• Prince Harry says he's 'livin' on a prayer' in mock text-exchange with Bon Jovi
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    Prince Harry says he's 'livin' on a prayer' in mock text-exchange with Bon Jovi

    Prince Harry has shared a “text conversation” with Jon Bon Jovi as the pair launch the 2020 Invictus Games together.A post on the official Sussex Royal Instagram on Thursday showed a fake text conversation between the Duke and the singer who are working together on the event in May.

  • Antibiotics taken in early pregnancy linked to some increase in birth defects but risk still low, finds major study
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    Antibiotics taken in early pregnancy linked to some increase in birth defects but risk still low, finds major study

    A type of antibiotic that is frequently prescribed instead of penicillin has been found to have some links to birth defects if taken during the first trimester of pregnancy.Macrolide antibiotics are widely used to treat common bacterial infections – often for those with an allergy to penicillin – but experts have urged caution for their use during early pregnancy.

  • 'I went through my 10-year-old's search history and there was coronavirus': What should parents do about virus fear?
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    'I went through my 10-year-old's search history and there was coronavirus': What should parents do about virus fear?

    Danielle Graph, 41, from London was doing her regular check of her daughter’s internet search history when she saw it; coronavirus. Among the usual searches for makeup tutorials and “what is skinny dipping?” her 10-year-old had also been Googling the viral disease, which has to date infected over 70,000 people, including nine in the UK, and has a death toll of 1,770.“She had asked me about it previously when we heard news reports on the radio in the car, I think her interest was piqued,” Graph tells The Independent. “I like to think we have a very open relationship and she can ask me anything but from looking at her search history she is [Googling] a lot more than she used to.”

  • Bowel cancer: What are the symptoms and how many people does it affect?
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    Bowel cancer: What are the symptoms and how many people does it affect?

    Dame Julie Walters, who starred in Billy Elliott and the Harry Potter film series, has revealed she was diagnosed with stage three bowel cancer.Speaking on BBC's Victoria Derbyshire show on Thursday 20 February, the actor recalled how she was diagnosed with the condition 18 months ago after doctors discovered two primary tumours in her large intestine.

  • Orlando Bloom changes tattoo after misspelling son's name
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    Orlando Bloom changes tattoo after misspelling son's name

    Orlando Bloom has revealed an amended version of a recent tattoo he got in honour of his son Flynn after the nine-year-old’s name was spelled incorrectly.Last week, Bloom shared a photo of his new forearm tattoo on Instagram that spelt Flynn, in Morse code, in addition to his birth date, 1 June 2011, 09.03am.

  • 'Clearly racist': Fashion Institute of Technology apologises after runway show features models with prosthetics
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    'Clearly racist': Fashion Institute of Technology apologises after runway show features models with prosthetics

    The president of the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) has publicly apologised after the school put on an alumni fashion show that many accused of being “racist”.On 7 February, the New York City fashion school hosted a runway show showcasing the designers from its first MFA Fashion Design class, which featured models walking the runway in oversized prosthetic ears and lips and black, bushy eyebrows.

  • David Schwimmer says daughter is a ‘self-declared vegetarian’ as he discusses parenthood
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    David Schwimmer says daughter is a ‘self-declared vegetarian’ as he discusses parenthood

    David Schwimmer has said his daughter is a “self-declared vegetarian” explaining that she chose to cut meat from her diet when she was around five years old.On Wednesday, Schwimmer appeared on the podcast “Table Manners with Jessie Ware”, which is hosted by the singer and her mother, Lennie Ware.

  • Cancer patients warned by charity not to look up diagnosis online as it is likely to make them feel anxious or depressed
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    Cancer patients warned by charity not to look up diagnosis online as it is likely to make them feel anxious or depressed

    Cancer patients who turn to the internet for answers about their diagnosis are often left feeling anxious, depressed and confused, a charity has warned.Macmillan Cancer Support has expressed its concerns about the mental health of more than a quarter of a million people with cancer in Britain who look for information online.

  • Baby ‘first in world’ to be born from eggs matured in lab and frozen
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    Baby ‘first in world’ to be born from eggs matured in lab and frozen

    A baby has reportedly become the first in the world to be born after a woman’s eggs were matured in a laboratory before being frozen.In a letter published in cancer journal Annals of Oncology, French fertility doctors explained that a baby boy was born to a 34-year-old woman five years after her eggs were extracted.

  • Hailey Bieber reveals her husband Justin uses 'havening' technique to manage stress
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    Hailey Bieber reveals her husband Justin uses 'havening' technique to manage stress

    Hailey Bieber has opened up about the technique her husband Justin uses to manage his stress.During the latest episode of the singer’s YouTube docuseries, Justin Bieber: Seasons, it was revealed that the 25-year-old regularly practices “Havening”; rubbing his hands on his face and head.

  • Cleaning products linked to childhood asthma, study finds
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    Cleaning products linked to childhood asthma, study finds

    Children who are exposed to household cleaning products early in life are more likely to suffer from asthma or other breathing problems such as wheezing, a study has suggested.Researchers looked at more than 2,000 children and found those exposed most to cleaning products like washing-up liquid, multi-surface cleaners and laundry detergent were at greater risk.

  • London Fashion Week: All the stars on the front row, from David Beckham to Anna Wintour
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    London Fashion Week: All the stars on the front row, from David Beckham to Anna Wintour

    Over the course of London Fashion Week, fashion aficionados have watched in awe as designers including Richard Quinn and Molly Goddard have showcased other-worldly creations.However, the catwalk isn’t the only place that has been drawing the eyes of those in attendance at the catwalk shows.

  • Margot Robbie invites Meghan Markle and Prince Harry for dinner in Los Angeles
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    Margot Robbie invites Meghan Markle and Prince Harry for dinner in Los Angeles

    Margot Robbie plans to give the Duke and Duchess of Sussex a warm welcome as they make their transition to North America.On Saturday, the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood star opened up about her friendship with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, revealing that the couple “have their reasons” for stepping down as senior members of the royal family.

  • Kate Middleton explains significance of photo of Princess Charlotte smelling flowers
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    Kate Middleton explains significance of photo of Princess Charlotte smelling flowers

    Kate Middleton has shared a never-before-seen photo of four-year-old Princess Charlotte smelling flowers as a reminder of the significance of small moments and the importance of spending time outside.On Saturday, the Kensington Palace Instagram shared the picture in honour of the Duchess of Cambridge’s “Happy Mum, Happy Baby” podcast interview, hosted by Giovanna Fletcher.

  • Robbie Williams and Ayda Field announce birth of fourth child via surrogate
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    Robbie Williams and Ayda Field announce birth of fourth child via surrogate

    Robbie Williams and his wife, actor and television personality Ayda Field, have welcomed their fourth child together.On Friday 14 February, Field shared a photograph on Instagram of four pairs of feet, one of which belongs to a baby.

  • Robbie Williams And Wife Ayda Field Welcome Fourth Child By Surrogate
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    Robbie Williams And Wife Ayda Field Welcome Fourth Child By Surrogate

    Beau Benedict Enthoven Williams was introduced to the world on Instagram.

  • Having more than 10 sexual partners linked to increased risk of cancer, finds study
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    Having more than 10 sexual partners linked to increased risk of cancer, finds study

    Having 10 or more sexual partners in a lifetime is linked to an increased chance of cancer, according to new research.The researchers found a statistically significant association between the number of sexual partners and the risk of a cancer diagnosis among men and women.

  • Third of stroke survivors 'too scared to have sex', report finds
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    Third of stroke survivors 'too scared to have sex', report finds

    One third of stroke survivors say they are “too scared” to have sex, new research has found.According to figures released by the Stroke Association, more than half (57 per cent) of people who have survived strokes have experienced changes to their sex lives with one reason being that people are afraid that having sex could bring on another attack.

  • Mumps cases at highest level in a decade as a result of 'anti-vax information', says government
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    Mumps cases at highest level in a decade as a result of 'anti-vax information', says government

    The number of recorded cases of mumps has soared to its highest level in a decade, new figures have shown.Mumps is a contagious infection that causes the glands on the side of the face to swell painfully, the NHS explains.

  • Justin Bieber says thought of being with wife Hailey forever gives him ‘the chills’
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    Justin Bieber says thought of being with wife Hailey forever gives him ‘the chills’

    Justin Bieber has spoken about the prospect of being with his wife Hailey Bieber for the rest of his life, saying the thought gives him “the chills”.This week, Justin released his first album in five years, named Changes.

  • How to get over someone, according to a relationship expert
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    How to get over someone, according to a relationship expert

    Ending a relationship is never easy - and it can be even harder if there is still love shared.But just because heartbreak may feel like the end of the world, the good news is the pain won’t last forever - and it certainly won’t keep you from falling in love again.

  • Coronavirus: Dentists running out of face masks warn surgeries could close
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    Coronavirus: Dentists running out of face masks warn surgeries could close

    Dentists in the UK say they are facing potential closure as they experience a shortage of face masks due to coronavirus.The British Dental Association (BDA) say some clinics will run out of face masks by the middle of next week and because of safety rules will no longer be able to treat patients.

  • Homeopaths ‘forbidden’ from offering autism ‘treatment’ by government watchdog
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    Homeopaths ‘forbidden’ from offering autism ‘treatment’ by government watchdog

    Homeopaths have been warned by a government watchdog that they have three months to stop advertising therapies that claim to treat autism.The Professional Standards Authority (PSA) said on Thursday that it would be renewing its accreditation of the Society of Homeopaths on the condition it could no longer claim to treat certain conditions.

  • Prevent spread of coronavirus with ‘less hugging and kissing’, says virologist
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    Prevent spread of coronavirus with ‘less hugging and kissing’, says virologist

    Avoiding physical interaction could be the key to preventing the spread of coronavirus, a virologist has said.Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, Professor John Oxford from Queen Mary University said people could protect themselves from contracting the deadly illness by avoiding handshakes, hugs, and kisses.

  • Selma Blair says she is 'breaking down' due to MS struggle
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    Selma Blair says she is 'breaking down' due to MS struggle

    Selma Blair has opened up about how multiple sclerosis (MS) has left her feeling “alone, vulnerable and scared”.Writing on Instagram, the actor recalled how she recently tripped while walking down the street, resulting in an ankle sprain.