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Bradford schoolchildren act as mental health mentors

Schoolchildren in Bradford are acting as mentors to help their classmates deal with mental health. Eleven schools across the city are involved in the pilot scheme, which encourages youngsters to open and discuss issues. Faye Keenan, a mental health champion, said: “They are coming up with ideas that none of us adults would probably dream […]

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How long are you going to live?

The vast majority of people are living longer than ever before. It’s creating a challenge about how we pay for a longer life and take care of a greater number of older people. But do you know how long you have left to live? We asked people in nine cities around the world to go […]

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Mushrooms may ‘reduce the risk of mild brain decline’

Image copyright Getty Images Eating mushrooms more than twice a week could prevent memory and language problems occurring in the over-60s, research from Singapore suggests. A unique antioxidant present in mushrooms could have a protective effect on the brain, the study found. The more mushrooms people ate, the better they performed in tests, the study […]

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Cancer’s ‘internal wiring’ predicts relapse risk

Image copyright Getty Images The “internal wiring” of breast cancer can predict which women are more likely to survive or relapse, say researchers. The study shows that breast cancer is 11 separate diseases that each has a different risk of coming back. The hope is that the findings, in the journal Nature, could identify people […]

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Truro woman not told of cancer for three months

Image copyright Ben SmithImage caption Beverley Smith died the week after finding out she had cancer A woman was not told she had cancer until the week before she died, despite having been diagnosed three months earlier. Beverley Smith, 63, from Truro, Cornwall died in July. The results of a biopsy taken in Plymouth in […]