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Man Utd beaten by Basel after 'perfect first half – without the goals'

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho says his side should have been five or six goals ahead by half-time of their Champions League defeat by Basel. United dominated the first half of their penultimate group game, with Marouane Fellaini and Marcos Rojo hitting the woodwork. But, on the brink of securing the point they needed to reach the knockout stage, the visitors were undone by Michael Lang’s 89th-minute goal. “The first half was the perfect half – without the goals. I cannot complain. I cannot blame the players,” said Mourinho. “I…

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Nearly half of all cancer deaths linked to preventable risk factors: study

Cancer. To many of us, it may seem scary, mysterious, or even inevitable. Now, a new study suggests that nearly half of the country’s cancers may be preventable through decisions we make every day. Researchers with the American Cancer Society looked at data on cancer incidence and deaths, finding that 42 percent of all cancer cases in the United States -– and nearly half of all cancer deaths – are linked to preventable risk factors like cigarette smoking, exposure to secondhand smoke, excess body weight, alcohol intake and dietary choices….

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Half of US adults have high blood pressure in new guidelines

New medical guidelines lower the threshold for high blood pressure, adding 30 million Americans to those who have the condition. That means now nearly half of U.S. adults have it. High pressure has long meant a top reading of at least 140 or a bottom one of 90. That drops to 130 over 80 in advice announced Monday by major heart groups. The change results in an additional 14 percent of U.S. adults with high pressure, but doctors say only 2 percent of these newly added people need medication. The…

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News: Emirates overcomes rising oil price to see profits rise in first half of financial year

The Emirates Group has announced steady revenue growth and a rebound on profitability compared to the same period last year in half-year results for 2017-18. The figures come in spite of the continuing downward pressure on margins, a rise in oil prices, and other challenges for the airline and travel industry.  The Emirates Group revenue was AED49.4 billion (US$ 13.5 billion) for the first six months of its 2017-18 financial year, up six per cent from AED 46.5 billion (US$ 12.7 billion) during the same period last year. Profitability rebounded…

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'West Ham you drive me to drink' – fan reaction on a terrible first half for the Hammers and Joe Hart

Joe Hart concedes the opening goal Friday, October 20, 2017 It has not been a good first half for West Ham as they find themselves 2-0 down to Brighton at the London Stadium. Similarly it has been another night to forget for goalkeeper Joe Hart whose poor form seems to be continuing. Glenn Murray was the man to put Brighton ahead with a simple header before Jose Izquierdo curled in a second just before the break – an effort Hart should really have saved.  Understandably the reaction has been hitting social media regarding…

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'You don't know it's not normal': Less than half of us recognise anxiety symptoms

I’m just a bit messed up and highly strung. This was the view I took of myself before I knew that anxiety was not just a normal part of who I am.  It turns out that I’m not alone in this confusion. It took decades before Camilla Martin realised what she was experiencing was not ”normal”.  Anxiety affects one in four Australian adults – it is the most common mental health issue in the country – yet less than half of us recognise the symptoms when they occur. Like me, many…

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Aviva Premiership: Saracens comfortably dispose of Worcester after improved second half performance

An improved second-half performance from Saracens saw them eventually quell a battling Worcester with a 25-3 victory at Sixways. Despite leading 13-3 at half-time, the visitors were clearly second best as Warriors threw everything at their opponents but could not make it count. After the interval, the strength of the Saracens bench saw them gain control of the match with two tries from Chris Wyles and one from Alex Goode proving decisive. Alex Lozowki converted one and added two penalties, with Owen Farrell converting one. A penalty from Jamie Shillcock…

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