Tuesday, April 16

Day: May 1, 2018

Eat these foods before bed
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Eat these foods before bed

    Dreams are funny things: some people remember their dreams all the time and can recount just about every detail, while others can't recall a thing from their sleepy adventures. That could change, however, thanks to new research into the effect of vitamin B6 on our dream recollection. A study published in the Journal of Perceptual and Motor Skills has discovered that eating foods rich in the vitamin before bedtime can help you remember your dreams the next day. These foods include poultry, fish, bread, wholegrain cereals, eggs, peanuts, milk and vegetables, amongst others. Dr Denholm Aspy of the University of Adelaide's School of Psychology said of the study, which involved 68 people: Our results show that taking vitamin B6 improved people’s ability to recall dream...
Harry and Meghan look lovingly on royal wedding coin
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Harry and Meghan look lovingly on royal wedding coin

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle feature on a new coin commemorating the royal wedding. Harry and the American star sat for the portraits used on the Royal Mint souvenir and are depicted looking lovingly into each other’s eyes. It is Ms Markle’s first appearance on a UK coin by the Royal Mint. The Royal Mint revealed: Following the announcement of their engagement, the Royal Mint was granted a private sitting with Prince Harry and Meghan at Kensington Palace. The coin design was crafted by Jody Clark, who created the current effigy of the Queen in 2015. Harry featured on an Alderney coin by the Royal Mint in 2005 to mark his 21st birthday.
May vetoed pleas bring new doctors from overseas to fulfill NHS crisis
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May vetoed pleas bring new doctors from overseas to fulfill NHS crisis

    Theresa May faces a new immigration crisis after it emerged that she overruled Cabinet ministers pleading for more doctors from overseas to fill empty NHS posts. At least three government departments lobbied for a relaxation of visa rules to let in desperately needed doctors as well as specialist staff sought by businesses, the Evening Standard has learned. The issue erupted on Friday when several NHS trusts went public about fears that patient safety was being put at risk by doctor shortages. The crisis came as then home secretary Amber Rudd was fighting for her political life over the Windrush scandal but No 10’s hard line meant her hands were tied. Sources have disclosed that Downing Street was lobbied for several months before the NHS went public to allow a re...
Is North Korea Really About to Give Up Its Nuclear Weapons
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Is North Korea Really About to Give Up Its Nuclear Weapons

    Amid an apparent historic diplomatic rapprochement between the two Koreas, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has hinted that his country might end its nuclear testing and eventually give up its atomic weapons. There are reasons to be skeptical. Yes, Libya suspended its own nuclear-weapons program in 2003. But that program amounted to little more than exploratory research. Libya had no functional weapons. Since the United States tested the first nuclear bomb in July 1945, just one country South Africa in the late 1980s and early ’90s has voluntarily ended a well-established nuclear-weapons program and dismantled a functional atomic arsenal. But North Korea is not like South Africa. It could be difficult to duplicate, in Pyongyang, the internal and external forces that...
New Home Secretary signals break on first day role: Pressure mounts on PM
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New Home Secretary signals break on first day role: Pressure mounts on PM

    Pressure is continuing to grow on Prime Minister Theresa May over her actions as Home Secretary as Sajid Javid signalled a break from the past on his first day in the role. Mr Javid said he would do right by the Windrush generation and rejected the term hostile environment which was used by Mrs May to refer to the government’s immigration policy. The new-look Cabinet is due to meet on Tuesday for the first time since Amber Rudd resigned from her role as Home Secretary after admitting she had inadvertently misled MPs over the existence of targets for removing illegal immigrants. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said Mrs May now has questions to answer about what she actually did as home secretary. Diane Abbott, the shadow home secretary, said Sajid Javid’s appointme...