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The nurses tackling mental illness in police custody

News - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 21:45
About third of those arrested in England have mental health issues. The BBC met the nurses who help them.

Cannabis: What are the risks of recreational use?

News - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 17:11
The government has dismissed calls to legalise cannabis for recreational use. What are the drug's risks?

Medicinal cannabis use to be reviewed by government

News - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 16:48
Families of epileptic children welcomed the move, which does not change rules on recreational use.

The health impact of separating migrant children from parents

News - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 16:38
Experts say there is no downplaying the trauma that taking a child away from a parent causes.

Young people 'see cannabis as safer than alcohol'

News - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 15:58
As Lord Hague calls for a change in the law on cannabis, young people claim it is often seen as a "softer" stimulant.

Legalising cannabis: What you need to know

News - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 14:37
The debate on legalising cannabis has been reignited by the case of a 12-year-old boy with epilepsy.

Hague's call to legalise cannabis rejected by government

News - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 12:12
But the home secretary tells MPs there will be a review of cannabis-based medicines in the UK.

NHS 70: How have hospitals changed for children?

News - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 09:02
It's 70 years since the start of the NHS. How have hospitals changed for child patients since 1948?

Cannabis debate: I appealed to the prime minister

News - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 07:32
Hannah Deacon, whose son suffers from epilepsy, says she was given a pledge by Theresa May

Couple's anger after 'stillborn' son died in their arms

News - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 00:22
Ellie and Chris James's newborn son died in their arms - minutes after being told he was already dead.

Conjoined twins' joy at watching news report of birth

News - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 00:12
Anna and Barbara Rozycki made headlines around the world following their birth in 1970.

Wales 'behind' in technology to detect prostate cancer

News - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 00:05
The mpMRI scan is currently available in just three out of seven Welsh health boards.

Emotional eating 'learned by children not inherited'

News - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 23:57
Genes are significant in most eating behaviours but not emotional under- or overeating, say experts.

Cannabis oil row: Billy Caldwell discharged from hospital

News - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 16:37
The 12-year-old is treated in hospital for his severe epilepsy with the oil, which is illegal in the UK.

Theresa May is asked where NHS cash will come from

News - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 13:24
Theresa May is asked how the government will fund a £20bn cash increase for the NHS.

How does gaming affect your brain?

News - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 13:02
Hamish loves playing the game Fortnite. Does his brain show signs of addiction?

Tax rise need to help pay for £20bn NHS boost, says PM

News - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 12:53
The prime minister promises any tax increases will be introduced in a "fair and balanced" way.

HPV vaccine cuts cancer-causing infection

News - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 07:07
The vaccine has brought about an 86% reduction in cancer-causing infection, a study has found.

Politicians unite to demand dignity for terminally ill

News - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 05:48
Politicians describe the current system as "cruel and lacking in dignity and compassion".

Hundreds of breast cancer patients 'denied reconstruction'

News - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 00:53
One in five NHS bodies is limiting access to corrective surgery, a breast cancer charity report says.

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