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Unprofessional TikTok medical videos ‘not the norm’

Image copyright Rose Marie LeslieImage caption TikTok videos featuring doctors giving health information are popular on the social media platform Viral videos made by US doctors and nurses made headlines this week after they were accused of being unprofessional and spreading misinformation. One now-deleted TikTok (a social media platform popular with teens) video featured a […]

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Scotland bid to regulate beauty filler industry

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption‘I’ve seen girls with botched lip jobs’ Non-healthcare professionals will need a licence to carry out cosmetic procedures under proposals being put forward by the Scottish government. Treatments, such as dermal fillers or lip enhancements, are currently available in premises ranging from hairdressers to pharmacies. But ministers […]

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Does your company nurture neurodiverse talent?

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNat Hawley told Chi Chi Izundu what challenges some neurodivergent people may encounter How do you make your workplace more welcoming to neurodiverse employees, and ensure their talent is nurtured? David Joseph takes off his shoes, crosses his legs and tucks himself into an armchair. For the […]

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Fundraising to communicate with our daughter

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDeaf children: ‘They let us down over our daughter’ Parents of a toddler who is deaf hope they will finally be able to communicate with her after being forced to fundraise for sign language lessons. Ros and Josh Hannam, from Caldicot, were told after Lola was born […]

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Utah condom campaign halted over racy packaging

Image copyright Getty CreativeImage caption Coloured condoms. File photo Utah Governor Gary Herbert has halted the distribution of 100,000 condoms for free in the US state because of racy slogans on the packaging. It features phrases like “SL,UT”, a word play on Utah and its capital, Salt Lake City, “Enjoy Your Mountin” and “Explore Utah’s […]

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‘My sister died after taking a line of cocaine’

Image copyright Family handoutImage caption When Stacey reached the hospital, she found her sister Lucy (pictured) unrecognisable Stacey Jordan still wonders whether she could have done more to save her sister. Lucy White was just 24 when she died in hospital in summer 2018 after a line of cocaine triggered a heart attack and then […]

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‘Alarming’ one in five deaths due to sepsis

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Sepsis is caused by the body overreacting to an infection One in five deaths around the world is caused by sepsis, also known as blood poisoning, shows the most comprehensive analysis of the condition. The report estimates 11 million people a year are dying from sepsis – more than are […]

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Dementia: Does heading a football cause the disease?

Image copyright Image Source The Scottish Football Association is set to impose a ban on under-12s heading the ball in football training. It comes amid growing fears that regular heading of a ball increases the risk of footballers developing dementia, and dying from the disease. What is the evidence that they are at risk? What […]