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July 6, 2017. For progression of confidence and helping a 'child to learn to swim', we encourage parents to take their babies to the pool and take part in organised programs and learning to swim lessons.  Michael Dunn. Deputy Director of Education and Research at Royal Life Saving Society. BBC Radio 2. 



July 6, 2017.  'International Kissing Day'. Kissing boosts your mood. Swapping saliva boosts immunity. Smooching burns calories. It relieves stress, and playing tonsil tennis eases allergies. A Japanese study published in Physiology and Behaviour showed that when patients who suffered from atopic dermatitis or allergic rhinitis resurfaced following 30 minutes of privately kissing to soft music, their symptoms, including hives and levels of plasma neurotrophin were relieved.  Daily Telegraph#InternationalKissingDay

July 6, 2017.  Denmark university estimates that 'air pollution' will be responsible for knocking a decade off your life expectancy.  The UK government id facing legal action from environmental group 'ClientEarth' for failing to properly tackle nitrogen dioxide (NO2) pollution. The Mirror. 

July 5, 2017. People who like being alone and enjoy 'being single' can be more outgoing, more confident and more open minded than those who are more comfortable in the company of others, according to Psychology Today. Microsoft News. 

July 5, 2017. A new era of 'genome-based' personalized medicine could open up for 'cancer patients'within 5 years under new plans unveiled by the UK's medical officer. The ultimate goal is for every cancer patients to have their whole genome sequenced making the procedure as standard as a blood test. A new's paper. 

July 5, 2017. 'super cot' has been created with Formula One technology to transport babies safely. The unit, which can withstand a g-force of 20 in a crash was made with the same technology, materiel's and design that protects racing drivers.  Reporter John Dunne. 

July 5, 2017. An 'NHS' trust failed to comply with data protection law when it provided the tech firm DeepMind which is owned by Google with details of 1.6 million patients. DeepMind is the worlds leader in artificial intelligence research. BBC News. 

July 5, 20127. The NHS Celebrates Its 68th Birthday Since its launch in 1948, the 'NHS' has grown to become the world's largest publicly funded health service.#NHSBirthday.   

July 4, 2017. A new study says woman athletes born with high levels of the 'male hormone testosterone'enjoy a significant competitive advantage. The report is based on hundreds of blood samples taken from athletes over a 2 year period. It has been published just weeks before the court of arbitration for sports issues a final ruling on a decision by the governing body of the World of athletics to ban female competitors with high testosterone. BBC World Service News. 

July 4, 2017. The United States is the richest country in the World, yet 'black woman' are dying of breast cancer at a far higher rate than white woman. Black woman are 75% more likely to die than white woman. The Truth About Cancer. BBC World Service 

July 4, 2017. The police have made a number of arrests in connection with the killings of bald men. According to local superstition, 'bald heads' contain gold and, used in rituals, can create wealth. BBC World Service News. 

July 4, 2017. Hospitals should ban 'handshakes' to stop spreading germs. Two hospitals in Los Angeles, U.S have banned handshakes. A firm handshake passes on twice as many bugs as a high five, and 10 times as many bugs as a fist pump. Dr Chris Steele. This Morning. ITV.

July 4, 2017. A study of half a million people over 10 years looked at people with 'Shingles' had a prevalence of a heart attack was increased by 41% and the prevalence of stroke was increased by 35%. They don't know why, but it's an observation they found.You can be vaccinated against shingles Dr Chris Steele. This Morning. ITV

July 4, 2017. Patients taking 'proton pump inhibitors' (Omeprazole and lansoprazole) were 25% more likely to die within the next 6 years of this trial starting than patients taking other drugs that block acid known as H2 blockers. They don't know why as yet, but see your GP if you're worried. Dr Chris Steele. This Morning. ITV.

July 4, 2017. A new portable device can diagnose 'sepsis' from a single drop of blood meaning early diagnosis and early treatment. Dr Chris Steele. This Morning. ITV.

July 3, 2017. 'Out-of-date cosmetics' and cosmetics that are not cleaned properly could cause serious health risks. A test on 5 woman's make-up found were found to contained high levels of bacteria similar to the amounts in a river bed. It has the potential to cause serious organ infections if they get into open wounds. How To Stay Well. Channel 4.

July 3, 2017. 19 million adults in the UK are not getting enough 'sleep'. It not only effects our health, but new research suggests it's costing the economy 40 billion pounds a year in lost productivity. How To Stay Well. Channel 4. 

July 3, 2017. Dog owners should consider getting a Dog to help stay fit and active. 'Dog owners' walk an extra 22 minutes a day and spend less time sitting down for prolonged periods. Dog owners also take an extra 2760 steps per day when compared to people who do not own a Dog. Presenter Steve Wright. Radio 2. 

July 3, 2017. The time after child birth is usually one of joy, but it can take a massive toll on the mothers mental health. 'Post-natal depression' is one of the biggest and most common worries, but one illness which slips under the radar is Postpartum psychosis. Every year it effects 1 in 1000 mothers. It comes out of no-where causing all manor of psychotic symptoms like intense mania, hallucinations and delusional thinking. Presenter Jeremy Vine. Radio 2. 

July 2, 2017. Researchers in Rotterdam have apparently found that men's 'average IQ' is 4 points above woman's because they typically have bigger brains. It notes that in the 19th century, the view that woman's smaller brains made them less intelligent was used to justify denying them rights such as voting. News and Sunday papers. BBC Radio 4. 

July 2, 2017.  It's called 'NANOPSIS', the most powerful optical microscope in the World has managed to  increase magnification power 400% beyond what was previously thought possible. For the first time, scientists will be able to study things as small as viruses, under visible light, in real time and in full colour.Swipe. Sky News. 

July 2, 2017. The World heath organization say an outbreak of 'Cholera' in Yemen has killed 1,5000 people and nearly a quarter of a million have now contracted the bacteria infection after the countries sewage  system collapsed as a result of the continuing conflict there between the Saudi led coalition and Houthi rebels war. Sky News.

July 1, 2017. People who speak different 'languages' do think differently. And there's good evidence that they speak differently because of the structures of the languages they speak. Professor of cognitive of science. University of California, U.S. Crowd Science. BBC World Service.

July 1, 2017. 
Bilinguals seem to have better powers of attention than people who speak different just one 'language'Professor Albert Costa (University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona. Crowd Science. BBC World Service. 


July 1, 2017. Walking at a slower pace in older people has been linked with 'dementia'. People who walk slower show a shrinkage of their right hippocampus in the brain, Pittsburgh researchers have shown. Mail on Sunday.

July 1, 2017. It has been 10 years since the 'smoking ban' was introduced 10 years in the UK. The number of people who still smoke has been at an all time low.  and the number of people dying from heart disease and stroke have plummeted. Microsoft News. 

June 30, 2017. According to researchers today in University of California, Santiago, U.S. If you want to stay healthy, keep your butt out of the chair. 'Woman' who sit for 10 hours or more each day and are otherwise inactive have cells which are 18 years older than those woman who are on their feet more.  DJ Steve Wright. Radio 2. 

June 30, 2017. A study, from researchers at the University of L'Aquila, Italy, found that eating 'chocolate' can help improve attention, memory, keep the brain healthy. Helps with sleep deprivation boosts brain processing speed, working memory, and fluency of speech in the elderly. Daily Mail.

 June 30, 2017. The NHS prescribed a record number of 'antidepressants'. It has seen the number of pills given to patients more than double over the last decade due to doctors handing out the drugs too freely. The Telegraph.

June 30, 2017. A deadly 'mosquito-borne pandemic' poses a greater threat to humankind than global war. Climate change warming the planet is allowing for mosquito's to spread from their usual habitats, posing a risk to many in the northern hemisphere that could wipe out 10 million people without warning billionaire Bill Gates warns. Daily mail.

June 29, 2017. The trouble with dishing out the same 'drugs' to everyone is that we are all different. A drug that lowers my blood pressure might have absolutely no effect on yours. What we have found as we've sequenced the genes of a number of people is that everybody has slight variations and subtle changes in their genes, and these dictate ever so slightly subtle differences in the way cells respond to drugs. The concept is that we use that information to tailor a specific therapy for that one person. Peter Campbell.  Head of cancer genetics and genomics. Wellcome Trust Sanger.  

June 29, 2017.  In Brazil there's a serious outbreak of 'yellow fever'. The worst the country has seen in decades. Brazil's ministry of health has reported that 240 people have died from the disease in recent months. There are concerns it might spread to urban areas. BBC World Service Health Check. BBC 4. 

June 29, 2017. 200 clinical studies along with hundreds of observational studies has shown we can change our 'personality traits'.  With the right therapy we can change how we think, change impulsive and aggressive behaviour. Emotional stability, anxiety and depression. Professor of Psychology. Brent Roberts. All In The Mind. BBC Radio 4. 

June 29, 2017. All substances are 'poisons'. It's simply the dose which determines if a substance is poisonous or not. Even water can be lethal if you drink enough of it. Too much leads to coma and even death. Michael Mosley. BBC Four.

June 29, 2017. Animals produce a huge range of different venom's and that many have shown to have remarkable properties. 'Venom's' from Snakes has led to a new type of drug anti-hypertensive drug for treating high blood pressure. While the lethal Cone Snail has produced one of the Worlds powerful pain killers and arsenic used in cancer treatment. Dr Michael Mosley. Pain, Pus & Poisons. BBC Four BBC four.  

June 28, 2017. 'Poisons' had been used to take life whether by suicide, assassination or murder. And yet until the 19th century, surprisingly little was known about how they actually work. Someone who helped change that was the English naturalist and explorer.Charles Waterton, The colourful squire of Walton Hall. Dr Michael Mosley. Pain, Pus & Poisons. BBC Four BBC four.

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