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Being in a happy marriage slashes your risk of dementia by 40%59m Updated Being in a happy marriage slashes your risk of dementia by 40%
Swedish researchers tracked more than 4,000 participants over the age of 60 for a decade to make the conclusion. They found those who were single and living alone were far more at risk of the disorder.
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Nut allergy risk rises with exercise, new research shows1h 6m Nut allergy risk rises with exercise, new research shows
In an experiment, at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, allergy sufferers were given increasing amounts of peanut flour to eat until they had a reaction, which was treated quickly.
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Family are left heartbroken after two sisters die from strokes within 24 hours of each other1h 28m Family are left heartbroken after two sisters die from strokes within 24 hours of each other
Amanda Williams, 54, collapsed in the street in Leicester while planning to travel to Ingolstadt to be at the bedside of her dying sister Jacqueline, 57, who suffered a stroke on September 5.
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Taking Up Running After 50? It’s Never Too Late to Shine2h Taking Up Running After 50? It’s Never Too Late to Shine
People who start running competitively in their 50s can become as swift and well-muscled as older runners who have trained lifelong.
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2h What Can Brain Scans Tell Us About Sex?
Men’s and women’s brains respond to erotic imagery in pretty much the same way. That could have big implications for how we think about sexuality.
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What to Do When Your Tween Is Trash-Talking You2h What to Do When Your Tween Is Trash-Talking You
Your child no longer likes your taste in clothes? Four tips for keeping your cool.
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Alex Trebek Says He’s in a New Round of Chemotherapy6h Updated Alex Trebek Says He’s in a New Round of Chemotherapy
The “Jeopardy!” host revealed in March that he had Stage 4 pancreatic cancer.
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Radiotherapy treatment for prostate cancer could be cut from two months to just FIVE DAYS6h Radiotherapy treatment for prostate cancer could be cut from two months to just FIVE DAYS
Prostate cancer patients are set to benefit from a radical new approach to radiotherapy which cuts the length of treatment from eight weeks to five days.
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SIR MUIR GRAY explains the exercises that could be key to maintaining a strong body into your 70s 10h SIR MUIR GRAY explains the exercises that could be key to maintaining a strong body into your 70s 
So far this week, you have read about how diet can help keep the ageing process at bay. Today, the focus is on the other part of the equation - exercise.
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Number of young adults with type 2 diabetes is on the rise10h Number of young adults with type 2 diabetes is on the rise
Record numbers of young adults are being diagnosed with diabetes because of the obesity epidemic. One in eight new cases is now in the 18-40 age group, a major study revealed last night.
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Women Poop. Sometimes At Work. Get Over It.11h Women Poop. Sometimes At Work. Get Over It.
Why must the bathroom continue to be fraught?
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States Rush to Limit Vaping, but Results Remain Uncertain11h States Rush to Limit Vaping, but Results Remain Uncertain
Without knowing what has caused a spate of vaping-related illnesses, experts said it was unclear whether new state and local regulations could have much immediate effect.
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11h Can you turn around the health of an entire town?
Three years on, how is a project aimed at transforming the health of people in Fleetwood faring?
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Prescriptions for dangerously addictive opioids have almost DOUBLED in the past five years11h Prescriptions for dangerously addictive opioids have almost DOUBLED in the past five years
There has been an 80 per cent increase in the number of prescriptions for powerful nerve drug gabapentin in England since 2013, a study has found.
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Cancer patients could be taught to hold their breath for SIX MINUTES to boost radiotherapy success12h Cancer patients could be taught to hold their breath for SIX MINUTES to boost radiotherapy success
University of Birmingham scientists gave volunteers oxygen-enriched air, while removing carbon dioxide from their lungs via a mechanical ventilator. This made it safe for them to hold their breath.
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eNose could spare lung cancer patients negative side effects of immunotherapy12h eNose could spare lung cancer patients negative side effects of immunotherapy
A trial of the gadget in Holland found it could detect the PD-L1 protein by patients simply breathing into it. PD-L1 is thought to dampen and weaken the immune system when cancer hits.
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Mother-of-two lives with 90% of her body covered in psoriasis plaques12h Mother-of-two lives with 90% of her body covered in psoriasis plaques
Sabrina Speaks, now 23, was diagnosed with plaque psoriasis when she was 12. The immune disorder has left 90% of the North Carolina resident's body covered in white scaly patches and daily pain.
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Half as many children died in 2017 worldwide as in 2000 but poverty still traps billions of people13h Half as many children died in 2017 worldwide as in 2000 but poverty still traps billions of people
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's latest report highlights gains made in childhood death rates, but notes that vast inequalities persist, meaning that the UN's 2030 global goals will be out of reach for billions.
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Early signs of adulthood type 2 diabetes can be seen in children as young as EIGHT13h Early signs of adulthood type 2 diabetes can be seen in children as young as EIGHT
A group of children with genetic traits linked to type 2 diabetes were analysed by University of Bristol. Some molecules in their blood changed from childhood onwards.
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13h Virtual Reality Video Games That Double as Exercise
Virtual reality is still niche, but a growing crop of VR games with a fitness element may inspire people to pick up a headset. Here’s what to know before you get started.
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14h Inquiry into safety and wellbeing concerns at two hospitals
It follows problems at the new children's hospital in Edinburgh and the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow.
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The Temporary Memory Lapse of Transient Global Amnesia14h Updated The Temporary Memory Lapse of Transient Global Amnesia
Those with T.G.A. do not experience any alteration in consciousness or abnormal movements. Only the ability to lay down memories is affected.
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The 10 women who beat breast cancer17h The 10 women who beat breast cancer
The survivors, from Lincolnshire, aged from 47 to 81 and including eight blood relatives, won their battle after 15 years. Joyce Waite, 78, was the first to be diagnosed in 2002.
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Women Poop. At Work. Get Over It.17h Women Poop. At Work. Get Over It.
Why must the bathroom continue to be fraught?
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17h Updated Vaping Bad: Were 2 Wisconsin Brothers the Walter Whites of THC Oils?
As the authorities work to understand the spate of vaping-related lung illnesses, a small-town drug bust offers a closer look at the vast black market for vaping supplies.
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Most and least polluted streets in the London area revealed18h Most and least polluted streets in the London area revealed
Scientists have collected postcode-level data on dangerous levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) pollution in London and their research is online. NO2 has been linked to disease and early death.
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Teenager went BLIND after eating only chips, crisps and chocolate since he was two19h Teenager went BLIND after eating only chips, crisps and chocolate since he was two
Harvey Dyer, from Gloucester, is completely blind in his left eye and nearly sightless in his right after he spent more than a decade without enough vitamins and minerals in his diet.
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Antibiotics Tied to Heart Valve Problems19h Antibiotics Tied to Heart Valve Problems
The class of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones (Cipro, Levaquin and others) may increase the risk of heart valve problems.
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Student, 20, who dismissed her headache as a hangover had meningitis and blood poisoning19h Student, 20, who dismissed her headache as a hangover had meningitis and blood poisoning
Alice Baird, 20, felt worse for wear after a night out with friends in Portsmouth on March 28 this year. After trying to 'sleep it off', she woke in agony an hour later and started having convulsions.
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20h Meat Is Murder. But You Know That Already.
In his new essay collection, “We Are the Weather,” Jonathan Safran Foer turns his attention to the climate crisis. Mark Bittman weighs in.
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People living in noisy traffic areas may be 30 per cent more likely to have a deadly stroke20h People living in noisy traffic areas may be 30 per cent more likely to have a deadly stroke
Researchers in Barcelona analysed records of more than 2,700 stroke victims in Spain and also found that having a 984-foot (300m) 'buffer' of green space around the home reduced stroke risk.
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California man, 40, becomes the seventh person to die from a vaping-related illness in America21h California man, 40, becomes the seventh person to die from a vaping-related illness in America
A Californian man, 40, has died after he suffered a 'severe pulmonary injury associated with vaping' this weekend. Kansas, Indiana, Minnesota, Illinois and Oregon have also reported a death each.
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Mother begs people to donate blood as her two-year-old is only being kept alive by transfusions21h Mother begs people to donate blood as her two-year-old is only being kept alive by transfusions
Steph Davidson's daughter Adeline relies on blood transfusions while she waits for a bone marrow transplant. Adeline, from Scotland, has low levels of platelets and red and white blood cells.
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Would a Purdue Bankruptcy Protect the Sacklers? Good Question.22h Updated Would a Purdue Bankruptcy Protect the Sacklers? Good Question.
Here’s what the OxyContin maker’s Chapter 11 filing means and doesn’t mean.
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Purdue Pharma, Maker of OxyContin, Files for Bankruptcy23h Updated Purdue Pharma, Maker of OxyContin, Files for Bankruptcy
The filing is a centerpiece of an agreement to settle thousands of cases against the company for its role in the opioids crises. But it is expected to be vigorously contested by many states.
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Former Brexit MP DAVID DAVIS reveals the low-carb diet that helped transform his health 25h Former Brexit MP DAVID DAVIS reveals the low-carb diet that helped transform his health 
DAVID DAVIS:A year ago, after I resigned from my Cabinet job as Brexit Secretary, I had a routine medical. The doctor frowned, I had non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).
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Why We Feel Compelled to Say ‘Bless You’ When Someone Sneezes26h Why We Feel Compelled to Say ‘Bless You’ When Someone Sneezes
Attributing divine blessing to a sneeze may serve various functions when ordinary explanations are lacking.
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Have scientists found a cure for the common cold? Researchers identify vital protein virus needs26h Have scientists found a cure for the common cold? Researchers identify vital protein virus needs
Researchers have identified a vital protein in cells which the cold virus needs in order to reproduce. By stopping humans producing this protein, they can stop the cells from replicating.
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Prostate screening should be rolled out for men with a dangerous gene mutation27h Prostate screening should be rolled out for men with a dangerous gene mutation
The Institute of Cancer Research in London study comes after Sir Rod Stewart urged men to get checked for prostate cancer after revealing he had treatment for the disease.
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27h Does fat shaming help people lose weight?
Fat chance - the evidence says fat shaming is more likely to lead people to put on weight.
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Contraceptive pills may raise the risk of type 2 diabetes28h Updated Contraceptive pills may raise the risk of type 2 diabetes
Women who had taken the Pill at some point in their life had a 33 per cent increased risk, according to researchers in France. Critics said there is no proof of causation.
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29h Updated As Congo’s Ebola Outbreak Drags On, Untracked Cases Sow Confusion
On tour in Africa, American officials said the U.S. would keep providing aid. But Congo’s response has been uneven, and the former health minister has been jailed.
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For Older Patients, an ‘Afterworld’ of Hospital Care30h Updated For Older Patients, an ‘Afterworld’ of Hospital Care
Long-term care hospitals tend to the sickest of patients, often near the end of their lives. Many will never return home.
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30h Updated This Treatment Can Cure Cancer. Can It Mend the Heart?
Modified immune cells may be trained not just to attack tumors, but scar tissue in the heart and perhaps any cells in the body that cause disease.
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30h Updated Why Aren’t Cancer Drugs Better? The Targets Might Be Wrong
Drugs can stop cancer cells if they attack the right proteins. But many of these targets were chosen with dated, imprecise technology, a new study suggests.
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