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Are lie-ins bad for you?

A study showed that sleeping more at weekends could raise the risk of diabetes and heart disease. So, should you really get up on a Sunday? Could your weekend lie-in kill you? asked the...

Is it good to be bored (or will it be the death of you)? 4

Is it good to be bored (or will it be the death of you)?

One study implies that boredom make you likelier to die earlier, but another concludes that it spurs creativity … You’re watching a PowerPoint presentation and it’s slide 10 out of 75. Your boss is...

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New blood test to detect inherited heart conditions

A new blood test could help diagnose people with inherited heart conditions, the British Heart Foundation has said. Researchers funded by the charity found that by looking at a specific group of genes they...

‘Shocking’ sugar levels in High Street hot drinks, warns charity 0

‘Shocking’ sugar levels in High Street hot drinks, warns charity

There are “shocking” amounts of sugar in some hot drinks sold in High Street cafes, a campaign group has warned. Action on Sugar analysed 131 hot drinks and found a third contained at least...

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Doctors 3D-print ‘living’ body parts

Custom-made, living body parts have been 3D-printed in a significant advance for regenerative medicine, say scientists. The sections of bone, muscle and cartilage all functioned normally when implanted into animals. The breakthrough, published in...

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Stryker to buy Physio-Control for $1.28B

Stryker hopes to expand its product offerings and broaden its global reach with the acquisition. Medical technology company Stryker is buying Physio-Control International Inc. for $1.28 billion, which will help expand its product offerings and broaden...

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Armed robbers continue to target South Africa medics

Two more paramedics were robbed at gunpoint as they were treating a patient JOHANNESBURG — Johannesburg Emergency Services has confirmed two of its paramedics have been robbed at gunpoint in Hursthill. It’s understood the pair were...

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Paramedics experiment with drones in Canada

The drones can be used to explore hazardous situations and deliver medicine RENFREW, Ontario — Paramedics in Canada are now using drones as part of their emergency-response team. Ctvnews.ca reported the drones are often...

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Ambulance burned out in fiery crash

Two paramedics and a trainee were in the rig; one paramedic suffered minor injuries ALHEIM, Germany — An ambulance in Germany was on its way to an emergency call when it hit black ice...

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