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PAN­DAS

The black and white bears re­cently had their con­ser­va­tion sta­tus down­graded due to ris­ing num­bers, but all is not well in China’s bam­boo forests. Satel­lite im­ages show that their habi­tat is still smaller than it was 30 years ago.

MEAT LOVERS

Eat­ing lots of pro­cessed red meat can raise your chances of get­ting Type 2 di­a­betes by more than 20 per cent, a team in Sin­ga­pore has found. They be­lieve it is due to the high lev­els of the iron-rich com­pound heme.

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