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Huntington’s disease: Woman who inherited gene sues NHS

Huntington's disease: Woman who inherited gene sues NHS                                                                                                                 GETTY IMAGES A woman who was not informed that her father had a fatal, inherited brain disorder [...]

Five teenagers among women who had at least their 6th termination in UK last year

Abortions: Five teenagers among women who had at least their 6th termination in UK last year. Data for England, Scotland and Wales also shows more than 140 women had at least their eighth abortion in 2018. Pro-choice campaigners said the women involved needed help and not to be stigmatised Five teenagers were among hundreds of women who had at least their sixth abortion in Britain last year, Sky News has learnt. Data for England, Wales and Scotland also shows more than 140 women [...]

One visit to care home shows why we can’t go on like this

One visit to care home shows why we can't go on like this. Adult social care spending has fallen by 2%, but political parties are reluctant to pledge campaign-damaging reforms. A nurse rushes up the corridor putting on surgical gloves as she goes. Another runs in the opposite direction slinging on a plastic apron. A panel on the wall is full of flashing red lights, each representing a room in which someone wants help. And as well as the lights, an alarm [...]

Student nurse campaigner ‘inspired’ to fight for mental health support

Student nurse campaigner ‘inspired’ to fight for mental health support A student nurse from Southend in Essex has set up a campaign to support people's mental health while on a night out, having been motivated by her own crisis. Leah Mercer, 23, has launched Are You Ok? to help young people who might be struggling with their mental health when out drinking alcohol. Ms Mercer, who began her nursing degree at the University of Essex this September, said there was little support available in the [...]

‘Social workers ran my life as a kid in care – now I am one’

'Social workers ran my life as a kid in care - now I am one'. ROGER BOOL Defying the odds - Kerry graduated in July Very early on, social workers decided the family home was not a safe place for Kerry. "There was lots of drug and alcohol abuse, as well as domestic violence towards my mum. I got taken into care at the age of four." The rest of her childhood and teenage years were spent in foster-care placements and children's homes in [...]