• Rescue dog’s journey from stray to saviour – BBC News
  • NHS funding review for gluten-free food – BBC News
  • Bowel cancer tool to boost diagnosis in under-50s – BBC News
  • Zombie pirates are the least of Jack Sparrow’s problems in the new ‘Pirates’ trailer
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda’s next role: The voice of Stephen Hawking?

Rescue dog’s journey from stray to saviour – BBC News

Media captionKatie the stray has found her vocation as a therapy dog Katie’s start was as rough as they get. She spent a year as a stray in the Irish countryside and was seriously emaciated by the time she was rescued. But now Katie is making a huge difference to people recovering from injuries in hospital. They get better faster, out of hospital sooner and are less likely to need…

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NHS funding review for gluten-free food – BBC News

The products include omega 3 and fish oils, travel vaccines and gluten-free foods as well as a range of drugs for which there is said to be limited evidence. Documents submitted to NHS England – and seen by the BBC – argue that the prescribing of gluten-free products dates back to the 1960s when there was not the choice there is now in supermarkets and shops. Cutting back on prescriptions…

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Bowel cancer tool to boost diagnosis in under-50s – BBC News

The NHS provides testing for people between 60 and 74 every two years. But experts say when it comes to those under 50, people do not act on their symptoms quickly enough. Urgent colonoscopy The new risk assessment tool – which is based on research by University of Exeter and was funded by the Department of Health – calculates the risk of a serious disease as a percentage. Those found…

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Zombie pirates are the least of Jack Sparrow’s problems in the new ‘Pirates’ trailer

Image: Disney Here’s a fun bit of trivia. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is actually the second longest title in the series. It falls one short of the 10-word mouthful that was Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. Javier Bardem is an angry ghost pirate in Disney’s next Pirates adventure. If you’re looking for a reason to go any reason at all…

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Lin-Manuel Miranda’s next role: The voice of Stephen Hawking?

Stephen Hawking could soon sound like Hamilton — at least in this spoof video.Image: Bryan bedder/Getty Images for Breakthrough Prize Foundation Stephen Hawking’s synthesized voice is perhaps just as famous as his brilliant mind. The theoretical physicist and cosmologist has “spoken” using the same Intel-made computer system for the past two decades. Now, however, Hawking says he’s ready for a replacement. SEE ALSO: Stephen Hawking has a message for Trump:…

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Foursquare, a SXSW darling, brought the most fun to SXSW 2017

Image: justin breton of foursquare SXSW is 10 days of fun. Many of colleagues (I see you Brett Williams) teased me (on Slack) for having a “great time with all the work down there.” But, hey, it’s actually work. Attending panel after panel, speaking on your own panels, BBQ after BBQ, happy hour after happy hour isn’t easy no matter how fun it looks from everyone’s Snapchat (or Instagram, Messenger,…

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‘Power Rangers’ box office beaten back by ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Image: Lionsgate Another weekend, another pile of money for Disney. Beauty and the Beast finishes its second weekend at the domestic box office with an estimated $88.3 million. It’s another #1 weekend for the live-action remake of Disney’s animated classic from 1991. SEE ALSO: Well, what do you know: ‘Power Rangers’ is surprisingly OK No one expected Beauty to come close to its debut, which clocked in at a record-setting…

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NHS bosses ‘spent half of extra Autumn Statement cash on outside services’ – BBC News

‘Diverted’ patients The Health Foundation report also found that 1 in every 8 of local commissioner’s budgets in England is spent on care provided by non-NHS organisations. Anita Charlesworth, director of research and economics at the Health Foundation, said: “Rising demand for emergency care meant that NHS providers haven’t had the capacity to deliver planned care and patients had to be diverted outside the NHS. “NHS hospitals were left squeezed…

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Childhood obesity: Cut unhealthy food multi-buy offers – MPs – BBC News

But health organisations and campaigners were almost universally of the view that there should have been wider action. In the latest Health Select Committee report, MPs made further calls for curbs on big discounts and price promotions on unhealthy food, citing evidence from the food industry that responsible retailers were being disadvantaged by those who continued to offer discounts on food high in sugar and fat. ‘Price war on vegetables’…

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‘Fake research’ comes under scrutiny – BBC News

Stephen Metcalfe, the committee’s chairman, said it was vitally important that people have confidence in research that is paid for by public funds. “Where research has been found to be fraudulent at a later point it has a big impact on the public – it leads to mistrust,” he told BBC News. “What we want to do is to investigate how robust the mechanisms are for ensuring that research is…

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How Felicity Jones became a kick-ass warrior for ‘Rogue One’

Just learning how to be a warrior.Image: disney This is a rebellion, isn’t it? You need to be in shape to rebel. As Rogue One‘s action hero Jyn Erso, Felicity Jones an actress formerly known for cerebral dramas like The Theory of Everything had to up her exercise game. SEE ALSO: In the first ‘Rogue One’ script, these two characters survived “This has been the most physical exercise I’ve done…

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Fans get their final goodbye to Carrie FIsher, Debbie Reynolds at public memorial

News crews waiting for the arrival of the funeral procession transporting Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher to their Memorial and Funeral at Forest Lawn Cemetery on January 6, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.Image: Getty Images LOS ANGELESFor Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds fans, getting a wristband to the stars’ public memorial was of a galactic proportion: A rare, once-in-a-lifetime event. It meant they were guaranteed a seat in the Hall…

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James Blunt debuted a new song farewelling Carrie Fisher

Scenes from Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher Memorial at Forest Lawn Cemetery on March 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.Image: Getty Images It was a show, not a memorial. That’s how Todd Fisher described the public service he organized for his sister Carrie Fisher and mom Debbie Reynolds in Los Angeles on Saturday. SEE ALSO: Here’s what it’s like waiting in line with fans at Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds’…

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15 great excuses to stay in tonight

It’s a tale as old as time: you’ll make plans at 10 a.m., bright-eyed and fresh from your first cup of coffee. “Yes,” you’ll say to your friends. “I would love to do that thing tonight.” Around 3, though, you’ll start to have doubts scary doubts. Do you really have enough energy for a whole thing? And at 5:30, you’re done. You do not want to do the thing. You’re…

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Hoverboard fires are still a problem, so here’s another product recall to remind you

Image: cpsc/Vecaro Lifestyle, image modified by Mashable  Here we go again. Following the tragic deaths of two children in Pennsylvania caused by a hoverboard fire earlier this month, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced the recall of yet another hoverboard brand. SEE ALSO: The rise and fall of the hoverboard The brand is Los Angeles-based Vecaro LifeStyle and the reason for the recall is the same as…

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13 feminists with legendary Twitter game

Minna Salami, J.K. Rowling, and Emma Watson have mastered the Twitter game.Image: Carola Michaela photography / David Fisher / Broad image / REX / SHUTTERSTOCK / MASHABLE COMPOSITE While Twitter can be a platform for dialogue and community, it has gained a reputation for being a space where misogynistic trolls roam free tweeting their hatred at will. SEE ALSO: 11 times Emma Watson was the hero we all needed In…

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You use this word all the time to get through hard times

You know the word.Image: Shutterstock / MarinaP We all deal with heartbreak in somewhat predictable ways. You might eagerly re-top that glass of wine, add a few extra miles to your daily run or binge-watch your favorite childhood TV show. SEE ALSO: AI figured out the word people text when their suicide risk is high But, without even realizing it, there’s something else you do all the time that probably…

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‘The Art of the Deal’ gets a new chapter and it’s called ‘Welp’

These are their "welp" faces.Image: Alex Brandon/AP/REX/Shutterstock Welpity welp welp welpington. If you care to venture onto the Twittersphere over the next few hours, you’re likely to be bowled over with tweets about the flaming pile of sewage that was once the healthcare bill championed by President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan. SEE ALSO: An orange alligator exists and people are calling it ‘Trumpigator’ Republicans again failed to…

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Flipkart is reportedly acquiring eBay’s India business

Image:  Getty Images India’s largest online retailer Flipkart is in talks to acquire eBay’s domestic business, according to a report from Factor Daily. The deal is said to be structured as part of Flipkart’s ongoing $2 billion fundraising. The Bangalore-based company is seen to be strengthening its arsenal to wage a war with Amazon that might soon define India’s $15 billion e-commerce sector. SEE ALSO: Flipkart acquires Jabong for $70…

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Readers only believe news if it came from someone they trust, like Oprah

Only trust the news if it came from Oprah.Image:  Tim Mossholder/stocksnap People never remember, or care, who wrote a news story they read. But they really care who shared it on Facebook. Americans will trust that the story they read isn’t fake news if it’s shared by someone they trust, according to a new report from the Media Insight Project. “People who see an article from a trusted sharer, but…

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Artist makes neon female busts for a city with no monuments to women

The caption of the statue reads, "The first monument of a woman in Sofia"Image: mihail novakov There is not a single monument dedicated to a female historical figures in Bulgaria’s capital Sofia. Like most cities, Sofia is dotted with rusty monuments of warriors, political, religious and literary figures. They’ve become so ornamental, they are rarely noticed. Every single one of them is male. \_()_/ SEE ALSO: Women’s mansplaining experiences will…

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Red Nose Day 2017 raises 71m for Comic Relief – BBC News

Media captionA short sequel to 2003’s Love Actually was among the highlights The reunited cast of Love Actually, Mrs Brown and Ed Sheeran have helped Comic Relief raise more than 71m so far. A stellar cast of comedians, musicians and other celebrities took part in the charity’s 16th Red Nose Day on Friday. Highlights included a 10-minute sequel to the 2003 film Love Actually. Take That hit the road with…

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High cost credit products must be tackled, say Lords – BBC News

The government asked regulators the Financial Conduct Authority to limit the interest rates they are able to charge. Poverty premium It calls for similar restrictions to be applied to other forms of high cost credit, charges for unarranged overdrafts and “rent to own” products. These are products that allow customers to buy items, such as televisions or mobile phones, through rental deals which can cost as much as four or…

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Ryan Gosling explains why he wouldn’t stop giggling during that Oscars moment

Ryan Gosling, politely giggling.Image: Kevin Winter/Getty Images Many of the questions surrounding that Oscars “Best Picture” blunder have been answered, except this one: Why was Ryan Gosling giggling to himself during the fracas? While those watching were aghast, and the cast and crew of La La Land looked shocked, there was Gosling ever-so-slightly amused by the moment. Well, we finally have some answers from the man himself. SEE ALSO: Ansel…

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This mum’s hilarious WhatsApp fail is truly a thing of beauty

When you’re getting to grips with new technology or testing out a freshly downloaded app, mistakes can happen. No one knows this better than anyone who’s ever received a bungled attempt at communication from a parent or a grandparent. And if there’s one thing communities such as r/oldpeoplefacebook have taught us, it’s that these glorious moments need to be documented and shared for all to enjoy. SEE ALSO: This Irish…

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