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    Girl, 3, makes miracle recovery before pulling the plug

    A three-year-old girl from Alabama made a remarkable recovery when she began breathing on her own as doctors prepared to take her off life support. Lacey Jane Ayers was in a horrific car accident Saturday afternoon while coming home from Christmas shopping with her mother, father and newborn brother...
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    Tottenham 2-0 Brighton: Aurier opener sees Spurs fourth

    When he settles down to take stock of Tottenham’s season on Thursday, Mauricio Pochettino will find an appealing picture. The good news for Tottenham is that this victory, as painstaking as it was against a limited but stubborn Brighton side, returns Pochettino’s side to the Champions League places.  Further...
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    California fires have exposed 1.6m people to lethal smoke

    As the California fires rage, the smoke blanketing the state is putting nearly 1.6 million residents of three counties at risk for lung and heart problems. The fine particles of burned materials in smoke embed themselves into our lungs, causing burning and irritation in the short term, but exposure...
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    Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin test flies its 'Crew Capsule 2.0'

    Blue Origin, the space tourism firm owned by Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, has successfully flown its reusable space tourism capsule for the first time. The ‘Crew Capsule 2.0’ reached orbit and returned to Earth with a test dummy strapped into it called Mannequin Skywalker, who ‘had a great ride’, according...
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    Ex-NFL star Larry Johnson believes he has CTE

    Former NFL running back Larry Johnson said he believes he suffers from CTE, the neurodegenerative disease that has stricken football players’ brains. The 38-year-old who last played in 2011 told The Washington Post that he battles self-destructive impulses that he calls ‘demons’ which he thinks were caused by consistent...
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    John Ramsay reveals seven signs of dementia to look for

    Christmas is often recognised as the time of the year for a catch up with relatives from all corners of the world.  With many seeing loved ones for the first time in a while, changes can be more stark than if they were to see them every day. And...
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    Christmas decorations make you feel better and fight less

    Holiday decorating done right can help to prevent family conflicts by putting you and yours in the right mood, experts say.  The color schemes and decor of the season happen to also be the same ones that psychologists say tend to lift spirits and and create an evolutionary sense...
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    Pollution may tamper with brains making teens behave badly

    Air pollution may be fueling delinquency and bad behavior among teenagers, according to new research. Evidence of the detrimental effects of pollution has long been building, and this large study shows strong link between pollution and behavioral traits that may be caused by underlying changes to the brain. Tiny,...
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    Gynaecologist slams controversial vaginal cleaning fads

    A staggering variety of so-called feminine hygiene products seek to help with ‘vaginal odour’ and discharge and ‘keep you fresh’.  From deodorants to cucumber cleanses, scented panty liners, and Gwyneth Paltrow’s newest controversial fad ‘vaginal steaming’.  But these products actively promote the view that women’s vaginas should be discharge-free,...