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‘Drunk tanks’ to ease NHS pressure

Image copyright Getty Images NHS England is making up to £300,000 available over the festive period to fund dozens of “drunk tanks”. These supervised units are places where revellers who have over-indulged can be checked and allowed to sleep it off. They should help take the pressure off hospital and …

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How to resist ‘drink pushers’ during the festive season

Image copyright Midnight Oil Image caption Actor Stephen McGann gets indignant with those who try to make him drink alcohol When actor Stephen McGann recently tweeted about his frustration with people who pressurised others to drink alcohol, he received an outpouring of support on social media. Skip Twitter post by …

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Skin creams can lead to fire deaths

Image copyright Getty Images People who use emollient creams to treat dry and itchy skin conditions are being warned they can build up in fabrics and cause them to catch fire more easily. The medicines regulator says clear warnings on product packaging is needed to alert consumers. The MHRA says …

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Why are more boys than girls born every single year?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption There are normally around 105 male births for every 100 female ones Every year, there are always more baby boys than girls born in England and Wales. Fact. Why? Since records began in 1838, the cries of babies born every year have been predominately …

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Spinal surgery for unborn babies to be available on NHS

Image copyright Getty Images Spinal surgery for unborn babies with the birth defect spina bifida is to be made routinely available on the NHS in England, officials have announced. The surgery involves repairing the spinal tissue of the baby while it is still in the womb. It can improve their …

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