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Teenager wants to raise awareness of rare eye condition

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 00:01
Holly was born with a condition that made it hard for her to open her eyes fully.
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Sepsis death in The Archers all too familiar, says charity

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 14:38
Young mum Nic Grundy's death in the radio soap has shocked listeners but thousands die from it each year.
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Girl aged 5 died after GP turned her away for being late

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 12:50
Ellie-May Clark collapsed at home after Newport doctor imposed "10 minute" late rule, inquest hears.
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Scotland to set 50p minimum unit price for alcohol

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 10:28
A minimum price per unit of alcohol will come into force in Scotland in May, with ministers recommending 50p.
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Millennials 'set to be fattest generation'

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 09:42
Over 70% of them will be overweight or obese before they reach middle age, health experts say.
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Brain donation urged by Cardiff dementia research centre

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 06:27
Older people urged to think about donating their brains after they die to help dementia research.
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Many adults 'don't know signs of eating disorders'

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 03:44
The charity Beat says lack of knowledge is linked to more risk of the illness becoming life-threatening.
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Fighting female suicide in a country with a tragic record

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 01:51
How one former beauty queen made it her mission to reduce the rate of female suicide in her country.
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Call to end 'taboo' of talking about death

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 01:44
A charity wants a "national conversation" about death, saying the topic is now taboo for many.
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'Baby factory' mystery: Thailand's surrogacy saga reaches uneasy end

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 01:12
The custody case of Mitsutoki Shigeta is one of the strangest to emerge from Asia's thriving industry.
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