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Lifelong excess weight can nearly double risk of womb cancer – study

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Lifelong excess weight may almost double a woman’s risk of developing womb cancer, research suggests. Scientists and doctors have known for some time that being overweight or obese increases the risk of the disease. A...

Escape your comfort zone: I have a mortal, lifelong fear of public speaking. Can I be cured?

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I am in the pub. It is dark, loud and at full capacity. Sitting with a group of people, my mind drifts towards something funny that happened at work. I wonder if it is funny enough to repeat and, if so, how it would s...

Like herpes simplex, Johnson’s ministers had begun to seem like a lifelong condition

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A huge week for the Westminster village and its many idiots, then, as Boris Johnson finally got around to shuffling his cabinet. It’s always a thrill to see one’s ministerial bestiary gain some new entries – and, inde...

The Saviour review – gripping two-hander tackles lifelong effects of abuse

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Deirdre Kinahan’s new play for Landmark Productions tackles the subject of the emotional and physical abuse of young women in church-run institutions in Ireland over decades, and its impact on one woman for the rest o...

Wally Funk fulfills lifelong dream to go to space with Blue Origin flight

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Wally Funk, a pilot who was denied the chance to go into space in the 1960s because she was a woman, said “I want to go again, fast”, after returning from a successful flight with the Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos. With ...

Yoga, karate, skiing … Alison Bechdel on her lifelong obsession with exercise

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The first obsession, for Alison Bechdel, was with karate. In her early 20s and fresh out of college, the artist and writer turned up on a whim to an all-women’s karate class (this was the early 80s in New York), becam...