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New treatment for baldness on horizon thanks to fast food fries

New treatment for baldness on horizon thanks to fast food fries

A cure for baldness could be on the horizon… thanks to a chemical used in McDonald’s fries. Scientists have regrown hair in mice using a “simple” technique – using human stem cells. This generated fresh follicles capable of sprouting luxurious new locks. Within days the lab rodents had furry backs and scalps. Preliminary experiments suggest […]

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Flavoured e-cigs ‘toxic to immune cells’

Flavoured e-cigs ‘toxic to immune cells’

Vaping flavours poisons the immune system – raising the risk of infections and life-threatening diseases, according to new research. A study suggests cinnamon, vanilla and buttery e-cigarette flavours are among the most dangerous – and mixing them is more damaging than vaping only one. Flavouring chemicals and liquids used in the battery-powered devices are toxic […]

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Red wine therapy for heart disease surgery

Red wine therapy for heart disease surgery

Antioxidant compounds in red wine could soon help patients recovering from heart disease surgery. Coronary heart disease is the UK’s biggest killer and occurs when the heart’s blood supply is blocked or interrupted by a build-up of fatty substances in the coronary arteries. Over time, the walls of the arteries can become furred up with […]

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Breast cancer mortality rates fall by 10 per cent in five years

Breast cancer mortality rates fall by 10 per cent in five years

Death rates for some of the most common types of cancers have dropped new analysis has revealed, with breast cancer falling by as much as 10.4 per cent. The new data from Cancer Research UK has revealed that mortality rates for the four most common cancers has dropped by 4.9 per cent in five years […]

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Quiz: identify the Six Nations record breakers

Quiz: identify the Six Nations record breakers

Since five became six in 2000, the Six Nations has rarely failed to thrill fans. The Northern Hemisphere’s finest players have often saved their best performances for the rugby tournament. See if you can identify the record points scorers, try scorers and more in our trying quiz.  

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A weekend abroad is cheaper than staying in the UK

A weekend abroad is cheaper than staying in the UK

Anyone wanting to get away from it all can do more cheaply by jetting off abroad than staying in the UK, according to new research. Digital current account Loot.io ranked 20 of the most popular city breaks across Europe by price, and found that it can be cheaper to go abroad than to stay in […]

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Nintendo bringing Mario Kart to smartphones

Nintendo bringing Mario Kart to smartphones

It’s one of the biggest and best-loved franchises in the history of gaming, and now Nintendo have announced that a new Mario Kart racing game will be available to play on smartphones within the next year. The game, titled Mario Kart Tour, is currently slated for release in “the fiscal year ending in March 2019”. […]

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I survived prostate cancer thanks to an eight second rectal exam

I survived prostate cancer thanks to an eight second rectal exam

With the news this morning that the number of deaths in the UK caused by prostate cancer has overtaken breast cancer-related deaths for the first time, there has never been a better time to spread awareness about the disease. Here, prostate cancer survivor David Kurk recounts his own story – and reiterates the point that […]

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A couple of glasses of wine a day really do help clear your mind

A couple of glasses of wine a day really do help clear your mind

A couple of glasses a day to relax really does help clear the mind, a new study found.  The tipple not only help keeps down inflammation but helps flush the brain of toxins, including those associated with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.  Lead author Dr Maiken Nedergaard, co-director of the Centre for Translational Neuromedicine said: “Prolonged […]

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The real Groundhog Day, explained

The real Groundhog Day, explained

“‘Okay campers, rise and shine! Don’t forget your booties because it’s cold out there today!” The traditional North American holiday of Groundhog Day is immortalised by the film of the same name. But while many of us in the UK love the Bill Murray classic, we have little idea about what the February 2 celebrations are actually […]

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