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Wakefield’s Pinderfields Hospital smokers shamed via loudspeaker

[ad_1] Image copyright The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust Image caption Visitors can activate the messages which are played through speakers outside the hospital People who ignore 'no smoking' signs by the doors of a Wakefield hospital are being shamed through a loudspeaker.Staff, visitors and patients can activate the pre-recorded messages, which are then played through a speaker outside Pinderfields Hospital. "Hi, I'm Georgia, would you mind not smoking outside?
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Cardiff support worker helps man, 67, get his life back

[ad_1] A 67-year-old man got his independence back when he was introduced to his support worker.Viv Page, who has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and struggles with mobility, now has the help of Asia Ibrahim from Cardiff council's independent living service.Speaking about his past, he says: "I locked myself away, I was in a rut. I couldn't go out. I couldn't walk, it was killing me."Mr Page has now got a
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‘I regret promoting my botched butt lift’

[ad_1] Natalee Harris, from MTV's Ex On The Beach, says she regrets promoting her Brazilian Butt Lift on social media after the procedure was botched at a clinic in Turkey.She tells Victoria Derbyshire 10 to 15 people said they had booked the same operation because of her promotion.Watch the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme on weekdays between 09:00 and 11:00 BST on BBC Two and the BBC News channel in the
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Check NHS cancer, A&E, ops and mental health targets in your area

[ad_1] The NHS is under severe pressure. Rising numbers of patients need hospital care - whether in an accident and emergency department, for cancer treatment or for planned operations and care, such as knee and hip replacements. Growing numbers of people are also reporting they are struggling with their mental health.For each there are strict targets local services are expected to meet across the UK. But what are the chances
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‘Facebook baby ads taunted me after stillborn’

[ad_1] Facebook has apologised to a mum whose baby was stillborn after she continued to receive parent-related adverts despite triggering the settings to hide them.Anna England-Kerr wrote an open letter to the social media giant - asking them to stop bombarding her.“Your ads were unintentionally taunting me with reminders of what I’d lost,” it read.Facebook said it was caused by a bug in the system that has now been fixed.Watch
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Baby box safety doubts raised by experts

[ad_1] Image copyright Alamy Baby boxes are being promoted as a safe alternative to standard cots, bassinets and Moses baskets despite a lack of evidence on their safety, experts warn. The cardboard boxes, which come with items like clothes and blankets and can be used as a bed, are offered to new mums in Scotland and parts of England.The Royal College of Midwives wants the scheme rolled out across the
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Food allergies: What a severe reaction feels like

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images A salad nearly killed my brother. It was the mid-1990s. The incident involved a self-service counter and one bowl that contained hidden nuts. Adam was 10 years old. I was older, but still at school. I remember the nurse coming into my classroom to say he had been taken to hospital and I should make my own way home. My dad phoned me when I
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Length of ring and index fingers ‘linked to sexuality’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Have you looked at the length of your index and ring fingers? Women whose left index and ring fingers are different lengths are more likely to be lesbians, a study suggests.Scientists measured the fingers of 18 pairs of female identical twins, where one was straight and the other gay.On average, the lesbians, but not the straight twins, had different sized index and ring
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Contaminated blood victims ‘on the breadline’

[ad_1] Image copyright SPL People affected by the contaminated blood scandal "lost everything" and "had to live on the breadline" as they struggled financially, the chairman of the public inquiry says.In a letter to the Cabinet Office, Sir Brian Langstaff said "decisive action" was needed over the support available.There is a variety of schemes running across the UK.Sir Brian said he was concerned about what he heard during the preliminary