Feminism, politics and death: my mum died the night Hillary Clinton lost

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Feminism, politics and death: my mum died the night Hillary Clinton lost
They may seem like unrelated events but the end of Clintons campaign and my mothers life made me reflect differently on my own political career My mother died the night Hillary Clinton lost. These might seem like two very unrelated events and youd be right about that. But for me, and my somewhat particular circumstances, […]

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Life and death in Apples forbidden city

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Life and death in Apples forbidden city
In an extract from his new book, Brian Merchant reveals how he gained access to Longhua, the vast complex where iPhones are made and where, in 2010, unhappy workers started killing themselves The sprawling factory compound, all grey dormitories and weather-beaten warehouses, blends seamlessly into the outskirts of the Shenzhen megalopolis. Foxconns enormous Longhua plant […]

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Eight reasons why Jeremy Corbyn robbed Theresa May of a landslide | Zoe Willlams

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Eight reasons why Jeremy Corbyn robbed Theresa May of a landslide | Zoe Willlams
The game-changing manifesto, the galvanised youth vote a number of factors combined to create the worst Conservative campaign for decades Support our journalism by becoming a Guardian supporter or making a contribution Youve got to love it. A political system in which theres no winner. Almost everyone, from some angle, is a loser. Nobody can […]

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General election: May falters during challenge over record on public services

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General election: May falters during challenge over record on public services
PM confronted by nurse over issue of low pay in Question Time special, while Jeremy Corbyn is questioned over Trident and national security Theresa May came under sustained pressure over the Conservative partys record on public sector pay, mental health services and social care in a combative election edition of BBC1s Question Time broadcast less […]

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A study about how endometriosis affects men’s sex lives? That’s enraging | Imogen Dunlevie

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A study about how endometriosis affects men’s sex lives? That’s enraging | Imogen Dunlevie
Endometriosis affects 176 million women but there is no cure, no known cause and treatment is limited. There is no case for a study about its impact on men Endometriosis is a disease that affects endometriosis receives very little funding and attention from the medical world. In fact, many people have never even heard of […]

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The US healthcare system is at a dramatic fork in the road | Adam Gaffney

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The US healthcare system is at a dramatic fork in the road | Adam Gaffney
The Congressional Budget Office has given the revised American Health Care Act a dismal score. Will we let this terrible plan define our healthcare future? The US healthcare system and with it the health and welfare of millions is poised on the edge of a knife. Though the fetid dysfunction and entanglements of the Trump […]

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Popular social media sites ‘harm young people’s mental health’

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Popular social media sites ‘harm young people’s mental health’
Poll of 14- to 24-year-olds shows Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter increased feelings of inadequacy and anxiety Four of the five most popular forms of social media harm young peoples mental health, with Instagram the most damaging, according to research by two health organisations. Instagram has the most deepening young peoples feelings of inadequacy and […]

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Health report links antibiotics to risk of miscarriage

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Health report links antibiotics to risk of miscarriage
Canadian study finds taking the drugs raises chances of having a miscarriage by between 60% and 100% Many common antibiotics may double the risk of miscarriage in early pregnancy, research has shown. A Canadian study has found that taking the drugs raised the chances of having a miscarriage by between 60% and 100%. The link […]

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Plain cigarette packaging could drive 300,000 Britons to quit smoking

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Plain cigarette packaging could drive 300,000 Britons to quit smoking
Review by research organisation Cochrane suggests impact of UKs ban on branded packs could echo results seen in Australia Plain cigarette cartons featuring large, graphic health warnings could persuade 300,000 people in the UK to quit smoking if the measure has the effect it had in Australia, scientists say. Standardised cigarette packaging will be compulsory […]

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Moderate drinking can lower risk of heart attack, says study

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Moderate drinking can lower risk of heart attack, says study
Drinking in moderation helps protect heart, with study finding it lowers risk of many conditions compared with not drinking Moderate drinking can lower the risk of several heart conditions, according to a study that will further fuel the debate about the health implications of alcohol consumption. The study of 1.93 million people in the UK […]

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New drug cuts ‘bad’ cholesterol by 60% on average, reducing heart attack risk

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New drug cuts ‘bad’ cholesterol by 60% on average, reducing heart attack risk
Trial of 27,000 patients found that those taking drug evolocumab saw their levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol fall A new drug can prevent heart attacks and strokes by cutting bad cholesterol levels, scientists have found. An international trial of 27,000 patients found that those who took the drug evolocumab saw their bad cholesterol levels fall […]

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Life expectancy forecast to exceed 90 years in coming decades

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Life expectancy forecast to exceed 90 years in coming decades
Study shows significant increase in lifespan, with South Korea top of league table and other countries not far behind Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/feb/21/south-korean-womens-life-expectancy-exceed-90-years-2020-study

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Long-winded speech could be early sign of Alzheimer’s, says study

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Long-winded speech could be early sign of Alzheimer’s, says study
Research finds distinctive language deficits in people with mild cognitive impairment, a precursor to dementia Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/feb/21/long-winded-speech-could-be-early-sign-of-alzheimers-says-study

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New weapon in the global fight against fake malaria drugs: a cheap scanner

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New weapon in the global fight against fake malaria drugs: a cheap scanner
Like a TV remote, a device known as Scio uses infrared light and connects to a smartphone to determine whether medications are genuine Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/feb/20/malaria-drugs-

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John Irving attacks ‘intolerant’ Trump in defence of political awards speeches

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John Irving attacks ‘intolerant’ Trump in defence of political awards speeches
Writer of The Cider House Rules laments new presidents threat to LGBT and abortion rights, and says winners at next weekends Oscars should be free to protest Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/feb/20/john-irving-attacks-intolerant-trump-oscars-protest

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