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Don’t send vapers to use smoking shelters, MPs suggest

Image copyright Getty Images Vapers trying to quit cigarettes should not be made to use smoking shelters, MPs have heard. Organisations should consider having a separate vaping room or area instead, a debate on the science and technology committee’s e-cigarettes report heard. Putting vapers and smokers together had been likened to “an alcoholic being put […]

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‘Gross failure’ in Kayden Urmston-Bancroft death

Image caption Kayden was 20 months old when he died There was “gross failure” in the care of a toddler who died while awaiting emergency surgery, a coroner has said. Serious and basic failings led to an “unacceptable delay” in Kayden Urmston-Bancroft’s operation on a diaphragmatic hernia, an inquest heard. Coroner Angharad Davies concluded the […]

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NHS ‘female parts’ gynaecology definition slammed

Image caption Gynaecology was referred to as “female parts of the body used to make babies” in a health policies report A “demeaning” health report had been criticised for using “childish wording” to define gynaecology. The document, presented to councillors in Leicestershire, described the discipline as “related to the female parts of the body used […]