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American Nostalgia on a Bun

The series Riverdale owes its ratings success to a number of factors, not least of which is its appeal to a relentless and sometimes revisionist nostalgia. The characters are lifted from the classic Archie comics, for one, which are synonymous with the wholesome, mid-century aesthetic they retained...

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Me and my operation: The ceramic hip that keeps younger active patients running 

A hip replacement is not suitable for younger patients. David Brewer, 54, an NHS manager from Stevenage, Hertfordshire, was one of the first patients in the world to have a new alternative.

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Boy, 7, is one of the youngest patients in Britain to have five organ transplants

Jay Crouch, seven, from Market Harborough, Leicestershire, received two new kidneys, a liver, a small intestine and a pancreas from a single donor. He spent four weeks in hospital.

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New mothers need their first check-up within 6 weeks of giving birth, new rules declare

The American College of Gynecologists and Obstetricians is now calling for women to see their doctors nine weeks sooner after giving birth to screened for life-threatening complications.

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Claim five glasses of wine a week takes years off your life is wrong

Ten days ago a study claimed that five glasses of wine a week takes years off of your life.'I can now confidently report that the scare stories have got it completely wrong,' says scientist Tony Edwards.

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Cat who developed cancer is purring again after taking cannabis oil

His owner Jacek Matusiak, 35, from Burton, said: 'Putting him to sleep was imminent. He had two strokes, an enlarged liver, significant weight loss and tumour growth to the front paw pad.'

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People who eat breakfast gain less weight over time, study finds 

Many skip their first meal in a bid to cut down on calories, including actress Joanna Lumley, but a Mayo Clinic study of 350 adults has shown that short-term tactic is flawed in the long-run.

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Varicose veins surgery rises because of middle-aged runners

EXCLUSIVE: Some 20 per cent more runners aged between 40 and 60 had treatment over the last year according to figures from Veincentre, a London-based clinic.

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Matt Dawson's wife Carolin on horror of son's near fatal meningitis

Speaking on ITV's Lorraine, Matt, 45, and Carolin revealed how doctors told them to say goodbye to Sami, then two, as there was a chance he might not survive meningitis.

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Controversial epilepsy drug that causes birth defects is banned

The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency has changed the licence for sodium valproate, which controls electrical functions in the brain to prevent life-threatening seizures.


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