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November 18, 2017. Tens of thousands of disability and sickness benefit claimants may have been underpaid and it could cost up to £500m to correct the error. The Department for Work and Pensions confirmed it had identified errors in the payment of employment and support allowance (ESA) that could affect 75,000 people who transferred to it from incapacity benefits. The errors affected people who applied for ESA between 2011-12 and 2014-15 and were identified by the DWP late last year, according to BBC News, which uncovered the error. The department has contacted about 1,000 of the people who could be affected so far, according to the BBC, and has begun making repayments. News.

November 17, 2017. If you have donated to Children In Need in the past, mark my words. You've been a big part of it. You don't need to be kidney specialist. You don't need to be bereavement councillor or a doctor of science, all you have to do is provide that expert care by donating. Matt Baker. Children In Need. The Rickshaw challenge. BBC 1.

November 17, 2017, The 2 Sisters factory closed for 5 weeks after an investigation raised concerns about Chicken being put back on the production line after falling on the floor, and also changing the slaughter dates on Chickens. Senior MPs have asked for better regulation of food processing factories, after a joint ITV news and Guardian investigation uncovered safety breaches at the UK's biggest Chicken supermarket supplier. A scathing report into the '2 Sisters' scandals said, it should act as a wake-up call to food regulators, the FSA, as it was 'too easy for suppliers to dodge food safety rules'. The committee said, the breeches uncovered at the plant are not a one-off. ITV News.

November 17, 2017. Drinking three cups of coffee each day could save your life: Beverage slashes the risk of fatal liver diseases by 70%, reveals review. Coffee has high quantities of caffeine, kahweol, cafestol and antioxidants. Scientists believe this is where the drink's life-saving benefits stem from. A review found coffee reduces the risk of liver disease, liver cancer and cirrhosis. Charities state coffee is an easy change to reduce the risk of an early death. Daily Mail.

November 17, 2017. The United Nations has warned that thousands of people in Yemen will die if Saudi-led military coalition does not immediately lift the blockade. It says one million children are now at risk of diphtheria outbreak, and at least 20 million people are in desperate need of humanitarian care. BBC News.

November 16, 2017. If you have any of the eye conditions such as glaucoma, lazy eyes, or squinting which can run in the family. Get your children an eye test if there's a family history of any of these conditions. People of Asian or African Caribbean decent are more at risk of developing eye disease. RNIB Connect: Early Edition.

November 16, 2017. An investigation has found that an increasing number of men are using blue pills like Viagra to counter the effects of alcohol or other drugs. The number of unlicensed erectile dysfunctional drugs seized in the UK has increase seven-fold in five years. RNIB Connect: Early Edition.


November 16, 2017coconut water can be used as plasma. Steve Wright Show. Radio 2.

November 16, 2017. Opium production in Afghanistan has hit record levels amid the resurgence of the Taliban, reports the UN. Poppy cultivation rose 87% to 4,8000 tons last year. Metro News.

November 16, 2017. Electrical shocks to the brain have boosted human memory for the first time. Now scientists hope their device could be used to help people with Alzheimer's. Prof Dong Song and his team from the University of Southern California implanted the device in 20 volunteers. Memory improved by about 15% in short-term test when correct stimulation pattern was used. Some volunteers improved by 30% in a longer-term memory test. They hope this could help sufferers from Alzheimer's and other dementias by bypassing the damage caused by cell death in the hippocampus. Metro News.

November 15, 2017. From baby-sitting in the evening, to looking after the kids when you're at work. Grandparents are playing an ever greater role in family life, and children love it. There are all those treats from granny and grand dad. but that's where the problem starts. Researchers at the University of Glasgow claim, over indulging with grandparents could be harming children's health. Many youngsters all over the world are being over-indulged by grandparents giving them too much sugar and fatty foods. The study says, grandparents have a key role to play in encouraging a healthy lifestyle, and must give children clear messages. ITV News.

November 15, 2017. Do you have a psychic vampire in your life? A physic vampire is a toxic person who drains you of energy because of their emotional energy, and because of their intense egotism, paranoia or jealousy. DJ Steve Wright. Radio 2.

November 15, 207. Britain is in danger of becoming a nation of pill-poppers where people use drugs to fight chronic illnesses like heart disease instead of living healthy lives. Cholesterol-lowering statins are already taken by up to seven million Britons deemed to be at a higher risk of cardiovascular disease, while some academics advocate those over 45 should take low-dose aspirin to help ward off cancer. By all means over-eat and don't take any exercise, but in today's world you may find that means 20 years of chronic disability at the end of your life,.Telegraph.

November 15, 2017. A visit to the optician is a common way to see if you have diabetes. The optician can looks inside the eye, and will either see a cataract, or retinopathy and that's when they can see if you may have diabetes and you need to have a glucose tolerance test. You need to see how your body reacts to sugar to diagnose it. You can ignore it for years and not know you have it until you're tested. LBC Radio.

November 14, 2017. Newham Borough  in London is struggling to cope with the increasing numbers of people there developing type 2 diabetes, so, it has enlisted the help of the boroughs famous football club West Jam. Its running walk in football classes to help people manage the condition. Almost 1 in 10 people in Newham, among the highest rate in the country, but with exercise and a healthy diet, it can be reversed. ITV News.

November 14, 2017. Sitting down for too long can cause medical problems. Sitting for too long on long train journeys, long-haul flights, and watching television. Get up and walk around to stop blood clotting. Put an exercise bike in the room. Dr Chris Steele. ITV This Morning.

November 14, 2017. Wolfing your food too fast can increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. They were 5 times more likely to risk heart attack, raised blood pressure, diabetes and cholesterol. They looked at a thousand middle-aged people and studied them for 5 years monitoring their eating speeds, and they found that 2.3% of the slow eaters developed this condition.(Metabolic syndrome blood pressure raised cholesterol.) The fast eaters, 11.6% developed this risk. Chew your food thoroughly, eat slowly and enjoy your food. Dr Chris Steele. ITV This Morning.


November 14, 2017. A study of 200,00 people over 30 years found a handful of nuts, twice a week had a much reduced incidents of a heart attack or stroke. All the tree nuts that grow on the tress, but not peanut butter. 
Dr Chris Steele. ITV This Morning.

November 13, 2017. Food waste we all throw away. There are mountains of it. Across the country, we throw away 10 million tonnes of food every year. That's 17 billion pounds worth in the bin, and were told 60% of that is avoidable. Over-production is  fact of the modern food industry. Food that could have, and should have been eaten. BBC News.

November 13, 2017The Asian giant is responsible for around 30% of global car emission. The powerful impact of China's economy on the worlds economyNew data suggests that global emissions of carbon dioxide is rising for the first time in four years. The main cause of the increase has been greater use of coal in China. The projected data for 2017 is being presented at a Untied Nations Climate conference in German. Emissions from carbon dioxide have fallen in American and Europe. BBC News.

November 13, 2017From physicist in the Nobel prize winning team that discovered the Higgs Boson particle, to health-care entrepreneur. Dr Elina Berglund has received 30 million dollars of funding for a smart-phone app that guides woman through a natural form of birth control. It works by measuring their mouth temperatures in the morning, and entering into an app. The algorithm runs in the background and it tells woman is she's at risk of pregnancy that day or. World Service: Tech Tent.


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