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'I wanted a black belt at the age of 75'

[ad_1] Three people in their 70s have earned a black belt in Taekwondo having only taken up the martial art five years ago. Seventy-five year olds Keith Harry and Jean Glanville, and 70-year-old Kathy Harry, earned their belts after attending classes at their local village hall in Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire. Another woman in the group […]

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The diet to save lives, the planet and feed us all?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images A diet has been developed that promises to save lives, feed 10 billion people and all without causing catastrophic damage to the planet. Scientists have been trying to figure out how we are going to feed billions more people in the decades to come. Their answer – “the planetary health […]

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The ultrasound scan you can do yourself

[ad_1] US company Butterfly Networks has produced an ultrasound scanner that plugs into an iPhone and can be bought by anyone for $2,000 (£1,555). Its inventor, Jonathan Rothberg, claims it will have as much impact on healthcare as the stethoscope did 200 years ago. This is part of the BBC’s Disruptors series. You can read […]

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Breast cancer risk test 'game changer'

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Experts have developed a potentially “game-changing” test to predict a woman’s risk of breast cancer. It combines information on family history and hundreds of genetic markers with other factors, such as weight, to give the most comprehensive assessment possible, says Cancer Research UK. The test is not yet routinely available […]

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What is the right age to lose your virginity?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Having sex too soon is the biggest regret of young people losing their virginity, a survey of British sexual behaviour suggests. More than a third of women and a quarter of men in their teens and early 20s admitted it had not been “the right time” when they first had […]

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Student makes bucket list after cancer diagnosis

[ad_1] Laura Nuttall had just started university when a routine eye test discovered several brain tumours. Soon after the diagnosis, the 19-year-old from Lancashire began creating a bucket list with her friends and family. Fundraising is now under way to obtain experimental treatment to extend her life. [ad_2] Source link

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Lens replacement led to 'blind patches', says artist

[ad_1] Image caption Landscape painter Denise Di Battista says her sight is both her life and her livelihood An artist whose vision deteriorated after lens replacement surgery is one of dozens of people considering legal action against manufacturer, Oculentis. Denise Di Battista claims she has “blind patches” in her right eye. The BBC has been […]