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Take That cancel tour dates after family illness

Take That cancel tour dates after family illness

Entertainment
Take That have cancelled plans for a world tour for their 30th anniversary tour after one of Gary Barlow's family members fell ill. The trio had wanted to do a global arena tour from April, including Australia and South America, but the group will now stay in Europe so that Barlow can be closer to home. Image: Gary Barlow asked fans to be understanding about the decision Barlow, 47, told the Daily Mirror: "We had a big ambition next year to do a world tour, but I have actually got an illness in my family and it means I am not going to travel for the next two years extensively."So all the plans for South America and Australia that were coming off..."I thank my two band mates who have been so very understanding, but I ju...
1 in 4 young women have mental illness

1 in 4 young women have mental illness

Health
Nearly one in four young women have a mental illness, with emotional problems such as depression and anxiety the most common, figures for England show.The official NHS report found young women aged 17 to 19 were twice as likely as young men to have problems, with 23.9% reporting a disorder.In children aged five to 15, one in nine had a disorder, up from one in 10 when the review was done 13 years ago.The findings are based on a survey of more than 9,000 young people.The results based on detailed assessments and questionnaires have been collected by NHS Digital, the statistics body for the government.It comes as the Children's Commissioner for England warned there was a "vast gap" in NHS mental health support.Anne Longfield's report criticised slow progres...
Young blood an elixir that prevents illness, study reveals

Young blood an elixir that prevents illness, study reveals

Technology
Blood taken from a young person could be the key to maintaining long-lasting health in old age, scientists claim. Blood factors obtained from young beings can improve late-life health in animals, the study published in Nature journal revealed.It could also help reduce the chances of developing age-related diseases, the scientists at University College London (UCL) said.Dame Linda Partridge, a geneticist at UCL, said research shows that young blood could allow humans to live a life free of diseases such as cancer and heart disease right up until their deaths."I would say ageing is the emperor of all diseases," she told The Times."A lot of people regard ageing as 'natural' and that therefore you shouldn't interfere with nature. But we've always considered it an ethical impera...
Ex-world champion Cavendish to take indefinite break because of illness

Ex-world champion Cavendish to take indefinite break because of illness

Sports
Britain's Mark Cavendish is to take a period of total rest from cycling because of illness.His Dimension Data team said the 33-year-old would be taking an indefinite break "due to the presence of Epstein-Barr virus".Medical tests have shown the 2011 world road race champion has been unwittingly training with EBV - which causes glandular fever - over recent months. "This season I've not felt physically myself," Cavendish said."Despite showing good numbers on the bike I have felt that there's been something not right."I'm glad to now finally have some clarity as to why I haven't been able to perform at my optimum level during this time."Cavendish, whose 30 Tour de France stage wins put him seco...
Richard Bacon placed in medically-induced coma after mystery illness

Richard Bacon placed in medically-induced coma after mystery illness

Entertainment
Twitter RICHARD BACON: The Blue Peter presenter, here last week, is in a medically-induced coma The 42-year-old presenter, who was famously sacked from children's TV show Blue Peter after he was found with drugs, is in a medically induced coma.According to The Sun, Richard is fighting for his life after contracting a mystery illness, which caused him to be hospitalised last week.A source is quoted as telling the publication: "This is an extremely worrying time for everyone who loves him [Richard]."Doctors started treating him for pneumonia, but it soon became apparent that it wasn't working and his condition took a dramatic turn for the worse. "They had no choice but to put him into a medically-induc...