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MP Carol Monaghan leads campaign for new ME treatment

Image copyright Ellie Bunce Image caption ME sufferer Ellie Bunce was diagnosed when she was a student Chronic fatigue syndrome, or ME, is incorrectly treated, lacks sufficient funding and is poorly understood by many in the medical profession – according to an MP who has been campaigning in Parliament to change attitudes. During an emotional […]

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Will new obesity measures make your life easier?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The proposals are part of the government’s Childhood Obesity Plan The government is planning new rules to tackle childhood obesity by targeting supermarkets, junk food adverts and restaurant menus. The tighter restrictions have been broadly welcomed – although many people say they raise a number of issues. ‘Daily battle’ […]

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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 […]