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February 21st 2018. NHS trusts in England are reporting a deficit of more than £1.2bn in the current financial year which is £365m worse than the predicted deficit of £916m. Sky News.

February 21, 2018The WWETT Show – Water & Waste-water Equipment, Treatment & Transport is the world's largest annual trade show for environmental service professionals.The 2017 WWETT show will be held in Indianapolis,Indiana at the Indiana Convention Centre on February 22-25,2017. Steve Wright Show: Radio 2.

February 21, 2018A common side effect of polycystic ovary syndrome is speedy growth of thick, dark hair on your face and body. It’s not something we often see – hair anywhere below the the eyebrows remains a taboo – and so those with more hair than the norm can feel like pressured to shave, wax, or epilate. Metro.

February 21, 2018The i leads with the new sex claims to face Oxfam. It reports that 7,000 regular donors have stopped giving money since the Haiti allegations first emerged and that 26 sexual misconduct allegations had since been made. Papers. 

February 21, 2018The Daily Mirror leads with Tom Evans's campaign to keep his ill toddler, Alfie, alive after a High Court judge ruled that life support should be withdrawn. Papers. 

February 21, 2, 2018High-flying lawyer, politician and farmer, 52, describes agonizing her battle with lymphedema. Virginia Harrod, 52, developed a recurring infection from a common side effect of breast cancer surgery and treatment. The swelling condition, lymphedema, affects between five and 40 percent of women who have breast surgery for cancer. The resulting infection could have killed her if she had become septic. Harrod had a relatively new procedure to transfer healthy lymph nodes and save her a constant struggle. The trial that gave Harrod new lymph nodes is only about a year old, Harrod says, and there just is not much research or many solutions to the agony of lymphedema for thousands of breast cancer survivors. Mail.

February 21, 2018Dog meat traders reward people for bringing in their unwanted pets. An estimated 30 million dogs are killed for human consumption each year across Asia, in a brutal trade that involves immense animal cruelty. In Indonesia alone, one million dogs are killed annually. The Balinese are usually paid Rp. 50,000 to 80,000 (US$ 3.70 to 5.90) for selling one dog. Poor families will sell their pets to the dog catcher for as little as Rp. 10,000 (US$ 0.70) if the dog can no longer be cared for. For some people, dog-kidnapping has become a major source of income since animals stolen from neighbours or caught for free on the street represent a 100% profit. International campaigns, like the “Dog Meat-Free Indonesia”, raise the profile of this issue and work to enforce laws that will end the trade. Liveleak.

February 20th 2018. Don't be a clock-watcher if you want to get to sleep. If it takes you a long time to get to sleep, or you wake up in the middle of the night, don't look to see what time it is. According to sleep scientists, it increases anxiety and releases adrenaline which will stop you sleeping, and the worst thing you can do is to look at the clock. Also, don't have a clock that Emits lights or glows. Steve Wright: Radio 2.

February 20, 2018A man had designed and built a mobile phone app and is called GIVMED and allows anyone in Greece to register their left-over medicines for those who cannot afford to buy. The Greek government and the EU started financially supporting these social pharmacies after the economical crash. they rely on people donating their un-needed medications. BBC World Hacks: BBC World Service.

February 20, 2018. More than 20,000 catch measles as parents shun vaccines. ITV This Morning.

February 20, 2018About 42,000 university academics announced that they would be going on strike in what might be the worst industrial action at universities, reports The Times. Papers.

February 20, 2018Allegations that Oxfam aid workers used prostitutes in Haiti could deter wealthy donors from giving money to bigger charities, the FT reports. It says private bankers and analysts think recent revelations will lead to "greater pressure for due diligence". Papers.

February 20, 2018The Daily Mirror continues highlighting its campaign for opt-out organ donation, leading with footballer Andy Cole's call to MPs ahead of Friday's vote. Papers.

February 20, 2018Toddler given death sentence after battling 11 heart defects defies doctors. A toddler who was given a death sentence after battling 11 heart defects has defied the odds – and now she never stops smiling. Sophia Marshall, was just 18 months old when doctors suggested that her devastated parents, Chantelle and Samuel, both 30, take her home to die. Liveleak.

February 20, 2018.  A new study published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association found women are twice as likely to develop fatal heart complications than men. Now, Daily Mail is telling the stories of four women who's suffered various heart complications as experts warn heart disease is harder to spot in women despite it being more common. Heidi Stewart went into cardiac arrest during her senior year in high school after suffering fainting spells, Lilly Rocha had no risk factors when she suffered a heart attack when at just 37 years old, Tamika Quinn suffered two strokes when she was 27 years old, 10 days after giving birth to her third daughter, and Jen Hyde underwent a heart valve replacement at the age of 25 after she was diagnosed with a rare hypertension that affected arteries in her heart and lungs. Mail.

February 19, 2018Indian man ends up with two hearts after surgery. A 56-year-old man received a life-saving cardiac surgery but ended up with two beating hearts inside his chest. The man, suffering from end-stage heart failure, had been admitted to Apollo hospital in the South Indian city of Hyderabad, to undergo a heart transplant surgery. When a heart of a brain dead 17-year-old donor became available on February 10, Apollo surgeons realised that it was too small for the recipient. “The donor heart was of normal fist-size. The recipient’s heart was the size of a small football,” Dr A.G. Krishna Gokhale said. There was no time to wait for another donor as the patient was in a critical condition. So, the doctors decided to keep the old heart rather than replace it. They cut away a part of the patient pericardium and squeezed the new heart between the right lung and the original heart. Liveleak.

February 19, 2018. Austria's junior partners in the coalition government, in power since late last year, claimed "freedom of choice" was paramount when they demanded the scrapping of a smoking ban due to come into force in May.The battle to regulate smoking in public began 13 years ago, and Austria remains one of the last EU nations to allow people to light up in bars and restaurants. Liveleak.

February 19, 2018ASDA and Morrison's issue urgent product recalls over risk to customers. Two items have been taken off the shelves at the popular supermarkets. It has come to light that ASDA’s stocked Laila Mint Sauce contains egg, which is not mentioned on the label, making it a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to egg.The affected product is the one litre version, with a batch code of PR210617C2 and barcode 502058000854. It has a best before date of June 21, 2018. If you have bought the above product and have an allergy or intolerance to egg, do not eat it. Instead return it to the store from where it was bought for a full refund. Cambridge News.

February 19, 2018At one of the largest tech conferences in Israel’s history, about 10,000 investors roamed start-up booths, learned how artificial intelligence can help treat neuro-disorders and visited a doctor’s office of the future. The venue was a February summit hosted by OurCrowd, the Jerusalem-based crowd-funding investment platform. Almost one in five visitors hailed from Asia, where China spends more than $100 billion a year on prescription medicines. Bloomberg.

February 19, 2018South Africa rejoices over rainfall.  After months of drought, the moment rain finally fell in Cape Town was celebrated by people across the city. The city in South Africa has been experiencing three years of drought – and officials have warned. Liveleak.

February 19, 2018The Telegraph says the average person is eating 50% more calories than they realise, according to official estimates. It says men are worst at "kidding themselves" into believing they are eating fewer calories than they actually are. Papers.

February 19, 2018The Mirror highlights its campaign for opt-out organ donation, leading on the story of nine-year-old Keira Ball, whose heart was donated to save the life of a 10-year-old boy, Max Johnson. Papers.

February 18, 2018The mini robot, a tiny rubber-like-thing that can move around the body and deliver drugs where they're needed, or to attack tumours. This is all lab stuff but within a decade the robots could be in a hospital near you. They're made of plastic that contains magnetic particles, so the robots can be controlled outside the body with could that vary with an electromagnetic field and they can do that so accurately that the devices can perform precise movements like walking, or crawl or rolling inside a patient. Researchers at the Maps Planck Institute for Intelligence systems. Inside Science: BBC Radio 4.

February 18, 2018 Swine fever can cause symptoms like haemorrhage fever like Ebola because of the collapse of the circulation system and leakiness of the blood vessels eventually leading to death. Swine fever can be spread by direct contact between pigs or wild boar, but can also be spread by pigs and wild boars eating infected meats or having contact with other infected materials like wild boar carcasses or transport trucks or infected farm equipment or boots. Because its a large DNA virus, it's actually very stable and survives over extended periods in meats for months or even years in the fridge or frozen. So discarded meats can be an infection of any wild boar or pig that eats that. Dr Linda Dickson. An official expert on the virus. BBC World Service.

February 18, 2018As scientists gather this week in New Zealand for the worlds congress on genetics applied to livestock. Were asking why it took that fast-growing fish from the laboratory to the food table. In food crops, genetic technology has been used in commercial production for 25 years and has become widespread although it's not without controversy. And in pharmaceutical production, genetically engineered animals and chickens have been approved. But it seems humans have a harder time swallowing the idea of genetically modification when it comes to food animals. The first genetically engineered livestock was produced in 1985 and since then scientists have produced animals from many different species with a variety of desirable traits, but only the salmon is commercially available. Will that fish be opening up the floodgates and will soon be joined by genetically engineered cows, sheep and pigs? Should we be altering animals in this way? Is genetic engineering a distraction from directly addressing some of the biggest issues in the food system such as economic equality, food waste and animal welfare. What are the risks and is the public ready for it. The Food Chain. BBC World Service.

February 18, 2018The Observer's own investigation has found two-thirds of UK prisons are reportedly providing inmates with "inadequate conditions or unacceptable treatment". Papers.

February 17, 2018There appears to be no let-up in allegations of misconduct by aid workers. The Sunday Express reports that the UN believes more than 600 women and children have suffered sexual abuse and exploitation by its peacekeepers. Papers.

February 18, 2018. The Trump administration and the US Department of Agriculture proposed a grocery delivery program called the Harvest Box as part of the fiscal year 2019 budget.The program would replace part of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as food stamps. One Trump administration official called the Harvest Box proposal a "Blue Apron-type program," but there are some massive differences between the two ideas. Business Insider.

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