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VIDEO: Ebola ‘devastating’ Sierra Leone

The World Bank has pledged at least $650m (£437m) to West African countries to help them recover from the Ebola epidemic. That comes on top of about $1bn already promised. One of the hardest-hit countries is Sierra Leone, where more … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Ebola ‘devastating’ Sierra Leone

The World Bank has pledged at least $650m (£437m) to West African countries to help them recover from the Ebola epidemic. That comes on top of about $1bn already promised. One of the hardest-hit countries is Sierra Leone, where more … Continue reading

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Warning of ‘funeral time bomb’ in UK

By the time flowers and catering are factored in the average funeral already costs over £5,000 warn the authors The UK death rate has reached a tipping point with numbers of deaths expected soon to begin rising after falling for … Continue reading

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‘One-size-fits-all’ on obesity opposed

There are a number of different groups of obese people who should be treated differently, scientists say Doctors need to move beyond a “one-size-fits-all” approach to tackling obesity, say scientists in Sheffield. The analysis of 4,144 obese people in Yorkshire … Continue reading

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Mouthguards ‘should be the norm in sport’

Rugby players are at high risk of dental injuries Sporting injuries are a leading cause of adults losing teeth. But Dr Lyndon Meehan, an NHS dentist who also works for the charity Dental Trauma UK, argues people playing sport should … Continue reading

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Why we can’t resist puppy dog eyes

They’re said to be man’s best friend. Now we may know why, and it’s all down to those irresistible puppy dog eyes. Scientists say when an owner looks its pet in the eye it can lead to an increase in … Continue reading

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Disaster doctor sent into hospital

Worcestershire Royal Hospital has been under severe pressure in recent weeks Health bosses were forced to bring in a doctor who is usually on call for major disasters to cope with problems at an under-pressure AE department. The doctor, known … Continue reading

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Scans reveal why knuckles go ‘crack’

Have you ever wondered what happens when people crack their knuckles? Well scientists have used medical scans to try to capture each “pop” or “crack” in action. They found the noise was linked to gas collecting in the joint spaces. … Continue reading

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Gene study ‘explains quick thinking’

The brain’s processing speed is linked to other skills such as reasoning and memory Genetic differences could explain why some people are quicker thinkers in middle age and later life, a study of data from 30,000 people suggests. Researchers identified … Continue reading

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Sleep apnoea ‘linked to memory loss’

People who have difficulty breathing while asleep are more likely to develop memory problems early on, a study in the journal Neurology suggests. US scientists checked medical databases involving 2,400 people aged over 55. Those who said they suffered from … Continue reading

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