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Is a myth putting us off the flu jab?


STARVING a fever and the belief that flu jabs give people flu are among the most common sickness myths, according to research. A poll of 2,000 adults found 20 per cent of the population fear catching flu after the annual ...

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Turn your home into a calming sanctuary


Make a few changes to make your home more peaceful (Image: GETTY) 1. Mini Makeover Redecorate your home. This doesn’t mean you need to tear out your kitchen and bathroom, or even buy new furniture. Just look at your surroundings ...

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Tragic child victims of the mothers-to-be who drink


Drinking during pregnancy is very dangerous for the child (Image: Kiyoshi Hijiki/Getty Images) It aims to slash the numbers of women who drink during pregnancy, which is estimated at 40 per cent – the fourth highest total in the world.  ...

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Robot war on cancer


Artificial intelligence is helping in the fight against cancer (Image: Getty Images/Science Photo Library RF) That will enable doctors to tackle the disease earlier and tailor drug treatment to each individual.  The technology has the potential to forecast whether a ...

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Half of new diabetes victims are under 35


Diabetes expert Melanie Davies said more people under 40 are being diagnosed with diabetes (Image: nc) Experts say the spike in cases creates a time-bomb for the NHS which spends 10 per cent of its budget on treatment.  Forty-eight per ...

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Can you really have your cake and eat it?


Our love for sweet treats including cupcakes and ice cream sundaes are damaging our health (Image: GETTY) The official advice is that anyone over 11 should get no more than five per cent of their calories from free sugars which ...

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Losing my home at 17 made me a survivor


Emily Thomas lost what little she had in a fire age 17 (Image: TIM CLARKE) Treasured books, clothes, furniture, pictures, all were gone in an instant. Miraculously nobody was hurt in the blaze but once it was extinguished all that ...

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