Month: February 2022

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Can cutting down on meat really lower your cancer risk?

New research has shown that a vegetarian, or pescatarian, diet lowers the risk of chronic disease by as much as 14%, writes Cody Watling

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Body feel tight when you wake up? Here’s how to fix it

Some of us regularly wake up with stiff muscles and joints, but why is this and what can be done to start the day feeling refreshed, asks Katie Okamoto

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Ukraine’s hospitals ‘desperate’ for medical supplies as oxygen runs out

Exclusive: Kyiv medics issue urgent appeal as oxygen and other vital supplies run out

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Meta will restrict access to Russian state media outlets RT and Sputnik across the EU, Nick Clegg says

Meta, parent company of Facebook, will restrict access to Russian state media outlets RT and Sputnik across its platforms in the European Union.

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Shell cuts ties with Gazprom as Britain steps up sanctions on Russia over Ukraine invasion

‘We are shocked by the loss of life in Ukraine’ says oil giant chief executive

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Babies to have full genome sequencing for rare diseases

Government pledges £40m for research into rare diseases

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UK blocks Russian ships from its ports

The step comes amid controversy over Russian-linked tankers in Wales and Scotland and push towards further sanctions following the invasion of Ukraine

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Tanker with Russian oil bound for US makes mid-Atlantic U-turn to dock in Wales amid sanction fears

The UK government said it is “looking into” how to handle Russian ships at its ports

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Record demand for mental health services as new mothers are left ‘isolated’ in pandemic

Exclusive: Pandemic has left new parents ‘isolated’ says one mother, who says she felt ‘hopeless’ during the first lockdown

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Sanction against 150 doctors for sexual misconduct are ‘tip of the iceberg’, medics warn

Nearly 150 doctors have been disciplined for sexual misconduct in the last five years, as surgeons call for action on “systemic” and “cultural” problem of sexual assault within healthcare, The Independent can reveal. Doctors campaigning for the UK’s healthcare services to address widespread problems with sexual harassment and assault in medicine have warned people do […]

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