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Tony Slattery: ‘I had a very happy time until I went slightly barmy’

Tony Slattery: ‘I had a very happy time until I went slightly barmy’

His appearances on Whose Line Is It Anyway? made him a major comedy and improv star in the 90s, but then his life fell apart. He talks about love, addiction, bipolar disorder and a long-buried…

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Apple defends removing parental control apps

Apple defends removing parental control apps

Apple has defended its decision to remove a number of parental control apps from the App Store, citing security concerns. Several app-makers complained to the New York Times that Apple…

HEALTH

Urine test to end ‘smear fear’

Urine test to end ‘smear fear’

Women who are too anxious or embarrassed to go for a smear test could instead provide a urine sample to…

Campaign to tackle ‘botched’ cosmetic procedures

Campaign to tackle ‘botched’ cosmetic procedures

A campaign to tackle “botched” cosmetic procedures is to be launched by the government in England next month. It follows…

Amazon withdraws painted children’s drinking tumblers

Amazon withdraws painted children’s drinking tumblers

Amazon has withdrawn from sale a set of painted Disney character children’s drinking glasses amid safety fears. The paint used…

NHS child gender reassignment ‘too quick’

NHS child gender reassignment ‘too quick’

  England’s only NHS youth gender clinic is too quick to give children and young people gender reassignment treatment, a…

Breast cancer: Scan younger women at risk, charity says

Breast cancer: Scan younger women at risk, charity says

  Younger women with a family history of breast cancer should receive annual screenings to pick up the disease earlier,…

Fake Xanax: Anxiety drug deaths an ‘escalating crisis’

Fake Xanax: Anxiety drug deaths an ‘escalating crisis’

The coroner for Northern Ireland has called the rising number of deaths linked to fake versions of the anti-anxiety drug,…

Screen time ‘may harm toddlers’

Screen time ‘may harm toddlers’

  Letting a toddler spend lots of time using screens may delay their development of skills such as language and…

He Jiankui: China condemns ‘baby gene editing’ scientist

China says the scientist who claims to have created the world’s first genetically edited babies last year acted illegally and…

Lens replacement led to ‘blind patches’, says artist

An artist whose vision deteriorated after lens replacement surgery is one of dozens of people considering legal action against manufacturer,…

The athletes starving themselves for success

Anna Boniface seemed to have the world at her feet when finishing as the 2017 London Marathon’s fastest amateur female…

Namibia’s success in the fight against HIV

Harvey Davis comes to open the gate to his dusty, wind swept compound in the remote part of northern Namibia.…

Philip Morris accused of hypocrisy over anti-smoking ad

One of the world’s biggest tobacco firms, Philip Morris, has been accused of “staggering hypocrisy” over its new ad campaign…

Same-sex mice have babies

Baby mice have been made with two mums and no dad, say researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences. It…

Zimbabwe cholera outbreak: Anger at crowdfunding scheme

Zimbabwe has launched a crowdfunding campaign to deal with an outbreak of cholera that has so far killed 25 people,…

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Apple defends removing parental control apps

Apple defends removing parental control apps

Apple has defended its decision to remove a number of parental control apps from the App Store, citing security concerns.…