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6h Fit in my 40s: playground games are stupidly enjoyable | Zoe Williams
The Guardian
We’re playing Donkey Tag and Capture The Flag, it’s fitness by way of playground games These are not my people, I thought. But here I was, in the park at 11am on a Saturday. Whose people are anybody’s, in that kind of scenario? Young professionals, I guess you’d call them, very hale and serious. We were here to rabble, which I’ve decided is a verb because language needs it: it’s fitness by way of playground games. I imagined us all running around chasing each other. Surely in playtime terms, “it” was it? Maybe we’d play a bit of British Bulldog, though I can’t see the fitness benefit in hurling yourself into people. So time has moved on, and now there are a million games, all highly labour-intensive. We stood in a circle to warm up, playing a variant of catch, where the person holding the ball yelled their own name; then after a bit, you yelled the name of whoever you were throwing to. Insanely biased against poor catchers: we couldn’t remember anyone’s name because we’d been too focused on the ball. Yet something flickered inside each one of us, as we passed the final 30 seconds hurling the projectile towards the one guy everyone could remember, because his name was Ben: that maniacal competitiveness of childhood, where you seize the advantage by haring off before the rules have ended. I didn’t know what those other non-Ben guys were called, but by the time we started Donkey Tag, by God I wanted to beat them.
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Gloves contain five times as much bacteria as a toilet seat11h Gloves contain five times as much bacteria as a toilet seat
Daily Mail
Polyester gloves, which can cause sweatier hands, were found to contain the most bacteria. Swab samples also found that gloves contained more bacteria than a toilet seat.
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Detailed images of baby heart inside the womb12h Detailed images of baby heart inside the womb
BBC
New technology could improve the care of babies with congenital heart diseases.
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Mothers who are obese while pregnant have children with heart problems, study in mice says14h Updated Mothers who are obese while pregnant have children with heart problems, study in mice says
Daily Mail
A new study from the Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis has found that obese mic had offspring with heart problems, and these issues last for at least three generations.
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Instagram will BLOCK anti-vaxxer hashtags in crackdown on medical fake news19h Updated Instagram will BLOCK anti-vaxxer hashtags in crackdown on medical fake news
Daily Mail
The Facebook-owned company, based in California, announced last week it will minimise 'recommendations of this content' by banning hashtags like #vaccinescauseautism.
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Three psoriasis sufferers share their incredible transformations after using a three-step regime 20h Updated Three psoriasis sufferers share their incredible transformations after using a three-step regime 
Daily Mail
EXCLUSIVE: Jude Osborne, 45, Lucy Jones, 40, and Dave Brooks, 54, from the UK, saw 95 per cent of their flaky, dry skin calmed by Soratinex products.
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Irish girl, 14, who has been battling cancer for 12 years flies to the US for treatment20h Irish girl, 14, who has been battling cancer for 12 years flies to the US for treatment
Daily Mail
Robyn Smyth, 14, from Dublin, Ireland, was diagnosed with neuroblastoma at age three. She's relapsed four times since and the family is now flying to Michigan for treatment.
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Infant cough syrup recalled after FDA discovered 20% of bottles contained bacteria21h Updated Infant cough syrup recalled after FDA discovered 20% of bottles contained bacteria
Daily Mail
A shipment of infant cough and congestion syrup sold at Dollar General stores across the US has been recalled after up to 20 percent of bottles tested positive for Bacillus bacteria, the FDA said.
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22h Why feedback is never worthwhile | Oliver Burkeman
The Guardian
Don’t tell others what you think of their skills, instead describe your experience of their work In their forthcoming book,
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22h My sister acts as though she hates me and I can’t bear it
The Guardian
If you want to try to mend things, you need to pick your best mode of communication, says Annalisa Barbieri
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Most anti-vaxxer trolls on Facebook are mothers who support Trump or Sanders22h Updated Most anti-vaxxer trolls on Facebook are mothers who support Trump or Sanders
Daily Mail
A new University of Pittsburgh study reveals that the majority of anti-vaccination comments on Facebook are written by mothers. More than half of them support Trump, but 11% are for Sanders.
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22h NHS could pay for more than 250,000 extra patients per year to be sent to private hospitals
Daily Mail
Hundreds of thousands of NHS patients could be referred to private hospitals for non-urgent treatment under proposed plans to give them more options after a 26-week wait.
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Terminally ill boy, 11, is sent thousands of cute animal videos to cheer him up in his last days23h Updated Terminally ill boy, 11, is sent thousands of cute animal videos to cheer him up in his last days
Daily Mail
Harvey Hawkins, from Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales, is in end of life care due to gut failure and 30 other issues. His mother Jamie-Louise Wallace, 29, said they have been sent more than 1,000 clips.
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Tuberculosis rates in England are the lowest EVER23h Updated Tuberculosis rates in England are the lowest EVER
Daily Mail
A total of 4,672 cases of tuberculosis were diagnosed in England in 2018, according to data released today by Public Health England. The figure is almost half as many as in 2011.
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Drinking hot tea or coffee could more than DOUBLE the risk of developing cancer of the oesophagus23h Updated Drinking hot tea or coffee could more than DOUBLE the risk of developing cancer of the oesophagus
Daily Mail
The study looked at the drinking habits of 50,045 people who lived in north-eastern Iran. People in the UK and US typically drink beverages below 60°C.
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Woman, 43, suffers a life-threatening reaction after eating a PANCAKE24h Updated Woman, 43, suffers a life-threatening reaction after eating a PANCAKE
Daily Mail
The unnamed woman - who was treated in a hospital in Japan - provided a sample of the flour, which revealed 4,500 dust mites per gram (pictured at 1,000 times zoomed in).
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24h My estranged mother is punishing me by thwarting my chance for Irish citizenship
The Guardian
She was violent and abusive when I was a child so I’ve cut ties. But now that I need a copy of her passport, she refuses to help
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Man gets rash after catching a bacterial infection while cleaning his FISH TANK25h Updated Man gets rash after catching a bacterial infection while cleaning his FISH TANK
Daily Mail
The man - who has not been named - was referred to the infectious disease department at the University of Iowa after he developed a non-itchy, painless rash three months earlier.
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Bring in DIY smear tests NOW, urges charity as NHS figures show that FIVE MILLION women are overdue26h Updated Bring in DIY smear tests NOW, urges charity as NHS figures show that FIVE MILLION women are overdue
Daily Mail
Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust has called for postal DIY smear tests to be made available as soon as possible. Authorities plan to make them available in the post to all women in the UK by December 2019.
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Medical breakthrough means boys who survive cancer could still have children26h Updated Medical breakthrough means boys who survive cancer could still have children
Daily Mail
Baby Grady (pictured at two weeks old) was born from his father's frozen testicular tissue during an experiment by scientists at the University of Pittsburgh. His father previously had chemo.
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The toilet seat that could save millions of lives by detecting heart failure32h Updated The toilet seat that could save millions of lives by detecting heart failure
Daily Mail
Scientists from the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York have created a gadget which has sensors in to detect someone's blood pressure and heart rate while they're on the loo.
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Texting and driving bans prevent 1,600 ER visits a year, study finds   21 Mar 11:19pm Texting and driving bans prevent 1,600 ER visits a year, study finds  
Daily Mail
Right now, 660,000 Americans are trying to text from behind the wheel. Bans on using cell phones while driving have cut ER visits for car crashes by 4% a year, a Texas A&M study found.
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