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Nan becomes published author for the first time aged 72 – after 40 rejections

Jane Allison, 72, had wanted to write a novel based on her great grandmother for years, but never quite got around to it. But after knuckling down and persevering, she’s

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Arsenal v Chelsea brings WSL an exciting start to a season like no other

Jonas Eidevall had barely arrived in London before he began assembling tanks on the front lawns of assorted rivals. “We can win the Women’s Super League,” the super-confident Swede declared

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When insurers and doctors haggle over Medicaid costs, patients pay the price

When physicians and insurers haggle over reimbursement payments, health care providers lose revenue due to extra administrative burdens—an issue that is particularly acute with Medicaid, a key part of the

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China’s bank regulator warns of rising bad loans due to uneven recovery

Chinese banks are facing the threat of rising bad loans in the future as the current economic recovery is unbalanced and lacks a solid foundation, the country’s top banking and

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Aukey earbuds found listed on Amazon despite ban for fraudulent reviews

Recently Amazon has begun ejecting retailers suspected of posting fake reviews from its seller program. The first two to go were Aukey and Mpow. Both are earbud manufacturers. However, at

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The bizarre vegan music festival where you can party with pigs to ‘save their bacon’

The unusual festival is set to raise cash to help the abused and abandoned pigs at a Yorkshire sanctuary Vegans attending a bizarre music festival this weekend will be as

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Surf’s up: a watershed moment for boarders at the Tokyo Games

“We want to take sport to the youth,” said the IOC president, Thomas Bach, when announcing in 2016 that surfing would make its Olympic debut in Tokyo. Was that an

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Artificial intelligence tool could increase patient health literacy, study shows

A federal rule that requires health care providers to offer patients free, convenient and secure electronic access to their personal medical records went into effect earlier this year. However, providing

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ESG fever: share of sustainable fund trading soaring in 2021

The rush to invest in exchange-traded funds focusing on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues jumped in the first half of 2021, with monthly turnover more than tripling to nearly

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Dell can’t ship Alienware PCs to certain US states due to newly adopted power consumption regulations

Interested in a new gaming PC from Dell’s Alienware brand but happen to reside in one of half a dozen states with strict energy efficiency rules? Well, you’re out of

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