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July 17, A study today has shown up to 1 in 3 stoke victims are refusing to take life-saving 'statins' due to the their fears of side effects. Steve Wright. BBC Radio 2. 

July 17, 2017'Sleep' is linked to body rhythms which take a dip after eating. If UK workers napped instead of struggling through, productivity will benefit. Steve Wright. BBC Radio 2

July 17, 2017. Actor Martin Landau, star of Mission: Impossible has died age 89. He died at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles following unexpected complications during a short hospitalisation. CNN. 

July 17, 2017. Scientists at Georgetown University have found ways to help clean the brain of toxic trash that can lead to 'Alzheimer's and Parkinson's'. Discoidin domain receptors use the blood-brain barrier to ward off harmful cells that kill healthy neurons, but they can switch off', allowing a build-up of harmful proteins which can lead to neurodegenerate conditions. Metro News. 

July 17, 2017. Dieters who use 'artificial sweeteners' may actually be making themselves fat. University of Manitoba said Apartame, sucralose and stevioside paradoxically cause long-term weight gain and increase obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease. Metro News. 

July 17, 2017. 'Trauma' kills 50 people each day and 6 million people around the World every year. About 200 people are left severely disabled everyday from trauma. Trauma is when you're injured  and the consequences of being injured physically and mentally. Either bleeding. A serious accident. Falling off a a ladder, being stabbed, or in a car accident.Professor Karim Brohi. Trauma Surgeon. This Morning. ITV. 

July 17, 2017George A Romero, director of horror classic 'Night of the Living Dead', has died aged 77.  The director died in his sleep after losing his battle with 'aggressive lung cancer'BBC News. 

July 16, 2017. The rubbish and debris that finds it's way in our oceans have become so bad,  the RSPCA have become involved launching a mass clean up operation called 'Operation Sweeping Tide' to help save seals, birds, and other marine life. Sky News.

July 16, 2017.  There are many interesting chemicals that plants produce that we think someways lead to defense. 'Nicotine' is effectively a toxin that evolutionarily was meant to deter insects from eating tobacco plants. John Orrock at University of Wisconsin. Science In Action. BBC World Service. 

July 15, 2017.  There have been protests around the World  against the 'Tampon tax'. India replaced it's numerous federal and state taxes with a 'goods and services tax' commonly known as (GST) Under the new system, good and services are taxed under 4 basic rates. 5, 12 and 28%. But everyone is talking about menstrual sanitary products which now subjected to a 12% tax when items like condoms and contraception are not. Trending. BBC World Service. 

July 15, 2017. A Canadian man who was wanted in the US for running a multi-million dollar website 'selling banned drugs has hanged himself in a jail in Bangkok'. Alexandre Cazes, co-founder of the dark-web market place AlphaBay was accused of trading in illegal drugs. BBC World Service News 

July 15, 2017.  The World renowned Iranian mathematician 'Maryam Mirzakhani, has died of cancer' in Hospital in the US at the age of 40. She was the first ever female winner of the prestigious  fields medal which is regarded as the Nobel prize of mathematics. The award was in recognition of her work on complex geometry. BBC News 

July 15, 2017. There is some research that shows when you have a meeting and you take away all the chairs and stand, meetings becomes more productive and much shorter in time. Global Business. BBC World Service 

July 15, 2017. 'Vaping and inhaling' a man-made nicotine vapor is a young and growing industry. If you had someone who was a smoker who stops smoking and switches entirely to vaping, they would be better off. But the problem is most of the people use vaping are also smoking cigarettes at the same time. The evidence is suggesting it's even worse to do both although the jury is still out. The best treatment for quitting are nicotine patches and nicotine gum. Dr Stanton Glance. University of California. US. 

July 15, 2017.  There are 1 billion 'smokers' around the World. Smoking kills 7 million people a year. It can cause heart disease, respiratory problems, lung cancer, pancreatic cancer, Oesophageal cancer, liver cancer, bladder cancer, kidney cancer, and mouth cancer. Crowd Science. BBC World Service 

July 15, 207.  I'm here in San Fransisco. It has some of the toughest 'smoking' regulations, and California has one of the lowest rates of smoking in the US, but San Fransisco has one of the highest number of smokers and addiction experts in the Marnie Chesterton. Crowd Science. BBC World Service.

July 15, 2017. The World of health and bio tech. A 'DNA test' can tell each of us the best way to keep fit, know what foods to eat and get results. Swipe. Sky News. 

July 15, 2017. Genes are so complicated that just understanding a few of them is just not enough  I'd learn much more about what's good for you on not by actually measuring a poo sample than your 'DNA', because we vary much more in our gut microbes than our DNA. Tim Spector, Professor of Genetics and Author. Swipe. Sky News. 

July 14, 2017. Nearly every Hospital in the capitol of London contains 'asbestos'. Around 2,600 people die from mesothelioma each year in the UK. Since 2011, seven doctors and nurse have died from mesothelioma. A lawyer who has dealt with asbestos cases for 17 years, said the number of people developing mesothelioma as like a 'ticking time bomb' BBC News. 

July 14, 2017. The government says former 'legal highs' are being targeted as part of a crackdown on drug abuse as figures show drug costs the UK £10.7 billion a year in policing, healthcare and crime. Sky News. 

July 14, 2017. July 14 - 16. World Congress On Heart Disease. To provide the opportunity for a comprehensive overview of the latest research developments in everything related with cardiovascular medicine and research.

July 14, 2017. Bradley Lowery, the six-year-old football fan and mascot has died. He lost his fight with a rare and debilitating form of cancer. 'Neuroblastoma'. BBC Radio 2 news. 

July 14, 2017. 'Black henna tattoos' - not the natural stuff - can be so dangerous, the NHS specifically warns against it's use because of a chemical in the liquid which can be incredibly harmful to the skin which could leave you scared for life or cause an allergic reaction. Black henna often contains high levels of paraphenylenediamine (PPD). Real henna is generally safe for the skin. Nicola Oakley. Mirror. 

July 14, 2017. The Chinese activist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo has died at the age of 61. The country’s most famous political prisoner was being treated for 'terminal liver cancer' in a hospital in north-east China. Sky News. 

July 13, 2017. Vaccinations against 'Chicken Pox' will be offered for the first time. The retailer Superdrug will be offering it at 58 of it's specialist pharmacy stores at a cost of £130 for a 2 doses/courses. The vaccine is only available on the NHS for people at a high risk of spreading the virus to those with weakened immune systems. Steve Wright. BBC Radio 2. 

July 13, 2017. Coco-Cola has pledged that all UK bottles of the soft drink will be made from 50% recycled plastic from 2020 following pressure from the 'environmental' group Greenpeace. Sky News. 

July 13, 2017. 'Tall men and the obese' run a greater risk of dying from cancer. The chance of getting an aggressive form of the disease rise 21% for every additional 10 cm height. And the risk increases by 13% for every extra 10 cm of waist size, a team at Oxford University found. Daily mirror.

July 13, 2017. 'Gonorrhea' is rapidly evolving so antibiotics don't work against it. There have been cases in Spain and Japan who cannot be treated with any drug that anybody has, but a lower level of resistance to some of them have been found all over the World. BBC World Service Health Check.

July 13, 2017. Researchers at the University of California hope to find a 'cure for baldness' after experts found individual animal hairs 'talk' to each other. A study on Mice found showed showed they regulate and regenerate hair, allowing for an even covering of the body. Daily Mirror.

July 13, 2017.  The 'flu drug Tamiflu' was found to work no better than paracetamol. It was a nice little earner an expert said generating $18 billion Worldwide. The drug lost it's World Health Organisation (WHO) essential status. Daily mirror.

July 12, 2017. Experts from around the World have been in London, UK for the 'Family Planning Summit'. - Globally, 214 million woman can't get hold of 'contraception' and there are worries this could get worse. Health Check. BBC World Service.

July 12, 2017. If there is no 'contraception' and have a pregnancy you don't want. It means that the access to safe abortion will be limited. More woman will die from child birth and see more abortions as well as many young people not being able to choose their paths in their lives  Health Check. BBC World Service.

July 12, 2017. 'NHS contaminated blood transfusion scandal'. There has been evidence here of falsification of peoples medical records. Tests being done without peoples knowledge or consent. And the results of those tests, even when they confirmed a positive diagnosis of hepatitis C or HIV not being communicated to the individuals effected, and subsequently in some cases, their partner has been infected. That's the depth of this cover up. One example. A very senior gentlemen had his medical notes amended to suggest that he was a life time alcoholic to suggest his liver damage was his own responsibility. Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham. On Jeremy Vine BBC Radio 2.  

July 12, 2017. Research led by Professor Giovanni de Gaetano found that 'heart patients' whose diet was rich in fish, vegetables, nuts, and olive oil, cut their risk of a premature death by 37 per cent (compared with 18 per cent for statins) and further evidence suggests that diet can work as well, if not better than medications at treating 'heart disease'Daily Mail.  

July 12, 2017. Scientists at Stanford University, USA have worked out which are the 'least fittest countries' - by using mobile phone data collected from the 'Argus app'. Users record their daily activity, food, sleep, and heart rate. Hong Kong came top of the list with an average of 6,880 steps per day.  Spain, 5,936. The UK 5,444 and Indonesia was at the bottom end with 3,513 steps. Huffington Post. 

July 12, 2017.  People can reduce their their 'carbon footprint'. Public information campaigns are focusing on the wrong initiatives. The Swedish researchers say eating a plant based diet, avoiding air travel, living without a car, and having fewer children all substantially reduced carbon dioxide emissions. BBC Radio News.

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