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Deaths from heart attack and stroke rise dramatically in January. Why this is the case has long puzzled scientists, but Nelson Chong says that new research is starting to unravel the mystery. And it has nothing to do with the cold weather.
The Natural History Museum in London is preparing to send one of its most famous exhibits, "Dippy" the diplodocus skeleton, on a tour of the UK. Fossil expert Ben Garrod explains what it takes to care for, transport and assemble such a giant 3D jigsaw.
A New York pizzeria is selling a US$2,000 pizza garnished with gold leaf, but this is no flash in the pan – people have been flaunting wealth by eating gold for centuries. But what does it do to your insides? And are there other metals that would be better on pizza? Nutritionist Marie-Ann Ha reveals all
Clint Witchalls
Health + Medicine Editor

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Heart attacks are more common in January – here's why

Nelson Chong, University of Westminster
A perfect storm of risk factors makes January the deadliest month for cardiovascular disease.

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