Zara Holland on Love Island: 'Like being in a posh prison'

Former contestant Zara Holland talks about being on the show and how the experience impacted her health. Source link

IVF: NHS couples ‘face social rationing’

Image copyright PHANIE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY The parents of the world’s first IVF baby – born 40 years ago next week – would not have got the procedure on the NHS in most of England today because of “social rationing”, a charity has said. NHS IVF is unavailable to couples in many areas if either of […]

Plan to teach all children first aid

Image copyright PA Schoolchildren in England will have to learn first aid under proposals put forward by the government. Draft legislation says primary school children will be taught basic first aid, such as dealing with head injuries and calling emergency services. Secondary school children will learn life-saving skills such as CPR and the purpose of […]

Medicinal cannabis ‘should be available on prescription’

Image caption The parents of Billy Caldwell and Alfie Dingley want the boys to be able to access cannabis oil legally to control their seizures Doctors in the UK should have the option to prescribe cannabis-derived medicinal products to patients with certain medical conditions, drugs experts have advised the government. The Advisory Council on the […]

Morrisons ‘quiet hour’ for autistic shopping introduced

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBBC Breakfast’s Tim Muffett goes shopping with Joanne Tang and her son Oscar, who has autism Supermarket chain Morrisons has introduced a weekly “quieter hour” for autistic shoppers who struggle with music and noise. Its 439 UK stores will dim lights, turn music off, avoid using the […]

Women fight back against Peru’s national sterilisation scheme

Josefina Quispe is one of thousands of indigenous Peruvian women who say they were forcibly sterilised as part of a national family planning scheme. In April 2018 the state prosecutor ordered the indictment of former president Alberto Fujimori over the scandal, but he has not yet been indicted or charged. Josefina told the BBC World […]

Brain damage ‘more likely in cardiac arrest patients given adrenaline’

Image copyright Getty Images Cardiac arrest patients who are treated with adrenaline are significantly more likely to have severe brain damage if they survive, a new study has found. Adrenaline is routinely used as a last resort when other treatments fail. A study of 8,000 patients found that while it slightly increased the chances of […]

'Period poverty led me to become homeless'

Stevie-Jo Pasing’s family could not afford to buy her sanitary products during her school years. Source link

‘Starting menopause at 29 left me grieving with no help’

A woman has said starting the menopause aged 29 left her “grieving”. Helen Owen, from Wrexham, said women going through a similar experience should seek specialist help. The Welsh Government said it has set up a Women’s Health Implementation Group to look at “issues where urgent action is necessary”. Source link

Patients face autism referral and assessment ‘lottery’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Children and adults may be missing out on educational support if there are delays Children and adults in England can face a wait of more than two years for an autism assessment, a Freedom of Information request has revealed. National guidelines state that the process of diagnosis should start […]

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