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A million NHS workers agree to pay rise worth 6.5% over three years

Members of 13 unions in England accept deal to end 1% pay cap but GMB rejects it More than 1 million NHS workers in England are to receive a pay rise worth at least 6.5% over the next three years after the deal was accepted by 13 unions representing staff. The rise comes after seven years of a 1% pay ...

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New research uncovers link between green space and children’s mental health

NEW research has unearthed a link between green space and the mental health of children living in an English inner city. The study looked at the impact of nature on the wellbeing of four-year-old children living in Bradford, West Yorkshire. Said to be the first of its kind to explore the relationship between the quantity, quality, and use of green ...

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Childhood cancer survivors may experience sleep problems as adults

Childhood cancer survivors are more likely to experience sleep problems and daytime sleepiness as adults which may result in greater likelihood of persistent or worsened emotional distress, preliminary results of a study suggests. The findings, presented during the SLEEP 2018 meeting in Baltimore, suggested that cancer survivors were more likely than siblings to report sleep problems as adults. The researchers ...

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This is what the Berkeley’s new rooftop yoga class is like

Frankie McCoy tests out London’s latest yoga offering – which promises to be a summer hit Whale music and chakra-scented candles are all very well for helping you contort yourself into yoga poses. But for real mood-boosting, mind-clearing meditations, you can’t beat sun-saluting the actual sun, outside and high above London’s madding crowds — and with the promise of a ...

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Breast cancer: Test means fewer women will need chemotherapy

About 70% of women with the most common form of early stage breast cancer can be spared the “agony of chemotherapy”, researchers say. It follows trials of a genetic test that analyses the danger of a tumour. Cancer doctors said the findings would change practice in UK clinics on Monday, and meant women in this group could be treated safely ...

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Nail polish does not affect patient’s oxygen levels: Study

Despite widespread concern, a recent study shows nail treatments – such as acrylic nails or nail polishes – do not affect the readings of patients’ oxygen levels.   Digital pulse oximetry (DPO) is universally used to measure blood oxygen levels in patients, however there are concerns that the readings they produce can be affected by treatments such as nail polish ...

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AS the NHS deficit doubles, health expert Sara Davenport offers DIY tools for preventative healthcare

Today’s news that the deficit for NHS trusts is double the amount expected, amounting to a startling £960m this last financial year, testifies to a critical condition. Dangerously short of staff and in overdemand, the NHS faces a widening gap between what is demanded of the system and what is financially achievable. Health expert Sara Davenport believes she can help. As the ...

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Study casts doubt on ‘healthy obesity’

Women who are overweight or obese but otherwise healthy are still at an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, a large study suggests. The analysis tracked the health of 90,257 women in the US for up to 30 years. Those with excess weight were likelier to have a stroke or heart attack, even if they had normal blood pressure and cholesterol ...

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No need for high-dose vitamin D in infants: Study

Tripling the dose of vitamin D supplementation for babies does not make their bones any stronger by age two, according to a study in Finland published Tuesday.   Vitamin D is essential because it helps the body absorb calcium. It is naturally produced when the skin is exposed to sunlight, but as many as 40 per cent of Europeans do ...

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Cancer care in Bangladesh during Ramadan

For Muslims around the world, Ramadan represents a time to fast and devote a strong focus to prayer, purification and charitable giving and this Ramadan, World Child Cancer is aiming to give the gift of growing up to children with cancer in Bangladesh. Over 9,000 children are expected to develop cancer each year in Bangladesh yet only a fraction of ...

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