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Slow fashion: how to keep your favourite clothes for ever – from laundering to moth-proofing

Slow fashion: how to keep your favourite clothes for ever – from laundering to moth-proofing

Unless you plan to wear a suit of armour for the rest of your life, there is no way to make your clothes last for ever. You can get close to for ever – if…

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Apple and Google stop workers playing back voice recordings

Apple and Google stop workers playing back voice recordings

Apple and Google are temporarily stopping workers listening to voice recordings captured by smart speakers and virtual assistants. It follows a Guardian report that third-party contractors used by Apple had…

HEALTH

Alzheimer’s blood test ‘one step closer’

Alzheimer’s blood test ‘one step closer’

Researchers say they can accurately identify people on track to develop Alzheimer’s disease before symptoms appear, which could help the…

Ear ‘tickling’ therapy could ‘help thwart ageing’

Ear ‘tickling’ therapy could ‘help thwart ageing’

Tickling the ear with a small electric current could rebalance the nervous system in over-55s and help them age more…

Gut bacteria may have motor neurone disease role

Gut bacteria may have motor neurone disease role

Gut bacteria may be playing a role in motor neurone disease, according to early studies in animals and people. Experiments…

Resistant malaria spreading in South East Asia

Resistant malaria spreading in South East Asia

Malaria parasites resistant to key drugs have spread rapidly in South East Asia, researchers from the UK and Thailand say.…

DR Congo Ebola outbreak declared global health emergency

DR Congo Ebola outbreak declared global health emergency

The World Health Organization has declared the Ebola crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo a “public health emergency of…

Tafida Raqeeb: Parents bid to get daughter treated in Italy

Tafida Raqeeb: Parents bid to get daughter treated in Italy

The parents of a five-year-old girl in a coma have begun a legal challenge after doctors said it was in…

Anorexia stems from body as well as mind – study

Anorexia stems from body as well as mind – study

The origins of the eating disorder anorexia nervosa are in both the mind and the body, according to an international…

Alzheimer’s risk ‘different in women and men’

Alzheimer’s risk ‘different in women and men’

Scientists say they may have discovered why more women than men have Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. It has always been…

Urine test to end ‘smear fear’

Urine test to end ‘smear fear’

Women who are too anxious or embarrassed to go for a smear test could instead provide a urine sample to…

Campaign to tackle ‘botched’ cosmetic procedures

Campaign to tackle ‘botched’ cosmetic procedures

A campaign to tackle “botched” cosmetic procedures is to be launched by the government in England next month. It follows…

Amazon withdraws painted children’s drinking tumblers

Amazon withdraws painted children’s drinking tumblers

Amazon has withdrawn from sale a set of painted Disney character children’s drinking glasses amid safety fears. The paint used…

NHS child gender reassignment ‘too quick’

NHS child gender reassignment ‘too quick’

  England’s only NHS youth gender clinic is too quick to give children and young people gender reassignment treatment, a…

Breast cancer: Scan younger women at risk, charity says

Breast cancer: Scan younger women at risk, charity says

  Younger women with a family history of breast cancer should receive annual screenings to pick up the disease earlier,…

Fake Xanax: Anxiety drug deaths an ‘escalating crisis’

Fake Xanax: Anxiety drug deaths an ‘escalating crisis’

The coroner for Northern Ireland has called the rising number of deaths linked to fake versions of the anti-anxiety drug,…

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Apple and Google stop workers playing back voice recordings

Apple and Google stop workers playing back voice recordings

Apple and Google are temporarily stopping workers listening to voice recordings captured by smart speakers and virtual assistants. It follows…