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Celtic knocked out of Champions League after loss in Greece

Celtic knocked out of Champions League after loss in Greece

Sports
Celtic will not play in the Champions League group stage for the first time during Brendan Rodgers' tenure after defeat by AEK Athens in Greece.After a week soundtracked by reports of unrest between Rodgers and the board over a failure to strengthen the squad - and amplified by Saturday's defeat at Hearts - Celtic were two down after 50 minutes in Athens. Scott Sinclair's header with 12 minutes to play left Celtic needing to score once more to progress to the play-off round on away goals. But the Greek champions held on to deny their Scottish counterparts a tie with Hungarian side MOL Vidi.Instead Rodgers will lead Celtic into a Europa League play-off round meeting with Latvia's Spartaks Jurm...
Diabetes remission after weight loss linked to improved pancreatic cells

Diabetes remission after weight loss linked to improved pancreatic cells

Health
Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Researchers have figured out why some patients' type 2 diabetes goes into remission from aggressive weight loss -- improved functioning of pancreatic beta cells. Researchers at Newcastle University in England built on their Diabetes Remission Clinical Trial, in which 46 percent of individuals with the diabetes no longer were diabetic on year later if they underwent intensive weight loss. Their new findings, which were published Thursday in the journal Cell Metabolism, challenge the previous belief that beta-cell function is irreversibly lost in type 2 diabetes patients. "This observation carries potentially important implications for the initial clinical approach to management," senior author Dr. Roy Taylor of Newcastle University, who also oversaw the trial, said in a pre...
Mirror and Express owner slumps to £113m loss

Mirror and Express owner slumps to £113m loss

Business
The owner of the Mirror and Express newspapers has slumped to a £113m half-year loss after slashing the value of its regional publishing operations.Reach, formerly known as Trinity Mirror, said the £150m charge reflected a "more challenging outlook" for its regional businesses.They include the Manchester Evening News, Daily Record and Liverpool Echo.The results are the first since Reach completed its takeover of the Express and Star titles from Richard Desmond.The £113.5m pre-tax loss for the 26 weeks to 1 July, compares with a profit of £38.2m for the same period last year. Adjusted pre-tax profit for the UK's biggest news publisher rose £3.4m to £64.7m.Group revenue rose by 10.6% to £353.8m reflecting the acquis...
Disney star turned wild child Emma Ridley kickstarts weight loss journey for wedding no4

Disney star turned wild child Emma Ridley kickstarts weight loss journey for wedding no4

Entertainment
Before the internet, Insta and selfies, Britain had its very own Kim Kardashian socialite who ruled the roost in the 80s, 90s and noughties.Her name was Emma Ridley and she's still just as wild as ever.Squeezing her curves into a pair of bright pink leggings and plunging low-cut top, the 45-year-old Return to Oz star was spotted out in LA working up a sweat alongside her Belarusian trainer and Dancing with the Stars pro, Dzianis Marsian.The busty blonde looked hard at work as she was put through her paces for the gruelling workout in Studio City, just days after vowing to shed 30lbs after piling on the weight in recent years.Despite being renowned for her rebellious nature and partying ways – which saw her smoke marijuana at just 11-years-old and elope to Las Vegas at age 15 to marry...
Loss of receptor cells can prompt strong itching from a light touch: Study

Loss of receptor cells can prompt strong itching from a light touch: Study

Health
May 4 (UPI) -- A severe reaction to light touching -- often among old people -- occurs because of fewer receptors in the skin, according to a new study with mice.Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis studied severe itching from light tough, even when the skin is under clothing. Their findings, which researchers hope will lead to a treatment for the condition, were published Friday in the journal Science."Itching caused by touch becomes more common as we age and is especially problematic for people with dry skin or who already suffer from chronic itching," senior investigator Dr. Hongzhen Hu, an associate professor of anesthesiology at Washington University, said in a press release. "It can be more than a nuisance, and there are no drugs available to treat thi...