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Trump in good health despite weight in obese range – doctor

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Trump is 6ft3in (1.9m) tall and weighs 243lb (110kg) US President Donald Trump has put on weight since his last medical check-up, but remains in “very good health”, his official doctor Sean Conley says. Mr Trump had received a higher dose of medicine to lower his cholesterol levels, his memo said. Mr Trump weighed 243lb (110kg) in last week’s examination, which is up from 239lb in early 2018. Other doctors noted that his Body Mass Index (BMI) now falls in excess of 30, which…

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MP Chris Evans on body dysmorphia: ‘I didn’t feel good enough’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWorried by “flaws” in his appearance, Chris Evans MP began a dangerous exercise routine After being hit by a car and going through his parents’ divorce, Chris Evans’ physical and mental pain had been pushed to the max. As weight sky-rocketed and his self-esteem hit rock bottom, he started working out. But what started out as a keep-fit regime, turned into a mental health condition – body dysmorphia. The Islwyn MP is encouraging anyone experiencing something similar to talk to someone. “You…

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Tennis: Australian number four Kyrgios ‘in a good spot’ ahead of home Open

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Nick Kyrgios is in the unusual position of being Australia’s number four in the men’s draw at Melbourne Park this year but the 23-year-old thinks he has found at least some of the answers to the questions that have held back his career. Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 7, 2018. Australia’s Nick Kyrgios hits a shot during his third round match against Japan’s Kei Nishikori. REUTERS/Toby Melville Part of the reason for his lowly spot in the…

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Marcus Rashford can be as good as Harry Kane, says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Marcus Rashford (right) played alongside England captain Harry Kane during the Nations League fixtures in 2018 Manchester United interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Marcus Rashford can become a “top, top striker” like Tottenham’s England captain Harry Kane. The England team-mates will be on opposite sides at Wembley on Sunday when Spurs look to end Solskjaer’s winning start as Reds boss. United have won all five of Solskjaer’s matches in charge at Old Trafford. “We can talk about Harry Kane and his class. Marcus has the potential to get up…

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Sunshine Saturday: How to get a good holiday deal on peak booking day

Image copyright Getty Images “Time to book somewhere hot,” we hear you think. Well, it’s certainly the weekend for it. Sunshine Saturday (that’s today by the way) is expected to see more than double the amount of holiday bookings than any other day of the year. It’s all a bit trickier this year though isn’t it? The pound is worth even fewer euros and dollars, and as for Brexit… well, that’s anybody’s guess right now. But despite all that, Brits are still up for getting away in 2019. Ebookers say…

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Cathay Pacific makes good on first-class ticket blunder

FILE PHOTO: Attendants chat at the First Class counter of Cathay Pacific Airways at Hong Kong Airport in Hong Kong, China April 4, 2018. REUTERS/Bobby Yip/File photo HONG KONG (Reuters) – Cathay Pacific Airways said it would guarantee thousands of first and business-class flights sold at huge discounts after a ticketing error, calling the mistake a surprise special on New Years Day. The Hong Kong based carrier acknowledged the error on its twitter feed on Wednesday, stating “we made a mistake but we look forward to welcoming you on board…

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Glenn Hoddle jokes Spurs game ‘wasn’t good for my recovery’

Hoddle won the FA Cup twice and the Uefa Cup with Tottenham Ex-Spurs player Glenn Hoddle joked that his recovery from cardiac arrest was not helped by the dramatic way they made the Champions League last 16. Hoddle collapsed at the BT Sport studios on 27 October, his 61st birthday, and later underwent surgery before returning home to recuperate. Spurs scored a late goal to secure a draw at Barcelona and go through. “That just wasn’t good for my recovery! But a great performance well done boys, deserved to win,”…

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Climate change and the UK: Five good and bad things

Image copyright Getty Images With UN climate talks underway in Poland, pressure is on for nations to cut carbon emissions fast. The UK says it’s a leader in climate change – but is it? Here’s a list of the good and bad in terms of the UK’s climate change record – depending on your point of view. Five good things (from a government perspective) The British government claims to be a leader in cutting carbon emissions – here are five achievements of present and past administrations. Climate change act Ten…

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Parental leave: The good, the bad and the unexpected

Image copyright Andy Shelley Image caption Andy Shelley says his time on parental leave was “eye-opening” Following the release of a poll which suggested 27% of mothers did not enjoy their maternity leave as much as they thought they would, parents have been sharing their experience of parental leave – both good and bad. Many people got in touch following BBC Radio 5 Live presenter Emma Barnett’s open and honest account of her time away from work looking after her baby son, a time which she described as being “bloody…

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The blind woman developing tech for the good of others

Image copyright IBM Image caption Chieko Asakawa received Japan’s Medal of Honour for her contribution to accessibility research An accident in a swimming pool left Chieko Asakawa blind at the age of 14. For the past three decades she’s worked to create technology – now with a big focus on artificial intelligence (AI) – to transform life for the visually impaired. “When I started out there was no assistive technology,” Japanese-born Dr Asakawa says. “I couldn’t read any information by myself. I couldn’t go anywhere by myself.” Those “painful experiences”…

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