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Doctors 'not told about full risk of vaginal mesh implants'

One of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies failed to update doctors on the full extent of risks posed by vaginal mesh implants, an investigation by Panorama has found.<p>Known as trans-vaginal tape (TVT), the implant is a small mesh support that is used to treat urinary incontinence or …

Medical Technology

In rejecting this EU deal the DUP has sold Northern Ireland down the river

So to the legions of experts required to make any sense of Northern Ireland we may now need to add lexicographers or semioticians. Where does the line, the border as it were, blur between regulatory “non-divergence” and “convergence” and “alignment”?<p>The EU-UK draft agreement that was on the table …

Northern Ireland

The Right and Wrong Way to Apologize and Why It Matters | Inc.com

These past few weeks, we have seen what feels like an unusually high number of people faced with accusations of wrongdoing, sexual misconduct and unethical behavior. For most of them, the first response is one of denial and disputation. But as evidence and corroboration emerge, that strategy …

Cancer cell growth halted with cold and flu drug

"Feed a cold, starve a fever," so the saying goes. The results of a new study, however, suggest that "treat a cold, starve cancer cells" might be a …

If You Prioritize Your 2018 Goals This Way, You'll Reach Every Single One of Them | Inc.com

I am obsessive about the goals I set.<p>Each year, right around Thanksgiving, I start reflecting. I can't help it. Growing up in the Midwest, this is the time of year when the cold settles in, the trees turn colors, and then bare. The summer tempo of downtown Chicago comes to a screeching halt. …

Winter Fashion

JFK files release is Trump’s latest clash with spy agencies

It was a showdown 25 years in the making: With the world itching to finally get a look at classified Kennedy assassination files, and the deadline for their release just hours away, intelligence officials were still angling for a way to keep their secrets. President Donald Trump, the one man able …

Why the vaginal mesh scandal could be 'bigger than thalidomide'

For the past eight years, Carolyn Tyrer has been in constant pain. The 58-year-old art teacher and mother-of-two feels like her pelvic area is being “ripped apart” whenever she walks. Her long-time hobbies of horse riding and gardening have faded to distant memories, while her relationship with her …

6 of Northern Ireland’s best spa experiences

It is that time of year when a long soak in a hot tub and few hours of quiet bliss are incredibly appealing.<p>After all, with the darker nights and …

The ‘Aussie flu’ has arrived in the UK – here’s what you need to know

The H3N2 virus has spread to the UK. Here's what you need to know about the bug, with advice from experts including Dr Richard Pebody, Head of …

Thoughtful Wording for a Thank You Note

After receiving a gift, attending a dinner party, or leaving someone's house from an overnight stay, you know you need to write a thank you note, but …

Best Ever Brownie Bottom Cookie Dough Cheesecake

Steps<p>1<p>Done<p>BROWNIE LAYER:<p>Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line bottom of a 9" springform pan with parchment paper and spray paper and sides of pan with …

This Tangy-Sweet Marinated Chicken Is a New Favorite Weeknight Dinner

Chef Josef Centeno uses a simple fish technique on chicken and it's nothing short of brilliant.<p>The first time I read about the technique “escabeche” was in the “Encyclopedia of Fish Cookery” by <b>A.J. McClane</b> & <b>Arie deZanger</b>. I was obsessed with this book, and I learned so many classic techniques of …

Cooking

Lose 10 Pounds in One Week With This Fat-Melting, Thyroid Enhancing Diet

Are fish oil and weight loss really connected? Scientists from the University of Brazil have uncovered evidence that ordinary fish oil supplements — …

How to Boost Your Metabolism (Without Hitting the Gym)

In theory, understanding metabolism should be simple: The higher your metabolic rate, the more calories your body burns when performing chemical …

A Guided Meditation to Heal Depression

When depression takes a hold of you, life seems to have no meaning. There seems to be nothing to feel joyful and excited about. And no matter how …

Improve your Speaking by Doing this 1 thing for 10 days

A dysfunctional family is more than disagreement or constant arguments. Anything from plain neglect, to abuse and even verbal and physical violence …

Self-help

20 Quotes On Happiness That Will Impact The Way You Think

Sometimes we need a little push and reminder that things are not so bad in our lives, and we have the ability to make ourselves happy. We control our mood and our outlook, and sometimes we just need a little extra help to be content and happy. Here is the ultimate list of happiness quotes that can …

10 Gratitude Mantras that Will Make You Appreciate What You Have

As you sit here reading these words, pause for a moment and take a quick assessment of your life. Chances are, you have access to food, shelter, and …

Why You Should Let It Go And Be Happy

Feeling stressed, worried or upset about a situation? In this article, Elizabeth Harmon looks at why you should learn to let it go, in order to find true happiness.<p>As humans, we can find it easy to feel negative about situations. The problem is, negativity can often build up and get on top of us. …

Dressing dilemmas decoded: How The Telegraph fashion team get wedding guest dressing right

Choosing what to wear to a wedding is a tricky choice which befalls not only the bride, but her guests too. While some women have a 'go-to wedding guest dress' to see them through countless nuptials, others choose to be inventive with their choices, opting for staple separates in order to be …

Clothing

How Childhood Trauma Can Contribute to Developing Cancer as an Adult

A landmark study from the 90s had identified the consequences of adverse childhood experiences on adult health. But today, it's still not used enough in clinical practice.<p>In 1998, Carol Redding's life was in a tailspin. She'd just gone through a breakup and was starting to lose control after what …

9 tips on how to stand out, according to a psychiatrist

Diana Vreeland famously said, "You don't have to be born beautiful to be wildly attractive."<p>Her wise words are supported by science. All too often we assume good looks and charisma are innate qualities bestowed to a handful of lucky people at birth.<p>Research suggests otherwise. There is so much more …

Is blusher the best contour trick of all?

You smile, target the fattest part of your cheek and ‘bingo’ that’s where you apply blusher, right? Wrong. If you thought contouring and strobing were the make-up skills you needed to create flattering definition and shape then think again.<p>In fact, just a little manoeuvre with your blusher brush, …

Makeup

EU referendum: George Osborne compares Ukip ‘breaking point’ migration poster to Nazi propaganda

MPs round on Ukip ‘breaking point’ poster<p>Osborne compares it to Nazi propaganda<p>Farage: Jo Cox death hit Brexit ‘momentum’<p>Calls for Cox memorial statue in Parliament<p>Corbyn says no immigration cap needed<p>Michael Gove: Brexit won't cause recession<p>Polls suggest race neck-and-neck before June …

Referendum offered money for nothing, and the Swiss say 'no'

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Swiss voters overwhelmingly rejected a proposal that would have guaranteed everyone in the Alpine nation an …

Eckhart Tolle's 15 Mindfulness Ways To Find Peace and Happiness

Eckhart Tolle born on 16th February 1948 is a German-born resident of Canadian writer. He is popularly known for his book <b>“The power of now.”</b> …

Statins 'could be valuable addition to breast cancer treatment'

Scientists have raised the possibility of using statins – drugs used for reducing cholesterol – to stop some breast cancer tumours returning.<p>The most common form of breast cancer uses oestrogen to grow. Drugs such as tamoxifen and aromatase inhibitors cut off the supply of oestrogen, reducing the …

Cancer

30 Small Changes to Make You Feel Better About Life

Real talk: You want to be happier, but you don't want to do anything dramatic, like working out twice a day or making five new friends. Instead, we culled 30 realistic life hacks that'll have you smiling in no time.<p><b>Stop Checking Facebook</b><p>According to a study from the University of Michigan, the more …

Drink This After Every Meal – You Will Lose Weight Extremely Fast

Grapefruit is rich in antioxidants and it is known for its powerful antibacterial properties. This citrus fruit provides a great number of health …

Mapping All The Chemicals And Tiny Bacteria Living On Our Skin

Eventually, doctors might be able to test for skin cancer or solve crimes with just a quick swab.<p>If you stop showering, three days later, you might still be coated in chemicals from your shampoo, soap, deodorant, or sunscreen. At least that’s what a new map of human skin suggests.<p>In a new …