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Senna Tea: Healthy Natural Laxative or Gut Irritant?

Senna is an herb that comes from a variety of flowering species of Cassia plants, often used to make senna tea. Senna leaf, fruit and pods have been used in tea form as a purgative or natural laxative for centuries. In fact, Arabian physicians are said to have discussed senna’s …

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Cheap advance rail fares could be on the way out 

Cheap advance rail fares could be phased out under radical industry plans to modernize the way people book train journeys.   The Rail Delivery Group, which represents train operators, is calling for a digital overhaul of fares which could see passengers who buy tickets on board paying the same price as …

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Whale dies in Thailand after swallowing 80 plastic bags

A whale has died in southern Thailand after swallowing more than 80 plastic bags, officials said, ending an attempted rescue which saw volunteers and government vets attempt to nurse the mammal back to health. Thailand is one of the world’s largest consumers of plastic bags, which kill hundreds of marine creatures living near …

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Fitbits could help save the lives of thousands of chemotherapy patients 

Giving NHS cancer patients Fitbit-style bracelets which monitor their progress in real time could save thousands of lives a year, experts have predicted. Oncologists currently use a decades-old framework of questions and visual observations to determine how well their patients are coping with treatment. They frequently misjudge the toll chemotherapy is …

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