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July 27, 2017. Professor David Healy, a professor at psychiatry at Bangor University has long urged caution for the class of 'anti-depressants' known as SSRI. (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) They're thought to work by boosting serotonin levels in the brain. Though helpful to many, for some he said, they can do more harm than good. The drugs which have been prescribed for the last three decades can cause withdrawal problems and in rare cases, suicide, violence, state of mental turmoil, and also prompt people to kill.. BBC 1. Prescription For Murder. 

July 27, 2017. Canada's health minister Jane Philpot is horrified that across the country, nearly 2.500 people died from 'opioid overdose' last year. The drug addiction problem in Canada is not new, but the emergence of fentanyl as an illicit street drug has been a game changer. It's up to 100 times more powerful than morphine.  Health Check. BBC World Service. 

July 27, 2017. A robot the size of a tiny blood vessel could one day swim through your veins to deliver 'medicines'. The gold and silver micro-bot is five time micrometres long. The device has been built by the Harbin Institute in China. Health Check. BBC World Service. 

July 27, 2017. This treatment has been a huge success story turning 'HIV' from something which developed into aids and was fatal, to a manageable long term condition, but it does mean if you're diagnosed at the age of twenty, you could end up taking 20.000 tablets in your life  time. So scientists have been trialling an injection which slowly releases the injection over one month or two, Health Check. BBC World Service. 

July 27, 2017. The message that you must complete the course when taking 'antibiotics' is wrong experts have claimed. Doctors at Brighton and Sussex Medical School said patients are at a risk of antibiotic resistance when treatment is given for longer than necessary, not when it is stopped early. Metro News  

July 26, 2017. Environmental campaigners urge the government to go further to combat 'air pollution' after ministers announced plans to ban new diesel and petrol cars and vans from UK roads after 2040. Sky News.

July 26, 2017. Top 10 ageing tips. 1, Start everyday with 15 minutes of yoga. 2, drink 8 glasses of water a day. 3, correct your posture will make you instantly look younger. 4, calm and cool stress with tense slow deep breaths. 5, count your blessings and attitude of gratitude is beautiful. 6, sleep flat. IE without a pillow. 7, lose weight by eating less and keeping out the kitchen. 8, enjoy fresh air daily. 9, get a good an easy to manage hair-do. 10, Trust your gut feelings. Presenter Steve Wright. BBC Radio 2. 

July 26, 2017. You may live with your significant other but that doesn't mean the two of you actually spend time alone with each other. Due to jobs, kids, TV, the Internet, hobbies and family responsibilities, the 'average married couple' spend just 4 minutes a day alone together, not adding the time in bed  Presenter DJ Steve Wright. BBC Radio 2.  

July 26, 2017. 'Sperm counts' for men living in the west has dropped by more than half in 40 years. That's according to new studies carried out by scientists in Israel. They looked at the average amount of sperm produced by men living in North America, Europe and Australia from the early 70s until 2011. They found that sperm levels have plunged by 59% The author suggest that plastics, pesticides, diets, stress, obesity could all be to blame for the downward spiral but their not sure which is to blame. Presenter Jeremy Vine. BBC Radio 2.   

July 26, 2017. We have to get get rid of 'diesel and petrol cars' of four roads. Dirty air does not kill people directly, but it is thought to contribute to the shortening of about 40.000 lives each year in the UK usually by making people who already have a heart problem more poorly. The government is coming under pressure to improve air quality. BBC Radio 1X   

July 26, 2017. A student nearly went into cardiac arrest after drinking eight 'energy drinks' mixed with Vodka at a party.  After spending a night in hospital, she s now calling for the government to raise the legal age limit to 18 for purchasing energy drinks. Mirror. 

July 26, 2017. 10.000 lives could be saved every year if people who received 'HIV treatment' late, their also given a bundle of drugs to prevent other illnesses. Their study focused on poor countries in Africa, Uganda, Malawi, Zimbabwe and Kenya where many sufferers don't get crucial drugs needed for HIV treatment until the virus has already taken hold. Outlook. BBC World Service. 

July 26, 2017. The illegal on-line dark web drug companies 'Hansa and AlphaBay' who sold drugs, guns and other illegal contraband were caught by the Dutch police who found the location of the server. Then the police actually ran the company for one month collecting information of users. Alexandra Cazes, the Alpha Bay suspect who committed suicide made some School boy errors by using his own email address to respond to queries. Jamie Bartlett. Journalist. BBC World Service. Click. 

July 25, 2017. Half of us will be diagnosed with 'cancer' at some point in our lives. the problem with cancer is that our bodies defences does not recognise it as a threat. Our immune systems has evolved to distinguish between our won bodies and those of foreign  invaders such as bacteria and viruses. But cancer is simply a mutated version of our own cells so it doesn't carry the typical characteristics of an invading organism so the immune system doesn't recognise it, attack it and kill it. Horizon: 10 Things You Need To Know. BBC Four.

July 25, 2017. In 2011. The first clinical results showed a dramatic effect in 85% went into a complete remission Karen was diagnosed with a form of blood cancer called 'leukaemia' its caused by the uncontrolled production of normal white blood cells. In 2014 she took a turn for the worse and given two years to live.  But she was offered a lifeline by an experimental new treatment. We were able to hack the immune system and equip it with the ability to fight back. A whole team of scientists  and technicians insert into those T-cells a synthetic gene that provide an instruction to the T-cell which is to recognise a cancer, seek it out and destroy it.  Michel Sadelain. Cancer Research Institute. Horizon: 10 Things You Need To Know. BBC Four 

July 25, 2017. 'Mortality Rates'. The whole history of the average life expectancy used to be around 40 - 45 years, then you hit the start of the twentieth century and it increases to an average of - female 83 and men 79. It's all prevention. It's all about stopping the things that kill you early on in life shortly after you've been born like measles, mumps, rubella. Now we have better lifestyles, better at treating heart diseases and cancers. It's all about stopping the diseases of infection and that is achieved through vaccination and better sanitation. Horizon: 10 Things You Need To Know. BBC Four.

July 25, 2017. At birth, 'the brain' already has about 100 billion neurons, and each one is connected to thousands of others. so the brains wiring diagram is enormously complex. Nevertheless researchers have started to decipher it by mapping the connectome, (the comprehensive map of neural connections). This could be the next big thing in understanding our brain to lead to better treatment when things go wrong. Michael Mosley. Horizon: 10 Things You Need To Know. BBC Four.  

July 25, 2017. Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is where there is a blood clot in the deep vein usually the lower leg, and it's caused by stagnation of the blood where the blood clots. This is more likely to happen if you're on a long haul flight, sitting or laying down for too long, in pregnancy, or if you're on certain tablets. The serious thing about this is the blood clot can travel up that deep vein, go through the heart into the lungs causing a pulmonary-embolism. Dr Hillery Jones. Steve Wright Radio 2. 

July 25, 107. Obese woman. Compared to men, a woman whose feeling vulnerable is more likely to eat, or over eat than gamble, drink heavily or be violent. Exercising, going for a walk, and getting fresh air to release natural endorphins, the sort of good feeling and happy feelings you get from comfort food. Woman's Hour. BBC Radio 4 

July 25, 2017. People who were given a 'word-learning test' and allowed to drink alcohol recalled more words the next day compared with a non drinking group, and easier University found. Metro News. 

July 25, 2017. 'Life expectancy for woman' is dropping. It's lifestyle, following men's habits, drinking and smoking leading to an increased risk of obesity and alcohol. Dr Chris Steel. ITV This Morning.

July 25, 2017. The advice for 'pregnant woman'. The first 6 months you don't need any extra calories per day. Last 6 months all you need is an extra 200 calories a day. Dr Chris Steel. ITV This Morning.

July 25, 2017. 'Dogs' keep old age pensioners fitter. 3000 pensioners over the age of 70 are 20% more active and spend less time sitting about each day. Dr Chris Steel. ITV This Morning.

July 25, 2017. There's a lady that had 'Multiple myeloma' a type of blood cancer. She's had it for 5 years. She's had 3 rounds of chemotherapy, 4 stem cell transplants and nothing was having an effect until she started taking 2 tea spoons of curcumin. Now the tumour has gone and no evidence of the cancer cells. Dr Chris Steel. ITV This Morning

July 24, 2017. 'Pregnant women' who believe in eating for two risk harming the health of themselves and their babies. Women only need extra calories in the last six months of pregnancy. Channel 5 News. 

July 24, 2016. The parents of the terminally ill patient 'Charlie Gard' have ended their legal battle to bring him to the U.S for treatment. An American doctor who examined him say he's no longer willing to offer the therapy. After a hugely emotional hearing where his parents agreed to let their son go. World News Today. Radio. 

July 24 - 28. National Farm Safety Week. Held each year to raise awareness of farm safety issues. 

July 24, 2017. South African doctors say a 9 year old child who contracted 'HIV' at birth is showing no symptoms of the disease now. The child was given Anti-retroviral drugs for the first few months, but has received no treatment since. Scientists say understanding how the child is protected could eventually lead to new drugs against HIV. BBC News. 

July 24, 2017. Only a 3rd of all Schools are providing 'swimming lessons' and only half of primary School children can swim which is very dangerous and a very important life skill given how many people go to the seaside, walk around canals, and go on boats. Press preview. Sky News. 

July 24, 2017. Cabinet in split over imports of American 'Chlorine Chicken'. If you visit the United States they wash Chicken with Chlorine. You will eat hormone injected Beef, You will eat hormone washed Chicken and you're fine. The European food safety authority has banned it although the foods safety authority has said it's safe to eat. Press preview. Sky News. 

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