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British mothers drinking during pregnancy put us in worst five nations for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

Britain is among the top five countries worldwide for mothers drinking during pregnancy, according to new research.

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Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

The NHS dominated headlines this week after the Red Cross declared it a “humanitarian crisis” but latest research from YouGov suggests the public are willing to pay a little extra to support the struggling health service.

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Kitchen Hob the most reliable home appliance

Kitchen Hob the most reliable home appliance

If you’re wondering what’s going to go wrong next in your household - it might be the freestanding cooker you bought ten years ago.

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Office staff expected to spend over £40,000 on workplace costs

Office staff expected to spend over £40,000 on workplace costs

Whether it’s a quick coffee or chipping in for a colleague’s birthday present, office workers can expect to spend over £40,000 in a lifetime on workplace costs.

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The average Brit spends 20 months of life in a huff, Donald Trump and Piers Morgan partly to blame

The average Brit spends 20 months of life in a huff, Donald Trump and Piers Morgan partly to blame

The average Brit will spend one year and eight months of their life in a bad mood, a study has found.

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Average woman changes clothes size 31 times in their lifetime

Average woman changes clothes size 31 times in their lifetime

The average woman will change dress size 31 times during the course of her adult life, according to new research.

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Parents turn to tech for extra 1hour 30 mins sleep per night

Parents turn to tech for extra 1hour 30 mins sleep per night

Parents across the UK are damaging their children’s sleep patterns by relying on technology to get them off to sleep, a new report has found.

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jpns-20-12-16-028 chipper cats christmas party

Animal experts issue festive food warning to pet owners

Hopefully all animal owners know by now the dangers of feeding ’human’ chocolate to their pets.

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Pokemon motivation to get adults moving ‘short-lived’

Pokemon motivation to get adults moving ‘short-lived’

The health benefits of playing Pokemon GO wear off after just six weeks as players get bored, a new study has revealed.

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No FOMO as Brits ‘suffer’ Joy of Missing Out

No FOMO as Brits ‘suffer’ Joy of Missing Out

Forget FOMO ... Boring Brits are more likely to suffer ‘JOMO’ - the joy of missing out - because we cannot be bothered to socialise, a study has found.

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Smartphones as bad for teens’ health as TV

Smartphones as bad for teens’ health as TV

Tablets and smartphones are as bad for the health of a teenager as TV, new research found.

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Just 1 in 5 of population commit 80% of crimes

Just 1 in 5 of population commit 80% of crimes

The fifth of the population responsible for 80 per cent of social costs, including crime, benefits and healthcare can be identified as young as three years old, a new study shows.

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One in five people would rather cuddle pooch than partner

One in five people would rather cuddle pooch than partner

One in five people would rather cuddle up to their pooch than their partner, a new survey has revealed.

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Signs of success include being happy... and having well-behaved kids

Signs of success include being happy... and having well-behaved kids

Being happy, healthy and having well-behaved children are the true signs of success - far ahead of being rich, according to new research.

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Spuds on top as celery named as UK’s most hated veg

Spuds on top as celery named as UK’s most hated veg

Brits are turning up their noses at ‘trending’ veg people post in recipes on social media - with celery named as the most hated.

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Scientists say nuts to heart disease

Scientists say nuts to heart disease

A daily handful of any type of nuts slashes the risk of heart disease and cancer, Britain’s biggest killers.

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Shops ‘could be a thing of the past’ by 2050

Shops ‘could be a thing of the past’ by 2050

High Street retailers could be consigned to history by 2050 as virtual reality takes over the way we shop, a report into the future of shopping has predicted.

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Airport luggage. Photo: Genevieve Hayward

Clothes, tech and dentures - some of the items lost at UK airports

Lost clothes and glasses mingle with more unusual items in the lost property boxes at the UK’s airports.

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Brits spend more time on social media than in the pub

Brits spend more time on social media than in the pub

The average British person will spend more than three years of their life updating social media, a new study has found.

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Breakfast cereals full of sugar

Breakfast cereals full of sugar

A large bowl of Kellogg’s Frosties can contain NINE TEASPOONS of sugar - the same as a can of fizzy drink, a survey shows.

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