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This is what the opioid epidemic feels like: ‘My son didn’t have to die’

‘How is it that the FDA gives us a national warning about tainted heads of lettuce but cannot do the same with medication that kills thousands of people every year?’ Photograph: Patrick Sison/AP On a cold December evening in 2010, my

Matt Lucas: ‘Losing my hair at the age of six shaped my life’

‘This was survival, turning a disadvantage into something I could own’: Matt Lucas. Photograph: Ian Harrison/Camera Press One of my earliest memories is of being three-and-a-half years old at nursery, watching the other little boys and girls skip out of the

Female hair loss: I asked a specialist how to solve my thinning hair

Female hair loss can be a difficult subject to talk about. Despite how common it is (estimates suggest that around six million women in the UK are affected), it is so often seen as a male misfortune, female sufferers can feel a