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Wednesday 29 March 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# heartbeat

Last year
# heartbeat
Peerless Sexton drives Leinster's relentless pursuit of fifth European star
The 36-year-old was superb once again as Leinster set up a Champions Cup final against La Rochelle.
All time
# Louisiana
Louisiana lawmakers pass controversial 'heartbeat' abortion ban
Restrictions passed by a number of US States recently are expected to be blocked in lower courts and eventually appealed to the Supreme Court.
# United States
US judge blocks Mississippi's 'heartbeat' abortion ban
The bill banning abortion where a heartbeat is detectable was passed in March.
# Podcast
The Explainer: Why are so many US states tightening abortion laws right now?
With a Supreme Court dominated by conservatives and a pro-life president, this type of shift in abortion legislation had been expected for some time – so what happens now?
# heartbeat
Scottish Premiership leaders hope to extend young Irish defender's impressive loan spell
Jimmy Dunne has helped Hearts to set the pace this season.
# Greengrass
Heartbeat and Worzel Gummidge star Bill Maynard dies aged 89
He died in hospital not long after breaking his hip in a fall.
# stroke risk
'I'd get out of bed and the next thing wake up on the bathroom floor'
Fainting spells led to Les Carroll being diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, an irregular heartbeat that increases the risk of stroke.
# health risk
Long working hours can cause an irregular heart rhythm
People who work more than 55 hours a week are at risk of atrial fibrillation.
'I'm sorry, there's no heartbeat': I thought it was my fault we lost our babies
Losing a baby through miscarriage, especially in your first trimester, is a very peculiar and isolated kind of grief. All I wanted was for people to acknowledge our loss and say ‘I am sorry ’.
# Christmas Bonus
Good news for Poirot fans: ITV 2, 3 and 4 are back on UPC
Good news for The Only Way is Essex fans too…
# iPod
Power your iPod… with your pulse
Scientists have developed technology which could see you binning your iPod charger. Well, eventually.