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Larry Page: problem with his vocal cords that can make it difficult for him to speak and breathe

Google chief executive Larry Page breaks silence on 'rare' vocal cord problem

Mysterious absence led to speculation over whether search giant was hiding an ailing chief

Humans have thick skulls and dense bones - unlike modern apes, but in common with shallow diving mammals such as manatees and walrus

Did humans come from the seas instead of the trees? Much-derided theory of evolution about aquatic apes is debated in London

Scientists, academics and medics gather this week in a London hotel to discuss a topic that has been virtually unmentionable in academic circles for decades: are humans descended from “aquatic apes” that spent more time swimming than dragging their knuckles on  the ground?

The News Matrix: Wednesday 1 May 2013

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Edwyn Collins

Music review: Edwyn Collins, Union Chapel, London

"The singing is no problem," Edwyn Collins maintains. "[But] the talking is a bit dodgy, to say the least."

Nathan Sykes and Tom Parker of boy band The Wanted

Throat surgery needed to save The Wanted singer Nathan Sykes' voice

The Wanted singer Nathan Sykes is to undergo specialist surgery to save his voice and will take a break from the chart-topping group to recover.

Scientists are beginning to close in on pioneering transplants of synthetic kidneys

Pioneering scientists grow rat's kidney in lab - and hope it will lead to breakthrough for human organ transplants

A synthetic kidney made from a patient’s own skin cells might soon be ready for the first human transplant following the creation of a similar artificial organ in laboratory animals, scientists said today.

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Meat Loaf: Last at Bat Tour, O2 Arena, London

Meat Loaf staggers, hunched and panting, around the stage like a wounded hog. It's disquieting and to start with the burly singer, perspiring profusely, is more like a hedgehog out of hell for his farewell tour. However, with the considerable assistance of his brassy “backing” singer Patti Russo, a willing audience - there are lifetime Loafers here, with T-shirts to prove it - and some sensational, Jim Steinman created soft-rock ballads the 65-year-old showman pulls through.

The Jeremy Kyle show 'turned Mick Philpott into a celebrity'

A psychologist claims that the confrontational daytime TV show reinforced the child-killer’s behaviour, rather than challenging it

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Tributes have been paid to a 14-year-old girl who is thought to have been killed by a pack of "aggressive and out of control" dogs.

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Don't come on in... the water's terrible: major reduction in number of recommended beaches

A dip in the sea will be the last thing on many people’s minds this Easter – but that may be for the best on some parts of the coast, with the quality of seawater dramatically worsening at famous British bathing spots because of last year’s heavy summer rainfall.

The News Matrix: Monday 25 March 2013

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A genetic mutation triggered by the obesity epidemic could lie behind the dramatic increase in a type of cancer

Obesity may be behind big rise in cancer of the gullet

Heartburn also linked to condition which is killing more British males every year

Questionable Time: A front row seat for Michael Gove's Yadda-Yadda play

York, a stud of deep blue on the belt of red leather that keeps the nation's political trousers from falling down, was always going to be kind to for Gove

Morrissey has cancelled 22 shows in America due to ill health

Still Ill: Morrissey shows cancelled due to mounting health problems

Mancunian axes 22 shows, saying: 'The reports of my death have been greatly understated'

World Sleep Day: It isn’t just overweight middle-aged men who are at risk from sleep apnoea

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