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Health

When Women Are Denied Pain Relief During Invasive Procedures

In the UK, hysteroscopies—a procedure by which doctors examine the inside of the uterus—are routinely performed without any form of pain relief. For some women, the experience can be unbearably painful, and traumatizing.
Jessica Furseth
1.16.19
medical cannabis

The Problems with the UK's Legalization of Medical Cannabis

And what could be done to fix them.
Abbie Llewelyn
11.5.18
danooct1

This Is What It Looks Like When You Get Hit With WannaCry

Watch, don't touch.
Ben Sullivan
5.15.17
Health

The Beauty of the British Hospital Canteen

Despite funding cuts and back door privatization, the NHS is still Britain’s greatest achievement. And where better to taste that founding spirit of care and social justice than in its communal dining spaces?
Nell Frizzel
3.3.17
mental health in rugby league

Shattering Stereotypes, Breaking Barriers: How Rugby League Is Embracing Mental Health

While rugby league is often stereotyped as a rough, gruff, northern game, it currently stands head and shoulders above other sports in the way it confronts mental health, and the silence and stigma that come with it.
Raj Bains
2.27.17
Hacking

Google Appears to Think the UK's Health Service Is a Botnet

Or at least something weird is going on, since NHS network users are being forced to verify they're human before using Google.
Joseph Cox
2.1.17
VICE Long Reads

Exploring the Mental Health Crisis in Britain's Prisons

The police, the probation service and the country's health services are all feeling the strain of dealing with offenders with mental health problems—and in many cases failing.
Mark Wilding
1.15.17
999 Emergency

What British Doctors and Nurses Are Saying About the UK Healthcare Crisis

The hospitals are a "warzone."
Philip Kleinfeld
1.12.17
The 2016 Fiction Issue

'He Had Tried to Have His Testicles Removed on the NHS'

A metaphysical meditation on the meaning of life, told in the form of the spiritual awakening of a man who wanted to be a woman in Britain.
David Keenan
12.5.16
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NHS Hospitals Are Running Thousands of Computers on Unsupported Windows XP

According to Freedom of Information Act requests, plenty of English hospitals haven't yet switched to a more up to date operating system.
Joseph Cox
9.29.16
uk

Ransomware Targets UK Hospitals, But NHS Won't Pay Up

Freedom of Information requests show that, although some UK hospitals have been infected by ransomware, they're not paying up.
Joseph Cox
8.30.16
Europe: The Final Countdown

How Brexit Could Affect People with Anxiety Disorders in the UK

There are many things to consider. In a prosaic sense, what will it do for self-esteem and confidence?
Eleanor Morgan
6.25.16
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