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Can Connecticut Force A Teenage Girl To Undergo Chemotherapy?

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-07 23:18

A 17-year-old says she doesn't want to undergo treatment for Hodgkin lymphoma, but her doctors and the state say she will die without it. The Connecticut Supreme Court is hearing the case.

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Specialists Split Over HPV Test's Role In Cancer Screening

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-07 23:17

An HPV test could replace the Pap smear for many women, two groups of physicians say. But other doctors, including the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, still urge dual testing.

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Welfare reforms 'hit Wales hardest'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 22:48
More tenants in Wales are suffering with poverty and debt since welfare reforms came in than in England and Scotland, a financial watchdog warns.

'Strong case' for abandoning CPI

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 22:45
An official review of inflation measures says there is a strong case for switching the way it is measured.

Man's death treated as murder

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 22:34
Police are treating the death of a man in his 60s in Randalstown, County Antrim, as murder.

Sarver increases bid for Rangers

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 22:33
American businessman Robert Sarver increases his offer to buy Rangers to £20m and offers a short-term loan of £6.5m.

M&S sees fall in clothing sales

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 22:25
Marks and Spencer reports its 14th consecutive quarterly drop in clothing sales blaming unseasonal autumn weather.

BBC Sound Of 2015: James Bay

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 22:15
Number two: Chiselled singer-songwriter James Bay

VIDEO: Protests as Cosby arrives in Canada

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 22:14
There have been angry protests outside the venue of a performance by Bill Cosby in Ontario, Canada.

Welsh duo await drugs hearing result

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 22:14
Welsh athletes Rhys Williams and Gareth Warburton will find out the result of their anti-doping hearings this week.

Missing hillwalkers found safe

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 22:10
Two hillwalkers who went missing on the Cairngorm Plateau are found safe by mountain rescuers.

£10m could be raised in council sale

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 22:07
Hundreds of properties owned by Wales' biggest council could be sold off to raise raise millions of pounds.

Leaders to discuss devolution future

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 21:15
Political leaders in Northern Ireland are to address a parliamentary inquiry into the future of UK devolution later.

Corporation tax statement expected

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 21:09
A major announcement on the devolution of corporation tax to Stormont is expected to be made later by Secretary of State Theresa Villiers.

VIDEO: First look at largest container ship

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 20:57
The world's largest container ship has arrived in the UK for the first time at the Port of Felixstowe.

Significant zeros in the Tory dossier

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 19:55
What can we learn from the zeros in the Tory dossier?

French police name attack suspects

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 19:28
French police issue a photo of two suspects in the attack on satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, as the country mourns the 12 victims.

Explosive stellar tussle revealed

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 18:44
Astrophysicists studying the unstable "stellar monster" Eta Carinae unveil fresh insights and a 3D model of the destructive maelstrom at its heart.

Security meeting after Paris attack

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 18:28
The government's emergency committee Cobra is to meet later following the attack by gunmen at the Paris office of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

Briton held in Algarve 'murder case'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 18:23
A British man is reportedly arrested during a murder inquiry after a woman's body was found under concrete at a house in Portugal.