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Transgender man gives birth to healthy baby five years after having first child as a woman

A transgender man has given birth to a healthy baby - five years after having his first child while living as a woman. 30-year-old Kaci Sullivan from Wisconsin, US, is believed to be the first person in the world to give birth living as…

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Beyoncé shuts down production of “Biëryoncé” beer with a cease and desist

Beyoncé has issued a cease and desist letter to a brewery in Brooklyn after they created a Beyoncé-inspired beer without the singer’s permission. The branding on the beer cans was based on the cover of Beyoncé’s fifth studio album. The so…

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People find smokers less attractive, study finds

In a study conducted by researchers at the University of Bristol, over 500 participants were presented with the faces of 23 sets of identical twins, plus a male and female prototype. The two main aims of the study were to determine whether…

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Bulgaria and Croatia see more bargain-seeking Brits

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British holidaymakers are moving east to extract more value for their pounds, according to Europe's biggest travel firm. TUI Group reported an operating result, before accounting for interest and tax, up 12 per cent to €1.121bn (£989m).…

Tuesday, Dec 12

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Ryanair's Ireland-based pilots to strike days before Christmas potentially affecting thousands of flights

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Trade union the Irish Air Line Pilots' Association announced that a majority of its 84 Ryanair-employed members backed industrial action in a secret ballot which took place this weekend. Read more. Ryanair launches 130 new routes despite…

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Can Domino's new 'brain food' pizza really enhance your mind?

Whether you're pulling an all-nighter on your dissertation in the library or slaving over spreadsheets in the office, when you're struggling to stay focussed, pizza can often seem like the solution. And now the student staple that is…

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Being stubborn and having a good work ethic could help you live longer, study claims

Positivity, stubbornness and a conscientious work ethic could be key to living a longer life, a new study has found. Researchers examined the mental and physical health levels of a group of Italians between the ages of 90 and 101 and found…

Grieving parents share final pictures of son just before he died of meningitis

The grieving parents of a six-year-old boy who died from meningitis B have shared the final images of their son in hospital as a warning to others. Oliver Hall, from Halesworth, Suffolk, sadly died just 24 hours after contracting the…

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People are angry female reporters who sparked the #MeToo movement are being ignored

This weekend, The Sunday Times ran a profile on Ronan Farrow describing him as “The man who took down Weinstein.” However, Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey are the reporters who broke the story, which then went on to spark the #MeToo movement.…

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Christmas: These are 2017's very best cracker jokes

'Why was Theresa May sacked as nativity manager? She couldn't run a stable government!' Laura Harding; 8 hours ago. Click to follow. Indy/Life. A gag about Prime Minister Theresa May has won a national competition to write the best modern…

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Man flu is real, claim scientists

Women have long moaned about the men in their lives coming down with “man flu” and turning into feeble, moaning boys. But according to a new study, there is actually some truth to the idea of man flu. It all comes down to our cavemen…

Record high Google searches for skin cancer prevention boosted by viral selfie

A viral selfie documenting one woman’s skin cancer treatment prompted record high Google searches for prevention of the condition, a new study has found. Tawny Willoughby was 27-years-old when she posted the graphic snap to Facebook, which…

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Woman threatens to kill everyone on US domestic flight after being asked to stub out cigarette

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Southwest Airlines says it all started with a cigarette. A passenger was smoking in the bathroom somewhere between Portland and Sacramento on Saturday, according to the airline, and had gone so far as to tamper with the smoke detector. So…

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UK rail delays latest: Travel disruption intensifies just in time for Christmas?

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Travellers across Britain and the rest of Europe faced widespread delays and disruption due to a range of issues including adverse weather. Europe's busiest railway station, London Waterloo, was partly closed for much of the evening rush…

Monday, Dec 11

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British Airways axes hundreds more flights leaving 100000 stranded

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Hundreds of British Airways flights to and from Heathrow have now been cancelled as the airline battles to restore its operations at its main base. This has left thousands more passengers added to the numbers stranded by BA's difficulties,…

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Six-minute rail link promises to transform North-west train services

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The second weekend in December marks the start of a new year for the railways of Britain and Europe, when timetable alterations are made and new projects unveiled. When revised services start on Sunday morning, the UK's most significant…

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Hairdresser reveals shocking extent of postpartum hair loss faced by many women

A video highlighting a lesser-known side-effect of pregnancy has gone viral - and it shows just how shocking postpartum hair loss can be. Uploaded to Instagram by a Utah hairdresser, the video shows the stylist gently pulling on a client’s…

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Office teabags contain 17 times more germs than a toilet seat, reveals study

Office teabags can carry as many as 17 times more germs than a toilet seat, scientists have discovered. A study carried out by the Initial Washroom Hygiene came across these staggering results by analysing the bacterial readings of kitchen…

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Donald Trump drinks '12 cans of Diet Coke' a day - What could this be doing to his body

President Donald Trump insatiably consumes Diet Coke and watches up to eight hours of television every day, insiders reveal. Now, a leading Harley Street Nutritionist is warning that this type of sedentary lifestyle could be damaging to…

Why are most babies conceived around Christmas?

Ever wondered why so many babies are born in September? Well, there’s a scientific reason for that. According to experts, it should come as no surprise that the majority of babies are conceived around the Christmas period. A combination of…

Window blinds pose deadly strangling risk to children, finds study

Window blinds have been found to be a danger to small children, claim experts. According to a study published in the journal Pediatrics that analysed data on injuries collated by the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System, window…

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Shovelling snow can lead to fatal heart attacks, research finds

Shovelling snow causes around 100 deaths every year and is too dangerous for those aged over 55, a medical study warns. Following plunging temperatures, ice and some of the worst snowstorms in Britain for four years, experts are warning…

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Festive knits you’ll actually want to wear this Christmas

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From wobbly antler head boppers to tinsel hair ties, the festive season is a great excuse for some novelty attire – especially with Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day right around the corner on 15 December. But, what if you want to…

Sunday, Dec 10

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Tens of thousands of travellers stranded by first big winter storm

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Tens of thousands of travellers are beginning the working week far from where they planned to be. The first snowstorm of winter triggered the cancellation of hundreds of flights and brought roads and railways to a halt in many parts of…

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32-year-old woman dies from bowel cancer after doctor told her she was 'too young' to have it

The mother of a 32-year-old woman who died of liver and bowel cancer has spoken out about the devastating effect the disease had on her. Nicole Yarran, from Western Australia, was diagnosed with terminal forms of both cancers after being…

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Man spots himself in the background of his fiancée's childhood family photo

They say we all cross paths with the person we ultimately settle down with before meeting them, but one couple have been able to pinpoint the exact moment that happened - with pictorial evidence. Upon looking back at an old childhood…

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Christmas flight chaos as Boeing 787 engine failures risk grounding thousands of passengers

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Tens of thousands of airline passengers worldwide could see their flights cancelled over Christmas and New Year as problems with some Rolls-Royce engines fitted to the Boeing 787 proliferate. Turbine blades in the engines are wearing out…

Friday, Dec 8

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Bitcoin - live updates: Cryptocurrency tumbles to below $16,000

Bitcoin fell to below $16,000 on Friday after rising above $17,000 on Thursday as the cryptocurrency's rollercoaster ride continued. RBS Chairman Sir Howard Davies became the latest high profile finance figure to make a strong warning…

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The calorie-shaming jumpers that are promoting an 'unhealthy relationship with food'

Images of knitted tunics with the slogan “Christmas calories don’t count” have sparked outrage online, with experts criticising them for promoting an unhealthy relationship with food. “Suggesting you can eat as much as you want over…

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Norovirus: How to avoid winter vomiting bug and what is the treatment?

As if the chilly weather, dark mornings and sniffles weren't enough to contend with, the new season has another downside – the winter vomiting bug. Otherwise known as nurovirus, the illness affects up to one million of us each year with…