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Missing new mother dies in Edinburgh Royal Infirmary

[ad_1] Image caption Amanda Cox's death is being treated as unexplained Investigations are taking place into the death of a new mother who is thought to have collapsed after getting lost inside Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.Amanda Cox, who was 34 and from Peebles in the Borders, was reported missing on Monday after failing to return to the maternity ward following a visit to see her son at the neonatal unit.She was

Oprah Winfrey pays tribute to late mother Vernita Lee

[ad_1] Image copyright Shutterstock US star Oprah Winfrey has paid tribute to her mother, Vernita Lee, who died on Thanksgiving."Thank you all for your kind words and condolences," she wrote on Instagram. "It gives our family great comfort knowing she lived a good life and is now at peace."Vernita Lee, who was 83, died at her home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, according to a family statement.She has already been laid to
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Newcastle mother appeals on Twitter for new kidney

[ad_1] Image copyright Joanne D'Onofrio Image caption Joanne D'Onofrio said she needed a kidney from a live donor "pretty quickly" to save her life A mother has issued an urgent appeal on Twitter for a life-saving kidney.Joanne D'Onofrio, 46 and from Newcastle, is currently on dialysis in the city's Freeman Hospital after falling seriously ill.At 18 she suffered kidney failure and had her first transplant a year later in 1991,

A mother’s campaign for autism care equality for all

[ad_1] Paula McGowan’s son Oliver died aged 18, after hospital staff gave him a drug that he had pleaded not to be prescribed, having previously suffered a bad reactionPaula told BBC Politics Live she believed the death of the high functioning autistic teenager from Bristol could have been avoided if the nurses and doctors were trained about learning disabilities and autism.Since his death, she has campaigned tirelessly for mandatory training

Glenn Close on playing The Wife and being a mother

[ad_1] Image copyright Picturehouse Entertainment Image caption The Wife is largely set in Sweden but was mainly filmed in Glasgow Hollywood veteran Glenn Close talks about her new drama The Wife, the title character which she shares with her own actress daughter.With a title like The Wife, it's hardly surprising Glenn Close's latest film - out in the UK on 28 September - is a family affair.Yet this story of

Shropshire baby and mother maternity deaths review widened

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJack Burn died hours after being born at Princess Royal Hospital in TelfordAn independent review into a series of baby deaths at a hospital is to be expanded after more families came forward with concerns about their care.In 2017 Jeremy Hunt ordered an investigation into maternity care relating to 23 cases at the Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust (SaTH).The Health Service

Unmarried mother Siobhan McLaughlin wins Supreme Court benefit case

[ad_1] Image caption Siobhan McLaughlin lived with her partner John Adams for 23 years and they had four children together An unmarried mother has won access to a Widowed Parent's Allowance (WPA) in a landmark Supreme Court ruling.Mother of four, Siobhan McLaughlin from County Antrim, lived with her partner for 23 years but never married. After her partner's death, she was denied money that her children would have been otherwise