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Cuba to Florida without shark cage

Cuba to Florida without shark cage

On her fifth attempt spanning 35 years and involving many agonising interactions with jellyfish, the long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad finally achieved her lifetime ambition to enter the record books as the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage. Nyad came on shore at Flo

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Meet these Diabetes Fighters

Meet these Diabetes Fighters

Science is finding more health benefits from blueberries—but raising more concerns about fruit juice. According to a new study by Harvard University researchers, eating whole fruits helps ward off diabetes, while drinking juice can actually raise the risk of developing the disease. In a stud

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Cancer shouldn't happen to young. But it does... and I'm proof you can survive it

Cancer shouldn’t happen to young. But it does… and I’m proof you can survive it

With flowing chestnut hair and wide blue-violet eyes, she gazes unflinchingly from posters and magazines – alongside the simple, arresting statement: ‘I was terrified, all I heard was cancer,  but thanks to Teenage Cancer Trust I knew I was going to be OK.’ I’d glanc

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Five Reasons to Eat Watermelon

Five Reasons to Eat Watermelon

Big, sloppy slices of watermelon served at a picnic table are the quintessential summer snack—sweet enough to be dessert but, as several recent studies remind us, good for our health as well. 1. It soothes sore muscles. According to a new study in the Journal of Agricultural Food and

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Back from the dead after 42 MINUTES

Back from the dead after 42 MINUTES

Australian doctors have added to evidence that there can be life after death by reviving a woman 42 minutes after she had been declared dead. Mother-of-two Vanessa Tanasio, 41, was rushed to hospital in Melbourne after suffering a major heart attack at her home in the suburb of Narre Warren. P

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Broccoli's a wonder veg... helps maintain 'batteries'

Broccoli’s a wonder veg… helps maintain ‘batteries’

17Next time your child asks why they have to eat broccoli, you can give them the reason – thanks to scientists who made people eat it every day for three months. They discovered that a chemical found solely in the vegetable helps maintain the health of the tiny ‘batteries’ whi

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Ocean mud yields novel antibiotic

Ocean mud yields novel antibiotic

A completely new and unusual antibiotic compound has been extracted from a marine microorganism found in sediments off the coast of California. The discovery of genuinely novel antibiotics is rare, and experts say resistance to the drugs poses a grave threat to human health. US scientists say th

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'She's our miracle daughter'

‘She’s our miracle daughter’

6After battling an aggressive form of ovarian cancer, Olympic gymnast Shannon Miller thought she would never be able to fall pregnant again. But last month on June 25 she and her businessman husband, John Falconetti celebrated the birth of their first daughter, Sterling Diane. Speaking for the

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breakfast can cut a man's risk of a heart attack

breakfast can cut a man’s risk of a heart attack

Skipping breakfast puts men at greater risk of a heart attack, researchers have warned. Older men who don’t bother eating after they get up are a quarter more likely to have a heart attack or die from coronary disease than those who do, they found. The researchers say missing a morning

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Runners Show Less Fatigue After 200 Miles Than 100 Miles

Runners Show Less Fatigue After 200 Miles Than 100 Miles

Running the Tor des Geants is not for the faint of heart. Widely regarded as one of the world's toughest endurance events, the 210-mile (336-kilometer) foot race climbs through some of the steepest and wildest terrain in the Italian Alps, taking runners up and over some 25 major mountain passes and

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