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    General Health Coronavirus symptoms ‘take five days to show’ – BBC News
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    Six lessons we can learn from geniuses – BBC – Homepage

    Our series The Genius Behind has taken you inside the minds of people who are making the impossible possible. Whether it is designing the fastest ever land vehicle, helping the blind to see or creating space history, success relies on raising levels of knowledge to new heights. What … Read...
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    General Health An optimistic outlook ‘means you live longer’ – BBC News – Health

    Optimists are more likely to live longer than those who have a more negative approach to life, a US study has found. Positive people were more likely to live to the age of 85 or more. The theory is that optimists may find it easier to control emotions and so be .. Read more via BBC News –...
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    General Health Are sugary drinks causing cancer? – BBC News – Health

    Sugary drinks – including fruit juice and fizzy pop – may increase the risk of cancer, French scientists say. The link was suggested by a study, published in the British Medical Journal, that followed more than 100,000 people for five years. The team … Read more via BBC News – Health...
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    General Health Vaginal bugs linked to ovarian cancer – BBC News

    Having too few "friendly" vaginal bacteria may increase a woman’s chance of ovarian cancer, and swabs can be used to spot this, say researchers. The team, led by University College London, hope the finding could be used to identify women at high risk of the … Read more via BBC News...
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    General Health Cancer self-destructs thanks to new technique – BBC Science Focus Magazine

    Another battle has been won in the war against cancer. Researchers have developed a new way to block the development of multiple cancers, which could lead to new forms of treatment. The key is a gene is known as MYC. It’s one of the most commonly affected … Read more via BBC Science Focus...
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    General Health Smoking ‘damages eyes as well as lungs’ – BBC News

    Millions of people in the UK are putting their sight at risk by continuing to smoke, warn specialists. Despite the clear connection, only one in five people recognise that smoking can lead to blindness, a poll for the Association of Optometrists (AOP) finds. … Read more via BBC News –...
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    General Health What are vaccines, how do they work and why are people sceptical? – BBC News – Health

    Vaccines have saved tens of millions of lives in the past century, yet in many countries health experts have identified a trend towards “vaccine hesitancy” – an increasing refusal to use vaccination.... Read more via BBC News – Health
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    Kids, Cardi and cosmetic surgery – BBC News

    After giving birth to her first child last July, Cardi B had cosmetic surgery. Like many mums, she was worried about the changes her body had gone through and was feeling pressure to look more like how she did before motherhood. The 26-year-old said she … Read more via BBC News...
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    Sexual Health Fertility paradox in male beauty quest – BBC News

    Scientists have uncovered an evolutionary paradox where men damage their ability to have children during efforts to make themselves look more attractive. Taking steroids to get a buff physique or anti-baldness pills to keep a full head of hair can damage fertility. It … Read more via BBC...
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    General Health Deborah James: Five symptoms of bowel cancer – BBC News

    Deborah James was 35 when she found out that she had stage 4 bowel cancer. While undergoing treatment, she has written and spoken out about the need for people to be aware of the symptoms of bowel cancer and why we need to pay more attention to our poo.... Read more via BBC News – Health...
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    General Health Heart scan ‘could pick up signs of sudden death risk’ – BBC News

    Scientists say a new scan technique could identify people at risk of collapsing and dying suddenly from a hidden heart condition. Normally, in people with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, signs of structural changes … Read more via BBC News – Health
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    General Health Artificial intelligence finds lung cancer – BBC News

    Artificial intelligence is better than specialist doctors at diagnosing lung cancer, a US study suggests. The researchers at Northwestern University in Illinois and Google hope the technology could boost the effectiveness of cancer screening. Finding tumours at an earlier stage should make...
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    General Health What does the menopause do to the body? – BBC News

    The menopause is when women’s periods stop and they can no longer become pregnant naturally. The menopause is a natural part of ageing which normally happens between the ages of 45 and 55, but can also be brought on by surgery to remove the ovaries … Read more via BBC News...
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    General Health Charcoal toothpastes ‘don’t whiten teeth’ – BBC News

    Charcoal-based toothpastes, which claim to whiten teeth, are a "marketing gimmick" which could increase the risk of tooth decay and staining, says a review in the British Dental Journal. The charcoal products, which are increasingly popular, often contain no fluoride to help protect the teeth...
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    Why Some Nigerians Give 10% Of Their Income To The Church - BBC News

    Many Nigerian Christians believe it is compulsory to give 10% of their income to the church. But, Yemisi Adegoke writes, others say this practice, known as tithing, means poor people are funding the extravagant lifestyles of some of Nigeria's richest people - charismatic preachers. "Anyone who...