Monday, September 25, 2017

Health

Health

Neil Gorsuch's views on abortion to be tested by supreme court filing

An urgent appeal to the supreme court by Planned Parenthood has created an unexpected early test of Justice Neil Gorsuch’s views on abortion restrictions. The court’s newest member has never spoken publicly in any...

Reeling in the years: dementia-friendly screenings make cinema accessible to all

It’s a little after 1.30pm on a Wednesday and a crowd has gathered outside the Rio cinema in Dalston, east London. The first film of the day will not start for another hour,...

Why we need the welfare state more than ever

Tucked away behind York Minster – the grand cathedral adorned with medieval stained-glass windows that dominates the North Yorkshire city’s skyline – is a cobbled street that has become an informal labour exchange....

A million tons of feces and an unbearable stench: life near industrial pig farms

Rene Miller pokes a lavender-frocked leg out of her front door and grimaces. It’s a bright April afternoon, and the 66-year-old Miller, with a stoic expression and a dark crop of curls, braces...

Mental health trust pays damages over man's death in tower block fire

A mental health trust has paid out damages over the case of a man with bipolar disorder and a history of lighting fires who was trapped in a blaze at his cluttered tower...

Businesses on the couch: the co-founders in couples' therapy

There are plenty of good reasons to set up a business with a co-founder rather than go it alone. A co-founder is another committed financial partner and someone who is likely to bring...

Poorest London children face health risks from toxic air, poverty and obesity

Tens of thousands of the poorest children in London are facing a cocktail of health risks including air pollution, obesity and poverty that will leave them with lifelong health problems, according to a...

Women of childbearing age around world suffering toxic levels of mercury

Women of childbearing age from around the world have been found to have high levels of mercury, a potent neurotoxin which can seriously harm unborn children. The new study, the largest to date, covered...

Project marks 70 years of the NHS with people's stories of the service

A heritage project to record individual stories from 70 years of the National Health Service and preserve them for future generations has been given £785,000 of Heritage Lottery funding. The social history project, timed...

Victoria Derbyshire: ‘After cancer, I’m squeezing life out of every second’

On Monday 27 July 2015, at 4.35am, Victoria Derbyshire was in her kitchen, with the kettle on, Googling “inverted nipple” before leaving home to present her daily BBC2 current affairs programme. Google came...

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Aung San Suu Kyi: what has happened to Myanmar's icon of...

When news came in early on the morning of 25 August that militants from the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (Arsa) had attacked police...