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Patricia Reaney

Patricia Reaney

    Miley Cyrus says she's a 'bad bitch'
    Miley Cyrus says she's a 'bad bitch'
    Singer Miley Cyrus has a documentary coming out in which she says she was aiming to make history at the MTV VMA's with her raunchy stage performance.
    Oprah takes top spot on Forbes celebrity list
    Oprah takes top spot on Forbes celebrity list
    After two years as a runner-up, Oprah Winfrey has been named the most powerful celebrity in the world by Forbes.
    Relaxing vacation a top holiday choice for many
    Relaxing vacation a top holiday choice for many
    Relaxing holidays with a sprinkling of sightseeing thrown in are the most popular type of vacation for people around the globe.
    Tension over Islam centre, Qur'an threat marks 9/11
    Tension over Islam centre, Qur'an threat marks 9/11
    Tensions over a threat to burn the Qur'an and a proposed Islamic centre near Ground Zero marked the ninth anniversary of the September 11 attacks.
    Milk cancels health benefit of drinking tea
    Milk cancels health benefit of drinking tea
    Drinking tea can reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke but only if milk is not added to the brew, German scientists said on Tuesday. Research has shown that tea improves blood flow and the ability of the arteries to relax but researchers at the Charite Hospital at the University of Berlin in Mitte found milk eliminates the protective effect against cardiovascular disease.
    British doctors condemn plastic surgery lottery
    British doctors condemn plastic surgery lottery
    British surgeons have condemned a plastic surgery lottery that offers winners money for face lifts, breast enlargements and tummy tucks. London-based Europa International is running what is thought to be the world's first lottery for cosmetic surgery.
    Drug resistant TB cases higher than once estimated
    Drug resistant TB cases higher than once estimated
    Cases of drug resistant tuberculosis are higher than previously estimated and three nations -- China, India and Russia -- account for more than half of all cases worldwide. Multi-drug resistant tuberculosis are strains of the disease that are resistant to at least two of the most important first-line drugs.
    Malaria map aims to tackle killer disease
    Malaria map aims to tackle killer disease
    Researchers are creating a global malaria map to tackle the killer disease by pinpointing the areas where it strikes most often. The map, the first in 40 years, is designed to spot mosquitoes carrying the malaria parasite and determine where they are likely to infect people so the best control and treatment strategies can be implemented.
    Trawling destroying underwater mountains
    Trawling destroying underwater mountains
    Deep-sea trawling is destroying underwater mountains teeming with marine life and causing irreparable damage to ecosystems, scientists warned on Wednesday. Most of the underwater volcanic mountains, or seamounts, which contain deep-sea corals and are home to thousands of marine species, are in unregulated areas.
    Lifestyle changes shown to cut risk of diabetes
    Lifestyle changes shown to cut risk of diabetes
    Losing weight, cutting down on saturated fats, eating more fibre and exercising can make a difference when it comes to diabetes. Finnish researchers have shown that lifestyle changes not only reduce the odds of high-risk people developing Type 2 diabetes but can also postpone the onset of the illness.
    Experts: Europe faces obesity epidemic
    Experts: Europe faces obesity epidemic
    Europe is facing an obesity epidemic by the end of the decade, which will increase health costs and hamper economic development, health experts said on Thursday. Up to 23% of men and as many as 36% of women in Europe are obese, and one third of children are overweight.