Sunday, October 19, 2014

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Health Articles | Mail Online


A pint of beer a day 'can double men's fertility': But coffee and being vegetarian cuts odds of conceiving 

Posted: 19 Oct 2014 06:49 PM PDT

Resarchers from the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston came to the surprising conclusion after studying 105 men whose wives and girlfriends were undergoing IVF. 

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The danger of common childhood illnesses: Tonsillitis and ear infections 'can cause hearing loss in later life' 

Posted: 19 Oct 2014 06:43 PM PDT

The Newcastle Thousand Families Study made the connection after monitoring babies from 1947 to the present day, measuring their health, growth and development.

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How Viagra could help halt heart attacks and strokes, with some doctors saying it should be routinely prescribed

Posted: 19 Oct 2014 06:11 PM PDT

Italian scientists found the anti-impotence pills can drastically improve the functioning of men's hearts,with those taking the drug with certain conditions showing improvements.

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

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A 'vampire op' let me breathe again: How surgeons drain all your blood so lung clots can be removed 

Posted: 18 Oct 2014 08:45 PM PDT

Annette Malocco (pictured), from the West Midlands, had the pioneering operation to remove blood clots from her lungs two weeks ago after suffering for a year with breathing difficulties.

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Must we give up our little treats? Coffee. Cake. A glass of wine. Could you live without them? Our writers quit their favourite vices for three months...to see if abstinence really is worth the pain 

Posted: 18 Oct 2014 03:31 PM PDT

After three months without sugar, caffeine and alcohol, the three participants experienced monumental changes in weight, attention span and behaviour.

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Hand creams, eye masks and even woolly socks. But whatever you do...Don't give cupcakes to cancer patients, says LUCY O'DONNELL 

Posted: 18 Oct 2014 03:13 PM PDT

In the second part of her no-nonsense guide to thriving with cancer, Lucy O'Donnell explains how to cope with chemotherapy – and why sweet treats are the last thing you should give a patient.

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Agyness Deyn is a role model for epileptics, by DR ELLIE CANNON

Posted: 18 Oct 2014 03:12 PM PDT

The Former supermodel stars in Electricity, playing a woman with epilepsy. Her character is described as a 'witty, sexy, searingly defiant Northerner', with her condition the last thing on the list.

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Health notes: How 50 Shades Of Grey star Jamie Dornan got his rock solid physique 

Posted: 18 Oct 2014 03:10 PM PDT

This week's issues and advice include tips on how to get sculpted abs like Jamie Dornan (pictured), guidance on how to avoid strokes and a glimpse at the latest designer bespoke prosthetic limbs.

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Friday, October 17, 2014

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Menopause? It can change your life for the better: It's the ideal time for diets and the gym, say experts 

Posted: 17 Oct 2014 07:21 PM PDT

Women should also consider taking up a hobby such as crosswords, reading or cards to ward off dementia in their later years, experts say.

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U2's Bono has suffered glaucoma for years so THAT's why he wears sunglasses

Posted: 17 Oct 2014 07:00 PM PDT

U2 frontman Bono has revealed he has suffered from glaucoma for many years, prompting his continual use of dark glasses. If left untreated glaucoma can cause blindness.

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Young model has 'rag doll' syndrome which makes her go weak and floppy at any moment

Posted: 17 Oct 2014 03:40 PM PDT

Clare-Alana Ford, 22, from Hayling Island, Hants, suffers from a bizarre condition that makes her body go limp and weak without warning. Despite this she has forged a career as a model.

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Cyclist Ryan Smith left in coma van crash visits ITV's This Morning

Posted: 17 Oct 2014 01:09 PM PDT

Ryan Smith, 17, from Chapel St Leonards in Lincolnshire, said that he has come on 'leaps and bounds' in his rehabilitation after a crash with a van left him in a coma for four months.

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Ebola no longer an epidemic 'it's a humanitarian crisis that may not be over until we find a vaccine'

Posted: 17 Oct 2014 12:30 PM PDT

Professor Peter Piot spoke at length about his experiences of the Ebola virus and predictions for how the current outbreak can be tackled. He said: 'In theory it is very easy to control but this outbreak has got completely out of hand.'

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Surgeons forced to carry out open heart surgery by MOBILE PHONE light after blackout

Posted: 17 Oct 2014 10:03 AM PDT

The team of surgeons in Kyrgyzstan were working to save the life of a patient suffering heart disease. But halfway through the delicate operation the lights went out following a government crackdown on electricity consumption.

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'This proves homeopathy DOESN'T work ': Scientist swallows 50 homeopathic sleeping pills in one go - and says she doesn't feel drowsy at all

Posted: 17 Oct 2014 09:56 AM PDT

Yvette d'Entremont, a forensic chemist from Southern California, filmed herself downing the tablets to prove they were nothing but 'sugar pills'.

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Quarter of obese children missed by BMI tests could be at risk of diabetes and heart disease

Posted: 17 Oct 2014 07:36 AM PDT

Researchers at the Mayo Clinic in the US said while the BMI test correctly identifies obese children, it does not take into account body fat percentage and so misses those who appear to be a normal weight.

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'Wonder drug' which Truvada can reduce HIV risk by 92% could be offered on NHS 

Posted: 17 Oct 2014 07:04 AM PDT

Researchers from the Medical Research Council Clinical Trials Unit at University College London found the drug Truvada was 'highly protective against HIV' and will speed up their trial.

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Piling on the pounds? Blame it on jet lag

Posted: 17 Oct 2014 06:02 AM PDT

Scientists have discovered changing time zones - and the resulting disruption to the circadian rhythm, also known as the biological clock - could be making you fat.

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Five patients dead and dozens 'came to harm' under Dr Paul Miller

Posted: 17 Oct 2014 01:31 AM PDT

Hospital doctor Paul Miller, 59, was suspended by Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust after a panel found 27 patients came to harm between 2006 and 2013 under his care.

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

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How the menopause makes life a misery for a quarter of women

Posted: 16 Oct 2014 06:54 PM PDT

A fifth of women have been forced to take time off work, while one in 50 are on long-term sick leave due to symptoms related to the menopause such as exhaustion, new research has shown.

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Wine, nuts and chocolate 'may prevent brittle bones': Compound in treats found to have anti-inflammatory properties 

Posted: 16 Oct 2014 06:54 PM PDT

A natural compound found in red wine and grapes, mulberries, cocao powder and peanuts has anti-inflammatory properties which protect against bone loss in mice and rats.

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Run FOUR miles to burn off just one bottle of coke: Scientists call for exercise data to be printed on packaging instead of calories

Posted: 16 Oct 2014 06:35 PM PDT

Scientists are calling for calorie information on food and drink to be displayed in terms of how long it would take to burn them off, after discovering that most people ignore numbers on what they eat.

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Harmonie-Rose Allen will lose limbs to meningitis

Posted: 16 Oct 2014 06:28 PM PDT

Harmonie-Rose Allen, of Bath, Somerset, was diagnosed with the disease just weeks after taking her first steps. The 11-month-old girl must now have all her limbs amputated.

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Filing your nails daily does more harm than good and can lead to conditions that cause them to crack, split or bend 

Posted: 16 Oct 2014 05:58 PM PDT

Daily manicures may create conditions which eventually could cause nails to crack and split. Scientists have analysed the impact of clipping, trimming or filing nails.

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Man flu ISN'T a myth as men get sick because they don't have oestrogen

Posted: 16 Oct 2014 05:56 PM PDT

Scientists from Harvard University believe that a lack of oestrogen makes men more likely to succumb to pneumonia and other respiratory diseases - explaining the prevalence of man flu.

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Sugar Puffs renamed 'Honey Monster Puffs' because of parents

Posted: 16 Oct 2014 02:18 PM PDT

Sugar Puffs are being rebranded as Honey Monster Puffs after a backlash against sugary cereals has led to dwindling sales. The new recipe will contain less sugar and more honey.

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How your walk affects your MOOD

Posted: 16 Oct 2014 02:13 PM PDT

Experts from the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research found that people told to walk in a depressed style remembered more negative words - a trait observed in the clinically depressed.

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Ebola quarantine period is NOT long enough claims expert

Posted: 16 Oct 2014 12:31 PM PDT

Professor Charles Haas, from Drexel University in Philadelphia, studied past outbreaks and found there is a 12 per cent chance the virus could lay dormant in a person's body for longer than 21 days.

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2000 women in six months are recorded as victims of female genital mutilation

Posted: 16 Oct 2014 10:48 AM PDT

Never-before published figures from the Health and Social Care Information Centres show in the last six months, 1,746 cases of the crime were identified in English hospitals. 

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Tragedy as girl, 12, who dreamed of becoming a nurse, dies from FLU after the virus attacked her heart

Posted: 16 Oct 2014 10:28 AM PDT

Olivia Diamond, from Accrington, died of acute myocarditis - an inflammation of the heart muscle caused by a virus - four days after first complaining of feeling ill with the flu.

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How you could get paid to POO: Collection bank pays $40 a sample to use in fight against superbugs

Posted: 16 Oct 2014 09:52 AM PDT

The stool samples - which can yield donors up to $250 (£156) a week - are being collected in the U.S. state of Massachusetts for faecal microbiota transplantation – aka poo transplants.

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Woman dies from blood poisoning after dirty drip stays in her arm for FOUR days

Posted: 16 Oct 2014 08:57 AM PDT

Claire Allnut, 28, was recovering from necrotising fasciitis at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital when she died after staff failed to remove the drip.

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High-protein breakfasts reduce cravings later on

Posted: 16 Oct 2014 07:28 AM PDT

Researchers from the University of Missouri-Columbia found that people experienced a decline in cravings for sweet and savoury - or high fat - foods when they ate breakfast.

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Vitamin D 'could make childbirth less painful' 

Posted: 16 Oct 2014 06:24 AM PDT

Scientists in the US measured the vitamin D levels of 93 pregnant women prior to them having an epidural during childbirth. They found the higher the levels of the vitamin the less pain relief was required.

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Could YOU be immune to Ebola? Those naturally protected could play vital role

Posted: 16 Oct 2014 05:26 AM PDT

US scientists looked at past Ebola outbreaks and found 71 per cent of people who had close contact with a victim and tested positive never fell ill - which could change the way we fight the epidemic.

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Video shows the speed at which germs spread around an office

Posted: 16 Oct 2014 05:23 AM PDT

Public health experts advise on how to keep germ free this winter, in a video from Intel. Tips include putting the loo seat down before you flush and drying hands thoroughly after washing.

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The five biggest physio myths BUSTED

Posted: 16 Oct 2014 03:53 AM PDT

The top five physiotherapy myths have been publicly busted by the world's largest physiotherapy clinical research website. Number one myth is 'the type of mattress you sleep on prevents back pain'

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Anorexics 'at risk' as supermarkets sell laxatives to teenagers

Posted: 16 Oct 2014 03:42 AM PDT

An undercover survey for the BBC consumer show Watchdog used 14-year-old actors and found Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury's, Morrisons and Boots all sold the pills without asking questions.

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Crash diets DO work, claim experts but can be dangerous

Posted: 16 Oct 2014 02:52 AM PDT

The study in The Lancet put 200 obese adults on either a 12-week speedy diet or a 36-week weight loss plan, and four-fifths of the crash dieters reached their target.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

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Exercising regularly found to reduce chance of depression by 16% 

Posted: 15 Oct 2014 07:56 PM PDT

Study found those with symptoms of depression were more likely to be inactive, particularly from a younger age, while those who exercised three times a week cut their risk by 16 per cent.

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McDonalds, KFC and Burger King salt levels vary wildly around the globe

Posted: 15 Oct 2014 06:39 PM PDT

The World Action on Salt and Health conducted a survey analysing salt content in iconic products made by McDonald's, KFC, Burger King, Subway, Kellogg's and Nestle and found huge variations in salt levels depending on which country the product was made in.

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Patients told to make fruit, veg and wholegrains focus of meals

Posted: 15 Oct 2014 05:33 PM PDT

Women with breast cancer should avoid meats such as bacon and sausages and instead stick to fruit, vegetables, and wholegrains, according to largest-ever study into surviving the illness.

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Peter O'Keefe a heart surgeon is suspended on full pay for two years

Posted: 15 Oct 2014 05:28 PM PDT

Peter O'Keefe, 46, was sent on 'gardening leave' from the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff in April 2012. Hospital bosses said the case is not connected to the surgeon's quality of work.

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Mothers-to-be crave chocolate because pregnancy is the only time they can indulge

Posted: 15 Oct 2014 01:05 PM PDT

Researchers at SUNY college in the U.S. concluded there is nothing biological behind a woman's desire to eat chocolate during pregnancy.

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Woman terrified of spiders overcomes her fear in an HOUR on ITV's This Morning

Posted: 15 Oct 2014 12:39 PM PDT

Donna Rees told This Morning she dragged strangers into the house to remove the creatures and even ran into the street in her nightwear after discovering one.

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Head lice infestation video will certainly make your skin crawl

Posted: 15 Oct 2014 10:55 AM PDT

A video shows a mother combing millions of squirming insects out of her daughter's hair, which experts have identified as an extreme case of head lice.

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Teenager Keiran Halliday grows 8 inches in a YEAR after brain tumour

Posted: 15 Oct 2014 08:32 AM PDT

Keiran Halliday, 19, from Bridgend, South Wales, has shot up eight inches in the last year after he was diagnosed with acromegaly, where the body produces too much growth hormone.

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Cough medicines are 'waste of money' and you're better off trying honey and lemon, say doctors

Posted: 15 Oct 2014 07:47 AM PDT

Dr Tim Ballard, of the Royal College of GPs, said: 'The medical evidence behind cough medicines is weak and there is no evidence to say they will reduce illness.'

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You CAN eat potatoes and lose weight as long as you stick to a calorie-controlled diet

Posted: 15 Oct 2014 07:24 AM PDT

Research from the Illinois Institute of Technology and the University of California at Davis found reducing calories, not cutting out food groups, was most important for weight loss.

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Scoliosis sufferer Ayesha Jones turned model QUITS as 'beauty comes from within'

Posted: 15 Oct 2014 06:56 AM PDT

Ayesha Jones, 24, from Birmingham was born with a curved spine, but defied expectations to become a model. She quit, realising that health and happiness are more important than looks.

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Eating Mediterranean diet with olive oil 'can reverse heart disease'

Posted: 15 Oct 2014 02:55 AM PDT

Eating a Mediterranean diet rich in olive oil could help reverse symptoms which can lead to heart disease, research has revealed in a study carried out by boffins in Spain.

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Could stem cell jab help elderly blind see again?

Posted: 15 Oct 2014 01:30 AM PDT

A revolutionary stem cell jab has restored the gift of sight, research suggests. Elderly blind are able to see better after trial while children also benefited.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

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Baby born at 23 weeks after doctors said he'd be 'miscarriage' celebrates birthday

Posted: 14 Oct 2014 06:54 PM PDT

Rachel Crockett, 25, from Buckinghamshire, was told she was suffering a miscarriage when her waters broke at 22 weeks. But days later after a scan detected a heartbeat baby Connor was born.

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Sales of sugar and caffeine laden energy drinks should be restricted

Posted: 14 Oct 2014 06:15 PM PDT

Research by the World Health Organisation warned children and teenagers who drink the products were at risk of 'potentially harmful adverse and developmental effects'.

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Devon pensioner told she had dementia later told there is NOTHING wrong

Posted: 14 Oct 2014 12:37 PM PDT

Winnie Hill, 88, from Devon, was left distraught after doctors told her she was suffering deliberating brain disease Alzheimer's and needed round the clock care.

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Family of David Mallab who died from bowel cancer after misdiagnosis awarded pay out

Posted: 14 Oct 2014 12:16 PM PDT

David Mallaby, 44, from Worksop, first visited his GP in 2005 but was not sent for further tests, which medical experts say, would have detected a growth in the bowel, and he would have made a full recovery.

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Dr Hilary Jones strips for breast cancer examination on ITV's Lorraine

Posted: 14 Oct 2014 11:56 AM PDT

Speaking on ITV's Lorraine, Dr Hilary Jones explained a monthly examination should take several minutes - much longer than the cursory swipe many women may perform in the shower.

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This Morning hosts question Edward Smith who 'lost virginity to a car'

Posted: 14 Oct 2014 11:40 AM PDT

Edward Smith, from Washington State, told presenters Phillip Schofield and Amanda Holden is a mechaphile, meaning he is sexually interested in machines.

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People who feel ugly 'increase their risk of skin cancer': Those with low body confidence are more likely to sunbathe and avoid sunscreen

Posted: 14 Oct 2014 11:29 AM PDT

Researchers from Manchester Metropolitan University found people who believed they were unattractive spent more time in the sun and avoided wearing sunscreen.

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Aluminium could be poisoning our brains and causing Alzheimer's, professor claims

Posted: 14 Oct 2014 10:54 AM PDT

Professor Chris Exley, of Keele University, argues that aluminium builds up in the brain until it reaches a 'toxic threshold' and can't cope. It could cause early onset of Alzheimer's, he said.

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How to stay as germ free as possible in the toilets

Posted: 14 Oct 2014 10:38 AM PDT

Spot checks carried out by the American TV show The Drs found that toilet seats were the cleanest part of the toilet, compared to toilet paper dispensers which were riddled with bacteria.

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Can hypnosis stop you smoking when you drink?

Posted: 14 Oct 2014 06:21 AM PDT

The last time I got hypnotised to stop smoking it worked for nine months, writes SEAN O'HARE.

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Frozen poo capsules 'help cure hospital superbug Clostridium difficule (C. Difficile)

Posted: 14 Oct 2014 06:20 AM PDT

Doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital cured 18 of 20 patients of their severe diarrhoea, the result of the bacteria C. difficile, using capsules of frozen excrement donated by four healthy people.

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Women's memories of childbirth are shaped around the WORST pain they felt, over length of labour

Posted: 14 Oct 2014 05:39 AM PDT

Researchers from the Open University of Israel concluded that despite the fact epidurals are known to prolong labour, women who opted for them remembered the birth as less painful afterwards.

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