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Cervical Screening Week: What is cervical cancer, symptoms and how to book a smear test

With as many as one in four women failing to book their smear tests, awareness is more important than ever before. Woman, 25, dies of cervical cancer after she was refused smear test for being too young This week it is Cervical Screening Week with loads of events designed to encourage women to get checked out. Cervical cancer is still ...

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Surgeons remove 13kg lump from man’s intestines

Years of faeces may be trapped inside (Picture: AsiaWire) Grotesque images show surgeons holding a huge part of a man’s bowel weighing 13kg after its removal cured his chronic constipation. The 22-year-old patient from China suffers from a rare condition that causes excrement to build up inside his large intenstine. Toddlers died ‘after mum left them in hot car to ...

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The Listening Place is giving people with suicidal thoughts somewhere to talk face-to-face

(Picture: Ella Byworth for metro.co.uk) If you haven’t heard, access to mental health care can be a long, tiring, drawn-out process. Those who are in desperate need of support can be waiting months before they talk to a therapist, thanks to limited NHS funding and a lack of decent mental health care providers. Forget Glastonbury, head to the UK’s first ...

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Mother’s fury after school puts girl into isolation for wearing cotton tights

Sarah Bowmer with her daughter Elly (Picture: CorinMesser/BNPS) A 13-year-old girl who needs to wear leggings because of a medical condition has been made to feel ‘like a leper’ after her school put her into isolation. Elly Bowmer’s furious mum Sarah has complained to the head teacher at Carter Community School in Hamworthy, Poole, Dorset, who is demanding the teenager ...

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Terminally ill baby Charlie Gard must be kept alive until next week

Chris Gard and Connie Yates, the parents of eight-month-old Charlie Gard (Picture: Pixel 8000 Ltd) Terminally ill baby Charlie Gard must be kept alive on life support until at least Tuesday, the European Court of Human Rights has said. Photos of Theresa May outside Downing Street show what a difference a year makes Judges in Strasbourg, France, want more time ...

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Woman gives birth to her own brother after acting as a surrogate for her mum

Mother and daughter Jacky and Katherine (right) with their son Caspian (Picture: SWNS) A woman has given birth to her own brother after acting as a surrogate for her mum. Katherine Edwards, 30, helped out her mum Jacky Edwards, 47, after she had a hysterectomy and was unable to have any more children. ‘Beautifully derelict’ house on the market for ...

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Charlie Gard’s parents lose Supreme Court battle over US treatment

Connie Yates and Chris Gard leave the court in tears (Picture: Pixel 8000) The parents of sick baby Charlie Gard will take his case to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) after losing a fight in the Supreme Court. Connie Yates screamed as the justices in London refused to allow them to take their ten-month-old to the United States ...

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Patients evacuated in their beds after fire at hospital

(Picture: UKNIP) Patients were wheeled outside in their beds during a fire at Royal Stoke University Hospital. As flames broke out in the main building today, people were urged to stay away from A&E while firefighters could deal with what happened. They have now put out the fire, but the ‘major incident’ is still continuing in the aftermath. Smoke reached ...

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Stop telling single people that they’re doomed to be unhealthy

Not all single people drink half a bottle of wine every night. (Picture: Daniella Birtley/metro.co.uk) All over the internet today, you’ve probably seen some iteration of the following headline: ‘marriage is good for your health, so you’d better hurry up and get hitched unless you want to die young in some horrible way.’ Everyone’s talking about a new bit of ...

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Social jetlag could be the reason why you’re tired all week

(Picture: Getty) Are you one of those people who looks to ‘catch up’ on sleep on the weekend? Are you a fan of a Friday nights out? Or even late Saturday nights in watching Netflix? A new study from University of Arizona has claimed a shift in people’s sleep patterns on the weekend could lead to poorer health. Stop telling ...

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