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Parents will face prosecution if they fail to prevent their daughters undergoing female genital mutilation or forced marriage under new measures being announced.
New measures aimed at ending female genital mutilation within a generation will be announced at a global summit in London.
Parents who allow their daughters to be subjected to female genital mutilation will face prosecution under new legislation.
A patch the size of a plaster is to be tested by the NHS as a new way of continuously monitoring a patient's heart rate, breathing and temperature.
A man with a fly in his ear and a woman questioning if a green potato was poisonous were among thousands of non-urgent 999 calls made to the Welsh Ambulance Service last year.
The NHS is starting to test a sticking-plaster-sized patient-monitoring patch.
Scientists say they have made an "exciting" step towards curing HIV by forcing the virus out of its hiding places in the body.
In the largest ever genetic study of the disease, scientists have discovered some 80 genes which could leave people at higher risk of schizophrenia.
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Patients using patches containing potent painkillers are being urged to ensure they are thrown away carefully.
Extra training is to be given to teachers, doctors and social workers to help them to identify and assist girls at risk of female genital mutilation.
PE provision for children with disabilities in mainstream schools is lacking and could damage Britain's Paralympic prospects in the future, according to a survey carried out by the Youth Sport Trust.
HIV can rapidly form invulnerable strongholds in the body, dashing hopes that early treatment might cure the virus, according to new research.
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A rise in complaints against doctors reflects the role of social media and negative press coverage of the medical profession, according to a report.