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Primodos: Mum ‘will always feel guilty’ for pregnancy test drug

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDiane Surmon, 73, says she feels it is her fault her daughter needs constant care after taking Primodos. A mother whose daughter was born severely disabled says she will "always feel guilty" for taking a pregnancy test drug she believes hurt her child.Diane Surmon was one of about a million UK women who took Primodos between the 1950s and 1970s.A new
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Primodos: ‘I will die feeling guilty’ says mum over test

[ad_1] When Diane Surmon thought she was pregnant with her third child in 1970s she took two tablets given to her by her GP. She was one of about a million UK women to be prescribed Primodos, a hormone based pregnancy test, before it was removed from the market over safety concerns.Her daughter Helen was born severely disabled, blind and with fluid on the brain.Mrs Surmon, from Cwmbran, said: "It's
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‘Dad’s dementia broke me and I find him hard to love’

[ad_1] Image copyright Family handout Hayley Morris, 25, says she had a "perfect relationship" with her 60-year-old dad Kevin. Two years ago that changed. He was diagnosed with a rare form of dementia - Pick's Disease - which causes personality and behaviour changes. Here Hayley describes the impact it's had on her life with her dad."I got a call from my mum saying 'Your dad's got dementia'. "All the blood
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UK meets global HIV targets as diagnoses keep falling

[ad_1] Image copyright Science Photo Library HIV diagnoses are continuing to fall in the UK as it meets UN targets on diagnosis, treatment and transmission for the first time, according to a report from Public Health England.It said there was no doubt prevention efforts to end the HIV epidemic were working. New HIV diagnoses in the UK fell by 17% from 2016 to 2017, with spread among gay and bisexual
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Why maternity leave can be harder and lonelier than you imagine

[ad_1] Image copyright Emma Barnett Image caption BBC presenter Emma Barnett recently returned to work after having her first child Maternity leave is often held up as a magical, idyllic time to spend with your new baby. The worries of your usual life evaporate while you're "off work", and saying anything otherwise is still considered taboo.But a new poll, conducted for BBC Radio 5 live by ComRes, shows that maternity
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Kellogg’s gives in on government’s ‘traffic light’ labels

[ad_1] Image copyright Kellogg Kellogg's is to put "traffic light" labelling on most of its cereal packs sold in the UK from January, having previously refused to do so.The UK government's voluntary scheme, introduced in 2013, indicates how much salt, sugar or fat foods contain. Kellogg's said it had made the change after having "listened" to consumers, government and retailers.Consumer organisation Which? said it was a "positive move" but it
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Suicide man ‘let down’ by Norfolk and Suffolk mental health trust

[ad_1] A widow has spoken of her grief after her husband took his own life after being told he would have to wait five weeks for mental health treatment.Richard Smith had suffered with anxiety and depression for many years.He was being treated by Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT), which has been rated inadequate by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) for a third time. The watchdog said it had
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Some locum doctors costing hospital trust £100 an hour

[ad_1] Image caption The A&E unit at Telford's Princess Royal Hospital was due to shut overnight from the beginning of December The trust managing Shropshire's main hospitals is paying some doctors more than £100 an hour to avoid A&E closures, its chief executive has said.Last week, the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust called off plans to shut Telford's emergency unit overnight.It said enough staff had been recruited to ensure safe
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Would you hand over your mobile phone for a free meal?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Getting families to put down their tablets and phones and talk to each other can be hard, but one restaurant chain is trying to persuade them.In a trial scheme parents willing to hand over their devices to restaurant staff will get free children's meals.Frankie & Benny's said figures showing children want parents to spend less time on their phones and more time talking to them,