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Facebook moderator dies after viewing horrific videos, report

A dozen current and former Facebook moderators described a filth-ridden, emotionally disturbing, high-stress work environment, often leaving them with post-traumatic stress disorder and related conditions. Full story

'Pigswill. Slop. Not fit for dogs.' Is hospital food that bad?

Pigswill, slop and not fit for dogs. These are just some of the comments the Campaign for Better Hospital Food has received over the years from patients to describe the meals served up in hospitals. It goes to show how bad a reputation hospital food has - and news that pre-packaged sandwiches and salads may have given patients listeria has just reinforced those impressions . Even many staff cannot stomach it, it seems. A recent poll by Unison, ... Full story

Hedgehog sign warns drivers of small wildlife hazards News

New signs featuring a picture of a hedgehog are to appear on UK roads to warn motorists of potential hazards caused by the spiny creatures and other small wildlife. They will be placed in areas with large numbers of animals such as hedgehogs, otters, squirrels and badgers. Current signs focus on smaller species such as toads or deer, and livestock. The Department for Transport says it hopes to help prevent accidents and reverse a decline in ... Full story

Vegan food: sausages or vegetable tubes?

Image caption Vegan alternatives to meat are growing in popularity. Should words like "sausage" and "burger" only be used to describe foods that contain meat? Under an EU proposal put forward in April, the answer is yes - although experts are due to raise their objections to the plan at a House of Lords hearing in London on Wednesday. Vegetarian and vegan campaigners say that if the proposal become law in September, then food producers would ... Full story

How personalised medicine is being used to save lives

Medicine has always been personal to some extent - a doctor looks for the best way to help the patient sitting in front of them. But with advances in technology, it is becoming possible to use the most unique of characteristics - our genomes - to tailor treatments for individuals. Genomes are made up of a complete set of our DNA, including all of our genes, and are the instruction manual on how to build and maintain the 37 trillion cells in our ... Full story

Megadeth frontman diagnosed with cancer

Image caption The singer and guitarist formed Megadeth in 1983. Megadeth have cancelled most of their upcoming tour as frontman Dave Mustaine undergoes treatment for throat cancer. Mustaine announced his diagnosis on the metal band's website, but said he was optimistic about his treatment plan. "It's clearly something to be respected and faced head on - but I've faced obstacles before," he said. "I'm working closely with my doctors, and we've ... Full story

Lives 'destroyed by NHS eating disorder failures' News

Lives are being lost and destroyed by the failure of the NHS in England to provide care for people with eating disorders, MPs and campaigners say. They say more than a million people have an eating disorder, but specialist help is often difficult to access. It leaves patients relying on GPs who lack the skills and training to help. The warnings have been made in two separate reports - by charity Beat and the cross-party Public Administration ... Full story

Women not aware enough of breast cancer link to alcohol

Women know too little about alcohol's role in increasing breast cancer risk, a study suggests. Only one in five women attending a breast cancer clinic knew it was a risk factor. But alcohol consumption is estimated to be responsible for 5-11% of cases. Cancer Research UK said cutting down on alcohol was one of the best things women could do to reduce their breast cancer risk. Two hundred women took part in the study, published in the online ... Full story

Alcohol sales drop as minimum price kicks in

Image caption A minimum price per unit of alcohol was introduced on 1 May last year in a bid to tackle Scotland's drink culture. Scots bought less alcohol in 2018 than any year since records began in the early 1990s, according to a new report. Analysis by NHS Health Scotland found Scottish adults still bought more alcohol than people in England and Wales on average but the gap narrowed. A minimum price per unit of alcohol was introduced on 1 ... Full story

Homes remain evacuated until Friday - BBC News

Image caption About 130 properties in Wainfleet have been flooded after an average two months' rain fell in two days last week. People evacuated from their homes in a flooded Lincolnshire town may not be able to return until Friday. More than 580 homes in and around Wainfleet were evacuated after heavy rains led to the River Steeping bursting its banks on Wednesday. Residents still in their homes have been told to avoid using toilets, showers ... Full story