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Government bans fax machines in the NHS19h Updated Government bans fax machines in the NHS
BBC
Almost 9,000 fax machines are currently used by the NHS in England - but that is set to change.
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Nichola has created an app to help others with alopecia meet new friends23h Nichola has created an app to help others with alopecia meet new friends
BBC
Nichola, who’s had alopecia for fifteen years, has launched an app to help others with the condition make friends.
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31h Sound and vision: how gongs are bringing inner peace to city dwellers
The Guardian
Harmonies in the boom of a gong are transporting busy brains into a meditative state Leo Cosendai used to be an acutely anxious young man. “I couldn’t cope with taking the train,” he says. “I never felt safe.” So when he moved to London from Switzerland in 2008 to study music, he tried yoga to calm him down. But it was when he discovered gong meditation sessions, otherwise known as sound baths, that he started transforming into the smiley, serene person he is today. He was so deeply affected by the practice that he ditched his singing and composing career, invested in some gongs of his own and embarked on a mission to pass on his newfound contentment to others. “I’m not saying I’m happy all the time,” he qualifies, “but I’m comfortable with life even when it’s really uncomfortable.” To find out exactly why banging a loud gong can have such a transformational effect on mind and body, I try out one of his sessions along with 20 other sound-bath novices. We gather on the top floor of a building near London Bridge with panoramic views of a sunset so dazzling it’s impossible not to sneak a phone snap, even though this feels unmindful and decidedly not in-the-moment. However,
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Vicky Phelan: The woman who exposed an Irish health scandal40h Vicky Phelan: The woman who exposed an Irish health scandal
BBC
Vicky Phelan exposed a health scandal in Ireland after discovering her smear test for cervical cancer had been misread.
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40h Fitness tips: what kind of rugby should you try?
The Guardian
Tackling, passing, evasion, lineouts, scrums: develop your game, says the RFU’s Ben Lowe
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40h Fit in my 40s: ‘Touch rugby is like tag for grownups – so why did I find it so hard?’
The Guardian
Anyone who can’t throw, catch, or touch someone without crashing into them like a concussed bull can derail the whole thing. I was that person There is an elbow of the Thames that is so full of sporty types – towpath riddled with joggers, hockey clubs to the left of you, rowers to the right – that by the time I reached the rugby club, I was sort of done with fitness. It’s 8pm on a Wednesday, I thought; when I was the age of these rugby players, I’d have been out drinking for at least three hours by now. But the O2
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Meet the talking and crying childlike manikin 7 Dec 8:47pm Meet the talking and crying childlike manikin
BBC
Students at the University of South Wales are learning from a childlike doll which has a pulse
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Baby born after first ever womb transplant from dead donor is shown off by her proud parents 7 Dec 7:15pm Updated Baby born after first ever womb transplant from dead donor is shown off by her proud parents
Daily Mail
In a world exclusive interview, Luisa Santos’s mother, Fabiana, 34, from Brazil, tells the Mail of the heartache, fear and – finally – joy when her impossible dream of childbirth came true.
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The photographer who puts disabled and severely ill children in fantasy scenes 7 Dec 7:12pm The photographer who puts disabled and severely ill children in fantasy scenes
BBC
Angela Forker photographs babies with disabilities and terminal illnesses, placing them in fantasy scenes.
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