April 9, 2018. What are our difficult job gripes? Not making enough money tops the list, followed by dealing with a difficult co-worker, being over-worked and having a difficult boss. + The most stressful time of the week is Sunday night, a recent poll revealed. The results say experts, are not surprising. Factoids: Steve Wright In The Afternoon: Radio 2.

April 9, 2018Medical sources say dozens of people were killed but both Syria and Russia deny a chemical attack took placePapers.

April 8, 2018. The government has announce a ban on the sale of acid to under-18s and tougher restrictions on buying knives on-line - and proposing an extension of 'stop and search' powers to enable police to seize corrosive substances. Sky News.

April 8, 2018. At least 70 dead after suspected gas attack in Syria. At least 70 people have died in a suspected gas attack on a rebel-held town in eastern Ghouta according to rescue services and medics. The cannot be independently verified and the Syrian government has denied the use of chemical weapons. Euronews.

April 8, 2018Ekaterina Fedyaeva, 27, died in excruciating pain after being ‘embalmed alive’ following a medical mix-up when she went for a routine surgery in Ulyanovsk, Russia. She was supposed to be given a saline drip by doctors but was instead given a formalin drip, which is a solution containing formaldehyde that is used to preserve dead bodies. Ekaterina suffered horrible pains and convulsions for two days before falling into a coma. Her mother Galina Baryshnikova has accused medics of murder and a criminal investigation is now under way. Ekaterina was buried on April 7. Mail.

April 8, 2018. The Sunday Express says new figures suggest the number of patients flying overseas for private medical treatment has quadrupled in four years as NHS waiting times reach record levels. The figures from the Office for National Statistics cover the period up to September last year. Papers.

April 8, 2018The Mail on Sunday says the spate of stabbings and shootings in London has forced Theresa May to do a U-turn on the curbs on stop and search she has backed since 2010. Emergency plans to extend the powers will be included in new offensive weapons laws, it reports. Papers.

April 8, 2018 The Sunday Times says Sergei and Yulia Skripal will be offered new identities and a new life in the US in an attempt to protect them from further attempts on their lives after the Salisbury poisoning. The paper also highlights an article BBC Radio 4 presenter Sarah Montague has written about her "rage" at finding out she was paid less than male colleagues. Papers.

April 7, 2018A daily pint or beer helps keep pensioners fitter and stronger, research shows. It boosts muscle power in 70-year-olds by up to a fifth compared to teetotallers. Experts say modest drinking is a simple way of preventing the loss of strength associated with getting older. Sun.

April 7, 2018. The World Health Day, 7 April, the World Health Organisation marks its 70th anniversary. It has notched up some notable achievements such as the efforts to eradicate diseases like smallpox, a convention on tobacco control and a framework to prevent flu pandemics. Alongside this runs coordinating work on global standards and guidelines for essential drugs, diagnosis, treatment and health workers. World Health Day this year will focus on one of WHO’s founding principles: “The enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is one of the fundamental rights of every human being without distinction of race, religion, political belief, economic or social condition.”Guardian.

April 6, 2018A cancer patient said he woke up in a hospital ‘cupboard’ just hours after surgeons removed his stomach. Martyn Wells, 49, was found lying in the cramped windowless room after being wheeled into the makeshift ward just hours after the life-saving operation. Where are the Prime Minister and Home Secretary when their country needs them? The father-of-four, who is battling stage four skin cancer, said he was told that a bed shortage at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham was to blame. Metro.

April 6, 2018If you live in Northern Ireland, you're almost eight-times more likely to wait over a year for non-urgent NHS operations or treatments compared to NHS patients living in England. Figures released to the BBC revealed that more than 14,000 people are on the NHS waiting list in Northern Ireland. While England with a much larger population has 1,800 people. The department of health in Northern Ireland said it will be committed to cutting waiting lists. BBC News.

April 6, 2018Elderly people grow as many new brain cells as teenagers, according to a new study which counters previous theories that neurons stop developing after adolescence. Healthy men and women continue to produce new neurons throughout life, suggesting older people remain more cognitively and emotionally intact than previously believed, researchers found. Independent.

April 6, 2018. Salisbury district hospital says poisoned former spy Sergei Skripal is 'responding well to treatment, improving rapidly and is no longer in critical condition'. His daughter Yulia is also recovering. Sky News.

April 6, 2018Sugar tax on soft drinks and other surgery drinks comes into force in the UK which is designed to hit manufacturer rather than consumers. 18p per litre tax to be added to drinks containing 5g or more of sugar per 100ml under the rules to come into force. Public health minister Steve Brine says surgery drinks are 'fuelling a worrying obesity trend in the country'. Sky News.

April 6, 2018A new tax on sugary drinks to combat obesity. Fanta, Ribina and lucozade have all cut there sugar content. Coco Cola haven't. BBC Radio 2 News.

April 6, 2018Are you taking too many vitamins? Americans pop them by the handful - but some supplements are linked to cancer, diarrhoea and kidney stones. More than half of all Americans take vitamins on a regular basis. The supplements fuel a multi-billion dollar industry. Vitamins and minerals can make up for deficiencies that strike certain groups like pregnant women or elderly people but experts say their benefits for the general population are unclear. Mail.

April 6, 2018. Mental decay is not inevitable, scientists said yesterday after a study found that our brain continues to renew itself in old age. Neuroscientists said that people could prevent brain deterioration by leading a healthier life and keeping mentally fit through continued learning. Times.

April 6, 2018. "The worst violence that I've ever seen" is how Tottenham MP David Lammy describes the spate of attacks in London, says the Metro. The paper says Mr Lammy is "scared for the safety of his teenage son" and blames gang feuds over illegal drugs for the rise in crime. Papers.

April 6, 2018Meanwhile the i says Yulia Skripal, who was poisoned with nerve agent Novichok alongside her father, has said she will not talk to Russia. It adds Ms Skripal may soon be released from hospital as she says her strength "is growing daily". Papers.

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