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Bacon, hams, salami, hot dogs, beef jerky and other processed meats may contribute to mania

Bacon, hams, salami, hot dogs, beef jerky and other processed meats may contribute to mania

Cured meats such as bacon, hams, salami, hot dogs, beef jerky and other processed meats may contribute to manic episodes similar to bipolar disorder, a new study found. Scientists blame the chemical preservative nitrate for triggering the manic episodes. They found people hospitalised for an episode had more than three times the odds of having […]

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WATCH: Crook’s attempt to steal a garden gnome goes hilariously wrong

WATCH: Crook’s attempt to steal a garden gnome goes hilariously wrong

This is the hilarious moment a crook was caught on camera stealing a 2ft tall GNOME – before falling head first through a fence as he tried to make his escape. Comical CCTV footage shows the man sneaking along a path at the side of a house before he reappears moments later carrying the garden […]

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Watch: This ‘priceless’ pair of wildcat kittens were rescued in the Scottish Highlands

Watch: This ‘priceless’ pair of wildcat kittens were rescued in the Scottish Highlands

Two orphaned Scottish wildcat kittens have been rescued by conservation group Wildcat Haven, and moved to a purpose-built rehabilitation and release centre in the West Highlands. They will be released back into the wild at the first opportunity and will provide a “priceless” addition to the wild population. While most wildcat sightings reported to Wildcat […]

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Why alcohol can lead veterans to make terrible decisions

Why alcohol can lead veterans to make terrible decisions

by Aasma Day “Suicide is often an impulsive act and that is more likely when someone is intoxicated.” Prof Neil Greenberg, professor of defence mental health at King’s College, London, says it is widely recognised that veterans are more likely to have alcohol difficulties. Read more: We’re failing our veterans by not recording suicides properly […]

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‘There is definitely the capability to have people’s records show they are veterans’

‘There is definitely the capability to have people’s records show they are veterans’

by Aasma Day Recording the previous occupations for all those who have died as a result of suicide would give useful comparison data – particularly for those who have been exposed to any form of trauma during their working life. Read more: We’re failing our veterans by not recording suicides properly That is the view […]

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New research into veteran suicide rates could save lives

New research into veteran suicide rates could save lives

by Dean Kirby, i Northern Correspondent The author of the last major UK study into the suicide deaths of armed forces veterans says new research into the issue could help the Ministry of Defence to monitor trends and ultimately save lives.   Read more: We’re failing our veterans by not recording suicides properly Professor Nav […]

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We’re failing our veterans by not recording suicides properly

We’re failing our veterans by not recording suicides properly

By Aasma Day The “British stiff upper lip” attitude to death and the UK system of recording deaths means there is not enough accurate information about suicides in this country. That’s the view of Dr Walter Busuttil, consultant psychiatrist and medical director at Combat Stress, the UK’s leading charity for veterans’ mental health. He explains: […]

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Best man or bridesmaid? Here’s what you can expect to pay for your role in a wedding

Best man or bridesmaid? Here’s what you can expect to pay for your role in a wedding

A wedding may be a joyous occasion, but the big day can rack up some hefty costs – especially if you’re a member of the wedding party. Although being invited to be a part of the bride and groom’s special day may be an honour, it can become stressful in terms of money, with many […]

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Will more parts of the UK face hosepipe bans this summer? Everything you need to know

Will more parts of the UK face hosepipe bans this summer? Everything you need to know

The recent heatwave and lack of rain has taken its toll on water supplies, to the extent that hosepipe bans are now being introduced in some parts of the UK. A hosepipe ban was introduced in Northern Ireland at the end of June, but now millions in the north-west of England are now also facing […]

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How to avoid tick bites this summer – and what to do if you find one

How to avoid tick bites this summer – and what to do if you find one

The summer season is a great time to make the most of the great outdoors, with hiking, camping and gardening all much easier and more enjoyable in warmer weather. But spending more time outside means a heightened risk of tick bites, which can, in some cases, result in Lyme disease. What are ticks? Ticks are […]

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