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Women more prone to seasonal depression than men, says study

Women more prone to seasonal depression than men, says study

Women are more affected by the changes in the season making them more at risk “winter blues” than men, a new study found. Shorter days and colder temperatures such as a dip in summer triggers depression in women. And as the days got longer they felt more tired then men. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD), also […]

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17 of the best cheap eats in Edinburgh

17 of the best cheap eats in Edinburgh

Dining out doesn’t have to break the bank. Edinburgh is home to plenty of restaurants and cafes offering delicious food on a budget. Saboteur Sister restaurant to the ever-popular Ting Thai Caravan, Saboteur offers reasonably priced Vietnamese and South East Asian food. Most main courses come in at around £7, with filling options like beef […]

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Women night workers have fifth higher cancer risk

Women night workers have fifth higher cancer risk

Working night shifts can increase the risk of cancer for women by a fifth, according to new research. Scientists found it could increase the risk of skin cancer by 41 per cent, breast cancer by 32 per cent, and stomach cancer by 18 per cent. Nurses had the highest increase in risk – 58 per […]

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Dieters stick to New Year’s resolution using eating montior app

Dieters stick to New Year’s resolution using eating montior app

Dieters are more likely to stick to their New Year’s resolution if they use an app that daily monitors how much they eat, a new study found. After the excesses over Christmas many struggle to maintain their diet as they rely on self control and haphazardly recording what they ate. Most dieters admit they do […]

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Alton Towers reveal new £16 million WOODEN rollercoaster

Alton Towers reveal new £16 million WOODEN rollercoaster

A new £16 million rollercoaster promises to reconnect riders with the “primal essence of rollercoasters” – as it is the UK’s first wooden rollercoaster built in more than two decades. Alton Towers’ Wicker Man opens in Spring, with a track length of 2,028ft (618m) and a six-storey-high (57.57ft / 17.55m) flaming Wicker Man. It is […]

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Save a hen from slaughter (and get free eggs) for just £1

Save a hen from slaughter (and get free eggs) for just £1

A whopping 12,000 free-range hens destined for the slaughter house are up for grabs at just £1-EACH. Despite helping to provide a banquet across Britain’s breakfast tables thousands of the healthy egg-laying birds face being killed. Every year Babthorpe Hall Farm, near Selby, North Yorks., offer up ‘their ladies’ to members of the public for […]

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Applicants wanted for new series of The Apprentice

Applicants wanted for new series of The Apprentice

If you think you have got what it takes to withstand a boardroom showdown and win a life changing investment to turn your business idea into a reality, the BBC One show, The Apprentice, is looking for new business-savvy contestants for series 14. Impressing Britain’s toughest business backer won’t be a walk in the park […]

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Caffeine level in blood may help diagnose people with Parkinson’s disease

Caffeine level in blood may help diagnose people with Parkinson’s disease

Testing the level of caffeine in the blood may be a simple way to diagnose Parkinson’s disease, according to new research. The study found that people with the debilitating condition had “significantly lower” levels of caffeine in their blood than people without the disease – even if they consumed the same amount of caffeine. Study […]

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This is how the jobs market and workplace will change in 2018

This is how the jobs market and workplace will change in 2018

Employers are a sucker for the latest fad as much as as anyone else and, added to changing legislation and media focus on issues such as equality and harassment, each New Year could mean something new for you in the workplace. Here, Lee Biggins, founder and managing director at CV-Library, makes his predictions for 2018. More […]

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Saunas really are good for your heart

Saunas really are good for your heart

A steamy hot sauna really is good for your heart, a study has revealed. Just half an hour is enough to reduce blood pressure while increasing the heart rate similarly to medium-intensity exercise. Previously scientists from the University of Eastern Finland found saunas reduced the risk of coronary diseases and sudden cardiac death, hypertension and […]

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Will 2018 be the year Scottish tourism runs out of steam?

Will 2018 be the year Scottish tourism runs out of steam?

John Lennon, Glasgow Caledonian University Fancy a trip to Scotland? You certainly won’t be the only one. With apologies for blowing our own bagpipes, Scotland offers a winning combination of world-class scenery, dynamic cities and beautiful islands – not to mention value for money, relative safety and a unique history. All from one small nation […]

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Fly Tipping Friday warning as Britain starts post-Christmas clearup

Fly Tipping Friday warning as Britain starts post-Christmas clearup

Councils are bracing themselves for an onslaught of illegal dumping today as Britain’s householders struggle to get rid of discarded Christmas waste. Dubbed Fly Tipping Friday, experts believe that January 5 is the country’s biggest day for illegal dumping of unwanted goods and discarded rubbish. Confusion over irregular festive bin collections also leads to desperate […]

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The first effective drugs for preventing migraine may be available soon

The first effective drugs for preventing migraine may be available soon

Katie A Lloyd, University of Liverpool I suffer from migraines. At least once a month, I have excruciating head pain, sensory problems and intermittent bouts of vomiting. The attacks can last for two weeks or more. Migraines have a huge impact on every aspect of my life, so it is with excited anticipation that I […]

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McMafia is not what most organised crime in Britain really looks like

McMafia is not what most organised crime in Britain really looks like

James Treadwell, Staffordshire University and David Wilson, Birmingham City University McMafia, a new BBC drama, is glitzy, glamorous and seductively appealing. Loosely based on Misha Glenny’s engaging and successful book on global organised crime, the series takes viewers on a journey from the bright lights of London to the beaches of Tel Aviv and the […]

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Sainsbury’s recalls burgers due to E. coli fears

Sainsbury’s recalls burgers due to E. coli fears

Sainsbury’s is recalling some batches of its Taste the Difference frozen Aberdeen Angus British Beef Quarter Pounders, due to possible contamination with E.coli O157. According to Public Health England, a ‘small number’ of people have become unwell after eating the burgers. Symptome of the potentially fatal E.coli 0157 bug can include vomiting, diarrhoea, stomach cramps […]

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Six pack strength won’t help back pain, say scientists

Six pack strength won’t help back pain, say scientists

The key to preventing back pain lies in strengthening the ‘core’ muscles that support the spine… rather than working on a six pack, according to new research. A study of runners found those weak in this area were more prone to developing a condition that blights the lives of eight in ten Britons at some […]

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We’ve been charging our phones wrong all these years – this is the best way

We’ve been charging our phones wrong all these years – this is the best way

Charging our phones should be one of the easiest and most simplest tasks in the world. It’s the end of the day and you’re just doing the last bit of browsing on your phone before falling asleep. The battery is slowly draining to empty and you know you’ll need it on full power tomorrow. So, […]

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British women unhappy with their breasts are less likely to carry out cancer checks

British women unhappy with their breasts are less likely to carry out cancer checks

Women conscious about the size of their boobs are less likely to carry out regular self-examinations for breast cancer, according to a new study. And researchers found that body-conscious women who do detect a change in their breasts are less likely to visit a doctor straight away. Three out of four of more than 380 […]

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Deadly superbug fuelled by food additive

Deadly superbug fuelled by food additive

A sugar additive found in cream cakes, fruit juices and jams has fuelled the rise of a killer superbug, according to new research. The study shows that the sugar – known as trehalose – is metabolised by the potentially deadly bacterium Clostridium difficile. It suggests the common ingredient has helped trigger epidemics across the world. […]

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You’ve more chance of winning the Lotto than finding a Cadbury White Egg

You’ve more chance of winning the Lotto than finding a Cadbury White Egg

The festive season may barely be over but Cadbury have already released their first batch of Creme Eggs, with a limited edition white egg also in circulation. If you needed any more reason to eat the iconic Creme Egg, the white egg will come with a cash prize of up to £1,000. But before you […]

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Rumour Mill: Inter eye Juan Mata as Mourinho faces resistance over Danny Rose | Sandro could stay in Italy until season ends | Lemar lined up as Coutinho replacement | Kane set to become league’s highest earner

Rumour Mill: Inter eye Juan Mata as Mourinho faces resistance over Danny Rose | Sandro could stay in Italy until season ends | Lemar lined up as Coutinho replacement | Kane set to become league’s highest earner

The latest football transfer rumours as the January window begins to heat up. Mourinho facing resistance from board over Danny Rose Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho wants to sign Tottenham’s Danny Rose, but is facing resistance from the board, according to the Daily Mail. Mourinho is said to see the 27-year-old as a good fit […]

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Here are six volcanoes to watch out for in 2018

Here are six volcanoes to watch out for in 2018

Ralf Gertisser, Keele University; Katie Preece, University of Glasgow, and Sylvain Charbonnier, University of South Florida The eruption of Mount Agung on the island of Bali has sparked worldwide media interest, yet volcanic eruptions in Indonesia are nothing new. Of the country’s 139 “active” volcanoes, 18 currently have raised alert levels, signifying higher than normal […]

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If your New Year’s resolution is to get fit, your dog may be your perfect training partner

If your New Year’s resolution is to get fit, your dog may be your perfect training partner

Anne Carter, Nottingham Trent University and Emily J. Hall, Nottingham Trent University January is the month of ambitious resolutions – and getting fit and losing weight tend to top the list. But how many people manage to maintain their exercise goals? Gyms are filled with enthusiastic people at the start of the month, but the […]

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Ad for dating site eHarmony banned for misleading claims

Ad for dating site eHarmony banned for misleading claims

An ad for online dating site eHarmony has been banned by watchdogs because love can’t be “scientifically proven.” The London Underground billboard suggested singles would have a much better a chance of finding lasting romance if they used the service. But its claim to have a “scientifically proven matching system” was misleading, ruled the Advertising […]

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Obesity fear as study finds more than half of babies are given solid food too early

Obesity fear as study finds more than half of babies are given solid food too early

Most parents are feeding their babies solid foods too early – raising their risk of obesity and diabetes, according to new research. More than half of infants are being started on them before the recommended six months of age – with one-in-six beginning before they are even four months old. On the other hand one-in-eight […]

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Dry January: how much money can you save if you quit your vices?

Dry January: how much money can you save if you quit your vices?

New Year is the time when we turn over a new leaf – or hear our friends banging on about how they’re going to ring the changes get fitter and healthier. But for those of us who are still struggling to get off the sofa after a festive season of indulgence, it may be that […]

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Captain Morgan Snapchat ad banned for appealing to children

Captain Morgan Snapchat ad banned for appealing to children

A Snapchat ad for Captain Morgan rum has been banned after watchdogs ruled it was likely to appeal to youngsters. The photo sharing app’s lens, overlaid on selfies, featured a cartoon icon of a pirate – making the user’s face look like the buccaneer. It appeared when the icon was scrolled onto, manipulating the environment. […]

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E-Cigs fuel teenage tobacco smoking

E-Cigs fuel teenage tobacco smoking

Teenagers who vape are two and a half times as likely to become regular smokers within a year of trying e-cigs, according to new research. A study of more than 10,000 youngsters found the battery-powered devices really are a gateway to the real thing – rather than helping people quit. And other alternatives including hookahs, […]

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9 easy ways to speed up your slow computer

9 easy ways to speed up your slow computer

In a society completely reliant upon technology, there is nothing quite as a frustrating as a slow computer, so speed things up with Hardware Associates’ top tips to make your machine run faster. Stop, clean and delete Have a look at your task manager CPU processes. If there’s a load of programs which are hogging […]

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Debunking diet myths: how to lose weight and keep it off in 2018

Debunking diet myths: how to lose weight and keep it off in 2018

If you are planning on starting the New Year with a resolution to shed those surplus pounds, you are not alone. Eating healthier and losing weight are two of the most popular New Year resolutions. There is no quick fix to losing those extra pounds though, so if you’re thinking about going on a highly […]

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