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Nurse’s request for premature baby sleeves is viral hit

Image copyright Catherine McConvilleImage caption Nurse Catherine McConville is astounded by how many people volunteered to help her When paediatric nurse Catherine McConville asked for help to create hand-made knitted sleeves for babies in her hospital neo-natal unit, she never expected thousands of people across the world to volunteer. Mrs McConville, who works at The […]

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Germany overturns ban on professionally assisted suicide

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Under assisted dying, a doctor does not administer the medication but provides it (file pic) A five-year-old law banning professionally assisted suicide has been rejected as unconstitutional by Germany’s top court. The court backed complaints by a group of terminally ill patients and doctors who challenged the law that made […]

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Drug hope for people with chronic cough

Image copyright Getty Images Millions suffering from a chronic cough could have their debilitating symptoms relieved by a new treatment, according to a study. Up to 10% of adults worldwide experience symptoms with no clear underlying cause. Some suffer for decades and there is currently no effective treatment. Researchers at the University of Manchester said […]

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Poorest women’s life expectancy declines, finds report

Image copyright Getty Images Life expectancy among women living in the poorest communities in England has declined since 2011, says a report warning of growing health inequalities. Overall, life expectancy growth has stalled over the past decade – for the first time in 100 years. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said there was “still much more […]