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Charlie Cooper is Health Reporter for the Independent

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Swansea's Bafetimbi Gomis is carried off the pitch on a stretcher

Bafetimbi Gomis collapse: Alarming to witness but recovery is swift

Medical analysis: This kind of fainting is caused by the slowing of the heartbeat

The link between an optimistic outlook on life and better heart health is well-established

Heart attack recovery hinges on positive mental attitude, research shows

The most positive patients are half as likely to suffer another heart attack

850,000 people are living with dementia in the UK

Gout could help prevent Alzheimer's, research shows

Gout is usually caused by eating too much red meat and other rich foods

James Titcombe’s son Joshua died nine days after his birth at Furness General

Report prompts NHS to launch a review into maternity care across England

Investigation into 12 Furness deaths found 'failures at almost every level'

Furness General Hospital: 80 families are believed to have contacted solicitors

Morecambe Bay hospital report finds 'lethal mix' of failures led to 11 baby deaths

The investigation has recommended a national review of NHS maternity services

Exercise therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy were shown to be the most effective treatments for CFS, also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), in a major trial in 2011

Chronic fatigue syndrome: Scientists now have 'robust' evidence that points to biological cause

Uncertainty about the nature of the illness means there are no treatments that have been shown to work for all patients

Nearly half of all young people in middle and high income countries were putting themselves at risk of tinnitus and, in extreme cases, irreversible hearing loss

Children warned to not listen to music for more than one hour a day

Nearly half of all young people in middle and high income countries are at risk of tinnitus and, in some cases, irreversible hearing loss

Q&A: NHS budget plans for Greater Manchester

The groundbreaking devolved budget will be announced on Friday

Lack of sleep has been linked with disruptions to the body’s metabolism

People who sleep more than eight hours are more likely to have a stroke, research shows

Experts are unsure whether oversleeping is a cause or a symptom

One of the patients displaying their new prosthetic limb

Bionic hands: Disabled limbs replaced with mind-controlled prosthetics in medical first

Three Austrian patients who underwent the procedure are now able to pick up objects

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Lost without a trace

But, a year on, the search continues for Flight MH370
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Germany's spy HQ springs a leak

Thieves break into new €1.5bn complex... to steal taps
International Women's Day 2015: Celebrating the whirlwind wit of Simone de Beauvoir

Whirlwind wit of Simone de Beauvoir

Simone de Beauvoir's seminal feminist polemic, 'The Second Sex', has been published in short-form for International Women's Day
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Mark Zuckerberg’s hiring policy might suit him – but it wouldn’t work for me

Why would I want to employ someone I’d be happy to have as my boss, asks Simon Kelner
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Confessions of a planespotter

With three Britons under arrest in the UAE, the perils have never been more apparent. Sam Masters explains the appeal
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Russia's gulag museum

Ministry of Culture-run site 'makes no mention' of Stalin's atrocities
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The big fresh food con

Joanna Blythman reveals the alarming truth behind the chocolate muffin that won't decay
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The wit and wisdom of Manish Arora's exercise in high camp
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8 best workout DVDs

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Paul Scholes column: I don't believe Jonny Evans was spitting at Papiss Cissé. It was a reflex. But what the Newcastle striker did next was horrible

Paul Scholes column

I don't believe Evans was spitting at Cissé. It was a reflex. But what the Newcastle striker did next was horrible
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From the Azteca to Vicarage Road with a million followers

Miguel Layun is a star in Mexico where he was criticised for leaving to join Watford. But he says he sees the bigger picture
Frank Warren column: Amir Khan ready to meet winner of Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao

Khan ready to meet winner of Mayweather v Pacquiao

The Bolton fighter is unlikely to take on Kell Brook with two superstar opponents on the horizon, says Frank Warren
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Baghdad fights to win back Tikrit from Isis – but then what?

Patrick Cockburn reports from Kirkuk on a conflict which sectarianism has made intractable