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WHO warns of soaring rates of measles in Europe

Image copyright SPL Image caption Unvaccinated young children are at highest risk of contracting measles Europe has seen a massive surge in measles cases in 2017, which the World Health Organization says is a tragedy after a record low of 5,273 cases in 2016. Cases increased by 400%, with more than 20,000 people affected and […]

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NI mental health charities urge action over 'crisis'

Image copyright PA A group of mental health charities is due to meet MPs to call for action on what they describe as the worsening mental health crisis in NI. The meetings, involving charities from Northern Ireland, will take place at Westminster. They say the situation is being exacerbated by Northern Ireland’s ongoing “political dysfunction”. […]

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Great Ormond Street Hospital may keep scandal charity cash

Image copyright John Stillwell/PA Great Ormond Street Hospital has indicated that it may change its mind about returning donations from a scandal-hit charity. The hospital had said it would hand back money previously given to it by the Presidents Club Charitable Trust. The decision followed allegations of sexual harassment at a men-only Presidents Club dinner. […]

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How baby stroke survivors' brains adapt

Image copyright Getty Images A study of children who had strokes as babies has found they adapted to use a different part of their brain for language. Imaging revealed language was based in the exact mirror opposite region to the normal left side area. Georgetown University researchers hope their work will help the rehabilitation of […]

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New clinic for victims of sexual violence

Image caption The clinic will be based at Sandyford in Glasgow Scotland’s first clinic for victims of sexual violence is to open at the end of the month. Experts said women who had experienced sexual violence often could not face going to the doctors for smear tests and other intimate examinations. The new clinic will […]

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Life after Ebola

It has been four years since the Ebola virus outbreak in the West African states of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone was first reported. Photographer Hugh Kinsella Cunningham has been back to document the people still living with the legacy of the disease. Image copyright Hugh Kinsella Cunningham The outbreak in 2014 caused more deaths […]