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How Your Experiences As A Kid Permanently Change Your DNA

DNA is often talked about as if it’s an unchanging code carved into us and all living things. However, the more scientists are learning about genetics, the more they’re learning this is not strictly the case. Research by scientists from Northwestern University in the US has gotten closer to understanding how your childhood experiences – whether it’s the absence of a ...

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Mental health staff on stress leave up 22%

Looking after ourselves One mental health doctor who had to take mental health leave told 5 live anonymously: “I don’t think I realised it was happening until quite a long way down the road.” She explained that she was getting irritable with her partner, her sleep was disturbed and she couldn’t switch off from work. “In the end, I went ...

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The BBC ‘Cheesecakegate’ has escalated dramatically

Is nothing sacred?!Image: Shutterstock / Elena Veselova Historically the BBC does not shy away from a serious story. But this one literally takes the biscuit.  SEE ALSO: ‘Harry Potter: A History of Magic’ documentary with J.K. Rowling heading to BBC If you’ve ever had your food stolen at work, you’ll know some office spats go beyond vitriol.  Case in point, ...

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“Super Malaria” Is Spreading, And We Should Be Very Worried

Fears are mounting about the spread of a new “superbug” strain of malaria. First identified in Cambodia, but since spreading to another four countries in the region, the strain of Plasmodium falciparum is resistant to drug artemisinin, often the first line of defense against malaria infection, researchers report in a letter to The Lancet Infectious Diseases. “The spread of this ...

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8fit, a health and fitness app that offers tailored workout and meal plans, closes $7M Series A

8fit, a popular health and fitness app that offers tailored workouts and meals plan, has raised $7 million in Series A funding. Backing the round are VCs Creandum and Eight Roads Ventures. It brings total funding for the Berlin-based startup to $10 million. Separately, a source tells me that the company is generating more than $1 million in monthly recurring ...

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“Homeopathic Magnetic Healing Bracelet” Gives Baby Severe Lead Poisoning

As reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a 9-month-old baby contracted acute lead poisoning because she was given what was referred to as a “homeopathic magnetic hematite healing bracelet” by her parents after they purchased it at a local market in Manchester, Connecticut. Proponents of alternative therapies  – which are definitely not medicines in any shape ...

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Oklahoma isn’t working. Can anyone fix this failing American state?

Poverty, police abuse, record prison rates and education cuts that mean a four-day school week. Why are public services failing Oklahomans? districts school weeks. Nearly overpass crumbles and swarms of earthquakes shake the region the underground disposal of oil and gas industry wastes must be called in. A paralyzed and mentally ill veteran is left on the floor of a ...

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Tom Brady Drinks 2.5 Gallons Of Water A Day And Thinks It Makes Him Immune To Sunburn

Tom Brady, for those of you who don’t know, plays quarterback for the New England Patriots. He’s an extremely successful athlete, and probably gets asked “what is your secret?” a lot.  Well, now he’s released a book that reveals his tricks, which are extremely questionable and extraordinarily unscientific. Amongst the stranger claims of the book is that he became immune to sunburn because he ...

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