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Caesarean sections ‘affect human evolution’

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption In the UK, about one in four babies is born by Caesarean The regular use of Caesarean sections…

Pubic hair grooming ‘STI risk linked to skin tears’

Pubic hair grooming ‘STI risk linked to skin tears’

Image copyright Thinkstock Women and men who regularly trim or remove all their pubic hair run a greater risk of sexually transmitted infections…

‘Exercise boosts men’s sperm count’

‘Exercise boosts men’s sperm count’

Image copyright Thinkstock Doing at least half an hour of exercise three times a week may boost men’s sperm count, say scientists. Men…

‘Overworked’ pharmacist ‘gave woman wrong pills’

‘Overworked’ pharmacist ‘gave woman wrong pills’

Image copyright Alan Lewis-Photopress Belfast Image caption Martin White had recently seen his GP about his feelings of low mood, tiredness and fatigue…

HIV ‘game-changer’ now on NHS

HIV ‘game-changer’ now on NHS

Image copyright SPL A drug that dramatically reduces the risk of being infected with HIV will now be given to patients by the…

Health advisers call for minimum alcohol unit pricing

Health advisers call for minimum alcohol unit pricing

Image copyright Science Photo Library Introducing a minimum price per unit of alcohol in England would improve the health of the heaviest drinkers,…

Parkinson’s disease ‘may start in gut’

Parkinson’s disease ‘may start in gut’

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption One of the main symptoms of Parkinson’s is an uncontrolled tremor Scientists in California say they have transformed…

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Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Number 10 has accepted Labour’s attempt to force the prime minister to publish a plan for Brexit before Article 50 is triggered, the BBC…

Media captionMichel Barnier warns the UK it cannot “cherry pick” The UK will have to reach a Brexit deal by October 2018, according to the EU’s chief negotiator…

Media captionLord Pannick is acting for campaigner Gina Miller The EU referendum result does not give ministers the power to trigger Brexit without consulting Parliament, the Supreme Court…

Media captionMichel Barnier warns the UK it cannot “cherry pick” The UK will have to reach a Brexit deal by October 2018, according to the EU’s chief negotiator…

Image copyright AP/Getty The EU referendum result does not give ministers the power to trigger Brexit without consulting Parliament, the Supreme Court has been told. The lawyer acting…

Image copyright Reuters The UK will have to reach a Brexit deal by October 2018, according to the EU’s chief negotiator for Brexit. Michel Barnier told reporters that…

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In the tiny group of gamblers who have become top players at both blackjack and poker, there is only one woman. In her own words, Cat Hulbert describes…

Trump aide Michael Flynn Jnr out after ‘Pizzagate’ tweets

Trump aide Michael Flynn Jnr out after ‘Pizzagate’ tweets

Image copyright AP Image caption Michael Flynn Jnr (L) with his father, retired Lt Gen Michael Flynn Snr (R), at Trump Tower in New York One of Donald…

Joe McKnight shooting: Driver charged in ex-NFL star’s death

Joe McKnight shooting: Driver charged in ex-NFL star’s death

Image copyright AP Image caption Ronald Gasser was sitting in his car and shot the former NFL player three times during a traffic confrontation, said authorities A Louisiana…

Outrage as ‘lock her up’ chant hits Canada

Outrage as ‘lock her up’ chant hits Canada

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ms Notley is not the subject of any criminal investigation, but has faced threats of violence since she was elected in 2015…

Trump on new Air Force One: Cancel order!

Media captionTrump responds to his own Boeing Tweet US President-elect Donald Trump has said he wants to cut government costs by cancelling the order for new planes to…

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FA to question Crewe’s Gradi over ex-Chelsea scout complaint

FA to question Crewe’s Gradi over ex-Chelsea scout complaint

Image copyright PA Crewe Alexandra football director Dario Gradi is to be interviewed by the FA over claims he “smoothed over” a complaint of sex…

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Orange Bowl eager for Michigan, even if it just focuses on football – Detroit Free Press

Orange Bowl eager for Michigan, even if it just focuses on football – Detroit Free Press

Michigan quarterback Wilton Speight speaks with reporters Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016, in Ann Arbor. Video by…

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Google data centres to be 100% renewable-powered by 2017

Google data centres to be 100% renewable-powered by 2017

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Google made its first agreement to purchase all the electricity…

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Belgian beer culture has just been recognized by UNESCO. Here's how it stacks up against other beer-loving countries

Belgian beer culture has just been recognized by UNESCO. Here's how it stacks up against other beer-loving countries

“Making and appreciating beer is part of the living heritage of a range of communities throughout…

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Sri Lanka 'scrap material' Christmas tree abandoned after Church complaint

Sri Lanka 'scrap material' Christmas tree abandoned after Church complaint

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Work on the huge artificial Christmas tree was well under way…