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Participants said they felt happier in their relationship when they had more sex

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At one stage 12 operational ambulances had been outside the department

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Members of Unison, which represents 300,000 nurses, healthcare assistants, porters and other staff, voted for strike action over pay by a two thirds majority

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First NHS staff strike since 1982

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Expert fears the fraudulent substitution of peanuts in food will kill people

Artificial sweeteners may set the stage for diabetes in some people

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Sugar-free sweeteners could increase glucose intolerance and diabetes risk by affecting bacteria in the gut, a study has suggested.

Figures show that 10 per cent of 11 to 18-year-olds have now tried e-cigarettes – up from three per cent last year

Numbers of children using e-cigarettes 'on the rise'

E-cigarette use among children is on the rise in the UK, but the vast majority of those using them are already current or ex-smokers, a new survey has revealed.

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World Health Organisation says demand for experimental serum is growing

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Obesity and a lack of physical activity lead to high blood pressure, which has been linked to many cases of dementia

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Quitting smoking, losing weight and reducing our heart disease and diabetes risk all give us a better chance of growing old without suffering from dementia, a global study has said.

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