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Confidential Helpline Launched To Support Women Who Purchase Illegal Abortion Pills Online

A free, confidential telephone helpline has launched to help women who have bought illegal abortion pills online. The aftercare helpline will be run by The British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) for women in Ireland, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man, where access to abortion services is currently highly restricted. When faced with an unwanted pregnancy,…


Kind Strangers Fund Paralympic Gold Medallist David Smith’s Rehab Fees Following Spinal Surgery

The internet has rallied around and raised thousands to help Paralympic gold medallist David Smith fund his rehabilitation costs following life-saving surgery. Smith, who is a British rower, was forced to have surgery to remove a tumour from his spine for the third time.  He is now undergoing expensive rehabilitation to be able to walk…


Virtual Reality Test Could Make It Easier To Diagnose MS And Parkinson’s

Scientists are developing an affordable virtual reality test to help doctors make early diagnoses of neurodegenerative disorders such as MS and Parkinson’s. Their novel solution could revolutionise testing in countries where physicians don’t currently have access to sophisticated diagnostic technology.  The test relies on inexpensive tech, such as VR headsets and Microsoft Kinect sensors, to…


What Is Adult ADHD? Symptoms, Diagnosis And Treatment Explained

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is something we tend to associate with children. But the condition is lifelong and many adults will continue to experience symptoms throughout their lives. According to Dr Tony Lloyd, CEO of the ADHD Foundation, the condition affects one in 20 children and a third of those children are still symptomatic…


‘Game-Changing’ Asthma Pill Reduces Severe Symptoms In Patients, Study Finds

A new drug could significantly reduce the symptoms of asthma in patients, according to researchers.  The pill, called Fevipiprant, has been described as a “a game changer for future treatment of asthma”. It was found to decrease the symptoms of asthma, improve lung function, reduce inflammation and repair the lining of airways.  Three people die every…