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December 10, 2017. More than 8,000 people slept rough overnight in sub-zero conditions to raise money to tackle homelessness. Dubbed the "world's biggest sleep-out'. The 'Sleep in the Park' event in Edinburgh hopes to raise £4m to tackle rough sleeping and homelessness in Scotland.Among those taking part were Liam Gallagher, Deacon Blue, Frightened Rabbit, Rob Brydon, and Amy Macdonald. Sky News.

December 9, 2017. Steven Hawkins has restarted his public dispute with health secretary Jeremy Hunt by joining a legal action aimed at preventing an NHS shake-up which he fears will lead to privatisation and rationing of resources. Sky News.

December 9, 2017. If you think exercise is good for your lungs, a new study by the University of Kent might change that perspective. Its found that too much exercise is having an opposite effect on professional footballers in England. The study which was presented at the British Thoracic Society found that a third of players tested had what is know as 'exercise induced asthma'. Exercise induced asthma is a condition that effects how well you can breathe out and it usually occurs after you've done a bout of hard exercises. 90% of people with asthma will be effected by exercise induced asthma. We have also seen a large number of elite athletes that have it. A study demonstrated that 28% of elite football players have exercised induced asthma and when we look at specific sports like swimming, the percentage is really high up to almost 70%. BBC World Service: News Hour.

December 9, 2017. Scientists estimate that 12 million tons of plastics end up in the ocean every year, but they can only find 1% of it. What happens to the rest of it is a mystery. The 'Turn A Tide' team will help researchers understand what's happening to plastic far out to sea. And that would be a big win for ocean science. Sky News.

December 9, 2017. Studying the genetics of the naked mole-rat can help us humans extend our lives. We've also done studies in the Bowhead Whale, the longest lived mammal. If we can discover what the tricks are of other species longevity, we may be able to apply that knowledge to human health and fight diseases. The goal is to develop therapies that help people live longer and healthier lives. BBC World Service: CrowdScience.

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