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I have cancer. Don't tell me you're sorry | Elizabeth Wurtzel

Everyone else can hate cancer. I don’t. Everyone else can be afraid of cancer. I am not, writes Elizabeth Wurtzel ‘You have a choice about how you see things that happen to you.’ Photograph: Photobooth/Getty...

Subversive Greeks stub out cigarette habit in record numbers

As tobacco use plummets, figures reveal dramatic attitude shift from EU’s worst offender Greece’s economic woes have been blamed for smoking’s popularity in the country. Photograph: Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP No campaign could do it. No...

A letter to you and me, five years ago

Looking back on life after our child’s cancer diagnosis: the letter you always wanted to write Composite: Getty Images It’s New Year’s Eve, and you’re getting ready to pop out and celebrate with friends. You’re...

What are your experiences of eating disorder treatment? Tell us

We want to hear about the care you have received in England. Share your stories with us We want to hear from those who have been treated for an eating disorder Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA More than...

Would-be parents moving house to get free IVF on NHS

Doctor at hospital with UK’s largest sperm bank says discriminatory funding system behind relocation A reproductive scientist checks embryos and sperm at the UK’s largest sperm bank at Saint Mary’s hospital in Manchester. Photograph: Christopher...

Women shouldn't have to travel interstate for abortions, doctor says

Tasmanian gynaecologist says other states should learn from problems arising when private surgical abortion clinics close The RU486 pill brings on a miscarriage, known as a medical abortion, and has caused the demand for...

'I didn't know why I'd been declined, so I asked for my medical notes'

Two people with a mental health history describe difficulties of seeking insurance cover Lenie Mets Photograph: Graeme Robertson for the Guardian Lenie Mets, 48 from London: ‘There should be no reason why I should not be...

People with mental illnesses refused access to insurance cover

Exclusive: Insurance firms deny discrimination, with 7/7 victim among those turned down People who have suffered even mild depression have been refused life insurance, the Guardian has learned. (Picture posed by models). Photograph: Alamy Insurers have...

Down's syndrome test could see condition disappear, C of E warns

Church says new NHS test could lead to more terminations and fewer people born with condition A new non-invasive test will be offered to 10,000 women a year considered more likely to have a...

Does dry January work? We ask the experts

Millions pledge to start the new year alcohol-free, but how much difference can a month off booze make to our health or drinking behaviour in the long term? Five million Britons took part in...

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StaTuesday: Suter slugging, but XBH rare for recent Brewers pitchers

Brent Suter is back in the starting rotation for the Milwaukee Brewers, but his most impressive feat of 2018 might just have come...