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Calls for Amazon to ban 'anorexia hoodie'

Image caption Beth Grant, who has lived with anorexia for 13 years, said selling the product was “absolutely disgraceful” Amazon has been described as “irresponsible” for selling a hoodie that describes anorexia as “like bulimia, except with self control”. One woman living with anorexia said it could make those with …

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AncestryDNA angers privacy campaigners

Image copyright Bloomberg Privacy campaigners have criticised genealogy company Ancestry.com for continuing to keep customers’ DNA data. The move comes despite the firm axing a controversial “perpetuity clause” from its terms and conditions. In May, Ancestry told BBC Radio 4’s You and Yours programme these terms were being changed after …

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Online betting: More addicts struggling with mobile sites

Image copyright Getty Images The number of gambling addicts struggling with betting on mobile phones and tablets has risen, figures show. The National Problem Gambling Clinic (NPGC) said while 24% of its patients struggled with mobile gambling in 2012-13, this rose to 63% in 2016-17. Software companies are working on …

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'I was forced from my job for giving birth'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Around one in nine of the more than 3,000 mothers questioned had lost their jobs The scale of maternity discrimination is being hidden because of the use of gagging orders when women who have lost their jobs settle out of court, experts have told …

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Ysbyty Gwynedd patient died after 'substandard' care

Image caption Ombudsman Nick Bennett: ‘I urge the health board to learn from this case’ Medical staff missed opportunities which may have prevented a hospital patient’s deterioration and subsequent death, a watchdog has found. The man, identified only as “Mr D”, received “substandard” care at Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor. Public Services …

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Western health trust: Hundreds protest at planned cuts

Image caption The trust is seeking to make £12.5m in savings More than 600 people attended a meeting about proposed cuts in the Western Health Trust on Monday evening. The Western Trust says it has to make savings of £12.5m as part of £70m in cutbacks across the health service. …

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Flu vaccine: NHS patients wanted to test 'universal' jab

Image copyright Getty Images Researchers are seeking about 500 NHS patients to try out a new “universal” vaccine against seasonal flu. The experimental vaccine works differently from the one currently available, which has to be remade each year based on a “best guess” of what type of flu is likely …

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Being asexual

It is thought that between 1-3% of the population is asexual, meaning they do not feel any sexual attraction to other people. For years Stacey was puzzled about why she never wanted to sleep with anyone, even her husband. As she explains here, it was her doctor that told her …

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Flu vaccine in Wales extended to Year 4 pupils

Image caption Pupils at Penywaun Primary in Aberdare at the vaccination campaign launch A free flu vaccination programme in schools is being extended to include children in Year 4. The annual campaign in Wales covers children aged from two up to nine, pregnant women, over-65s and those with certain medical …

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Body clock scientists win Nobel Prize

Image copyright Getty Images Three scientists who unravelled how our bodies tell time have won the 2017 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine. The body clock – or circadian rhythm – keeps us in tune with the movement of the Earth and drives huge changes in behaviour and how our …

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