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Boy Dies Of Dry Drowning After Leaving Pool And Walking Home

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Johnny Jackson, a 10-year-old American boy from South Carolina, died at home on Sunday from “dry drowning” more than an hour after going swimming and walking home with his mother. The sad event highlights a little known danger that parents and child carers should be aware of, that drowning can kill hours after being submersed […]

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Women more attracted to masculine mates during ovulation

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Stereotypical belief holds that the majority of women prefer dominant men with a masculine body type. But there is good news for men who do not fit this description. New research suggests that most women are only attracted to this type of man for a few days a month – during ovulation – and do […]

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Can you really die of a broken heart?

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Losing a loved one can be heartbreaking. But a new study shows that this can be more than just symbolic, as the chances of experiencing a stroke or heart attack after a partner’s death doubles within the first 30 days. The researchers, from St. George’s University of London in the UK, have published the results […]

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Living near a fracking site DOUBLES the risk of developing lung and skin conditions, claims study

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Study by Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, warns of health risks Almost 40 per cent of people living less than two thirds of a mile (1km) from a natural gas well reported upper respiratory symptoms Scientists surveyed 492 people with ground-fed water wells in southwestern Pennsylvania, where natural gas extraction activity is significant Experts claim there […]

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Probiotic drinks ‘don’t do any good’: Study finds ‘good’ bacteria in many products does not even reach the small intestine

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Scientists put eight probiotic drinks through three tests to asses health benefits Found that only one of them passed all three tests showing they aid digestion  Study carried out by University College London used pig stomach fluids  The probiotic drinks market is said to be worth £19.7billion worldwide  Many probiotic drinks and supplements are likely […]

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Telling someone they’re fat makes them eat MORE: People made to feel guilty about their size are six times as likely to become obese

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Those made to feel ashamed of size are ‘six times as likely to become obese’ Being criticised for weight makes sensitive people comfort eat, study found  Meanwhile, fear of ridicule may mean that they avoid exercise, said experts Study involved nearly 3,000 English men and women who were aged 50-plus It may be meant as […]