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How we’ll be finding partners in 2030 and beyond

[ad_1] Tinder, Happn, Hinge, ghosting, curving, breadcrumbing; the modern dating world can be confusing enough – so what about the landscape of dating stretching out before us in the future?We struggle to know what our love life is going to look like next month, let alone over the next two decades, but luckily for us there are futurists out there who are already predicting this for us…(unsettling or comforting? Jury
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Glasses in school scheme to aid pupils’ reading

[ad_1] A trial to get glasses to four and five-year-olds who need them to improve their maths and reading skills has begun.Pupils in 100 schools across England are to take part in the Glasses for Classes scheme.Boys and girls at Newby Primary School in Bradford are among those taking part - those who need glasses will get a pair to keep at school and one to take home. [ad_2] Source
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Send patients email not letters, GPs told

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images GPs in England must start routinely using email instead of sending letters to communicate with patients, the health secretary says.Matt Hancock wants email to become the default option by 2021. He said there was no reason why doctors could not email a test result or prescription - although people who did not use email would still be able to request letters were sent.It comes after
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You might be thinking yourself single, according to a psychologist

[ad_1] Welcome to Hit Refresh. Over the next five weeks, we'll be bringing you articles created by experts that will help you live your best life in 2019. Today, relationship expert and psychologist Dr Marny Lishman takes us through how to apply the law of attraction to your love life.It’s the week of Valentines Day and everywhere you turn there’s flowers, teddy bears and love hearts. For those in ‘lovey
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Having HPV ‘isn’t rude or shameful’

[ad_1] Image copyright Claire Bolton Image caption Claire wants to raise awareness about HPV and cervical cancer Having human papilloma virus (HPV) is not rude or shameful and is extremely common, experts say. It comes as a survey of 2,000 women shows there are still stigmas around the infection, which can be passed on during sex and is linked to cancer. Charities are concerned this could put women off getting
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Cervical cancer victim: ‘I’m going to die’

[ad_1] The bereaved family of a nurse repeatedly given the all-clear for cervical cancer say she wanted "nobody else to suffer as she had".Julie O'Connor, 49, died on 4 February, after her condition was missed at Bristol's Southmead Hospital. North Bristol NHS said it would review the case.A video of Mrs O'Connor in hospital shows her condition days before she died. [ad_2] Source link
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Fear wrong metal plates used to fix fractures

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images The wrong metal plates may have been inserted into patients who have broken bones, the NHS has admitted.Hospitals have been asked to review the X-rays of patients treated with metal plates for the fracture of long bones, such as arms and legs, in the past year.Patients at one trust had a flexible plate meant for reconstruction inserted instead of a rigid one for fractures.NHS Improvement
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Birmingham family’s ‘nightmare’ over £200k medical bill

[ad_1] Image copyright Family handout Image caption The family of Maxine Howell said they are living in a 'nightmare' The family of a seriously ill woman in Mexico have said they are living a "nightmare" as her £200,000 medical bills are not covered by insurance.Maxine Howell, from West Bromwich, celebrated her 50th birthday in Cancun but days later she was struck down by pneumonia and bronchiolitis.Her family said Axa would
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Holyrood committee begins Scottish hospital safety inquiry

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Two patients died after contracting an infection linked to pigeon droppings at he Queen Elizabeth University Hospital A Holyrood committee is to examine hospital safety following the deaths of two patients from an infection linked to pigeon droppings.The health committee inquiry comes in the wake of the deaths at Glasgow's Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.The patients died after contracting a fungal infection linked to
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Hyponatraemia deaths: Nursing decision under review

[ad_1] Image copyright PAcemaker Image caption Nine-year-old Raychel Ferguson died in hospital in 2001 A regulatory body is reviewing its decision not to take further action against nurses involved in the care of a Londonderry girl who died of hyponatraemia.The death of schoolgirl Raychel Ferguson was found to be avoidable.The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) originally told Raychel's mother Marie Ferguson that the failings had been addressed.In 2018, it said