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Streets bustling after Sierra Leone shutdown ends
Streets bustling after Sierra Leone shutdown ends

Streets in Sierra Leone's capital bustled again Monday after an unprecedented nationwide shutdown during which officials…

Anaesthetist's 'striking lack of empathy'

An anaesthetist who gave insufficient anaesthesia to a woman whose legs had to be held down during a Caesarean section has…

Roasted nut allergy warning

Dry roasted peanuts may be more likely to trigger allergic reactions than those that are "raw", a study in the UK has shown. The…

Bad at maths? You can blame your mum

Research has linked a woman's hormone levels in pregnancy with her child's maths skills at age five.

Travellers' Tips

Travel tidbits and deals of the week Travel tidbits and deals of the week

We bring you some of the best travel deals going -…

Winston Aldworth: Toilet? You should've gone before we left Winston Aldworth: Toilet? You should've gone before we left

Would you give up the right to spend a penny inflight…

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Dave Shaw: Don't be a mindless meateater
Dave Shaw: Don't be a mindless meateater

Meat eating is a complicated business - although the beef medallions and chicken breasts perfectly packaged in the supermarket…

Why 'sleeping on it' is a real thing
Why 'sleeping on it' is a real thing

Got a problem? Sleep on it, goes the advice. Now new research has found our minds are more active when we might think while…

Baby isolated in Australia over Ebola fears
Baby isolated in Australia over Ebola fears

A one-year-old who'd recently returned to Victoria from West Africa was isolated after showing symptoms similar to those…

Wellbeing: Easy-on-the-wallet exercise
Wellbeing: Easy-on-the-wallet exercise

Exercising doesn't have to be costly. In fact, some places don't even charge a cent, so there's no excuse for not moving…

Health

Menopause eliminated in 20 years?
Menopause eliminated in 20 years?

A pioneering scientist says the menopause could be gone within 20 years as progress in stem cell therapies…

The most terrifying thing about Ebola

What makes the Ebola virus so terrifying is not its kill rate or its exponential growth. It's the fact that it threatens…

Strange dreams and long sleep

If you've ever woken up bewildered by a dream you were having, there's now an explanation as to why. Scientists have discovered…

Retiring? Health costs big

The responsibility of caring for retirees - as well as the cost - often falls on family members and unexpected expenses…

20 million hacking tries
20 million hacking tries

Police are investigating after attempts were allegedly made to hack a nationwide patient database.

Tribute to 'incredible' dad

Barry Walsh told his daughter he would take part in the twilight cancer charity walk with her, but now Michelle McLeod is…

Bill Gates' 'next gen' condom

Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates says progress is being made on developing a "next-generation" ultra-thin, skin-like…

What does testosterone do?

Testosterone is blamed for violence in males, implicated in sport scandals, linked to sexual prowess, desired by gym devotees…

Is this the best way to relax?

Nicky Park lay in a pod with a shallow filling of salty warm water, naked, floating like a cork, for 60 minutes. It's totally…

Five missing after Ebola workshop violence in Guinea
Five missing after Ebola workshop violence in Guinea

Five people were missing on Thursday after locals in Guinea attacked a delegation meant to educate them…

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Life & Style

No sex please, we're cuddlers
No sex please, we're cuddlers

Apps such as Tinder and Grindr have created a 'hook-up' culture, but sometimes you may not want sex, or even a relationship…

Uncovering animal smuggling
Stop feeling guilty about food
Would you eat a black burger?
Apology after web domain name row
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