Planned Parenthood withdraws from federal program over Trump rule | US news

Planned Parenthood withdraws from federal program over Trump rule | US news

Planned Parenthood said Monday it is withdrawing from the federal family planning program rather than abide by a new Trump administration rule prohibiting clinics from referring women for abortions. Alexis McGill Johnson, Planned Parenthood’s acting president and CEO, said the organization’s nationwide network of health centers would remain open and strive to make up for […]

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Essential poll: majority of NSW voters support removing abortion from criminal code | Australia news

Essential poll: majority of NSW voters support removing abortion from criminal code | Australia news

A majority of voters in New South Wales either strongly support or somewhat support removing abortion from the criminal code, according to the latest Guardian Essential poll. With debate on the proposal set to resume in the upper house, the latest survey shows 71% of voters in the sample support the change (44% strongly and […]

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Footballer, 20, described as 'walking miracle' after surviving horror car crash

Footballer, 20, described as ‘walking miracle’ after surviving horror car crash

A footballer has been described as a ‘walking miracle’ after surviving a horror car crash which left him with brain damage. Will Fraser-Gray, from Galgate in Lancaster, was heading home after a night out celebrating a friend’s 21st birthday in Georgia, USA, where he studies, when the car crashed while he wasn’t wearing a seatbelt. […]

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Insomniacs may be at greater risk of heart failure, study finds | Life and style

Insomniacs may be at greater risk of heart failure, study finds | Life and style

People who struggle with sleep might be at greater risk of developing cardiovascular problems, research suggests. Scientists have found that people who are genetically predisposed to insomnia have a greater risk of heart failure, stroke and coronary artery disease. Researchers say the study backs previous work that has found links between poor sleep and cardiovascular […]

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Over a third of Britons admit ageist behaviour in new study | Society

Over a third of Britons admit ageist behaviour in new study | Society

More than a third of British people admit that they have discriminated against others because of their age, according to new research on everyday ageism, with those in their 30s most guilty. The Ageist Britain report, which surveyed 4,000 UK adults and analysed thousands of tweets and blogposts in the UK, found a further one […]

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Johnson urges social media firms to block anti-vaccine messages | Politics

Johnson urges social media firms to block anti-vaccine messages | Politics

Boris Johnson will call on social media companies to do more to stop anti-vaccination messages spreading online as he visits a hospital in the south-west of England. The prime minister will lay out his plans to halt the resurgence of measles in the UK after more than 230 cases were diagnosed in the first quarter […]

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Not your typical Tory groupthink | Brief letters | Politics

Not your typical Tory groupthink | Brief letters | Politics

Grace Dent should resist the current trend for putting down GPs (I’m angry, sore, and bloated. Is this the menopause?, Weekend, 17 August) Yes, you may wait two weeks for an appointment, but your issues have been going on for months. Once in the consultation (15 minutes is the norm in my surgery), describe your […]

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Gap in NHS provision forcing gaming addicts to seek help abroad | Society

Gap in NHS provision forcing gaming addicts to seek help abroad | Society

Teenagers addicted to gaming are travelling to private clinics overseas for treatment due to a lack of services in England and Wales to tackle the growing problem, the Guardian has learned. There are no NHS facilities to treat gaming addiction, which was listed and defined as a condition in the 11th edition of International Classification […]

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NHS says sepsis monitoring system has saved hundreds of lives | Society

NHS says sepsis monitoring system has saved hundreds of lives | Society

Trials of new digital alert technology to monitor hospital patients with sepsis have saved hundreds of lives, the NHS said. Plans to roll out the “action and alert” technology across England as part of the NHS Long Term Plan are under way after trials at three hospitals. The results showed the system helped doctors better […]

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