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Game of Thrones: What did people make of its return?

Game of Thrones: What did people make of its return?

Entertainment
This story does not contain spoilers. Game Of Thrones returned for its eighth and final season on Monday morning after a near two-year absence.HBO aired episode one of the fantasy epic simultaneously in the US and UK.Hardcore British fans had to stay up until 0200 BST to return to the Westeros winter for the first time since August 2017.Secrets were revealed and families reunited as the battle for the Iron Throne intensified, with the 'undead' army inching ever closer. The breakout stars of HBO's hit series Game of Thrones stars step out for final season premiere While many battle-weary viewers were either heading back to bed, or off to work, journalists were busy filing their early reviews:Breathtaking momentsThe Guardian, which ...
Madagascar measles epidemic kills more than 1,200 people

Madagascar measles epidemic kills more than 1,200 people

Health
Babies wail as a nurse tries to reassure mothers who have come to vaccinate their children. They fear a measles epidemic that has killed more than 1,200 people in this island nation where many are desperately poor. As Madagascar faces its largest measles outbreak in history and cases soar well beyond 115,000, resistance to vaccinating children is not the driving force. Measles cases are rising in the United States and other parts of the world, in part the result of misinformation that makes some parents balk at a crucial vaccine. New York City is now trying to halt a measles outbreak by ordering mandatory vaccinations in one Brooklyn neighborhood. In Madagascar, many parents would like to protect their children but face immense challenges including the lack of resources. Just 58% percent ...
Heart disease in short people comes from poor lung function, study say

Heart disease in short people comes from poor lung function, study say

Health
March 29 (UPI) -- When it comes to developing heart disease, a person's height may matter more than their diet. For shorter people, having poorly functioning lungs can cause heart disease, according to new research published Wednesday in Communications Biology. "Understanding the causal relationship behind an observation such as the inverse relationship between adult height and heart disease risk is important in advancing our knowledge about the disease and has the potential to point towards lifestyle interventions that can impact disease prevention," said Panos Deloukas, a researcher from Queen Mary University of London and study senior author, in a news release. The researchers found that the lung function had a bigger impact on whether shorter people developed traditional risk factors...