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A week on common painkillers may increase heart attack risk

Common painkillers such as ibuprofen raise your risk of a heart attack by about 50 per cent as soon as you start taking them, the first study of its kind suggests.
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Jun, 22

Britain comes second in Europe for its ‘nannying’ rules on health

European countries have become more restrictive as public health “nannies” introduce ever more regulations or bans on alcohol, fizzy drinks, eating, e-cigarettes and tobacco, a report claims today.
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Jun, 7

Bones reveal we shared planet with primitive cousins 240,000 years ago

Did they meet? Beneath the South African sun, did our ancestors come across a strange humanlike tribe with small skulls and an unusual method of burying the dead? Did they live alongside each other
Megan Williams
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May, 23

Holy guacamole, that’s got to hurt!

The global love affair with the avocado ends badly for too many home chefs
Megan Williams
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May, 7

We must accept that university education isn’t for everyone

Rising interest rates on student fees aren’t just making a university education more expensive for young people – it exposes our over-reliance on universities to provide the preferred route into work. Instead, we should
Megan Williams
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Apr, 24

Leading universities still failing to attract the poorest students

Students from the poorest parts of Scotland remain under-represented in higher education, particularly the ancient universities, according to government figures.
Megan Williams
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Apr, 14