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Match of the Dads football league helping Norwich fathers

A six-a-side football league is providing support for fathers in Norwich. Match of the Dads encourages its members to keep physically fit as well as sharing support and advice about fatherhood. It also highlights the importance of exercise to mental health by donating a portion of membership fees to charity. Source link

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Measles cases hit record high in Europe

Image copyright SPL Image caption Measles is a highly infectious viral illness that can be deadly Cases of measles in Europe have hit a record high, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). More than 41,000 people have been infected in the first six months of 2018, leading to 37 deaths. Last year there were […]

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Cruise ships rescue: How to survive for 10 hours in the water

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption‘I am very lucky to be alive’ A British woman has survived for 10 hours in the sea off the coast of Croatia after falling from the back of a cruise ship. The 46-year-old was alone and 60 miles from shore when she was rescued and taken […]

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'I broke every bone in my face – and survived'

Image copyright Tom Locke Image caption Tom Locke spent three weeks in hospital NHS reorganisations are not very popular – but Tom Locke probably owes his life to one. The 41-year-old was inspecting pigeon nests on his roof at home in Hythe on the Kent coast last October when disaster struck. He fell from his […]

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Child passive smoking 'increases chronic lung risk'

Image copyright Getty Images Non-smoking adults have a higher risk of dying from serious lung disease if they grew up with parents who smoked, according to US research. The researchers said childhood passive smoking was “likely to add seven deaths to every 100,000 non-smoking adults dying annually”. The study of 70,900 non-smoking men and women […]

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Rise in type 2 diabetes in young people in England and Wales

Image copyright Getty Images The number of children and young people being treated for type 2 diabetes in England and Wales has gone up from 507 to 715 in four years, new figures show. More than three-quarters were also obese, according to the NHS data. Child health experts said the rise was “alarming” and the […]

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E-cigarettes can be key weapon against smoking, say MPs

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Around 2.9 million people in the UK are using e-cigarettes Rules around e-cigarettes should be relaxed so they can be more widely used and accepted in society, says a report by a committee of MPs. Vaping is much less harmful than normal cigarettes and e-cigarettes should be made available […]

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Low-carb diets could shorten life, study suggests

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Some low-carb diets are rich in animal fats and proteins A low-carb diet could shorten life expectancy by up to four years, a study suggests. Low-carb diets, such as Atkins, have become increasingly popular for weight loss and have shown promise for lowering the risk of some illnesses. But […]

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NYU offers free tuition for all its medical students

Image copyright Reuters Image caption All present and future students qualify for the scheme, regardless of need or merit The New York University School of Medicine will provide free tuition for all present and future students, the university announced. Citing the risk of “overwhelming” debt, it says every student will qualify regardless of merit or […]

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Lena Dunham marks nine months since hysterectomy

Image copyright Getty Images Lena Dunham marked nine months since having a full hysterectomy by sharing three nude selfies on her Instagram. The Girls star, who had the surgery at 31, revealed she’d been “battling endometriosis for a decade” in February. Endometriosis is a condition that affects one in 10 women in the UK and […]

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Opt-out donation plan 'will not increase donors'

Image copyright NHSBT Image caption More than 5,000 people are currently on the waiting list for a transplant in England An opt-out organ donation register in England may not increase the number of organs because grieving relatives could be less sure what their loved ones had wanted, a study suggests. Under the opt-out system, planned […]