General Interest

Armed Forces Day: Toby Carvery Offering A Free Dinner Or Breakfast – Here’s How To Claim Yours

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    By Laura Love in GazetteLive.   Serving troops, reserves, veterans and cadets can claim a free carvery dinner this weekend to celebrate Armed Forces Day. Toby Carvery is showing its support to the armed forces by offering all military personnel a free carvery or breakfast on Armed Forces Day, this Saturday, June 24. […]

The Health Cost Of Cutting Free School Lunches Will Be Far Greater Than The Price Of Them

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    By Sophia Komninou in The Conversation.   The Conservative Party’s manifesto pledge to replace free school lunches – for children in the first three years of primary school in England – with free breakfasts is curious to say the least. Since it was announced, researchers have found that the cost of the project is hugely […]

7 TV Shows That Got Chronic Illness (Mostly) Right

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    By Erin Migdol in The Mighty.   If you’re looking for an accurate, informative, compassionate representation of your illness, it’s safe to say you’ll probably have a hard time finding it on TV. Most shows portray illnesses in a sensational, highly dramatized way, picking and choosing certain symptoms or stereotypes to emphasize and […]

Twenty Years On From Deep Blue vs Kasparov: How A Chess Match Started The Big Data Revolution

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  By Mark Robert Anderson in The Conversation.   On the seventh move of the crucial deciding game, black made what some now consider to have been a critical error. When black mixed up the moves for the Caro-Kann defence, white took advantage and created a new attack by sacrificing a knight. In just 11 […]

ME/CFS And Sexism

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    From Jameson Writes.   For those who have watched Jen Brea’s Ted Talk, or read other accounts of life with MECFS, like Julie Rehmeyer’s new book, Through the Shadowlands and my essay in Quartz a few months ago, then you know that medical neglect is a big part of the disease’s narrative. Also within […]

Polarized Sunglasses: The Best Choice For Sun Wear ?

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  By Troy Bedinghaus in Very Well Are sunglasses all the same as long as they provide shade? Absolutely not. Nothing provides a high level visual experience when outdoors in bright sunlight like a polarized sun lens. Polarized sunglasses are so popular because they provide the wearer increased visibility and performance when simply at the beach, or […]

Civil War Re-enactment – Scampston Hall – 25 to 28 August 2017

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    Sealed Knot members from around the country will flock to North Yorkshire for the largest Civil War event in the UK! Experience the horrors of a nation at war with itself, brother against brother, father against son, families torn apart. Cannon will roar, musketeers will volley, an all action battle will unfold when […]

MTHFR Mutation, Symptoms And Diet: What You Need To Know

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      By Joe in Diet vs Disease.   All humans have the same set of genes. Our differences come from the tiny variations in those genes. Those variations influence not only in how you look or behave different to others… But in how your body reacts differently to external factors. Especially how it […]

10 Memory-Boosting Foods

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  By Daniel Coughing in Saga Magazine.   From brain-friendly oily fish to memory-enhancing rosemary, here are 10 foods that scientific studies show can help boost your powers of recall. Our brains require a variety of nutrients to function well, so it comes as no surprise that what you eat can affect your cognitive skills […]

How Drinking Tea May Change Your Genes

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    By Amanda MacMillan in Time Health. Tea has been linked to numerous health benefits, from a reduced risk of heart attacks and high blood pressure to potential protection against certain cancers. Now, a study suggests that the biological effects of the beverage may extend to the genetic level: Drinking tea might change how DNA is expressed, which could […]

Wales Is Leading The World With Its New Public Health Law

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    By Richard Owen in The Conversation.   When it comes to world-leading health legislation, you might expect it to come from Sweden, which is famous for citizen engagement in the health service, or a large global power. You probably wouldn’t expect it to come out of Wales. And yet, the country’s devolved government […]

Plan To Turn York Shop Into A Burger Restaurant

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    From YorkMix.     A chain of upmarket burger restaurants is planning to convert a York shop into one of its outlets. The Handmade Burger Co already has branches in Leeds, Hull and Sheffield. Now it wants to bring the concept to York. It has applied to City of York Council for a […]

Voters With Learning Disabilities Are Being Excluded From This Election

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      By Michael Richards in The Conversation.   There are more than 1m people with learning disabilities in the UK and the number is expected to increase. These are people who face exclusion from society more than ever – particularly when it comes to voting. Not enough is done to enable their participation […]

The ME/CFS Biomarker Roller-Coaster

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    From MEAction.   Biomarkers are a holy grail for ME/CFS because they have the potential to help diagnose disease, track disease progression or progress and help inform which treatments might help. The need for biomarkers is immense and researchers will identify many possible ones. It is encouraging that there have been more possible biomarker […]

Magnesium Deficiency: 9 Symptoms And 9 Necessary Foods

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    By CureJoy.   Though everyone knows what magnesium is, many are unaware of how important a mineral it is to the human body. Involved in over 300 metabolic processes in your body, more than 3,750 magnesium-binding sites have been found in human proteins. Magnesium also plays a crucial role in the transportation of […]

Life On The Edge: Yorkshire’s Coastline In A New Light

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  From The Yorkshire Post.   Dave Zdanowicz thought he knew the Yorkshire coast. Or at least a good chunk of it. He had after all spent his childhood holidays on the beaches of Scarborough, Bridlington and Filey, but when he began turning his lens on the coastline which runs from Spurn Point in the […]

Historic Aircraft Unveiled At Yorkshire Air Museum

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  From ITV Calendar News.   An historic aircraft has been rolled out for public viewing at the Yorkshire Air Museum. The newly-repainted Blackburn Buccaneer was built in Brough in East Yorkshire. It first flew on 5th June 1964, from Holme-on-Spalding Moor near York, and in 1965 it became the first Fleet Air Arm aircraft […]

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