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June 17, 2017.  A Los Angeles County coroner says Star Wars actress 'Carrie Fisher' died from 'sleep apnoea', a common condition in which a person stops breathing during sleep, as well as other factors. Her mother, actress Debbie Reynolds, died the following day. BBC News. 

June 16, 2017. 'Dog Napping' is on the rise up 20% over the last 2 years. Thieves steal 5 Dogs a day leaving an estimated one and a half million people effected by the loss of their loved ones 1 in 10 a stolen during a burglary. Half are snatched from gardens and 1 in 10 are stolen while out for walks.. Presenter Eamonn Holmes. This Morning. 

June 16, 2017. Venezuela was one of the richest nations in Latin America. Today the country is in turmoil. Inflation rates of more than 700%. A collapsing infrastructure and the biggest unrest in  a decade. This is taking kit's toll on the health of it's citizens with a sharp rise in infant mortality and the number of woman dying in childbirth and pregnancy is up by 65%. Claudia Hammond. BBC Health Check. 

June 16, 2017'Flu season is in Chili' and every year in a population of 17 million, as many as 6500 people are hospitalised and around 500 people die from flu. BBC Health Check. 

June 16, 2017. Cancer research UK and the British association of Dermatologists advise that all 'sunscreens' should be re-applied. Last year a report highlighted that after 6 - 8 hours, an average SDF (Sun Protection Factor.) could be reduced by 74%. This means that over the course of the day an SPF 30 once a day sunscreen could drop to offer as little protection as SPF 8. BBC. 

June 16, 2017. If you use 'sunscreen products' to protect the health of your skin, your body's natural production of vitamin D may be reduced. Vitamin D package warning.

June 16, 2017. The rates of 'melanoma', the most serious forms of skin cancer have soured in the UK over the last decade. They have risen by 45% and 42 cases a day being diagnosed. BBC. 

June 15, 2017. This inventions a magic bullet. It's made childbirth 35 times safer. It has saved 200 million lives. Without it, we would probably be dead. 'Antibiotics'. TV presenter Angela Rippon. BBC.

June 15, 2017.  National Clean Air Day. 'Air pollution' is real and harms the health of millions. Unlike other risks to our health. #NationalCleanAirDay.

June 15, 2917. Victims of 'Parkinson's disease' have had Pig cells implanted in their brains in a bid to stop their disease progressing. Initial results look promising although approach is still in the early stages of testing. Cell Technologies. Auckland. New Zealand.

June 15, 2017. Unborn 'babies' may react to faces from inside the womb. A study found that on a summer day, with no clothing in the way, a foetus gets the same light as in a typical house. Prof Mark Johnson. Birkbeck college. London. 

June 15, 2017. 'Drones' carrying defibrillators could soon save lives by reaching someone whose heart has stopped quicker than an ambulance. Metro news.  

June 14, 2017. A study links daily dose of 'aspirin' to 3,000 deaths a year in the UK. ITV News. 

June 14, 2017. 50% of people despite good care are not getting any better. That's one of the key areas of mental health at the moment. How can we really help.Stephen Buckley. Head of Information at Mind. BBC Radio 4. 

June 14, 2017. Traditional 'Chinese medicinal herbs' could be used to treat low blood sugar and insulin levels.  prevent heart disease and diabetes. Shandong University. Qilu Hospital. China 

June 14, 2017. World Blood Donor Day. To raise awareness of the need for blood, blood products, and to thank blood donors. 

June 13, 2017. Google's street-view cars have been tracking 'air pollution' after a year of the vehicles driving around Oakland, California. Data localised to individual roads have become available with initial recordings of black carbon, nitric oxide and nitrogen oxide being revealed. BBC NEWS Click.

June 13, 2017. Mongolia has the highest rate of 'liver cancer' due to alcohol. Six times the global average and the number is increasing. The viral infections are from two strains of hepatitis B & C. Hepatitis is spread by contamination with infected blood and through sex. More than a quarter of Mongolians are effected with one of these viruses. BBC The Truth About Cancer. 

June 13, 2017.  Scientists say 'cheese' could cure deafness. They reckon that eating cheese can help repair hearing damage because cheese contains a chemical compound called D-methionine which has proved in tests with animals to reverse damage to nerve cells in the ear.
Dr Chris Steele. This Morning. 

June 13, 2017. Research looking into people who ate 'carbs' for breakfast make better business deals. Carbs stimulate the release of the positive feel good hormone dopamine. Dr Chris Steele. This Morning. 

June 13, 2017.  'Cancer' kills more people globally than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined with the burden falling most heavily on the poor. Anu Anand. BBC World Service. The Truth About Cancer. 

June 13, 2917.  Research and on-going investigations over the last 10 years showed that 64 players have died of a heart attack from playing 'football'. 26 of the players who died are from Africa.  BBC More Or Less. 

June 12, 2017. 'Bed Sores' effect half a million people in the UK every year. It's not just the elderly, bed-bound or overweight people who get them. Wheelchair users, underweight people, and long term hospital patients are all at risk. Prevention is easier than the cure.  Dr Sarah Jarvis. Radio 2. 

June 12, 2017. Our ears secrete more 'ear wax' when frightened and afraid than when we are not. Scientists are unsure why, but studies suggest that 'fear' causes the ears to produce more wax. DJ  Steve Wright. Radio 2. 

June 12, 2017. Simply seeing 'plus-size models' can boost women’s psychological health. Plus-size-models have a positive effect on women's mental healthFlorida State University. 

June 12, 2017 - June 18. Carers Week. Celebrating the role 'carers' play in supporting people who are frail, ill or disabled. #CarersWeek. 

June 12, 2017. World Meat Free DayAims to raise awareness of the benefits for our planet by eating less 'meat'. #WorldMeatFreeDay.  

June 10, 2017 - June 17, 2017.  World Autism Awareness Week. To improve understanding of autism across the country and raise valuable awareness. #national-autistic-society 

June 9, 2017. The nations with some of the worse records for 'polluting the seas' with plastic have promised to clean up their act. China, the Philippines, Indonesia and Thailand told a UN summit they will work harder to keep plastics out of the sea. BBC World News. 

June 9, 2017.  'Elderly people' are being advised to take up the tango and ballroom dancing to cut the risk of falls. An expert said dance classes help to keep their balance by maintaining ankle and core muscle strength. Dr Emma Redding. 

June 9, 2017. 'Ovarian cancer' is very difficult to treat. It's not often picked up in woman until it's quite far advanced and symptoms quite vague. A new study of just 15 woman found that in 7 of those treated with a new type of drug the tumours shrank. We still have a long way to go. Philippa Roxby. Health reporter at BBC News.
June 8, 2017. World Oceans Day is a global celebration with hundreds of events around the world celebrating our ocean. #WorldOceanDay. 

June 8, 2017.   Research from the Birmingham University said if you have a particular kind of hormone therapy called Abiraterone a little bit earlier than is recommended at the moment, then you might save more lives from 'prostate cancer'. BBC World Service Health Check. 

June 8, 2017. Severe 'dust particles' in sand storms in Amar, Southern Jordan are reaching very high levels due to more industries, factories and refineries being built. As well as less farming, more urbanisation causing unwelcome eye and nose irritation, blocked nose, asthma, cardiovascular disease. People requiring hospitalisation and death. BBC World Service Health Check.

June 8, 2017. 80% of children including under 2 year do not visit the dentist even though it's free resulting in too many children having rotten teeth extracted. Sky News.

June 8, 2017. Children who had higher levels of exposure to lead were much more likely to have 'autism' and children who were exposed to lower levels of zinc and manganese were less likely to have autism. Toxins from the environment and our diet have an influence on autism a small study has shown. BBC World Service Health Check. 

June 8, 2017. England and Wales have the highest rate of 'autopsies' in the World. In Japan full autopsy's is much rarer because they use CT scanning instead which is something we need to do more of. Guy Richie. BBC Health Check. 

June 8, 2017. There is considerable evidence now going back several decades from family studies, in particular from twin studies showing there's a 'genetic influence' on almost all areas of health and well being. All In The Mind. BBC World Service. 

June 7, 2016. Doing 'yoga' lowers the stress hormone cortisol which makes patients more relaxed and better able to cope with side effects. Researchers at the University of Rochester. 

June 7, 2017. In Mongolia, the death rate from 'liver cancer' is 6 times the global average. Until recently, care for the dying was not on the national health agenda. BBC World Service. Outlook.

June 7, 2017. A study of people in their 50s, 60s, and 70s with high blood pressure and diabetes all had a higher survival rate, than those who were 'not' married Having someone special in your life is what's important rather than simply getting hitched. BBC World News.

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