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Doctors’ reluctance to talk about anal sex is putting young women off, researchers warn

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Doctors’ reluctance to discuss the potential harms of anal sex is letting a generation of young women down, researchers have warned. Many doctors worry they might appear judgmental or homophobic, but by avoiding the topic they may be failing patients who are unaware of the risks, a study has found. Surgeons Tabitha Gana and Lesley …

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I was called a murderer to warn of the damage of the lock

I was called a murderer to warn of the damage of the lock

During the pandemic, I wrote an article for this newspaper titled “Why can’t just one of these endless press conferences be devoted to non-Covid-related illnesses?” Perhaps naively, I thought it might be a suggestion that the Government would accept. Practically free, a low-controversy topic, and very little inconvenient – ​​why wouldn’t they, I thought? The …

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Antarctica’s ‘sleeping giant’ could raise sea levels more than 16 feet, experts warn

Antarctica's 'sleeping giant' could raise sea levels more than 16 feet, experts warn

The collapse of Antarctica’s ‘sleeping giant’ could cause change on a planetary scale in the coming centuries, according to a new warning from scientists. If the climate crisis continues on its current trajectory, then the melting of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet (EAIS) alone could contribute about 3-10 feet (1-3 meters) of sea level rise …

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Bat coronaviruses silently infect more than 65,000 people each year, scientists warn

Bat coronaviruses silently infect more than 65,000 people each year, scientists warn

There may be an average of more than 65,000 cases of bat coronavirus silently infecting people each year in Southeast Asia, according to a new study that could lead to new tools to improve preparedness for future pandemics. Flying mammals are known to harbor coronaviruses that can be transmitted to humans, including SARS-related coronaviruses. Previous …

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“When I see kids vaping, I warn them: this is what killed my daughter”

Teenager Rosey Christoffersen loved soccer from an early age, with her enthusiasm matched by a knack for scoring goals. He attended regular training sessions and played weekly matches with a local club, but one season he became alarmed by his rapidly declining fitness. “I’m gassed,” she told her manager at Wallasey Wanderers in Wirral as …

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Scientists warn that water spewed from Tonga’s underwater volcano could weaken the ozone layer

In a new study, experts from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory predict that the volume of water expelled during the eruption could be enough to affect the average global temperature.

Tonga’s volcanic eruption in January released enough water to fill more than 58,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools and could weaken the ozone layer. Scientists who examined the amount of water vapor spewed from the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano described it as “unprecedented”. The powerful steam formed when seawater from the South Pacific came into contact with …

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