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Patches made with human cells repair heart attack damage

Patches made with human cells repair heart attack damage

A patch made from human cells repairs the damage caused by a heart attack, a study found. In experiments, the patches boosted the recovery of pigs, the first time such a heart muscle device has been tried on large animals. The breakthrough brings the stitching of patches over dead heart muscle to prevent heart failure […]

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Cycling does not make men impotent or infertile

Cycling does not make men impotent or infertile

Good news for two wheel road warriors – cycling does not make men infertile, impotent or have weaker bladders, a new study found. It had been suggested the narrow saddles of bikes left men with genital numbness and saddle sores which affected their sexual health, including erectile dysfunction. But a new study found cycling does […]

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Babies breathe in a dust storm kicked up as they crawl

Babies breathe in a dust storm kicked up as they crawl

When babies crawl they “kick up” a dust storm of dirt, skin cells, bacteria, pollen, and fungal spores which they breathe in, a study found And because they are so close to the floor they inhale four times as much as when an adult walks across the same surface, with carpets and rugs they worst […]

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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri review: Oscar front-runner offers no easy answers

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri review: Oscar front-runner offers no easy answers

★★★★ Review by Matthew Turner Following its recent success at the Golden Globes and its subsequent slew of BAFTA nominations, Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri has become the de facto Oscar front-runner. However, the film is far from just the quirky smalltown mystery its title might lead viewers to expect. Instead, it’s a […]

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Five things to think about when choosing a school for your child

Five things to think about when choosing a school for your child

Ceri Brown, University of Bath In today’s educational climate of league tables, exam results and Ofsted reports, many parents may believe this is all the information needed to decide which school to select for their child. But while it is easy to see how schools are judged by their exam results, there is a wealth […]

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Trip down memory lane as millions of Brits buy toys they owned as kids

Trip down memory lane as millions of Brits buy toys they owned as kids

Millions of Brits are taking a trip down memory lane – by buying toys they owned as kids, according to a study. Researchers found 44 percent of the population have purchased play things they enjoyed as children because they bring back happy memories. Colouring books, cuddly toys and board games top the list, with jigsaws […]

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The biological reason why it’s so hard for teenagers to wake up early for school

The biological reason why it’s so hard for teenagers to wake up early for school

Paul Kelley, The Open University In societies the world over, teenagers are blamed for staying up late, then struggling to wake up in the morning. While it’s true that plenty of teenagers (like many adults) do have bad bedtime habits, researchers have long since proven that this global problem has a biological cause. In 2004, […]

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Nearly half of Brits would pay more for recyclable coffee cups

Nearly half of Brits would pay more for recyclable coffee cups

Close on half of coffee drinkers would be happy to pay more for recyclable takeaway cups, according to new research.  But nearly three-quarters would cut down on buying coffee if prices increased. Research from Mintel found 40 per cent of Brits wouldn’t mind paying an extra levy for 100 per cent recyclable cups, as the […]

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Supermarket withdraws coffee because packaging shows images of slavery

Supermarket withdraws coffee because packaging shows images of slavery

Waitrose has pulled tins of coffee from its shelves – because the packaging depicted images of SLAVERY. The illustrations appeared on the sides of tins sold by Italian coffee company Saquella 1856, and were spotted by Patriic Gayle, 56, as he browsed the aisles. The pictures show black slaves harvesting beans in Guatemala and in […]

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Eight bizarre food trends you’ll want to avoid in 2018

Eight bizarre food trends you’ll want to avoid in 2018

Forget pedestrian avocado toast and, frankly, dull doughnut burgers – according to the experts, 2018 has got some truly strange food trends up its sleeve. We fully expect to see some of these appear on an Instagram feed near you soon (if they haven’t already), but we can’t say we’re excited to try them for […]

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