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‘Haemorrhaging nurses’: one in 10 quit NHS England each year

Data showing 33,000 nurses left in 2016-17 triggers warning of ‘dangerous and downward spiral’ One in 10 nurses are leaving the NHS in England each year, according to official figures, raising fresh concerns about staffing shortages in hospitals. Show More Summary

Trump’s judges threaten reproductive rights for generations to come

The decisions that these zealots make will affect the lives of millions of women decades from now I was 19 years old when I first visited a Planned Parenthood health center. It was 1973, the same year the supreme court recognized a constitutional right to abortion in the landmark Roe v Wade decision. Show More Summary

'Sex addiction can happen to anyone': author Erica Garza sheds light on a female taboo

In her debut memoir, Getting Off, Erica Gaza confronts her experience of overcoming sex and porn addiction, and the shame that still surrounds it Erica Garza is telling me about the first time she masturbated and the people at the table next to us are doing a very subpar job of pretending not to eavesdrop. Show More Summary

Eight artworks inspired by mental health problems

The Perspective Project hosts art, poetry and writing with the aim of ending stigma and providing an outlet for those with mental health problems. The 24-year-old founder, Mark Anscombe, is already sharing the work of over 30 artists from around the UK, US and Canada, all of whom have various mental health issues. Show More Summary

Has strong become the respectable face of skinny for young women?

A generation of Instagram stars and personal trainers are challenging old-fashioned notions of femininity, replacing images of thinness or fecundity with brute strength. Whether this is healthy is another matter ”Imagine you’re a Page 3 girl and they’re going for the butt shot,” says Chloe Madeley, helpfully. Show More Summary

Care cuts could put patients' safety at risk, warn MPs

Commons public accounts committee has warned against advice to cut spending to NHS’s Continuing Healthcare Calls for cuts to the cost of care for some ill and disabled patients could put safety at risk, MPs have said. Officials wantShow More Summary

May appoints minister to tackle loneliness issues raised by Jo Cox

Tracey Crouch tasked with implementing recommendations from commission set up after the MP’s death Theresa May has appointed one of her ministers to lead on issues connected to loneliness, implementing one of the main recommendations of a report into the subject by the Jo Cox Commission. Show More Summary

White House doctor says Trump is in 'excellent' overall health

Physician says president has benefited for ‘a lifetime of abstinence from tobacco and alcohol’ though he could eat a lower-fat diet Donald Trump had a normal score on a cognitive exam and is in excellent health, although he could benefit from a lower-fat diet and more exercise, the White House physician said on Tuesday. Show More Summary

Obesity surgery 'halves risk of death' compared to lifestyle changes alone

Latest study of long-term impact of bariatric surgery lends support to experts who say more operations should be carried out in UK Obese patients undergoing stomach-shrinking surgery have half the risk of death in the years that follow compared with those tackling their weight through diet and behaviour alone, new research suggests. Show More Summary

Alys Cole-King: ‘Suicide in the NHS family is particularly resonant for me’ | Hélène Mulholland

Suicide prevention expert Alys Cole-King wants distressed NHS colleagues to seek support themselves during the winter crisis Reports by overstretched NHS staff of the pressures of the winter crisis moved Dr Alys Cole-King to fire off...Show More Summary

The new work and pensions secretary is an insult to disabled people

In previous roles, Esther McVey never cared about the impact of her policies and appeared to relish removing disability support As backlashes go, the days following Esther McVey’s appointment as the new work and pensions secretary have seen intense criticism. Show More Summary

I was a doctor prone to fainting. This is how I got over it

Like 12% of medical students, the graphic sights of the operating theatre caused me to faint. But slowly, after many queasy incidents, I learned how to cope Medicine is great, but it involves pain, pus and blood. For some, seeing those things is a problem. Show More Summary

A&E staff were too busy to treat my daughter, woman tells inquest

Bethany Shipsey, who took overdose of diet pills, died at Worcestershire Royal hospital ‘on exceptionally busy day’ The mother of a young woman who died after taking a overdose of diet pills had to help treat her daughter herself because accident and emergency staff were too busy, an inquest has heard. Show More Summary

Mental health still losing out in NHS funding, report finds

King’s Fund says physical health services are still getting bigger budgets, five years after ministers promised ‘parity of esteem’ Mental health care providers continue to receive far smaller budget increases than hospitals, five years after ministers pledged to create “parity of esteem” between NHS mental and physical health services. Show More Summary

Achoo! Why letting out an explosive sneeze is safer than stifling it

Following the case of a man who ruptured this throat, medics say holding in a sneeze can cause ear damage or a brain aneurysm In a season where colds are rife, holding your nose and closing your mouth might seem like a considerate alternative to an explosive “Achoo!”. Show More Summary

Early menarche and menopause linked to cardiovascular disease risk – study

Increase screening for women who start their periods at a young age or those reaching menopause early, experts suggest Women who start their periods at an early age, or experience an early menopause, are at greater risk of cardiovascular disease, new research suggests. Show More Summary

Leave campaign's £350m claim was too low, says Boris Johnson

Foreign secretary says campaign ‘grossly underestimated’ amount of money UK sends each week to EU Boris Johnson has ratcheted-up his defence of Vote Leave’s infamous assertion on the side of their bus that Britain sends £350m a week to the EU, by saying the group could have used a much higher figure. Show More Summary

Thangam Debbonaire: ‘The moment I saw the light about alcohol and cancer’

The Labour MP and former cancer patient tells how her mission to change Britain’s drinking culture is not a moral crusade – it’s about saving lives After the elation of becoming an MP in May 2015, Thangam Debbonaire was still getting used to life at Westminster when she got the bad news. Show More Summary

Woman jailed for setting bed on fire 'killed herself in prison'

Inquest hears Emily Hartley, 21, who had mental health problems, had been sentenced for breaking bail conditions A 21-year-old woman was found dead in prison while serving a sentence for arson after setting herself on fire, an inquest jury has heard. Show More Summary

'I knew I was in labour' – why are women being turned away from hospital during childbirth?

As a number of women recount how they were mistakenly told to go home and wait, before giving birth on the pavement or in a lift, experts warn that more investment in early-labour care is needed Because her first baby had arrived quickly,...Show More Summary

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