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Iron Biby

[ad_1] Image copyright Cheick Sanou Cheick Ahmed al-Hassan Sanou was always overweight, but he didn’t know how strong he was until he threw one of his tormentors across a room. Here is the remarkable story of how a bullied teenager became a serious contender to become the World’s Strongest Man. If you are 16, weigh […]

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Dog owners have lower mortality, study finds

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Dog owners have a lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease or other causes, a study of 3.4 million Swedes has found. The team analysed national registries for people aged 40 to 80, and compared them to dog ownership registers. They found there was a lower risk of cardiovascular disease […]

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Autism concern over home schooling rise in Wales

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images The number of pupils being taken out of school to be taught at home has doubled in four years – with many of them believed to be autistic. Some 1,906 pupils were removed in 2016-17, up from 864 in 2013-14, according to council data. National Autistic Society Cymru said many […]

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First gene-editing in human body attempt

[ad_1] Image copyright Children’s Hospital Oakland Image caption Brian Madeux and his fiancĂ© Marcie Humphrey Gene-editing has been attempted on cells inside a patient, in a world first by doctors in California. Brian Madeux, 44 from Arizona, was given the experimental treatment to try to correct a defect in his DNA that causes Hunter’s syndrome. […]

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'Breakthrough' breast cancer drugs get NHS approval

[ad_1] Image copyright Science Photo Library Two new “breakthrough” drugs to treat breast cancer have been given the green light for use on the NHS. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) approved palbociclib and ribociclib after negotiating prices for the treatments. Research shows the drugs slow down advanced cancer for at least […]