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Rotten teeth health warning on sugary drinks could deter buyers

Graphic health warnings like those on cigarette packets, showing rows of rotten teeth on cans of cola and other sugary drinks, could deter some young adults from buying them, a study has shown. Sugary...

Irish pro-choice campaigners recount #HomeToVote journeys online

Whether it is boarding 13-hour flights or thanking the strangers that have funded their journeys, Irish citizens are sharing their stories on social media as they travel home from all over the world...

What happens if Ireland votes no to abortion? Views from both sides | Katherine...

Katherine Zappone: We will be denying pregnant girls our compassion We have a sad history in Ireland of sometimes treating children very badly. While we are now finding ways of coming to terms...

Anti-abortion activists make final push for Ireland's vote

They wear bright pink hi-vis jackets and talk passionately about human rights. Many of them are young women; some are students in ripped jeans, others professionals in suits. There’s barely a priest in...

Senior Tory tells May any NHS funding increase worth less than 4% could be...

In an article in this week’s Spectator Fraser Nelson, the magazine’s editor, and James Forsyth, its political editor, claim the government is planning to announce a 3% increase in NHS spending around the...

The UK ignored the Irish abortion question for too long – it was a...

Ahead of the vote on Ireland’s abortion laws tomorrow, gut-wrenching stories have poured forth: pregnant 15-year-olds coping, or dying, alone; women forced to travel to England to get an abortion, scraping together the...

'It's revolutionary': staff and patients on 70 years of the NHS

The health service’s 70th birthday offers the chance to recognise the work of its staff. In these times of unprecedented demand and financial pressure, healthcare workers are the lifeblood of the NHS, and...

'An acutely Irish indignity': DIY musicians fight Ireland's abortion ban

‘Apart from the music, tonight is all about awareness,” says a young woman on stage at the Loft, a 200-capacity venue in the heart of Galway city. At charity gig Jamnesty, the room...

Future-proofing the NHS: how the UK's largest workforce is gearing up

Seventy years ago the NHS launched with a workforce of around 144,000. Since then, the health service has grown to become the single biggest employer in the UK, with 1.7 million workers across...

Iowa: will America's strictest abortion law drive female voters to the left?

Linda Madison is exactly the sort of voter Donald Trump relied on to win in the 2016 election. A 64-year-old Lutheran who lives in a small town in Iowa’s rural south-western corner, she...

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Time for change: Anne Enright on Ireland's abortion referendum

Recently I spoke to a reasonable, sane Irish woman who said that she was against abortion and because she was so reasonable and...