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Man up, guys – you’re a snip away from being heroes

I delayed getting my vasectomy for two years. This is typical of the way men strive to make women responsible for contraception In the four years since my daughter was born it has become a regular and uncomfortable occurrence that my wife and I wait nervously for proof that we haven’t been caught out by our relaxed attitude to contraception. Show More Summary

Northern Ireland’s women deserve equality. That’s why I’m challenging abortion law | Stella Creasy

This week the supreme court upheld a ruling that means Northern Ireland’s women have to pay for terminations in England and Wales The fight for equality isn’t just about what is attacked. It is also about what is ignored. As the Conservatives...Show More Summary

London Underground steps up cleaning regime to tackle superbugs

Tube network to fight grime with industrial vacuum cleaners and magnetic wands after discovery of threatening bacteria Industrial vacuum cleaners and magnetic wands will be used in a bid to rid the tube network of eight of the most dangerous superbugs. Show More Summary

Grenfell wasn’t an isolated tragedy. Poverty destroys many lives in Britain | Kamran Ahmed

Working as a junior psychiatrist, I saw first-hand how policies that fail to protect the disadvantaged lead to ill-health, stress and reduced life expectancy A tragedy as gut-wrenching as Grenfell Tower has scarcely been seen during peace time in the UK. Show More Summary

Trumpcare is like a vampire, set on sinking its teeth into the poor | Adam Gaffney

The relationship of the Republican bills to tax breaks resembles that of water crackers to cheese: a delivery device with little independent function of its own “Dead on arrival,” some said. That was to be the fate of the House’s Obamacare repeal bill in the Senate. Show More Summary

NHS and police failings led to brutal murder of grandmother – report

Nicola Edgington, who had previously murdered her own mother, killed Sally Hodkin after series of failings A series of failings by the NHS and police led to a psychiatric patient brutally murdering a grandmother, a report has concluded. Show More Summary

The Royal College of Nursing is spot on – dogs absolutely belong in hospitals | Michele Hanson

The suggestion that certain dogs be allowed on wards is welcome – there is masses of evidence of their beneficial impact on human health Hospital is rarely the most relaxing or cheery of places, but the Royal College of Nursing has just come up with a suggestion that might well improve your stay – allow the dogs in. Show More Summary

Hospital withdraws complaint alleging Sun reporter impersonated friend of Grenfell victim

Sun apologises for not following media protocol and King’s College accepts journalist did not impersonate friend King’s College hospital has withdrawn a complaint against the Sun that alleged a reporter from the newspaper impersonated a friend of an injured victim of the Grenfell Tower fire in order to get an interview with him. Show More Summary

Sadiq Khan: Gove must get a grip on 'life and death' air pollution crisis

Mayor of London wants urgent meeting with new environment secretary to press for action on toxic air quality The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has requested an urgent meeting with the new environment secretary, Michael Gove, to urge him to get a grip on Britain’s “life and death” air pollution crisis. Show More Summary

MPs to argue Northern Irish women have right to abortion on NHS

Cross-party MPs want amendment to Queen’s speech to act as warning to government over DUP pact MPs from all the major parties will argue that abortion should be provided on the NHS in England for Northern Irish women, in an amendment...Show More Summary

Men, we need to talk about sperm | Geeta Nargund

Stories of older celebrity fathers belie the truth. There is a male biological clock, and we have to break the taboo around it Infertility has for far too long been treated as an all-female issue. Yet in about half of the cases for the...Show More Summary

Cost of NHS negligence claims likely to double by 2023, says study

Medical society calls for legal changes, saying spiralling £1.5bn annual bill diverts significant funding from frontline care The annual cost to the NHS in England of settling clinical negligence claims is equivalent to training 6,500 doctors and is expected to double by 2023, according to the Medical Protection Society. Show More Summary

IVFML: a podcast charting the tough realities of infertility

Anna Almendrala and Simon Ganz talk frankly and funnily about their emotionally fraught attempts at IVF When a podcast about infertility is called IVFML (HuffPost/iTunes), you know it is going to have lighter moments as well as tearful ones. Show More Summary

Fall in HIV among gay men could spell end for Britain's epidemic, say experts

Public Health England records first downturn in infections in London, thanks to frequent testing and rapid treatment A big drop in the numbers of gay men becoming infected with HIV in London may signal that the Aids epidemic in Britain can be brought to a close, public health experts believe. Show More Summary

Why I won’t be the Lib Dems’ next leader | Norman Lamb

Some voices in the party say I want a hard Brexit. I don’t – what I want is an end to the gross inequality that has made me angrier than ever Liberal Democrats are faced with electing a new leader after Tim Farron’s resignation last week. Show More Summary

Manchester gets UK's first high-energy proton beam cancer therapy machine

Ninety-tonne cyclotron at Christie hospital will give NHS patients access to treatment that is currently only available abroad A 90-tonne machine that will allow cancer patients to receive state-of-the-art high-energy proton beam therapy on the NHS for the first time is to be installed at a hospital in Manchester. Show More Summary

US refuses to back UN on abortion access in human rights resolution

Washington supports ‘the spirit’ of a UN resolution calling for women’s access to reproductive healthcare but ‘does not recognize abortion’ as a method The UN Human Rights Council has unanimously adopted a resolution condemning abuse and discrimination of women, but Washington refused to back one paragraph mentioning access to safe abortions. Show More Summary

Protect children from online cosmetic surgery apps, say campaigners

Nuffield Council on Bioethics calls for social media to take down games such as one that allows girls and boys to alter images of themselves Children as young as nine are the target of cosmetic surgery apps and makeover games that are likely to make them feel dissatisfied with their own faces and bodies, a new report warns. Show More Summary

Health and safety is no laughing matter | Letters

Chris Bazlinton on why jokes about ‘elf and safety’ are beyond the pale; Jim Hooker on council spending cuts; Enid Gauldie on an 1840 plea for housing regulation; Pete Dorey on public-sector red tape; Chris Parr on simpler tax laws Steven...Show More Summary

Deaths of despair are rising in America. They are claiming lives all around me | Jessika Bohon

Half of my schoolmates are dead, in jail or battling addiction. My town does not have a mental health clinic so, faced with hopelessness, people self-medicate Young Americans are dying from despair. After the Great Recession, people aged between 25 and 44 started to overdose on opioids at an alarming pace. Show More Summary

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