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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Parents win funding to mount legal challenge over school closure | Education

Parents win funding to mount legal challenge over school closure | Education

Parents shocked by the sudden closure of a residential unit at a special needs school in Bristol which resulted in children with severe and complex learning difficulties having to move out have won legal aid funding to investigate a possible legal challenge to the lawfulness of the decision. Parents were called at work and summoned […]

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Union supports workers suspended by millionaire Brexiter over pay protest | Society

Union supports workers suspended by millionaire Brexiter over pay protest | Society

A trade union has launched a petition to support migrant kitchen porters who say they were suspended after campaigning for the London living wage at a private members’ club owned by a backer of Boris Johnson. Protests have taken place outside the Mayfair club known as 5 Hertford Street, owned by the millionaire Brexiter Robin […]

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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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'Authorities say my 15-year-old client is 27 and want to deport him': my job as a legal aid lawyer | Society

‘Authorities say my 15-year-old client is 27 and want to deport him’: my job as a legal aid lawyer | Society

Monday I’m a legal aid lawyer. My job is to help people challenge decisions made by local authorities and government departments: I mostly work with children in the UK who are on their own and seeking asylum, and who have had their ages disbelieved. Today I help a 15-year-old boy. The local authority deems him […]

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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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