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Clinic opens to help teens hooked on illegal pills bought online

Self-medication is on the rise – and troubled users finally have a place to turn A growing number of teenagers are using anti-anxiety drug Xanax, which is a class C controlled substance in Britain. Photograph:...

UK accused of hypocrisy on overseas tobacco control

Embassy relationships with companies such as BAT undermine anti-smoking policies British American Tobacco at the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Richard Drew/AP The UK government is lobbying on behalf of UK-based tobacco giants operating overseas, despite...

Saving the NHS means forcing us to change the way we lead our lives...

It’s not just Big Macs that would have to go: M&S, Waitrose, transport and sport must be rethought for the common good London’s cycle superhighway squeezes cars onVictoria Embankment. Photograph: Martin Godwin for the Guardian If...

'Blatant and brazen' Trump accused of blocking abortions for undocumented women

On the 45th anniversary of Roe v Wade, the ACLU decries ‘shocking’ attempts to prevent migrants in detention from seeking treatment Activists demonstrate in support of abortion rights in the case of a pregnant...

Troubled children at risk from mental health proposals, warn therapists

Fears that green paper on better care in schools will take scarce resources away from young people with the most serious problems The Association of Child Psychotherapists has called the government’s proposals ‘inadequate’. Photograph: Chris...

Leo Varadkar to campaign to liberalise Irish abortion laws

Taoiseach says he hopes to set date next week for referendum on repeal of 8th amendment Demonstrators march in Dublin to demand change to Ireland’s abortion laws. Photograph: Tom Honan/PA Ireland’s taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, has confirmed...

Nursing has been woefully managed. No wonder there's a crisis | Richard Vize

From ditched bursaries to poor pay, the policies behind the NHS recruitment and retention crisis have been laid bare in a new report Bursary cuts have been followed by a significant fall in applications...

Weight loss surgery transformed my life. Now I want to help others | Aisha...

Bariatric patients are so often denied the long-term support they desperately need. Now they have somewhere to turn to A bariatric surgeon demonstrates a mock-up of the procedure. Photograph: Murdo Macleod for the Guardian Faced with...

'She clearly has no idea': Kenyan doctor condemned over bid to legalise FGM

Women's rights and gender equality Attempt to overturn ban on female genital mutilation meets with widespread contempt, but tribal elders defend ‘cultural right’ Dr Tatu Kamau at a meeting in Nairobi on the eradication of...

Why vegans always have to tell you they’re vegan | Rebecca Jones

A healthier and more compassionate alternative to most people’s diet is worth shouting about, take it from me ‘When I talk about veganism to my friends and family, it’s usually in the context of...

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Eight out of 10 big firms pay men more than women

Britain's biggest companies have lifted the lid on their gender pay gap and eight out of 10 say they pay men more than...