Anger and hatred can make us feel happy, says study

Anger and hatred can make us feel happy, says study

People are happier if they are able to feel emotions they desire – even if those emotions are unpleasant, such as anger and hatred, a study suggests. The results of the study, compiled by an international team of researchers, found happiness is “more than simply feeling pleasure and avoiding pain”. Researchers asked participants what emotions they desired and felt. This was then compared to how they rated their overall happiness, or life satisfaction. The researchers…

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Breast cancer helpline founder paid herself £31k

Breast cancer helpline founder paid herself £31k

A national breast cancer charity is being investigated after its founder paid herself £31,000 in breach of charity law. Wendy Watson MBE, who launched National Hereditary Breast Cancer Helpline in 1996, has resigned as a trustee. Financial irregularities were uncovered by the Charity Commission, which has issued an official warning for “significant breaches of trust”. Lawyers for Mrs Watson and the charity described the payments as “an error”. Mrs Watson, of Derbyshire, founded the charity…

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Sarah Reed death: Mentally ill 'should not be assessed in prison'

Sarah Reed death: Mentally ill 'should not be assessed in prison'

The mother of a woman who killed herself while she was in prison has said mentally ill people should not be assessed in prison. Sarah Reed, 32, died in Holloway Prison, north London in February last year. She was waiting to be assessed to see if she was mentally fit to plead after being charged with assaulting a nurse in a secure psychiatric unit. The government said it took prisoners’ mental health “extremely seriously”. Sarah’s…

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Type 2 diabetes rise in children 'disturbing'

Type 2 diabetes rise in children 'disturbing'

More than 600 children and teenagers are being treated for type 2 diabetes in England and Wales, and the rise in cases is a “hugely disturbing trend”, local councils are warning. The figures come from a report by child health experts which found 110 more cases among under-19s in 2015-16 than two years previously. The youngest children affected are aged between five and nine. Council leaders said urgent action on childhood obesity was needed. The…

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Eggs containing fipronil found in 15 EU countries and Hong Kong

Eggs containing fipronil found in 15 EU countries and Hong Kong

Media playback is unsupported on your device Fifteen EU countries as well as Hong Kong and Switzerland have received eggs contaminated with the insecticide fipronil, the European Commission says. The commission will hold a meeting with ministers and regulators on 26 September. Its food safety chief has called countries to stop “blaming and shaming” each other. A row has erupted over how long Belgian and Dutch authorities have known about the contamination. Eggs, coming mainly…

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GM pigs take step to being organ donors

GM pigs take step to being organ donors

The most genetically modified animals in existence have been created to help end a shortage of organs for transplant, say US researchers. The scientists successfully rid 37 pigs of viruses hiding in their DNA, overcoming one of the big barriers to transplanting pig organs to people. The team at eGenesis admits preventing pig organs from being rejected by the human body remains a huge challenge But experts said it was a promising and exciting first…

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Eggs scandal: 700,000 sent to UK but risk is 'unlikely'

Eggs scandal: 700,000 sent to UK but risk is 'unlikely'

About 700,000 eggs have been sent to the UK from potentially contaminated Dutch farms, up from an early estimate of 21,000, the food watchdog has said. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) said it was very unlikely that there was a risk to public health. However, 11 products containing egg – including sandwiches and salads – have been withdrawn from supermarkets. Dutch police have now arrested two people suspected of using the insecticide fipronil. The FSA…

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Labour criticises government hospital asset sales

Labour criticises government hospital asset sales

Labour has accused the government of selling off valuable hospital assets to help plug a hole in NHS finances. Figures from data body NHS Digital show that the amount of NHS land in England earmarked for sale has more than doubled in the past year. Analysis commissioned by Labour found 117 sites deemed surplus were still in medical or clinical use. Ministers said selling land would give vital funds for patient care and free up…

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