Coffee ‘can heal the heart’

OLDER people should drink four cups of coffee a day to protect and repair their heart muscles, according to a new study yesterday. The caffeine protects the heart by boosting a protein, which, in turn, shields cardiovascular cells from damage, the study, published in the journal PLOS Biology, said.

‘Can you do it for a decade?’ — Tiger Woods explains how he defines greatness in reference to LeBron James

Sam Greenwood/Getty Images Tiger Woods, with 14 major championships and 79 wins in his PGA career, is easily one of the greatest athletes of all time. Ahead of The Players Championship, Woods was asked to define greatness in reference to LeBron James, who is currently going through a similar streak of dominating performances. Woods said […]

Optical illusion BAFFLES the internet – can YOU spot the straight parallel blue lines?

This optical illusion is confusing the internet, as its confusing shape and colours make it hard to look at. Posted on the Imgur social sharing platform, it has caused a storm, with some claiming it affects their eyes, while others say it makes them “freak out”. But you will find it hard to look away […]

Sport Relief: Davina McCall in TURMOIL as pyrotechnic ignites ‘Can somebody check those?’

It was business as usual for Davina, who was professionally making her way through tonight’s Sport Relief telethon.  The 50-year-old had just finished reading out the all important numbers when she was joined by her co-stars for the evening, Gary Linekar and Ore Oduba. However as the pair walked out on stage, a small bang […]

‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’ Trailer: Melissa McCarthy Stretches Her Dramatic Chops in True-Life Forgery Drama

Melissa McCarthy rocketed to fame as the crass and loud-mouthed Megan in 2011’s Bridesmaids, and since then, the actress has perfected her brand of broad comedy to the tune of an $ 18 million paycheck in 2017. She was the fourth highest-paid actress last year according to Forbes. So why change up the formula? For the […]

Pound to euro exchange rate: Sterling improves AGAIN as Brexit ‘can be done’

The pound is currently trading against the euro at £1.132, an improvement from yesterday’s rates of £1.130. Following a tumultuous week, the exchange rate has managed to improve despite tensions between the UK and Russia following the nerve gas attack in Salisbury. It was also affected by the spring statement that announced debt was the […]

Lassa fever: What is it? Deadly disease ‘can cause dangerous epidemics’ but has no vaccine

Lassa fever is described as an acute viral haemorrhage illness that occurs in West Africa and last between two and 21 days. It’s transmitted to humans via contact with food or household items contaminated with rodent urine or faeces. While it’s not a new disease, the current outbreak is unprecedented and causing particular concern because […]

Chickenpox WARNING: Taking ibuprofen to relieve itchy spots ‘can make someone very ill’

CHICKENPOX season is fast approaching meaning it’s more important than ever to recognise the spots and symptoms. Most cases require little or no treatment, and a vaccine can work as a preventative method. But a pharmacist is warning people of the dangers with administering ibuprofen.