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'I regret promoting my botched butt lift'

Natalee Harris, from MTV’s Ex On The Beach, says she regrets promoting her Brazilian Butt Lift on social media after the procedure was botched at a clinic in Turkey. She tells Victoria Derbyshire 10 to 15 people said they had booked the same operation because of her promotion. Watch the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme on […]

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'Facebook baby ads taunted me after stillborn'

Facebook has apologised to a mum whose baby was stillborn after she continued to receive parent-related adverts despite triggering the settings to hide them. Anna England-Kerr wrote an open letter to the social media giant – asking them to stop bombarding her. “Your ads were unintentionally taunting me with reminders of what I’d lost,” it […]

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Baby box safety doubts raised by experts

Image copyright Alamy Baby boxes are being promoted as a safe alternative to standard cots, bassinets and Moses baskets despite a lack of evidence on their safety, experts warn. The cardboard boxes, which come with items like clothes and blankets and can be used as a bed, are offered to new mums in Scotland and […]

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Contaminated blood victims 'on the breadline'

Image copyright SPL People affected by the contaminated blood scandal “lost everything” and “had to live on the breadline” as they struggled financially, the chairman of the public inquiry says. In a letter to the Cabinet Office, Sir Brian Langstaff said “decisive action” was needed over the support available. There is a variety of schemes […]

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Self-lubricating condom designed to reduce infections

Image copyright Getty Images Scientists say they have found a way to make self-lubricating latex condoms that become slippery on contact. It is thanks to a special, durable coating that should last throughout intercourse, says the team, backed by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. They hope it will make condoms more appealing to use […]