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Are You Vegan? Then You Should Know That Some of the Best Weight Loss Shakes Are Made for You

Now and again people desire to lose a bit of weight. However, this can be an uphill task especially for individuals who have a restrictive diet and for those that lead a vegan lifestyle. An effective option of losing weight is by using the best weight loss shakes. Meal replacement shakes provide calorie-controlled nutrition which comes in …

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Grief becomes strength

A mother and her seven children trying to come to terms with their father’s suicide have had their story turned into a Netflix documentary. Vikie Shanks from Warwickshire, whose husband Paul died in September 2007, said the film was “brutally honest”. Six of her children, who were aged six to …

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Royal Victoria Hospital staff in theft and drug charges

Image caption The two men were arrested at Royal Victoria Hospital on Monday afternoon Two staff members at Belfast’s Royal Victoria Hospital have been charged with theft and drug offences. The charges include intent to supply medicinal products “otherwise than in accordance with a prescription”. The men were arrested at …

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Fewer Scots eating 5-a-day, says survey

The average daily amount of fruit and vegetables eaten by Scottish adults has fallen, according to the latest Scottish Health Survey. The Scottish government figures suggest most adults manage an average of three portion per day. This is down from 3.3 in 2015 and well below the five portions per …

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NHS: Jeremy Hunt wants 5,000 new nursing training places

Image copyright PA More than 5,000 new places on nursing training courses are to be created each year as part of government efforts to boost the NHS workforce in England. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said more current NHS staff would be able to retrain as nurses through a four-year apprenticeship …

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Life-changing headache

Image caption David Baldwin developed CSF leak more than four years ago Four years ago David Baldwin woke up with a crippling headache that has completely changed his life. David, from Ross-shire, can no longer sit up or walk without experiencing excruciating pain and he must avoid laughing or sneezing …

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Warrington and Halton NHS Trust: Spinal surgery suspended

Image caption Warrington Hospital carries out 1,600 spinal procedures each year All spinal surgery has been suspended at an NHS trust after four serious “incidents” in which two people died. Warrington and Halton NHS Trust said it had taken the precautionary measure after the operations at Warrington Hospital between March …

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Sale of acids to under-18s to be banned, Amber Rudd says

Image copyright Reuters The government will ban the sale of acids to anyone under the age of 18, Home Secretary Amber Rudd has said. Her pledge, made at the Conservative Party conference, comes after assaults using corrosive substances more than doubled in England since 2012. She also said she would …

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Calls for Amazon to ban 'anorexia hoodie'

Image caption Beth Grant, who has lived with anorexia for 13 years, said selling the product was “absolutely disgraceful” Amazon has been described as “irresponsible” for selling a hoodie that describes anorexia as “like bulimia, except with self control”. One woman living with anorexia said it could make those with …

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AncestryDNA angers privacy campaigners

Image copyright Bloomberg Privacy campaigners have criticised genealogy company Ancestry.com for continuing to keep customers’ DNA data. The move comes despite the firm axing a controversial “perpetuity clause” from its terms and conditions. In May, Ancestry told BBC Radio 4’s You and Yours programme these terms were being changed after …

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