Low levels of air pollution linked to changes in the heart

Low levels of air pollution linked to changes in the heart

Image copyright Getty Images Regular exposure to even low levels of air pollution may cause changes to the heart similar to those in the early stages of heart failure, experts say. A study of 4,000 people in the UK found...
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Give new mums baby boxes to reduce co-sleeping risks, midwives say

Give new mums baby boxes to reduce co-sleeping risks, midwives say

Image copyright Alamy New mothers in the UK should all be given Finnish-style baby boxes to reduce the risks of unsafe co-sleeping, the Royal College of Midwives has said. The cardboard boxes, which come with essential items such as clothes,...
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Life on steroids: ‘It’s my personal choice’

Life on steroids: ‘It’s my personal choice’

Image caption Stewart takes at least two injections a week BBC Radio 5 Live has been given exclusive access to a steroid clinic in Newport, south Wales. It’s the first of its kind in the UK, where doctors and nurses...
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Women ‘illegally taking abortion pill at home’

Women ‘illegally taking abortion pill at home’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption‘My abortion pill took effect on the Tube home’ Women are illegally taking abortion pills, which they have bought online, at home to avoid enduring abortions on public transport. In England,...
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Millions miss out on seven-day GP access

Millions miss out on seven-day GP access

Image copyright Getty Images More than five million people across England are unable to book an appointment with a GP outside of working hours. BBC analysis of official data shows 10% of registered patients live in areas where there is...
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Scottish government to double funding for breastfeeding

Scottish government to double funding for breastfeeding

Image copyright Katie Collins/PA Image caption An extra £2m of funding will be used to tackle problems which cause Scottish mothers to stop breastfeeding Funding to encourage more mothers in Scotland to breastfeed for longer is to be almost doubled....
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Gosport hospital deaths: Police announce new probe

Gosport hospital deaths: Police announce new probe

Image copyright BBC/PA/Reeves family Image caption Police investigations into 92 deaths resulted in no charges A new police investigation is to be held into the deaths of patients who were given painkillers at Gosport War Memorial Hospital. An inquiry found...
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‘Vindication’ for woman who wanted ME on death certificate

‘Vindication’ for woman who wanted ME on death certificate

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMerryn Crofts is the second person in the UK to have ME recorded as her cause of death. The family of only the second person in the UK to have ME recorded...
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Regular heatwaves ‘will kill thousands’

Regular heatwaves ‘will kill thousands’

Image copyright Shutterstock The current heatwave could become the new normal for UK summers by 2040 because of climate change, MPs say. The Environmental Audit Committee warns of 7,000 heat-related deaths every year in the UK by 2050 if the...
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Warning over suntan lotion application

Warning over suntan lotion application

Image copyright Getty Images People are getting less than half the sun protection they expect from suntan lotions, according to research. But the problem isn’t the lotion, it’s our slapdash application of it, King’s College London scientists ...
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