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NHS 'whistleblower' demands apology and comparable job

<b>A former NHS boss who says he was sacked for raising patient safety concerns has asked the health secretary for an apology and a "comparable" job.</b><p>In a letter to Jeremy Hunt, ex-United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust boss Gary Walker argues he is a whistleblower whose actions have been vindicated.<p>But …

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7 Weird Things That Can Mess With Your Heartbeat

A few weeks ago I thought I was having a heart attack. My morning started out normal: I woke up at my usual hour, feeling what I thought was a little …

"Do I Actually Weigh More When I'm Bloated?"

Can all that air and water make the number on the scale soar upward?<p><b>The question:</b> Gas and water retention can make you <i>feel</i> like you've gained 10 pounds—but how does it really impact your weight?<p><b>The expert:</b> Julia Zumpano, R.D., the Cleveland Clinic<p><b>The answer:</b> Whether that belly bloat actually …

7 Ways to Curb Your Appetite Naturally

You've got nothing to lose...but the grumbles.<p><i>By Lizzie Fuhr for POPSUGAR Fitness</i><p>If you feel like your appetite has a mind of its own, you're not alone. Taking a look at your habits and revamping your daily rituals can renew your relationship with food and tame your hunger pangs. Just follow these …

The Harsh But True Realities of Divorce

Attorneys, therapists, and women who've been through it shed some light.<p>According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 30.8 percent of all marriages have ended in divorce. But for all of the women who have filed for it or are about to, oddly few actually know what they are getting into when their marriages …

What to Put on Your Fridge—Instead of a Sexy Model Pic—to Help You Lose Weight

Contrary to popular belief, she WON'T help you get a bod like hers.<p>It’s 8 p.m. You feel hungry, but you might just be bored. You’re not really sure, so you reach for the fridge door just to check out your options—and then she stares you down. You know who she is. The hot, perfectly fit supermodel …

7 Beliefs That Make It Harder for You to Lose Weight

Could these mental blocks be what's keeping you from dropping pounds?<p>So you're trying to drop pounds—you're eating less, hitting the gym, and feeling strong and inspired. Yet for some reason, the number on the scale has barely moved. What gives? You might just be clinging to some faulty thinking …

Which Is Better For Weight Loss: Low Fat or Low Calorie?

The answer lies in one simple weight-loss rule<p><b>The question:</b> Which is better if you’re trying to lose weight: low-fat foods or low-calorie ones?<p><b>The expert:</b> Lisa Young, Ph.D., author of <i>The Portion Teller Plan</i><p><b>The answer:</b> Low-calorie foods—without question. “Ultimately, weight loss is about calorie …

7 Surprising Ways You're Destroying Your Teeth

Your poor choppers<p>You’d never go weeks without washing your hair or hitting the gym, but you might do things that neglect (or even actively screw up) your teeth every day. “Taking care of your teeth is about preventative maintenance,” says dentist Bill Kohn, vice president for dental science and …

47 Inexplicably Strange Things We All Do

We are all a bunch of weirdos.<p>1. Continually check the fridge to see if any food has magically appeared.<p>2. Pull out your phone to check the time, only to realize you have to do it again because you forgot to look at the clock.<p>3. Have a full-on conversations with yourself.<p>4. Asking "what?" even …

Here's What Sunset Would Look Like If The Sun Were Swapped With Other Stars

Ah, sunset. We've all enjoyed the sublime moment when the Earth spins on its axis and the sinking sun fills the sky with brilliant color.<p>But what would sunset look like if, instead of orbiting our star, the Earth orbited the orange giant Aldebaran, the binary star system Kepler-35, or another of …

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