A girl and a man in the street

Girl Summit: UK urges action on forced marriage and FGM

Briefing Tue 22 Jul, AT 09:56

Cameron says violence against women is top of his agenda, but what is being done to stop forced marriages in the UK?

Syringes and bottles

Assisted dying: what's at stake in the Lords debate?

Briefing Fri 18 Jul, AT 10:44

'Compassionate' or a charter for NHS 'death squads': the pros and cons of the Assisted Dying Bill

First mother charged under drug 'assault' law

First Reaction Tue 15 Jul, AT 15:09

New law criminalising drug use during pregnancy is 'well-intentioned' but dangerous, say doctors

Stem cells

Woman grew 'nasal tissue' on back after stem cell treatment

One-Minute Read Mon 14 Jul, AT 15:51

Stem cells taken from nose 'retained ability to produce mucus' after paralysis treatment failed

People enter a job centre

Government mental health pilot angers campaigners

First Reaction Mon 14 Jul, AT 15:30

Talk of compulsory treatment for benefit claimants with mental health problems sparks angry response

A jar of medical marijuana

The pros and cons of legalising drugs

Briefing Fri 11 Jul, AT 12:08

A tide of support for legalising drugs seems to be rising around the world. Could it work here too?

 A man smokes licenced medicinal marijuana

Legal marijuana: how the American system works

Briefing Fri 11 Jul, AT 12:05

Licensed 'pot shops' open in Washington as recreational marijuana goes on sale for the first time

HIV Virus

Baby 'cured' of HIV tests positive for the virus

One-Minute Read Fri 11 Jul, AT 11:41

A 'serious setback' in the fight against Aids, but researchers believe 'durable remission' still possible

A woman holds her nose

Other people's flatulence 'may be good for you'

One-Minute Read Fri 11 Jul, AT 09:53

A chemical found in expelled gas could help the body fight a range of diseases

An overweight man eating junk food

More obese patients to get NHS weight-loss surgery

One-Minute Read Fri 11 Jul, AT 09:30

NHS told to spend more on operations to tackle the diabetes epidemic – but can it afford the cost?

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