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England: Covid cases have doubled under most local lockdowns – The Guardian

Exclusive: Confusing rules blamed for rise in infections in 11 of 16 towns and cities under long-term restrictions

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Coronavirus cases have doubled in the majority of English cities and towns that are subject to long-term local lockdowns, Guardian analysis has found, amid growing concern that restrictions are confusing and done on the cheap.
In 11 out of 16 English cities and towns where restrictions were imposed nine weeks ago, the infection rate has at least doubled, with cases in five areas of Greater Manchester rising faster than the England average in that time.
In Wigan, cases have risen from seven per…

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‘White matter lesion’ mapping tool can detect early signs of cognitive decline – News-Medical.Net

A new tool for analyzing tissue damage seen on MRI brain scans can detect with more than 70 percent accuracy early signs of cognitive decline, new research shows….

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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 27 2020
A new tool for analyzing tissue damage seen on MRI brain scans can detect with more than 70 percent accuracy early signs of cognitive decline, new research shows.
The findings by imaging specialists at NYU Grossman School of Medicine center on small bright spots on scans called white matter hyperintensities. Increased numbers and size of the intense-white spots seen on the mostly gray images of the brain have long been linked to memory loss and emotional…

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Tanning addict who ignores medical advice on sun beds claims his ‘dark’ skin boosts love life – NEWS.com.au

Tanning addict who ignores medical advice on sun beds claims his ‘dark’ skin boosts love life

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A sun bed addict, who claims hes proof UV rays are not harmful after tanning for 17 years without any health issues, said his dark skin boosts his sex life.British personal trainer Mike Smith, 36, spends £245 ($450) a month visiting solariums plus has regular melatonin jabs.
Sun beds work by giving out ultraviolet (UV) rays which medical experts have warned significantly increase your risk of developing skin cancer.
According to Cancer Council Australia, sun beds causes melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma…

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Diet Coke ‘as bad as’ full-sugar version – Noosa News

If you have been opting for diet drinks as a healthier alternative to sugary drinks, you may want to reconsider the next time you reach for one.

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If you have been opting for diet drinks as a healthier alternative to sugary drinks, you may want to reconsider.
A 10-year study based on more than 104,000 people has revealed artificially sweetened beverages – such as diet soft drinks, juice or coffees – could be just as bad for your heart as the full-sugar version.
The ongoing online study, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology on Tuesday, suggested participants who consumed sugary beverages had a higher risk of cardiovascular…

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