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Great Ormond Street Hospital ‘failing’ intersex children

Great Ormond Street Hospital is not meeting care standards for intersex children, a BBC investigation says. It found that some patients who had been born with sexual development disorders, and their families, had no access to psychological care. And not all cases were properly discussed before the patient had life changing, irreversible surgery. Health regulator CQC is investigating. The hospital ...

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Nerf guns can lead to serious eye injuries, doctors warn

Image copyrightJonathan Brady/PA Wire Image captionToy guns can lead to eye injuries, particularly if the bullets are hard and travel at speed Bullets from Nerf guns can cause serious eye injuries, doctors from a London eye hospital are warning. They treated three people with internal bleeding around the eye, pain and blurred vision after they were shot with the toy ...

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Read more, live longer: Research finds reading books can add two years to your life | fitness

You may have heard of the many benefits of cultivating the habit of reading books. Reading improves concentration, knowledge, vocabulary, empathy, emotional intelligence, reduces stress, besides being a fun and inexpensive way of passing time. A study finds that reading can actually save your life – by adding years to it. According to a Yale University study, published in the ...

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Type 2 diabetes plan targets those at high risk

Image copyrightGetty Images People with the very highest risk of developing type 2 diabetes are being prioritised for places on NHS lifestyle change programmes. Updated guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) said this would cover 1.7m people in England. The programmes help people to change their diet and do more exercise. The guidance reaffirms that ...

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