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BBC | Prostate drug may slow Parkinson's disease


A drug used to treat enlarged prostates may be a powerful medicine against Parkinson's disease, according to an international team of scientists. Terazosin helps ease benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) by relaxing the muscles of the bladder and prostate. But researchers…

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Posted by: on: 17/09/2019 in: General News & Updates, Health & Safety, UK, Europe & World News

BBC | Sarah Thomas: Woman first to swim Channel four times non-stop


A cancer survivor has become the first person to swim across the English Channel four times in a row non-stop. Sarah Thomas, 37, began the epic challenge in the early hours of Sunday and finished after more than 54 hours.…

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Posted by: on: 17/09/2019 in: General News & Updates, Overseas, UK, Europe & World News

BBC | Parents 'concerned about cost of school'


Many parents (76%) in England, Wales and Northern Ireland say the cost of sending their children to school is rising, a poll by Parentkind suggests. The charity's annual survey found most (51%) of the 1,500 parents polled were concerned about…

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Posted by: on: 17/09/2019 in: General News & Updates, UK, Europe & World News

BBC | Saudi oil attacks: US says intelligence shows Iran involved


The United States has issued satellite images and cited intelligence to back its allegation Iran was behind attacks on major Saudi oil facilities. Iran denies involvement in Saturday's air attacks, which were claimed by Iran-aligned Houthi rebels in Yemen. But…

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Posted by: on: 16/09/2019 in: General News & Updates, Overseas, UK, Europe & World News

BBC | What can restaurants do to help customers with allergies?


For people with food allergies, dining out can be stressful and in some cases, life-threatening or fatal. This week the grieving family of Owen Carey, who died from anaphylactic shock after unwittingly eating Byron Burger's buttermilk marinated chicken, demanded a change…

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Posted by: on: 16/09/2019 in: European, General News & Updates, Overseas, UK, Europe & World News

Brexit: Johnson's 'cautious' optimism ahead of Juncker talks


Boris Johnson has said he is "cautiously" optimistic about progress in Brexit talks as he meets EU leaders. The prime minister is having a working lunch with European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker in Luxembourg, the first time the two men…

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Posted by: on: 16/09/2019 in: European, General News & Updates, Overseas, UK, Europe & World News

BBC | Pound climbs to highest level since July


The pound has hit its highest level against the dollar since July amid hopes a no-deal Brexit can be avoided. Sterling jumped more than 1% on Friday to over $1.24 against the dollar, its highest level in seven weeks. The…

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Posted by: on: 13/09/2019 in: European, General News & Updates, UK, Europe & World News

BBC | Oxford top of global university rankings


Oxford University has been ranked first in an international league table for the fourth year in a row. The annual Times Higher Education world rankings put Cambridge in third place and Imperial College London in tenth. But there is a warning from…

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Posted by: on: 13/09/2019 in: European, General News & Updates, Graduates, Overseas, UK, Europe & World News

BBC | A week in the life of a London trauma surgeon


Prof Karim Brohi is the clinical director of the London Trauma System, which oversees trauma care at 30 hospitals across the capital. He clocks in at the Royal London Hospital Major Trauma Centre - run by Barts Health NHS Trust…

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Posted by: on: 12/09/2019 in: General News & Updates, UK, Europe & World News

BBC | JK Rowling donates £15.3m to Edinburgh MS research centre


JK Rowling has donated £15.3m to support research into neurological conditions at a centre named after her mother. The Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic at the University of Edinburgh was established with a £10m donation from the Harry Potter author…

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Posted by: on: 12/09/2019 in: General News & Updates, Graduates, Overseas, UK, Europe & World News
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