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Olympian James Cracknell backs call for tax on sugary drinks

The Guardian - ‎4 hours ago‎
James Cracknell: 'The government has no option but to intervene'. Photograph: Gary Calton for the Observer. Ben Quinn. Tuesday 9 February 2016 19.01 EST Last modified on Tuesday 9 February 2016 19.03 EST.
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Patients far more likely to die if nurses care for more than six, major study finds - ‎5 hours ago‎
Patients are far more likely to die if cared for by nurses looking after more than six patients, according to major research which warns of the dangers of using cheap substitute staff.
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Hospitals braced for 24-hour doctor strike

BBC News - ‎4 hours ago‎
Hospitals in England are braced for another day of disruption as junior doctors take part in a second 24-hour strike over pay and conditions.
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Surge in number of children admitted to A&E for self-harm and mental illnesses

The Independent - ‎4 hours ago‎
The number of children diagnosed with mental illnesses has more than doubled in five years and cases of intentional self-harm have also surged.
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Lack of hospital beds force thousands of mentally ill adults to travel miles News - ‎16 hours ago‎
The practice of sending mental health patients long distances for treatment should end, a Commission has said, as experts brand some services 'potentially dangerous'.
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Public dissatisfaction with NHS climbs 8%

PharmaTimes - ‎5 hours ago‎
Public satisfaction with the National Health Service dipped five percentage points in 2015 to 60 percent, just as dissatisfaction with the service climbed eight percentage points to 23 percent, show findings from the latest British Social Attitudes ...
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Lara Casalotti battling leukaemia is saved as a suitable stem cell donor is found

Daily Mail - ‎1 hour ago‎
The chances of her finding a stem cell match for her aggressive form of leukaemia were heartbreakingly small. With a Thai mother and an Italian father, Lara Casalotti, 24, had only a one in 25 million possibility of finding a donor.
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Horses can read human emotions, according to new research - ‎4 hours ago‎
Horses really can read human emotions, reveals new research. They have been shown to be able to distinguish between angry and happy human faces for the first time.
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New Sunbathing Advice: There's 'No Safe Way To Tan' And People Should At Least Use SPF15

Huffington Post UK - ‎15 hours ago‎
The new guidance advises people to always wear sun protection with a factor of at least SPF15 when out in the sun and notes that people should apply roughly six to eight teaspoons of lotion to cover the body.
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St John's wort recalled after contaminated batches discovered

The Guardian - ‎16 hours ago‎
St John's wort is extracted from the hypericum perforatum plant, and is typically used to treat depression, anxiety, loss of appetite and insomnia.
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Liz McInnes gives support to World Cancer Day

Rochdale Online - ‎7 hours ago‎
Liz McInnes, MP for Heywood and Middleton, met with representatives from four of the UK's leading cancer charities, who are working together to unite the nation and help transform the lives of millions of people who are affected by cancer, to mark ...
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Air pollution exposure during pregnancy linked with asthma risk

Xinhua - ‎1 hour ago‎
VANCOUVER, Feb. 9 (Xinhua) -- Babies born to mothers exposed to air pollution from traffic during pregnancy have an increased risk of developing asthma before the age of six, according to new research by scholars from University of British Columbia ...
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Being stressed could make you LOSE weight

The Sun - ‎12 hours ago‎
When stress hormones known as cortisol are released, brown body fat is activated and burns glucose to create body heat. Babies and children have more brown fat than adults to keep them warm.
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Mum to black and white twins bombarded by inquisitive strangers

TVNZ - ‎3 hours ago‎
Experts are saying it is a one-in-a-million chance, but Hannah Yarker, 20, and her partner Kyle Armstrong, 24, have given birth to twin daughters of different skin colour.
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Co-op Food recalls camembert over food poisoning concerns

Co-operative News - ‎13 hours ago‎
The Co-operative Food is one of three UK supermarkets to recall camembert products, after detecting the possible presence of listeria.
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Hospital trip over a splinter

News Guardian - ‎19 hours ago‎
Patients are being reminded to use the right NHS service after a person attended the new emergency care hospital with a splinter in their finger.