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Alex Matthews-King

Alex was The Independent’s health correspondent from 2017 - 2019.

Children under 11 should be taught about FGM, campaigners say

New compulsory secondary education on FGM will come too late for some girls, experts warn

Superbugs ‘remain on hospital gowns even after decontamination’

‘This shows that spores are becoming resistant,’ scientist says

Patients ‘in pain and distress’ as NHS six-month waits hit new record

‘This is an NHS in a year-round crisis thanks to years of cutbacks and understaffing’