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The use of a hormone pregnancy test in the 1960s and 1970s was not responsible for serious birth defects experienced by some families who took the drug, an official review has concluded. However, campaigners have called the review by the Commission on Human Medicines (CHM) a "whitewash" saying that the…
The UK's Children's Commissioners have called for a halt in the controversial roll-out of Universal Credit (UC) for families with children as they face an "almost impossible challenge" due to the weeks-long wait for payments. In a direct plea to the Chancellor, they said a pause was "essential" to prevent…
The squeeze on public spending and the drop in nurse numbers since 2010 has contributed to 120,000 unnecessary deaths in England, according to new research. There could be as many as 100 excess deaths a day from now on if the NHS does not get an urgent cash injection, a…
Two-thirds of women held at a controversial immigration removal centre are later released into the community, a watchdog report reveals. Inspectors said the finding raised questions about the justification for detaining them at Yarl's Wood in the first place. The facility near Bedford houses adult women and family groups, as…
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