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UK eggs declared safe 30 years after salmonella scare

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 00:33
Pregnant women, young children and other 'vulnerable' groups can safely eat raw eggs, say UK food experts.

Fertility MOT tests 'a waste of money'

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 19:31
Measuring how many eggs a woman has left cannot predict likelihood of getting pregnant, experts say.

Can prosecco ever be hangover-free?

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 14:55
As claims abound of a prosecco that leaves you feeling fine the morning after, we ask if they're true.

'I was stopped from working because of my bipolar'

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 05:06
Ross' employer sent him a letter when he was off sick and feeling suicidal, and he says it "nearly pushed him off the edge".

Care after miscarriage 'not consistent enough'

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 01:11
Women are not being told all the options when deciding how to dispose of pregnancy remains.

NHS future precarious, says regulator

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 01:11
Staff shortages and rising demand means standards are likely to slip, says England's regulator.

Scottish government announces mental health funding boost

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 00:07
The £500,000 extra funding will be used to improve online and over the telephone services.

Why going sockless could be a health risk

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 12:50
It may be fashionable but it's being claimed going sockless is not good for your feet.

Mussels contaminated with plastic particles

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 06:23
Tests show almost two-thirds of mussels collected off the Kent coast are contaminated with plastic.

'Awkward silences'

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 01:59
Almost half of girls aged 14-21 in the UK are embarrassed by their periods, a new survey has found.

Does educating women boost vaccinations?

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 01:19
In poor countries, better education for women sees more children immunised but the trend reverses in rich countries.

Both sexes 'should be taught about periods together at school' - charity

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 01:03
A charity says not talking about periods can be damaging and wants it to be discussed in class.

Kent mussels tested for plastic contamination

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 01:00
Almost two thirds of mussels in the sea around Kent are contaminated with plastic particles, research has shown.

Reported child-on-child sex offences 'tip of the iceberg'

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 00:39
The victims are going unheard, says the mother of a six-year-old girl who was assaulted.

Illegal tongue splitting procedures exposed

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 00:17
Body modification artists exposed carrying out illegal and dangerous tongue splitting procedures.

Breast cancer: 'Why I had a double mastectomy'

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 20:51
Three women who decided to go through with the surgery explain why they felt it was necessary.

Cash-strapped council leader attacks NHS spending

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 15:29
Welsh health services cannot overspend while councils face more cuts, says one local authority leader.

Gene test 'narrows down breast cancer risk'

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 13:36
It could reduce the number of mastectomies among high-risk women, researchers say.

Assaults on mental health staff up 25% in four years

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 00:08
Workers describe a "powder keg" as a result of staffing shortages and service cuts.

Cardiff mother wins premature baby care changes

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 18:33
New guidance is issued to hospital staff caring for premature babies following a mother's campaign.