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Nurse’s partner defends suicide trip

A retired nurse from London who travelled to Switzerland to end her life disliked the “indignity” of ageing, her partner has said. Gill Pharaoh, 75, was apparently healthy when she made the decision to go to the Lifecircle clinic in … Continue reading

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First 3D-printed pill approved in US

3D-printed pills could pave way for bespoke medicines for individual patients In a world first, the US Food and Drug Administration has given the go-ahead for a 3D-printed pill to be produced. The FDA has previously approved medical devices – … Continue reading

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NHS trust finances ‘unaffordable’

Hospitals and health trusts in England have been told by regulators to look again at their financial plans as current ones are “simply unaffordable”. Monitor has written to the 46 foundation trusts with the biggest deficits “challenging” their plans. It … Continue reading

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The lab testing secret food changes

Reporter Nicola Beckford (l) tries her hand at being a super-taster Food manufacturers are increasingly looking to make their products healthier, without consumers noticing a change in taste. The Victoria Derbyshire programme visits one laboratory trying to provide an answer. … Continue reading

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The lab testing secret food changes

Reporter Nicola Beckford (l) tries her hand at being a super-taster Food manufacturers are increasingly looking to make their products healthier, without consumers noticing a change in taste. The Victoria Derbyshire programme visits one laboratory trying to provide an answer. … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Menstrual dignity for homeless women

Two women from Stevenage in Hertfordshire have backed a campaign to provide sanitary products for homeless women. Sophie Harrold and Sanya Masood , both 24, have been collecting tampons and sanitary towels for a shelter in Liverpool. They were inspired … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Menstrual dignity for homeless women

Two women from Stevenage in Hertfordshire have backed a campaign to provide sanitary products for homeless women. Sophie Harrold and Sanya Masood , both 24, have been collecting tampons and sanitary towels for a shelter in Liverpool. They were inspired … Continue reading

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US hospitals warned on drug pump use

Hospira pumps were shown to be hackable by a security researcher The US Food and Drug Administration is now “strongly encouraging” hospitals not to use a leading brand of drug pump over hacking fears. Hospira, which made the Symbiq Infusion … Continue reading

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US hospitals warned on drug pump use

Hospira pumps were shown to be hackable by a security researcher The US Food and Drug Administration is now “strongly encouraging” hospitals not to use a leading brand of drug pump over hacking fears. Hospira, which made the Symbiq Infusion … Continue reading

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Reading ‘boosts social relations’

Reading is associated with escapism and relaxation Getting stuck into a good book can boost people’s ability to relate to each other and increase their empathy, a report suggests. A review of research for the Reading Agency says reading for … Continue reading

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