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Fasting diets may raise risk of diabetes
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Fasting diets may raise risk of diabetes

    Popular fasting diets involve going without food for two days a week, or every other day. Fasting every other day to lose weight could have damaging side effects. That is the conclusion of a group of scientists speaking this weekend at the European Society of Endocrinology’s annual meeting. Their findings suggest that fasting-based diets may impair the action of sugar-regulating hormone insulin, and lead to increased risk of diabetes. Care should be taken before starting such programmes, say researchers. Ana Bonassa, whose team from the University of São Paulo in Brazil carried out the study, said: This is the first study to show that, despite weight loss, intermittent fasting diets may actually damage the pancreas and affect insulin function in normal healthy indi...
Newlyweds Prince Harry and Meghan Markle: What next for Titles, honeymoon, where they will live and more
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Newlyweds Prince Harry and Meghan Markle: What next for Titles, honeymoon, where they will live and more

    Now that rings have been exchanged and bells have rung throughout the nation for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the attention upon the newest royal newlyweds turns to their next steps as a couple. After months of anticipation following the announcement of their engagement – plus the wedding plans that followed the Prince and Ms Markle have captured the hearts of many thousands around the world. Royal fans will be eager to watch the couple as they both grow into their newly defined roles and royal duties.  Here is everything we know so far about the next steps of Britain's newest royal duo: Where will they live? The Prince and Ms Markle will live in Nottingham Cottage, where they have been residing since their engagement in November 2017. Reportedl...
The 50p coin has changed through history
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The 50p coin has changed through history

    If you were born before 1992, you will probably have a clear memory of the old 50p piece before it was deemed too large and withdrawn from currency that year. Even then, the coin had only been in our pockets and purses for under 30 years. Prior to that, and oblivious to the decimalisation of Britain’s currency still to come, the pound split in two was formerlyrecognised as the brown “10 bob note”. It was a similar size to the newest £5 notes we have today, but not of the same abysmal quality. During the 1960s, 10 bob was probably worth at least the same as our fivers. Formally known as the 10 shilling note, 10 bob held the value of 120 old pennies. It was the lowest denomination of note ever issued by the Bank of England, surviving from 1928 to 1969. Both at its bir...
Melanie Trump returns to White house after kidney surgery
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Melanie Trump returns to White house after kidney surgery

    Melania Trump listens as President Donald Trump speaks President Trump misspelled first lady Melania Trump's name in a tweet welcoming her back to the White House on Saturday. Great to have our incredible First Lady back home in the White House. Melanie is feeling and doing really well, Trump tweeted. Melania Trump had spent several days at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., recovering from a kidney procedure before she returned to the White House on Saturday. Twitter users were quick to point out the error.
Meghan wore Princess Diana’s ring to reception
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Meghan wore Princess Diana’s ring to reception

    Meghan wears Princess Diana's ring Meghan Markle wore one of Princess Diana's rings to her wedding reception on Saturday evening. Following her death, a letter of wishes from Diana revealed she had left her jewellery collection to her sons, Harry and William who gave his spouse, Duchess Catherine, a pair of her earrings for their own wedding in 2011 to pass on to their future wives. I leave the exact division of the jewellery to your discretion. The stones were either side of a larger diamond from Botswana,which is where the couple enjoyed a safari holiday in September. The ring was made by Cleave and Company, Court Jewellers and Medallists to Her Majesty The Queen.
Britain’s reputation at risk over plans significantly weaken protections after Brexit
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Britain’s reputation at risk over plans significantly weaken protections after Brexit

    The United Nations has warned the government that Britain’s reputation is at risk over plans that would significantly weaken protections for the environment after Brexit. In a stern intervention, Erik Solheim, executive director of the UN’s environment programme, called on the environment secretary Michael Gove to honour his promise to deliver a green Brexit, ensuring the environment would not suffer from Britain’s EU departure. The warning comes after proposals to protect the climate after Brexit were dismissed as toothless by green campaigners. Under the plans, the new post-Brexit watchdog would not have the power to take the government to court over breaches of environmental standards. At the moment, the government is answerable at the European Court of Justice ...
Prince Harry’s ex-loves attended the Royal Wedding
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Prince Harry’s ex-loves attended the Royal Wedding

    Evidently breaking wasn’t hard to do and neither is saying friends. Both of Prince Harry’s ex-loves, Chelsy Davy and Cressida Bonas, showed up to St. George’s Chapel to watch their former boyfriend marry Meghan Markle. Chelsy Davy was first to arrive and was spotted in St. George’s Chapel looking somewhat rueful and quiet, staying her seat while guests mingled around her. She was accompanied by her brother. Davy had a somewhat tempestuous relationship with Harry over their seven year relationship. The South African native struggled being in media spotlight 24/7, and the couple broke up in 2011. The Zimbabwean national was widely believed to be “the one.” She  studied at the University of Cape Town, before moving to Leeds University to study law to be closer to Harr...