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From the archive: selling vital organs in 1991

17/02/2019 Genevieve Fox 0

One live cornea is £2,000, a kidney £700… the illegal trade which thrives on povertyHow much is an organ worth? One live cornea is £2,000, one kidney £700, skin patch £30 a strip, writes Philip Hillmore in the 7 July 1991 edition of the Observer Magazi…

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From the archive: selling vital organs in 1991

17/02/2019 Genevieve Fox 0

One live cornea is £2,000, a kidney £700… the illegal trade which thrives on povertyHow much is an organ worth? One live cornea is £2,000, one kidney £700, skin patch £30 a strip, writes Philip Hillmore in the 7 July 1991 edition of the Observer Magazi…

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BBC criticised for failure to provide abortion advice

14/02/2019 Amy Walker 0

Healthcare organisations say not including abortion on Action Line site is stigmatisingHealthcare organisations have called on the BBC to reverse its “stigmatising” decision to not provide information about abortion.After an episode of Call the Midwife…

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How modern life gets in the way of sleep

08/02/2019 Linda Geddes 0

Up to 30% of people in developed countries now suffer from chronic insomnia. How did we get so sick and tired?Part of The Ultimate Guide to Sleep: a special supplement appearing in The Guardian on SaturdayWe evolved on a rotating planet, with regular p…

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Five benefits of being an early riser

03/02/2019 Holly Stafford 0

Rise with the lark and you can expect a happier, more productive life, researchers suggest. And if you’re a woman you seem less likely to suffer from breast cancerA large-scale genetics study recently conducted by Exeter University revealed that people…

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Adventure playgrounds ‘too risky’ to insure

03/02/2019 Michael Savage 0

England children’s commissioner and London mayor raise concerns after leading firm refuses to cover some playgroundsEmergency talks are being held over the future of children’s adventure playgrounds amid concerns that funding cuts are making some popul…