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Avatar therapy 'reduces power of schizophrenia voices'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Confronting an avatar on a computer screen helped patients hearing voices to cope better with hallucinations, a UK trial has found. Patients who received this therapy became less distressed and heard voices less often compared with those who had counselling instead. Experts said the therapy could add an important new approach to treating schizophrenia hallucinations. The trial, on 150 people, is published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal. It follows a much smaller pilot study in 2013. Hallucinations are common in people with schizophrenia…

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Captain Smith leads Australia recovery to leave Ashes Test delicately poised

First Ashes Test, Gabba, Brisbane (day two of five) England 302: Vince 83, Malan 56, Stoneman 53 Australia 165-4: Smith 64*, Marsh 44* Australia trail by 137 runs Scorecard Australia captain Steve Smith withstood the charge of the England bowlers to leave the first Ashes Test delicately poised after two days in Brisbane. On a fascinating and, at times, thrilling day, Smith made an unbeaten 64 to lead his side to 165-4, 137 behind. That was a significant recovery from 76-4 as England’s attack, expertly marshalled by skipper Joe Root,…

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Doctor Who: Tom Baker returns on camera for 1979 Shada serial

Media playback is unsupported on your device Tom Baker has made a surprise appearance on camera as Doctor Who, donning his trademark stripy scarf in a newly-released episode. The 83-year-old actor has returned to complete the unfinished story Shada, filmed in Cambridge, 38 years after it was abandoned. The parts not filmed in 1979 will be completed with animation and Baker’s voice, but he has also filmed a scene. It will be his first return to the role since a brief Children in Need cameo. Baker, the fourth Doctor, played…

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Burberry: How Christopher Bailey rescued the brand with the chequered past

Christopher Bailey joined Burberry back in 2001, at a time when it was tainted with a bad image, profits were falling and fashion fans were turning elsewhere for their latest fix. He has been credited for completely transforming Burberry through show-stopping catwalk collections that are available to buy straight off the runway. Bailey has also drawn on the brand’s British heritage, championing the UK’s biggest models and musicians at Fashion Week and drawing the world’s biggest names to experience it all on the front row. As the Yorkshire-born designer announces…

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S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018: Congratulations to the 21 Finalists

Following an intense round of culinary competitions around the world, we are pleased to announce the names of the 21 global finalists selected to compete in the S.Pellegrino Young Chef Grand Finale 2018. Congratulations to the 21 talented young chefs that have made it this far in the competition earning their place in the prestigious final! This competition’s 21 finalists have been shortlisted through a rigorous selection process of over 2000 young chef applications from 243 countries and a further competitive cooking round where 210 semi-finalists battled head to head in 21 regions…

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