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Alfie Evans: Continuing life support 'futile'

Image copyright Alfie’s Army Facebook Image caption Alfie Evans suffers from a progressive neurological degenerative condition The father of a seriously ill 20-month-old boy broke down in tears as a court was told further hospital treatment would be “futile”. Tom Evans and Kate James, both 20 and from Bootle, Liverpool, want to take their son […]

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Patients 'sent home to no heat or light'

Image copyright Getty Images Frail and vulnerable patients are being trapped in an “endless cycle” of going in and out of hospitals in England, the British Red Cross is warning. The charity said the pressure on the NHS meant hospitals were rushing some patients home before they were ready and without adequate checks being made. […]

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Iron Biby

Image copyright Cheick Sanou Cheick Ahmed al-Hassan Sanou was always overweight, but he didn’t know how strong he was until he threw one of his tormentors across a room. Here is the remarkable story of how a bullied teenager became a serious contender to become the World’s Strongest Man. If you are 16, weigh 19 […]

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Dog owners have lower mortality, study finds

Image copyright Getty Images Dog owners have a lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease or other causes, a study of 3.4 million Swedes has found. The team analysed national registries for people aged 40 to 80, and compared them to dog ownership registers. They found there was a lower risk of cardiovascular disease in […]