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Haemochromatosis: 'Most common' genetic disorder test call

[ad_1] Image caption Jenny Lees has haemochromatosis and believes her mother, sister and son died from the symptoms A woman who believes three members of her family died from the UK’s most common genetic disorder wants to see routine testing introduced. New research from Exeter University shows haemochromatosis could be causing serious health issues for […]

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UK groups fund illegal orphanages in Africa

[ad_1] Image caption One orphanage was sponsored by donors through Manchester-based builder Patrick Oldham At least 60 illegal orphanages and children’s homes in Uganda are being funded by UK charities, church groups and volunteers, the BBC has discovered. The Ugandan government recently announced a programme to close down more than 500 unlicensed orphanages in the […]

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Obesity overtaking smoking as biggest Welsh health risk

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMerthyr has the worst child obesity problem but this Cardiff City football programme is encouraging activity Obesity is overtaking smoking as the biggest risk to health in Wales, experts have warned. The “stark” problem with overweight children could also mean this generation will not live as […]

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Pumpkin the bulldog teaches herself to skateboard

[ad_1] A bulldog has attracted an online fanbase after teaching herself to skateboard. Videos of Pumpkin, who uses her paws to propel herself along on her bright pink board, have been watched thousands of times on social media. Her owner, Debra Chandler, of Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire, said she hopes to use Pumpkin’s profile to raise money […]

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Newspaper headlines: Corbyn's 'snub' amid Brexit deadlock

[ad_1] Newspaper headlines: Corbyn’s ‘snub’ amid Brexit deadlock By BBC News Staff Image caption The FT joins most other papers in leading on Wednesday’s confidence vote and the Prime Minister’s “narrow” victory. It says her calls for a cross-party solution to the Brexit stand-off were “left facing deadlock from the outset” as Jeremy Corbyn insisted […]

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'I’m just ill – respect me for who I am'

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionEllen has Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, a condition that affects connective tissue and joints “You’re too pretty to be disabled, you’re too young to be disabled, you’re too smart to be disabled” – all things Ellen Blunsdon has been told in the street. It’s encounters like these that […]

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Children left in limbo after Butterstone school closure

[ad_1] Image caption The New School Butterstone closed with just four days notice last November More than 20 children with autism and anxiety have been left without educational provision, nearly two months after their old school closed. Parents were given four days notice that New School Butterstone in Perth and Kinross would shut in November. […]