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July 23, 2017. Authorities in the Indian capitol of Delhi have told 'tobacco companies' to remove all advertising from cigarette shops warning of legal action if they don't comply. The order follows reports that the companies are promoting cigarettes heavily at tobacco shops. India is the Worlds second largest consumer of tobacco with 200 million users, and kills nearly a million Indians every year. World Service Radio News room.   

July 23, 2017. The government is setting out plans to allow adults to change their 'gender' legally without a doctors diagnosis. It will begin consultation in the Autumn. News & Sunday papers.BBC Radio 4 

July 23, 2017. It was during the HIV epidemic in the 1980's when the UK banned men from giving blood. But 6 years ago that changed and those abstaining from sex for 12 months were allowed to 'donate blood'. The same applied for people who'd been sexually active with a high risk of HIV, or high risk partner. Sex worker were still permanently banned. But new testing techniques have established that infectious diseases such as HIV and hepatitis B and C show up in the blood stream well within 3 months. News & Sunday papers.BBC Radio 4 

July 22, 2017. The aid agency Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF) says it's re-opened a small 'medical clinic' in the Afghan city of Kunda at a new location. It's their first facility there since American air strikes destroyed a Hospital it ran in 2015. World Service radio news. 

July 22, 2017. Campaigners have welcomed the change of heart by Boots. The high street store announced it is looking for a cheaper alternatives to the 'morning after pill'Sky News. 

July 22, 2017. Labour MP's are asking people to boycott the high street store Boots. This is over the 'morning after pill'. They are maintaining their high prices when most other pharmacists like Superdrug and Tesco have cut the price by half. The British pregnancy advisory service has asked Boots to half the price to make it around 13 - 14 pounds. Boots said no because they don't want to facilitate casual sex. Press Preview. Sky News. 

July 21, 2017. An on-going 'cholera' epidemic which is sweeping war ravaged Yemen is believed to be the largest ever recorded in a single year. In just 3 months since the outbreak started there have been more than 360.000 of suspected cases. Yemen has become a breeding ground for the disease. After 2 years of a devastating civil war that's split the country between a Saudi led coalition, and Iran-backed Houthi rebels.  BBC 1 News

July 21, 2017. To 'help sleep' in this hot weather, use  oils or eucalyptus oil A fan to keep cool. Breathing methods. Avoid puzzles and over stimulating the brain. Eat breakfast within 30 minutes of waking up. Don't drink caffeine after 3 pm and drink lots of water. Yoga and meditation to help with breathing and keep calm. Dr Nerina Ramlakhan sleep and energy expert, and motivational speaker  This Morning. ITV.  

July 21, 2017. 'AlphaBay and Hansa', two of the biggest market places on the dark web where people could sell and buy drugs, malware and weapons anonymously have been shut down.  Press Preview. Open Source. BBC News. 

July 21, 2017. 47 million people in the World are effected by 'dementia'. Around 131 million could be effected by 2015 and the proportionate of sufferers in low and middle income countries is predicted to go up and 35% of all dementia cases could be prevented with proper interventions and treatments. Press Preview. Open Source. BBC News. 

July 20, 2017. It's the 10th anniversary since the first altruistic kidney donor Kay Mason donated her kidney. There are currently about 5000 people in the UK waiting for a 'kidney donation' and every year 250 people die while waiting for a suitable owner. BBC News. I've had no serious illness. I've had four healthy children and even a grand child. I hope to inspire more people to do the same. Kay Mason. BBC News 

July 20, 2017. By the age of 60, a human being loses almost half of their 'taste buds'. That's why my gran loves a strong mint. Presenter Steve Wright. Radio 2.  

July 20, 2017. A natural compound found in strawberries can reduce the mental effects of aging. Strawberries contain the antioxidant 'Anthocyanins' which reduces mental decline and inflammation in the body. Anthocyanins is also found in other plants including cucumber, apples, persimmons and onions. Presenter Steve Wright. Radio 2 

July 20, 2017.  The Arizona Senator John McCain has been diagnosed with a 'brain tumour' his office has said. BBC News. 

July 19, 2017. The WHO (World Health Organisation) has set a safe limit for 'noise' at 85 db, the same sound as busy city traffic. Experts agree this is a level of any sound for around 8 hours without risking harm to your hearing.  If you're repeatedly subjected to loud noise, it has a detrimental effect on your health, hearing and all sorts of different stress factors in your body. Poppy (Elliott) Szkiler. Founder and Managing Director at Quiet Mark. Radio 2.

July 20, 2017. Researchers believe lifestyle factor may put people at risk of 'dementia' by damaging brain health. The study published in the Lancet suggests a 3rd of cases of dementia could be prevented by tackling obesity, stopping smoking, reducing high blood pressure and by getting a good education. BBC Radio 2 News.

July 20, 2017. I had no idea how extreme and very real the physical pain caused by 'mental distress' and mental ill-health could be. I was in so much agony. I never realised that the physical pain I was suffering was because of the mental torment I was going through  Jeremy Vine Show. Radio 2. 

July 20, 2017. By 2050, 2 million people in the UK are expected to be living with dementia. To lower the risk of getting 'dementia' avoid smoking, high blood pressure, inactivity, depression, obesity. To help, engage in social activities such as a hobby, sports events, regular exercising and an active social life. Press Preview. 

July 19, 2017. People living with 'dementia' can now transform their home-life. GPS tracking devices, body monitors and censor pads are used to keep someone with dementia and their carers safe. and notify doctors who can then offer them support and offer a better insight to how it's progressing. The trials which are positive will hopefully be rolled out nationally. BBC London news. 

July 19, 2017. 1 in 5 people around the World aged 15 and over now use 'tobacco'. That's down from 1 in 4 in 2007. Dozens of countries have introduced measures to discourage people from smoking over the last decade such as introducing higher taxes, advertising bans and smoke-free zones. But the WHO has criticised the tobacco industry saying companies are now increasingly putting pressure on governments in countries in the middle east, Africa and Asia not to bring in these interventions. BBC World Service News. 

July 19, 2017. Experts at Harvard University have said putting on less than a stone across your twenties, thirties and forties significantly increases the 'risk of serious health' problems in later life. Every 5 kg that people gain between the ages of 18 and 55 reduces the chance of being disease free by 17%. Presenter Steve Wright. BBC Radio 2. 

July 19, 2017. According to dental researchers, people who skip breakfast are significantly more likely to suffer from 'bad breath' than people who eat their first meal of the day. Presenter Steve Wright. BBC 2. 

July 19, 2017. More than a quarter of babies born in England and Wales last year have foreign-born mothers. The figure announced is the highest level in records. Also, for the second year running, a higher rate of woman over the age of 40 'having babies' than those under 20. BBC Radio 2 News. 

July 19, 2017.  Sky news has learned up to 2,000 woman who say they suffered complications from 'vaginal mesh' implants are planning to take legal action against the manufacturers. Sky News. 

July 18, 2017'Dancing' makes you feel better. Scientists found that people showed improved levels of happiness after just one session of dancing. Even teens reported worrying about their problems after taking just one dance class. Steve Wright. Radio 2. 

July 18, 2017.  Risk factors for 'dementia' are similar to heart disease which is not smoking, healthy diet, not being over weight, being physically active, and being mentally and socially active are all likely to reduce the incidence and prevalence of dementia People of high education have the same cognitive decline 12 or 15 years later than people of a lower education. Professor Michael Marmot, of Epidemiology at University College London. BBC2 Radio Jeremy Vine. 

July 18, 2017.  For good health, the 'M.I.N.D' diet (Mediterranean- Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay) Means a diet full of good helpings of vegetables, olive oil, nuts, and cutting out sugars, processed foods, fast foods, meat and dairy products helps from ageing prematurely. DR Chris Steel. This Morning. ITV. 

July 18, 2017. New statistics out that show that negative 'body image' and low self esteem are a major cause amongst young people when it comes to selfies. This Morning. ITV.  

July 18, 2017. Crosswords can help keep your 'brain' 10 years younger. Press Preview. Sky News.

July 18, 2017.  There is pretty consistent evidence now that those people who are 'obese' have a 30% increase of developing bowel cancer. People with high insulin levels is associated with a 60% increase in developing bowel cancer. Dr Neil Murphy. Cancer Epidemiologist. The Truth About Cancer. BBC World Service. 

July 18, 2017. 'Bowel cancer' is the 3rd biggest killer in the World. India has the lowest rate of bowel cancer probably due to their home-made foods and high fibre dietThe Truth About Cancer. BBC World Service 

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