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WHO gaming disorder listing a ‘moral panic’, say experts

Image copyright Getty Images The decision to class gaming addiction as a mental health disorder was “premature” and based on a “moral panic”, experts have said. The World Health Organization said it reviewed available evidence before including “gaming disorder” in its latest disease classification manual. But experts said this risked “pathologising” a behaviour that was […]

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Stem cell match brother 'denied visa for life-saving op'

Image copyright Anthony Nolan Trust/Shirley Kordie Image caption Amelia Chong, of the charity, said: “Put simply, Shirley will die without this stem cell transplant” A woman with a rare blood cancer is being denied a life-saving transplant from her brother because he doesn’t earn enough, a charity has said. Shirley Kordie, 33, has hypoplastic MDS […]

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Charlie Gard's parents want 'Charlie's Law'

When Charlie Gard died, his parents said their son would make a difference to people’s lives for years to come. Chris Gard and Connie Yates have spent the months since his death developing ‘Charlie’s Law’. They have worked with doctors, ethicists and politicians to try to find a way to avoid other families being taken […]

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Cough syrup recall over mould risk from ingredients

Image copyright MHRA Parents are being urged to check bottles of own-brand blackcurrant cough syrup because of a problem with one of the ingredients. This could cause mould to grow, which could make children unwell or cause a reaction, medicines experts said. No cases have been identified so far but eight products are being recalled […]