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  • Obese monkey in Thailand placed on a strict diet

    May 20, 2017 4:19 AM 31

    Obese monkey on a diet after gorging on junk food 0:42 A MORBIDLY obese wild monkey who gorged himself on junk food and soda left behind by tourists has been rescued and placed on a strict diet of lean protein, fruits and vegetables. Wildlife officials caught the chunky monkey — nicknamed “Uncle Fat” by locals — after photos of the animal started circulating

  • 'Fat but fit is a big fat myth'

    May 17, 2017 8:06 AM 23

    The idea that people can be fat but medically fit is a myth, say experts speaking in Portugal. Their early work, as yet unpublished, involved looking at the GP records of 3.5 million people in the UK. They say people who were obese but who had no initial signs of heart disease, diabetes or high cholesterol were not protected from ill health in later

  • Male contraceptive pill: Olive-based medication for men AND women coming to the market

    May 16, 2017 1:47 PM 19

    MEDICAL contraception methods and morning after pills are currently only available to women, but a new unisex alternative could soon be available to be taken by both men and women Dr Chris Steele revealed on today’s This Morning. The morning after pill - known as emergency contraception - can prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex or if your contraceptive

  • What to do if you need the NHS during the ransomware attack

    May 16, 2017 6:04 AM 20

    The full scale of the international cyber attack that continues to disrupt the NHS may only become apparent when people return to work on Monday, experts have warned. More than 200,000 victims in around 150 countries have been infected by the ransomware which originated in the UK and Spain on Friday before spreading globally. In Staffordshire hospital

  • NHS cyber attacks: Operations and appointments cancelled at some Yorkshire hospitals

    May 15, 2017 1:24 PM 12

    Operations and appointments at some hospitals in Yorkshire have been cancelled after the international cyber attack targeted NHS trusts. York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, which runs hospitals in York and Scarborough, was forced to cancel some patient appointments over the weekend and today (Monday). The cyber attacks, using malicious software

  • NHS services still facing cyber threat

    May 15, 2017 1:14 PM 17

    Routine operations, blood tests and GP appointments have been delayed or cancelled after a cyber-attack affected computer systems in hospitals and GP surgeries across England and Scotland on Friday. A number of hospital trusts and GP surgeries are still facing serious issues, following a weekend of disruption. Barts Health, the largest NHS trust in the country

  • Overweight man reveals how he went from dad bod to abs – in just 12 weeks

    May 15, 2017 12:25 PM 25

    THIS is how Ben Jackson got ripped in just 12 weeks. One of the perils of ageing, it has been said, is that it gets harder to lose weight and stay in shape. But not for Ben Jackson. The 45-year-old has shown how he rid himself of his dad bod and gained abs in just 12 weeks. The father of three swapped pies for a low-carb diet along with protein shakes

  • 'Pint of Science' research talks in Cardiff pubs

    May 15, 2017 5:35 AM 14

    Scientists will take to the stage in Cardiff pubs to tell people about their research. It is part of a world festival of public science talks, which is coming to Wales for the first time. The three-day Pint of Science event will see 24 scientists giving demonstrations, live experiments and talks in the city's pubs from Monday. Events also take place

  • Plea to Moors murderer Ian Brady before he dies to reveal final victim's burial site

    May 14, 2017 11:42 PM 11

    Ian Brady is reportedly getting end of life treatment. Child killer Ian Brady has been urged to reveal the whereabouts of the last of his victims before he dies. The 79-year-old is reportedly getting palliative care at Ashworth Mental Hospital on Merseyside, months after he said he had an inoperable lung cancer. The Sun reported that the killer, who has been bedridden

  • Cyberattack continues to escalate globally: Europol

    May 14, 2017 12:41 PM 14

    UK, Russia worst-hit by Friday’s cyberattack that has so far affected more than 100,000 organizations in 150 countries The U.K. and Russia are among the worst-hit countries from Friday’s cyberattack that continues to escalate throughout the world, according to EU Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Europol) director on Sunday. Speaking to British