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September 26, 2017Michelin star and TV chef Mark Sergeant had his 5 stars rating stripped down to a two star after a disagreement over the way chicken livers should be cooked. Council workers would prefer the livers are cooked until they are well-done. Inspectors said he was using procedures that could lead to an unsafe product. Daily Mail.

September 26, 2017. If you're prone to small errors while carrying out everyday tasks such as making a cup of tea, you may be showing early signs of dementia research claims. Having to keep checking whether the tea bag is in the cup, or going to the fridge when the milk is already out shown the brains processing ability is fading. Daly Mail.

September 26, 2017Millions of pensioners prescribed a daily aspirin increased their risk of a heart attack or stroke by more than a third if they quit taking the pill, research claims. Scientists found the body can suffer a rebound effect following a sudden withdrawal, causing clots in vessels that supply the heart to the brain. Patents are warned never to quit unless specifically advised. In the UK, around 40 percent of pensioners are prescribed daily aspirin.  increase Daily Express.

September 26, 2017.  Schools should ban harmful contact in rugby, says a British medical journal article. the interest of the child should come before those of corporate professional rugby. The Metro.


September 26, 2017Healthy foods can do more harm than good. Avocados contain good fats, but they contain about 22 grams of fats which is a third of your recommended daily intake.  On top of that, it's 270 calories. Because a certain item of food is good for you, more of it is not necessarily good for you. Dr Chris Steele. ITV: This Morning.

September 26, 2017The bubonic plague still thrives on four continents. The greatest threat is on the island of Madagascar. Rats and their fleas are spreading the plague to the human population. In the last year, 60 people have died. Return Of  The Black Death: London Live.

September 26, 2017When it comes to being happy, we have a lot to learn from other countries. Stop chasing rainbows.  Avoid the hedonic treadmill by focusing on the pursuit of the goal, rather than basing your happiness on your outcome. Studies show people who volunteer have higher levels of well-being. Stop comparing yourself to others and start living.  Understanding what you need instead of a need of what others have. Those who took time out from social media found they were less stressed, less lonely and more sociable because they spoke more to friends in the real world.  On the Japanese island of Okinawa lies New Guinea, known as the village of longevity, and it has the highest life expectancy in the world. They eat fresh fish and vegetables everyday  Having something that keeps you busy doing what you love, surrounded by people who love you is key. RNIB Connect: Talking Newspapers.

September 25, 2017Recycle Week We all should take this opportunity to raise awareness to our wider audiences the importance of reducing landfill waste. #RecycleWeek

September 25, 2017World Pharmacists Day. Pharmacists across the globe are holding activities today in celebration of #WorldPharmacistsDay.

September 24, 2017British scientists have made a landmark discovery that could help slow or even stop the spread of prostate cancer to the bones. Once prostate cancer has formed tumour outposts in bone marrow, the disease is usually considered incurable. But scientists at York University have found that a protein in bone marrow acts like a ‘magnetic docking station’ for prostate cancer cells in the blood. They found that it appears to stop the cancer growing once embedded in bone. Once it has spread to other organs, 70 per cent die within five years. Prof Maitland said clinical trials of AS1517499 were ‘some way off’ and that, when they did start, they would almost certainly involve men in the advanced stages of the illness. Prostate cancer kills more than 11,000 men a year in Britain – or one every 45 minutes. Daily Mail.

September 24, 2017.  Charles Bradley dead at 68. Soul singer and former James Brown impersonator passes away after battle with cancer. The US star has died shortly after being forced to cancel his tour. Charles went from drifter to James Brown impersonator, before becoming an acclaimed soul singer in his own right. The Sun.

September 23, 2017.  The UK's leading pregnancy doctors say abortions should be treated as a medical issue, not a crime. It's currently illegal to have a termination without approval from Two doctors in England, Scotland and Wales. Abortions are only allowed in Northern Ireland or where mental health is at risk. R1X Jana Supernova.

September 23, 2017Ageing is not fixed. we can't pin it down to one single thing. what you do each day will make you age faster or a slower. Professor Mike Trenell: Institute for Ageing: Newcastle University.

September 23, 2017Look after your contact lenses. People are putting their eye health at risk by falling asleep in their lenses, swimming with lenses on, washing lenses in tap water instead of a solution, and also wearing single wear lenses more than once. A combination of these or even one of these could actually lead to complications as a result of not following the proper guidelines. Smokers are 4 times more at risk of developing Macular Degeneration.Wear sunglasses to protect the eyes. RNIB Connect: Early Edition.

September 23, 2017People actually rated getting their boiler checked than having their eyes tested. So many people are losing their sight every day. Half of all sight loss is preventable by getting the right treatments. Glaucoma can be prevented but people present their symptoms too late. To help keep eyes healthy, exercise regularly, eat a balanced diet, reduce alcohol consumption and have an eye test. RNIB Connect: Early Edition

September 23, 2017. The WHO (World Health Organisation)  is running a new campaign to encourage people to try E-cigarettes to quit smoking. It's despite new guidance that doesn't list the devices to helping people ditch the habit.  RNIB Connect: Early Edition.

September 22, 2017. More than 600 doctors are in revolt over moves by one of the country's top medical colleges to back abortion on demand. The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) will today hold a secret vote to relax the laws governing procedure. Their president, professor Lesley Regan believes terminations should be treated the same as any other medical procedure. Daily Mail.

September 22, 2017
Women whose children were harmed in the womb by the powerful epilepsy drug sodium valproate have called for a public inquiry. Its estimated 20.000 children in Britain were left with physical and learning disabilities after being exposed to the medication. The drug's manufacturer Sanofi said patents health is its primary concern, adding that sodium valproate is an important medication which some people reply on. BBC World Service: News.

September 21, 2017Protest rallies are taking place in the Philippines against President Rodrigo Duterte's violent campaign to eradicate drugs which have left thousands of people dead. They're being held on the anniversary of the declaration of Marshall law in 1972 by the former President Ferdinand Marcos. BBC World Service: News Hour.

September 21, 2017A cocktail of germs and bacteria are being picked up by computers every day a study suggests. Tests on London's Underground service found bacteria linked to skin and respiratory infections and can affect people with weak immune systems. Presenter Steve Wright: BBC Radio 2.

September 21, 2017Tattoos. Scientists from Germany and France wanted to see what happens to the pigment once the needles are put into the skin, and they found that tiny particles can travel inside the body and even reach the lymph nodes which are found in the neck, armpits and groin, and form part of the bodies immune system.  Ink getting into peoples lymph nodes. No-one really knows about all the side effects. Check toxic chemicals listed. Be careful with what chemicals the pigment is made of. Don't expose tattoos to sunlight because if you have a colourful tattoo, it's mostly out of organic pigments and likely to become toxic with carcinogenic compounds. We still need more research as to the serious side effect of tattoos. BBC World Service: Health Check.

September 21, 2017There's is a big outbreak of measles taking place across Europe and it's all down to a fall in vaccination coverage in different countries. A lot of cases have been in Romania where 31 people have died as a result of measles. Even Germany and Portugal have seen deaths from measles. This is something that theoretically should not be happening and the WHO (World Health Organisation) said its an unacceptable tragedy because measles, mumps and rubella jabs, if given to a child, would prevent anyone from getting those diseases. James Gallagher. BBC World Service: Health Check

September 21, 2017Honesty makes you happier and healthier - even if your fibs are well-meaning, studies show. Researchers from the University of San Diego Emotion Lab studied why people tell white lies to those around them found people were more likely to tell these lies to someone they were compassionate towards to avoid hurting them. Previous studies have revealed that people are happier when they don't lie. Avoiding lying has helped improve relationships and social interactions. Daily Mail.

September 21, 2017
. E-cigarettes 'do' inflict life-long damage on non-smokers' hearts that is similar to tobacco cigarettes, study claims. Researchers from UCLA studied the impact of nicotine in e-cigs on the heart. E-cigs with nicotine increased the adrenaline levels in non-smokers' hearts. This increase can cause risk of heart attack and sudden death. Experts recommend non-smokers to avoid using e-cigs with nicotine. Daily Mail.


September 21, 2017World Alzheimer's Day is the international campaign to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia.

September 20, 2017Chocolate can make you cleverer. A new report analysing 14 studies found that brain function gets a jump from ingredients from cocoa  In one study It actually helps fight brain fog from a lack of sleep. Another study found chocolate helps your memory. Stick to one and a half ounces of dark chocolate, that's at least 70% cocoa to get the most benefit. Presenter Steve Wright. Radio 2.

September 20, 2017A major pharmaceutical has withdrawn all non-US sales of a sterilisation implant 3 weeks after Sky News exposed it had dangerous side effects. The German manufacturer Bayer said the decision to stop sales was that Essure implant was being taken for commercial reasons. Some patients have been left in chronic pain and have even needed a hysterectomy in some cases. Sky News.

September 20, 2017A drug which can extend the lives of people with lung cancer is to be made available on the NHS in England. The drugs Watchdog NICE said, the drug Nivolumab was too expensive, but its manufacturers have agreed to reduce the price. Sky News.

September 20, 2017Health leaders warn of a global emergency as patients develop a growing resistance to drugs which could jeopardise progress in modern medicine  The World Health Organisation (WHO) said that 'antimicrobial resistance is a global health emergency after health leaders warned that 'we are running out of antibiotics'. Daily Mail.

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