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Why the benefits of sharing a bed with your children outweighs the risks

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Slenderman was crafted as a lanky man, with a featureless face, sometimes with tentacles protruding from his back, who would stalk and abduct children before murdering them in the woods

This is a tale of a young friendship gone horribly wrong

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Getting on well with the people in your community could have health benefits, particularly for the elderly
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Nursery places are hard to come by in many areas
Almost 1.3 million under-fives live in areas with too few places, charity finds
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Children who can draw a more accurate picture of a human at four are “moderately” more likely to be do well in intelligence tests at 14, studies have found
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A judge will rule if a man with moderate to severe learning difficulties may be sterilised by means of a vasectomy
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Research on the king's remains show the royal liked his food and drink
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No gluten? No problem: Matt Learmonth's 11-year-old daughter tucks into gelato in Italy
The land of pizza and pasta is remarkably clued up about catering for those with coeliac disease
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Overweight and obesity was closely linked to 10 common cancers

More than 12,000 new cases of cancer every year can be attributed to the patient being overweight or obese

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Robin Williams in California in 2007, to promote his film ‘License To Wed’

Like all mental health problems, there is a lot of confusion and misunderstanding surrounding clinical depression

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William Harvey Hospital in Ashford, Kent
Two sites in Kent singled out after inspectors find staff shortages and unsafe equipment
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Post room: in 2013, 182 billion emails were sent every day. Many of these will still be clogging up inboxes
Brigid Schulte was drowing in emails until she sought help from four productivity gurus
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As many as 17 per cent of children had seen websites promoting self-harm in 2013

The issue has reached record levels

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The Accident and Emergency unit of St Thomas' Hospital in London

Alcohol-related admissions to hospital have risen sharply in the past decade

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Kieran Sorkin has received a new set of ears after experts at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) performed a six hour operation where they used cartilage from his ribs to create a pair of ears and grafted them to his head

Great Ormond Street surgeons use cartilage from his ribs to create them

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The current recommendation from Britain's Chief Medical Officer, is that people refrain from drinking on at least two days a week

Warns new government health quango

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For women on low pay, maternity discrimination is a significant issue
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St Lawrence Medical Practice in Braintree

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Serve up everything on individual plates so guests can put together their own lobster rolls, with a chilli relish and chips on the side
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Michael Egan testified against Rudy Kurniawan
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Tokyo toast: Sake is often called rice wine, but the brewing process is more like that of beer
food + drinkWhile sushi and sashimi are now old friends on British menus, Japanese drinks have taken longer to catch on
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You'll never walk alone: LGBT football fans show their colours during London Pride this year
life The Gay Gooners and Proud Lilywhites transcend the partisan tribalism usually attributed to clubs
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Short circuit: websites such as eBay stopped working this week due to the number of people online
tech eBay suffered a major outage this week and surfers were told the internet had burst its digital zip
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Budvar, Heineken and Stella Artois are apparently indistinguishable
food + drinkThe UK's three leading lagers are indistinguishable, according to blind taste tests
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There are 3,640 fewer nurses and 213 fewer doctors working in mental health in April this year compared to two years ago
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The price of Nutella may rise due to hazelnut shortages
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food + drinkIt's Afternoon Tea Week, so grab the teapot and scones
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It is believed that historically rising rates of alcohol consumption have contributed to the increase
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And retailers to make bikinis in bigger sizes

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Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry return as judges in the new Bake-Off series, now moved to BBC1
food + drinkViewers think TV patisserie is sweet, but few are making for the kitchen
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The monster yew-tree hedge on the Bathurst Estate, in Cirencester
healthThe green giant's clippings are sold to pharmaceutical firms as a key ingredient of a chemotherapy drug
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Stress less: relaxation techniques can help focus the mind and put problems in context
healthNOW Live Events promotes mindfulness by getting people to participate in art, sculpture, reading, and writing exercises
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Board change: US players have 5,000 new words to play with
gamesBromance, buzzkill, hashtag and frenemy appear on a list of 5,000 additions to the new Official Scrabble Player's Dictionary
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Whey to go: Yarg cheese is covered in mouldy stinging nettles, but has finally made it into the US
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techInventor of the Venn diagram honoured
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The best way to barbecue prawns is whole, says Bill - they char nicely, won’t fall apart and don’t lose any of their juiciness
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ebookA wonderful selection of salads, starters and mains featuring venison, grouse and other game
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ebookAn evocation of the conflict through the eyes of those who lived through it
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