Monday, May 20, 2019

Autistic dad shares his struggles with being a parent

Becoming a parent for the first time is a life-changing moment for anyone but it can pose extra challenges when you have autism. Jude Morrow has Asperger’s syndrome, a type of autism spectrum disorder, and...

Liposuction rise linked to gym wear trend

More women are seeking liposuction, possibly to get a body that looks good in trendy gym clothing, according to a leading cosmetic surgeon. Rajiv Grover, from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, says...

Chiari malformation: ‘I went from travel-obsessed to bedridden’

Over the space of a couple of months during her final year of high school, Hailey Dickson’s world turned upside down. Then living in Arizona, the teenager went from top of her class to having...

Mother volunteers baby daughter for diabetes trial

A mum has volunteered her baby to take part in a medical trial she hopes will protect the youngster from diabetes. Chloe Phippard’s five-month-old daughter Ava will take a daily dose of insulin powder to...

Too many children in mental health hospitals, says report

Too many children in England are being admitted to mental health hospitals unnecessarily, according to a report. Research for the Children’s Commissioner for England found children were often unable to get appropriate support at school...

Contaminated blood inquiry: ‘Infection has ruined my life’

Media playback is unsupported on your device A Belfast woman has said her life was ruined after she was given infected blood following...

Sheesiders: The ‘ultimate girl group’ for Middlesbrough

Two women say they want to set up “the ultimate girl group” to help other women in Middlesbrough make new friends. Jordanne McMullan, 27, and Aimee Franks, 26, moved away from their hometown for university...

Staff shortages ‘abusing good will of nurses’

The good will of nurses in England is being abused by politicians who have failed to get to grips with a desperate shortage of staff, nurse leaders say. Royal College of Nursing general secretary Dame...

Markus Birdman talks about his stroke in his comedy routine

When comedian Markus Birdman woke up unable to see properly, he initially thought he had a hangover. But it turned out he had had a minor stroke, at the age of 40. His experience became...

Light and the circadian rhythm: The key to a good night’s sleep?

The cycle of sleep and wakefulness is one of the key human behaviours. We spend about a third of our lives asleep and cannot survive without it. When asleep, our brain memorises and processes information....

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