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NHS nurses are too busy to care for patients properly, research shows

One in three hospital nurses are too busy to relieve patients’ pain, give them their medication on time or talk to them and their families, research reveals. Fifty-three percent of nurses fear the quality...

Is tattooing a job for a doctor? An infection nearly cost me my leg...

You could reasonably ask what a man nearing 60 was doing having a tattoo. It’s a question I’ve asked myself many times over the past few years. The best I can come up...

Rankin launches social media campaign for World Heart Day

The photographer Rankin is spearheading a campaign to use a social media symbol to raise awareness of heart disease after being inspired by his own personal experience. The “Heart for a Heart” campaign, created...

Billion Dollar Deals and How They Changed Your World review – so brilliant, you...

If you have scope in your day and the mental and emotional capacity to deal with evidence of yet another kind of imminent apocalypse, I would recommend you devote it to Jacques Peretti’s...

Breaking bad: how to give up drinking, smoking, nail-biting and other unwanted habits

Sunday is the start of October, which means that people across the country will be attempting to give up bad habits; some will try to give up smoking for Stoptober, while others try...

Parts of UK identified as high risk areas for Lyme disease

The south of England and the Scottish Highlands have been earmarked as high risk areas for Lyme disease. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) said some areas appear to have higher...

'Our daughters must not be scared to talk about their mental-health issues'

Daughter Orli Vogt-Vincent, 17, from London: I can never forget the feeling of being trapped in my own mind I barely recognise the person I was a year ago, when anxiety took over my life....

Stress and social media fuel mental health crisis among girls

Girls and young women are experiencing a “gathering crisis” in their mental health linked to conflict with friends, fears about their body image and pressures created by social media, experts have warned. Rates of...

Farmer wants a revolution: 'How is this not genocide?'

The kurrajong tree has scars in its wrinkled trunk, the healed wounds run long and vertical under its ancient bark. Standing in front of the homestead, it nestles in a dip on high...

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...

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May to face more questions over Syria strikes

MPs will ask further questions of the Prime Minister's decision to order airstrikes in Syria during a second emergency debate in the House...