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‘Being a teenage mother is so lonely’

Media captionShannon says having Harvey, two, has given her life direction Teenage pregnancy rates in the UK have halved in the past eight years, but are still among the highest in Europe. New government guidelines are being released to help councils reduce the numbers further. Shannon was 14 and her boyfriend Ethan 17 when she […]

London’s January air quality ‘best in 10 years’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The capital has breached air pollution limits by 6 January every year since 2008, London Mayor Sadiq Khan said London’s air quality is within legal limits in mid-January for the first time in 10 years, City Hall has said. The capital breached limits for nitrogen dioxide (NO2) by 6 […]

Coca-Cola to cut bottle size but increase price in face of sugar tax

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Coca-Cola has confirmed the price of its larger bottles, including 500ml, will rise in March Coca-Cola has announced it will cut the size of a 1.75l bottle to 1.5l and put up the price by 20p in March, because of the introduction of a sugar tax on soft drinks […]

A&E volunteer students ‘will work within capabilities’

Image copyright PA Image caption The BMA said hospitals were resorting to “desperate measures” to cope with increased demand Medical students who volunteer to relieve winter pressure on A&Es will not work beyond their capabilities, say health bosses. The British Medical Association said it was “extremely worrying” two medical schools had urged students to help […]

More children having teeth out in hospital in England

Image copyright Getty Images Dentists have accused the government of having a “short-sighted” approach to tooth decay in England after hospital operations to remove children’s teeth increased to nearly 43,000. There were 42,911 operations in 2016-17 – up from 40,800 the previous year and 36,833 in 2012-13, NHS figures show. The British Dental Association said […]

Breast cancer survival ‘unaffected by faulty gene’

Image copyright Getty Images Young breast cancer patients with faulty BRCA genes have the same survival chances as those without, a study has found. The researchers, who looked at almost 3,000 women, also found outcomes were the same whatever kind of treatment women had – including mastectomies. Experts say it means women can take time […]

Cycling does not harm men’s sexual health, study says

Image copyright Getty Images Cycling does not negatively affect men’s sexual health or urinary function, a study has found. Researchers compared cyclists with runners and swimmers and found their sexual and urinary health was comparable. The findings contrasted with previous studies that suggested cycling could negatively affect men’s sexual function, the study’s authors said. They […]

‘UK should follow Wales’ lead on organ donation’

Media captionEllie Lacey says she is now living life for her and her donor A woman who was hours from death waiting for a liver transplant wants other UK nations to follow Wales’ lead on presumed organ donation consent. Ellie Lacey, 31, was diagnosed with sudden and unexplained liver failure in 2016 and was told […]

Breast cancer survival ‘unaffected by faulty gene’

Image copyright Getty Images Young breast cancer patients with faulty BRCA genes have the same survival chances as those without, a study has found. The researchers, who looked at almost 3,000 women, also found outcomes were the same whatever kind of treatment women had – including mastectomies. Experts say it means women can take time […]

Cycling does not harm men’s sexual health, study says

Image copyright Getty Images Cycling does not negatively affect men’s sexual health or urinary function, a study has found. Researchers compared cyclists with runners and swimmers and found their sexual and urinary health was comparable. The findings contrasted with previous studies that suggested cycling could negatively affect men’s sexual function, the study’s authors said. They […]