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England’s obesity hotspots: how does your area compare?

Obesity is an increasing concern in the UK, with the latest figures showing that a quarter of the English population are obese. Across England, some 64.8 per cent of people are of excess weight – comprised of 40.4 per cent of people who are overweight and a further 24.4 per cent who are obese. Between January 2013[…]

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Many Under 40 May Not Need Regular Cholesterol Checks

Many adults under 40 may not need to have routine cholesterol screenings, a new study suggests. To come to this conclusion, the researchers looked at the real world implications of two conflicting sets of guidelines on cholesterol testing. One, from the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA), says that all adults older than 20[…]

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Emmanuel Macron faces challenge from Marine Le Pen as France goes to the polls

French voters have gone to the polls to choose between the pro-European centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-Right candidate Marine Le Pen after a rollercoaster campaign in the country’s most unpredictable and high-stakes presidential election in decades. Mr Macron has been far ahead of his rival in opinion polls since the pair beat off competition from[…]

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Immigration ban? We were there exactly 100 years ago today

(CNN)President Donald Trump has dismissed as “ridiculous” a federal judge’s decision to halt his controversial executive order denying certain refugees and immigrants entry into the United States. Many Americans are up in arms. But in fact, keeping out desperate souls seeking entry into America has deep roots. On this day 100 years ago, the United[…]

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The top-ranking countries for expats

As the world becomes more connected, the number of people living outside their home country is on the rise – more than 244 million globally, estimates the United Nations, up more than 40% since 2000. But as increasing numbers of people venture to new jobs and opportunities, what makes expats happy in their new hometown? To[…]

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European satisfaction: Scandinavia happiest while gloom settles on Mediterranean

The people living in Europe’s cities have great differences in life satisfaction – from the happiness seen in Scandinavia to the dissatisfaction felt in the South-East European cities have some of the highest levels for quality of life in the world, but the continent has significant divides in its population’s satisfaction. While most urban Europeans[…]

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17 ways politics could change in 2017

Washington (CNN)2016 was the year where one political controversy or another was always around the corner. But 2017 promises to be just as unpredictable. For most of 2016, Donald Trump had only his own personal credibility in his hands as he campaigned for the presidency. Now that he has the prize, his decisions and conduct[…]

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Most Important Questions to Consider in Choosing a Life Partner

Ben Kim on Jul 29, 2014  Emotional Health and Well-Being I’ve long felt that choosing a life partner should be a subject that is thoroughly discussed sometime in high school and perhaps even in university. It amazes me that so little time, if any, is given to considering this topic on a meaningful level in school.[…]

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HIV: Newly discovered component could lead to more effective drugs

scentists from the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge and University College London – both in the United Kingdom – have uncovered key components of HIV, which they believe could lead to new approaches for drugs to fight the infection.    HIV weakens a person’s immune system by destroying important cells that[…]