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Are sweeteners healthier than sugar?

[ad_1] Image copyright SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY We're a sweet-toothed nation, eating far too much sugar for our own good. A sugary diet can lead to weight gain and health problems such as type-2 diabetes, so none of us should be having more than the maximum seven teaspoons of sugar a day.Public Health England wants our sugar intake from a host of popular foods to be cut by a fifth by
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£13.4m claw back over NHS Wales waiting time failures

[ad_1] Image copyright Andrei Malov/Getty Images More than £13m has been withheld from three health boards for failing to meet targets on cutting patient waiting lists in Wales.An extra £50m funding was announced in August 2017 by the health secretary to deliver faster improvements in routine surgery, diagnostics and therapies.Earlier this month it was reported that £3.13m had been clawed back from Betsi Cadwaladr health board in north Wales.But Abertawe
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Doctors explain Michael Jackson’s impossible dance move

[ad_1] Image copyright Manjul Tripathi Neurosurgeons have described in detail how Michael Jackson achieved biomechanically impossible dance moves in his music video Smooth Criminal.In the 1987 routine, Michael leans from the ankle at a 45 degree angle, while keeping his body straight as a rod.The illusion, which many have tried to copy, was thanks to specially designed shoes and the artist's core strength.The spine experts warn others against attempting the
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BBC presenter Rachael Bland reveals ‘incurable’ cancer

[ad_1] Image copyright Claire Wood Image caption Rachael Bland hosts the podcast You, Me and the Big C with Lauren Mahon and Deborah James BBC presenter Rachael Bland, who blogs about having cancer, says her hopes now rest on clinical trials after being told her breast cancer was "incurable".The 40-year-old said she had become a "lab rat", in her latest post, after starting her first trial last week.She also revealed
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Deadly Nipah virus claims victims in India

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Bats are mainly considered to be virus's natural host. Health officials in the south Indian state of Kerala say nine people have died in confirmed and suspected cases of the deadly Nipah virus.Three victims tested positive for the virus in the last fortnight. The results of the remaining six samples will be available later on Monday.Twenty five others have been hospitalised with symptoms of
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Are we eating at the wrong time for our body clocks?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Should we be eating earlier to boost our health? We've been warned repeatedly about the health perils of being out-of-sync with our body clocks. Are we eating in the right way for these circadian rhythms, and could changing our mealtime habits boost our health and help us lose weight?'Breakfast like a king'What did you eat this morning for breakfast or lunch?The chances are
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Mental Health Awareness Week: ‘My camera helped me beat anxiety’

[ad_1] Image copyright John Mannell Image caption John Mannell used to shut himself inside dark rooms rather than speak out about his anxiety We all know how it feels to be anxious - exams, asking someone out, job interviews can all stir up momentary butterflies and blind panic. But anxiety can be an overwhelming and debilitating problem, crippling a person's ability to function day to day. During Mental Health Awareness
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DR Congo Ebola outbreak ‘not global emergency’

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Suspected cases are being treated at isolation hospitals in the Democratic Republic of Congo An Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is not yet an international public health emergency, the World Health Organization has said.It said there was a "strong reason to believe that the outbreak can be brought under control".At least 45 people are believed to have been infected in the