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A drug that reduces the chances of relapse for people with an aggressive type of leukaemia is to be made available in Scotland. The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) announced on Monday that doctors can use midostaurin – known by its brand name Rydapt – to treat patients with acute myeloid…
A Christian man who has spent six years seeking asylum has appealed to the Prime Minister to allow him to stay in the UK, fearing he and his family face death if they return to Pakistan. Maqsood Bakhsh fled Pakistan in 2012 with his wife Parveen and their sons Somer…
Summer holidays are "exceptionally difficult" for children in many low-income families and can have a detrimental impact on their health and learning, new research suggests. The study found children's health may be put at risk through isolation, extended periods of inactivity and malnourishment, as many lose access to free school…
A nun who worked at a children's home has told an inquiry she is sad that abuse allegations have been made against her and described the claims as lies. The Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry (SCAI) heard the woman, now in her 70s, maintains the claims are an "invention". The probe…
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