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Many back pain patients 'getting wrong care'

[ad_1] Image copyright VOISIN/PHANIE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY Lower back pain is the leading cause of disability globally but too often patients are let down by the treatment they are offered, say experts. They have written a series of papers in The Lancet asking the worldwide medical profession to stop offering ineffective and potentially harmful treatments. Strong […]

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Call for Alfie Dingley to be allowed medicinal cannabis

[ad_1] A mother revealed the bruises she received from her “aggressive and angry” six-year-old son as a result of his rare form of epilepsy. 380,000 people have backed the family’s call for a special licence to use medicinal cannabis to treat Alfie Dingley’s illness. Hannah Deacon said they were “getting a lot of platitudes” and […]

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Teenagers with HIV: 'Just a little illness'

[ad_1] Missed sleepovers, issues with exams, keeping secrets from siblings… what’s it like to grow up with HIV? There are about 900 children and teenagers under 18 living with the virus in the UK. For many of them, it is a rarely-discussed secret, but these three want to share their experiences to tackle stigma. BBC3: […]