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Baby Lynlee 'born twice' after life-saving tumour surgery

A baby girl from Lewisville, Texas, has been “born” twice after she was taken out of her mother’s womb for 20 minutes for life-saving surgery. At 16 weeks pregnant, Margaret Hawkins Boemer discovered her daughter, Lynlee Hope, had a tumour … Continue reading

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A father's suffering

When Jack Davis and his partner Leanne McGregor lost their two baby sons through miscarriage, he received messages asking how the mother was coping. He understood, but was upset, thinking: “What about me?” It has been a year since the … Continue reading

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Blighted lives

Steven Woodman walks like an old man. He needs a stick to maintain his balance as he hobbles forward. Steven is only in his late 50s, but the loss of three toes on one foot means he’s unsteady on his … Continue reading

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Saddest job?

Each day about 10 babies are stillborn in England and Wales. A growing number of parents will get specialist support from a new breed of midwife. But what is it like being a midwife who specialises in baby deaths? Discreetly … Continue reading

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Liverpool brain injury hospital rated 'outstanding'

A hospital specialising in brain and spinal injuries has been praised by health inspectors for the “outstanding” care it offers to patients. The Walton Centre in Liverpool was given the highest rating by the Care Quality Commission following an inspection … Continue reading

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Game of Thrones location seeking GP – via Twitter

The drama Doc Martin represented an idyllic notion of a coastal GP practice that was embraced by viewers throughout the world. But the fictional doctor at the heart of the story is a reluctant rural dweller who is scathing about … Continue reading

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Teenager describes summer on 'terrifying' adult ward

A teenage girl with mental health problems has described her “terrifying” experience of being cared for on an adult ward. Sascha, 16, from west Cornwall, says she was treated alongside terminally ill people and patients with dementia. She was on … Continue reading

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Exploring The Therapeutic Benefits Of Owning An Emotional Support Animal

An emotional support animal or ESA is an animal that provides companionship to individuals, who suffer rom psychiatric and mental disorders. The animal can range from a cat to a miniature pony. Mental disorders can be disability in most cases, … Continue reading

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In search of a cure

Former Emmerdale actress Leah Bracknell is to receive “cutting edge” treatment at a private clinic in Germany after receiving £50,000 in donations on a fundraising website following a terminal lung cancer diagnosis. Ms Bracknell, who played Zoe Tate in the … Continue reading

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Pharmacy plan 'could lead to High Street closures'

Thousands of High Street pharmacies in England could face closure after ministers confirmed plans to alter the funding system and make cuts. The Department of Health said it wanted to reduce the £2.8bn a year pharmacy bill by more than … Continue reading

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