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October 24, 2017Gene variants raises cancer risk by 18%. Common inherited genetic variants that together raise the risk of getting breast cancer by nearly a fifth have been identified by scientists. An international research project involving 275,000 woman has uncovered 65 new variants. On their own, the risk to those with a family history of cancer increased by 4%. But, adding them to the 180 variants already known, the familial risk goes up by 18%, the "Onco Array Consortium" suggests. Metro News.

October 24, 2017. The United Nations Day has been celebrated as United Nations Day since 1948. In 1971, the United Nations General Assembly recommended that the day is observed by the Member States to participate in activities ranging from assistance in times. #TheUnitedNations.

October 24, 2017. World Development Information Day is to the draw attention of worldwide public opinion to development problems and the need to strengthen international cooperation to solve them. #WorldDevelopmentInformationDay.

October 24, 2017. World Polio Day.  Polio can be prevented through immunization. Polio vaccine can protect a child for life. The strategy to eradicate polio is therefore based on preventing infection by immunizing every child until transmission stops and the world is polio-free.

October 23, 2017The T charge has been introduced in London today to cut air pollution. Drivers of older vehicles built before 2006 will be charged £10 each day. It will be in effect in the same areas of the city as the congestion charge. This excludes bank holidays and the days between Christmas day and new year day. Emergency vehicles, taxis and minicabs registered with TFL and recovery buildings are exempt from paying. Radio London.

October 23, 2017Don't ask doctors for antibiotics, new health campaign urges People are being urged not to ask their doctor for antibiotics as part of a new campaign aimed at tackling growing resistance to the drugs. An estimated 5,000 people die every year in England because antibiotics no longer work for some infections, according to Public Health England. Antibiotic resistance could spell the end of modern medicine. Antibiotics do not work on many common conditions, such as colds, flu, earache, sore throats and some chest infections. However, people should see their GP if they have prolonged symptoms and develop other issues such as a sickness, a very high temperature or shortness of breath. Guardian.

October 23, 2017
The potential dangers of eating competition. Obstructive airways. During the ingestion, the potential dangers of stretching the stomach and pain. People can vomit. Vomit and exasperate which can cause lung disease and pneumonia. You can vomit and tear the lining of the stomach or esophagus and get bleeding. You can vomit and a "through and through tear" of the G.I tract, that's a  life-threatening condition. Water loading is also a potentially extremely dangerous and can be deadly. BBC World Service: the Food Chain.


October 22, 2017An honour given to Robert Mugabe by the world health organization has been retracted. The Zimbabwean president 'was' being made a good will ambassador, but the appointment was criticised by human rights groups. Heart FM News 

October 22, 2017Every breath you take on the underground contains a thousand times as many particles as a breath taken above ground. Nanodust which surges with the movement of trains. More than 2 million particles for every litre of air. On Monday, when London's toxicity charge comes into effect. it will be the biggest road pricing revolution since Ken Livingston introduced the congestion charge 14 years ago. It will affect drivers of the dirtiest diesels who will be hit with a 10 pounds fee. He is also looking at greater powers to tackle wood burning stoves and fire polluting bulldozers ITV News.

October 22, 2017Warning over child mental health delays. The care quality commission said, there are unacceptable delays in dealing with child mental health issues, and if left untreated could cause the child to self-harm and is a strain on parents. The positive is, we see it as an illness, something treatable, but there's long-term under-investment in the NHS, that's why its hard to get the help to see a specialist.  The Guardian: Sky News Preview.

October 22, 2017
. The Royal London hospital is pioneering virtual reality technology to help medical students get hands on experience of some of the most difficult operations. The virtual operating theatre could change the future of surgical training. BBC 1 News


October 21, 2017A government spokesman has said Zimbabwean president Mugabe being named as a World Health Organisation goodwill ambassador is "surprising and disappointing" and warned his appointment "risks overshadowing" the work undertaken by the W.H.O. Sky News.

October 21, 2017A new drug trial became so effective, that a decision was made to halt the trial early because it wouldn't be fair to deprive half the patients of such an important treatment. This is what happened in the drug for an eye condition called uveitis. It affects around 1 in 6 children who have "juvenile idiopathic arthritis", where the immune system attacks the lining of the joints causing pain and swelling and stiffness. The eye condition has no symptoms to start with, but what's worrying is, that it can cause severe visual impairment and blindness.  These new "immune suppressant drugs" have now been licensed in Europe and hopefully soon, the rest of the world. BBC World Service: Health Check.

October 21, 2017
The global impact of arthritis in children. W estimate it happens in about 1 in 100 children. In India alone, there may be 1.1 million with juvenile arthritis. Access to care is a huge issue in different parts of the world, particularly in Sub-sahara Africa and south-east Asia. Even though there's greater urbanisation, autoimmune causes are less likely to be recognised. tuberculosis and other infections being the most common cause of bone problems and the affordability of medications which are very expensive and beyond their affordability of more than 90% of the population in the development world. BBC World Service: Health Check.


October 21, 2017E-cigarettes can trigger deadly lung diseases as easily as tobacco products, study says. A new report from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill has found that e-cigarettes can do just as much. A new study has found that e-cigarette smokers are likely to develop dangerous proteins associated with COPD and cystic fibrosis. Researchers discovered that the devices harm users' airways as well as the tissues that line their blood vessels and organs The report contributes to the controversy over whether or not e-cigarettes are healthy. Daily Mail.

October 21, 2017
. Want clean teeth? Eat butter and salami. Dentist claims brushing and flossing are not enough to prevent tooth decay - you need vitamins from these unexpected foods. Australian dentist Dr Steven Lin is warning that brushing and flossing are not enough to keep your teeth healthy. In addition to following your dentist's recommendations, you have to make sure you are getting enough of four essential vitamins. Dr Lin says this explains why people who practice good oral hygiene still get cavities. Dail Mail.


October 20, 2017. All around us, invisible, but deadly. Toxins in our air, our water, and our workplaces are killing tens of thousands of people in the UK every year. The number of deaths linked to pollution are - India 2.51 million deaths. China, 1.8 million. Russia, 170,000. USA, 150,000. UK, 50,000. ITV News

October 20, 2017Overuse of antibiotics has driven bacteria to evolve and render these drugs ineffective. One issue we haven't talked about is the misuse of antibiotics in agriculture. The contribution of livestock farming to the development can spread antibiotics resistance. Farmers use antibiotics to treat and prevent infections in their livestock, and in some countries, to promote growth, but not in the European Union. (EU). The levels of antibiotic resistance in some countries is higher than others. China and India have a very large animal population in farming. Lots of mixing between humans and animals does not help. lots of pollution from chemicals and factories and so on. When its warm, the spread of bacteria is even greater. We should reduce the use of antimicrobials worldwide - some countries are tackling it, and others are not. BBC Radio 4: Inside Science.

October 20, 2017. Pollution has been linked to 9 million deaths worldwide a report in the Lancet has found today. Almost all of those deaths occurred in low and middle-income countries where pollution could account to a quarter of deaths. Bangladesh and Somalia were worse affected.. Presenter Steve Wright: Radio 2.

October 20, 207World Osteoporosis Day is a year-long campaign dedicated to raising global awareness of the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease.#WorldOsteoporosisDay.

October 20, 2017World Statistics Day seeks to highlight the importance of reliable and timely data for informed decision-making by governments and individuals and to promote the right to public information and raise awareness for technological investments that can aid in the data collection process.#WorldStatisticsDay.

October 19, 2017Three-quarters of the species on earth are insects and most people don't take much attention to them but they're vitally important. Three-quarters of the crops we grow depend upon pollinating insects. Insects are food for other insects, so if we lost the insects, we lose our bats, birds and lots of small animals.  They're also predators of crop pests, so things like ladybirds, lacewings and hoverflies are really important and it's alarming they're disappearing. Our best guess is The farming areas around these reserves are inhospitable for life really. There's a lot of pesticides being used. so there are no flowers, there is no weeds, no food and no insects who were exposed to the pesticides. Bug Expert: Sky News

October 19, 2017Sleep terror, sleepwalking and sleep talking are all forms of the body naturally dealing of what's going on with the body during the day.  If you someone has one, leave them alone, don't wake them unless you feel its an emergency.  Stressed is the reasons why, so stop being stressed. BBC Radio 2.

October 19, 2017. Forget 10,000 steps. Walking anywhere - even for five minutes - cuts your risk of early death. Even if you fall short of the golden number of 10,000 daily steps, walking still decreases your risk of an early death, according to a new study from the American Cancer Society. Daily Mail.

October 19, 2017Just one yoga class and one jogging session a week can half  your risk of heart disease. Researchers from HG SMS Hospital in Jaipur, India studied how the combination of yoga and aerobic exercise can impact the heart. They found it improves life expectancy in adults. Daily Mail.


October 19, 2017Chronic diarrhoea. People are always worried about chronic diarrhoea, the things it could be is Crohn's disease, colitis, coeliac disease, it could be an overactive thyroid. All these things are treatable. Once they examine the tummy, do some blood tests do a stool test to find out what's going on is best to keep safe. Dr Zoe Williams: ITV This Morning.

October 19, 2017The carbon cycle has two main features. Seasons have a big influence, especially in the Northern hemisphere especially where most of the humans live. The carbon dioxide is contently being added to the atmosphere from human emissions. But in the springtime, the plants turn on and very rapidly remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere so that creates a decrease in concentration over the months of the summer, and spring. Then in the winter time when the plants aren't active by the emissions are still happening, its adding carbon dioxide back into the atmosphere and you see an increase, so you have this see-saw, up and down that's really about the plants and emissions and on top of that, it's going up 2- 3 parts per million because the plants and the ocean aren't taking out everything that the humans are adding in. BBC World Service: Science in Action.

October 18, 2017.  An inquest has concluded that neglect by a Surrey care home contributed to the death of a severely autistic resident 2 years ago. Anthony Dawson who was 64 died from an undetected gastric ulcer at the Ashmount facility near Epsom. The jury described the failure to call a GP as a gross failure. If he had he received medical attention earlier from a  doctor, the outcome would have been different  Radio 2 News

October 18 2017World Vasectomy Day. A celebration of men around the world who are stepping up for their partners to take the ultimate snip to show they care about the growing strain that population is placing on the planet’s resources. #WorldVasectomyDay.

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