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13h Elena Ferrante: ‘At 30, I began taking sleeping pills, but slept only four hours a night’
The Guardian
Today, I don’t get much sleep at night, but I get enough in the early afternoon Long ago, I used to read and write as I waited for the moment of sleep. Soon I had to stop. Reading led me to a state of overexcitement: usually, one reads a few pages to fall asleep more easily, but the more I read, the more sleep passed me by. And it wasn’t a question of the quality of the books. Mediocre books, great books, novels, essays: sleep eluded me. Reading brought on a desire to write, and writing brought on a desire to read. The night passed without me closing my eyes and the next day was wasted. I was in a daze, I had a headache, I couldn’t do anything. It took me a long time to resign myself to the idea that, after eight o’clock at night, I shouldn’t open a book, and I shouldn’t write. It seemed a serious limitation, but it was necessary – not sleeping took away the desire to live. So I gave in, and for a while things improved. But during periods when I was writing for almost the whole day, my insomnia returned, and in a way that frightened me. I was sleeping, but had the impression that I was still writing, words and words.
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 Do YOU always crave something sweet after a meal? 15h Updated Do YOU always crave something sweet after a meal?
Daily Mail
Dr Jen Nash, a clinical psychologist specializing in eating behavior, and nutritionist Fiona Hunter reveal the truth about those sweet cravings and how to get them under control for good.
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 The top 4 excuses you use to avoid exercise - and how to beat them 18h Updated The top 4 excuses you use to avoid exercise - and how to beat them
Daily Mail
Dr Meg Arroll, a psychologist specializing in health and wellness, and Nicola Addison, one of the UK’s top personal trainers, unpick the most common excuses not to exercise.
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 A pint of milk a day could protect obese children from diabetes and metabolic disorders, study finds 20h A pint of milk a day could protect obese children from diabetes and metabolic disorders, study finds
Daily Mail
Children who drank less than half-a-pint a day had significantly higher levels of 'fasting' insulin - the level between meals - than those who drank at least a pint, the Texas researchers found.
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 Cancer sufferer describes how milk donors across the US helped her 21h Cancer sufferer describes how milk donors across the US helped her
Daily Mail
Breast cancer left 39-year-old Jennifer Campisano unable to nurse when she gave birth to her daughter, Noelle, six months ago. So she found a group of 15 donors to help nourish her baby girl.
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 Cancer sufferer describes how 15 milk donors across the US helped her feed her baby girl 22h Updated Cancer sufferer describes how 15 milk donors across the US helped her feed her baby girl
Daily Mail
Breast cancer left 39-year-old Jennifer Campisano unable to nurse when she gave birth to her daughter, Noelle, six months ago. So she found a group of 15 donors to help nourish her baby girl.
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 Yellow spots could be early warning signs for dementia 22h Yellow spots could be early warning signs for dementia
Daily Mail
EXCLUSIVE: Researchers from Queen's University, Belfast, find yellow spots and thicker blood vessels behind the eyes could be early warning signs of dementia, and say eye scans could detect it.
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 Eating nuts can lower the risk of irregular heartbeat 22h Eating nuts can lower the risk of irregular heartbeat
Daily Mail
Research has found that eating nuts at least three times a week was associated with an 18% reduced risk of atrial fibrillation, a heart condition that's a major cause of stroke.
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 Images show what alcohol does to the heart 22h Images show what alcohol does to the heart
Daily Mail
Researchers from Imperial College London found that out of 141 alcoholic cardiomyopathy patients, 13.5 per cent carry a mutation in the gene that is critical to maintaining heart muscle flexibility.
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 Does cannabis cure or treat cancer? 22h Does cannabis cure or treat cancer?
Daily Mail
As it becomes legal in more places, new potential uses for marijuana are being discovered all the time, but experts warn that the public should be wary of claims that cannabis could cure cancer.
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 The majority of premature babies get antibiotics 23h The majority of premature babies get antibiotics
Daily Mail
Nearly 80 percent of low birth weight babies are given antibiotics, whether or not they have infections the drugs treat, raising their resistance risks, a Children's Hospital of Philadelphia study found.
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 Mother-of-two wins $25 million from Johnson & Johnson in talcum powder case 23h Updated Mother-of-two wins $25 million from Johnson & Johnson in talcum powder case
Daily Mail
A California jury has ordered Johnson and Johnson to pay another $4 million to an Oregon mother-of-two who says that asbestos in the company's baby powder gave her mesothelioma.
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 Eating nuts can lower the risk of irregular heartbeat, a major cause of stroke, a new study finds 25h Eating nuts can lower the risk of irregular heartbeat, a major cause of stroke, a new study finds
Daily Mail
Research has found that eating nuts at least three times a week was associated with an 18% reduced risk of atrial fibrillation, a heart condition that's a major cause of stroke.
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26h Does cannabis cure or treat cancer? An expert answers one of the top patient questions today 
Daily Mail
As it becomes legal in more places, new potential uses for marijuana are being discovered all the time, but experts warn that the public should be wary of claims that cannabis could cure cancer.
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 Mother-of-two wins $4 million from Johnson & Johnson in talcum powder case 26h Updated Mother-of-two wins $4 million from Johnson & Johnson in talcum powder case
Daily Mail
A California jury has ordered Johnson and Johnson to pay another $4 million to an Oregon mother-of-two who says that asbestos in the company's baby powder gave her mesothelioma.
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27h Yellow spots and thicker blood vessels in the eyes could be early warning signs for dementia
Daily Mail
EXCLUSIVE: Researchers from Queen's University, Belfast, find yellow spots and thicker blood vessels behind the eyes could be early warning signs of dementia, and say eye scans could detect it.
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28h Updated Teenager 19 survived liver transplant and meningitis got diagnosed with CANCER and is recovering
Daily Mail
Sophie Houghton-Hinks, 19, from Poole was fortunate to receive a life-saving liver transplant only to then contract meningitis that left her brain scarred, following by cancer which spread all over her body.
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Our relationship with our 32-year-old daughter has broken down29h Our relationship with our 32-year-old daughter has broken down
The Guardian
You seem to want to make things better, says Annalisa Barbieri, but something (perhaps your husband?) is holding you back
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Why DR Congo is confident it will halt Ebola29h Updated Why DR Congo is confident it will halt Ebola
BBC
Despite its vast size and dilapidated health system, DR Congo says it can contain the deadly Ebola virus.
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 Mother battled 17 brain tumours to defy doctors who said she was terminal in 2015 29h Updated Mother battled 17 brain tumours to defy doctors who said she was terminal in 2015
Daily Mail
Sue Nicklan, 54, a nurse from Chelford, Cheshire, battled 17 brain tumours with Gamma Knife radiation therapy after she had already fought off breast, lung and liver cancer.
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 Devastated widower has revealed the heart-wrenching lengths he took to wake his comatose wife 29h Updated Devastated widower has revealed the heart-wrenching lengths he took to wake his comatose wife
Daily Mail
Rayan Cosme, from the Philippines, went from being overjoyed by the birth of his daughter to heartbroken when his wife Arlene Padawag-Cosme collapsed from a brain aneurysm days later.
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29h Updated Father-of-two, 37, reveals the harrowing effect of brain tumour he has been battling for eight years
Daily Mail
Gavin McMahon, 37, from Caterham, Surrey, was first diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2009, and since then has had numerous operations and bouts of radiotherapy to try to cure the condition.
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BBC presenter on finding out her cancer is incurable30h BBC presenter on finding out her cancer is incurable
BBC
5 live's Rachael Bland says she got the call from her doctor when she was on a day out with her son.
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 Water-resistant sunscreen products dramatically lose effectiveness in sea water, tests show. 32h Water-resistant sunscreen products dramatically lose effectiveness in sea water, tests show.
Daily Mail
A consumer group tested water resistance claims made by two popular sunscreens and found the sun protection factor (SPF) dropped by up to 59% after forty minutes in salt water.
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 The colours and patterns of your clothes provide clues about weight problems, a new study suggests. 32h The colours and patterns of your clothes provide clues about weight problems, a new study suggests.
Daily Mail
Overweight people prefer clothes of certain colours and patterns, a study found. Overweight women prefer multicoloured and dot-patterned skirts while overweight en prefer black or white trousers.
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Smoking ban plan for Welsh playgrounds34h Smoking ban plan for Welsh playgrounds
BBC
A strengthening of laws to ban smoking in public places in Wales is being put forward.
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 The ten-point plan that cuts the risk of cancer by 40 per cent 34h Updated The ten-point plan that cuts the risk of cancer by 40 per cent
Daily Mail
In the biggest analysis of its kind, experts warn junk food, ready meals and red meat should be eaten only in moderation in favour of a diet that is rich in wholegrains, fruit and vegetables.
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37h Why NHS costs just keep going up
BBC
Economists warn the NHS will need an extra 4% a year - £2,000 per UK household - for the next 15 years.
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 Nutritionists reveal what to order and what to avoid at Starbucks 24 May 10:54pm Nutritionists reveal what to order and what to avoid at Starbucks
Daily Mail
With seemingly endless options for drinks and food, Starbucks can seem overwhelming. So we spoke to three nutritionists who told us what they would recommend as healthy picks.
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 Cigarette smoke directly damages leg muscles, study finds 24 May 8:42pm Updated Cigarette smoke directly damages leg muscles, study finds
Daily Mail
A new study has found that smoking cigarettes damages the muscles in your body, particularly, legs, by reducing the number of blood vessels and limiting the amount of oxygen they can receive.
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