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‘Ban parents from leaving engines on’, says guidance

Parents should be banned from leaving the car running while waiting outside school gates, to cut air pollution, according to official health guidance. The guidance also calls for councils to set up clean-air zones that could ban the most polluting vehicles or introduce charges. The authors have called for “clean air” to be given the same importance as “clean water”. ...

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Hospital long waits highest since 2008

The number of patients in England waiting longer than 18 weeks for routine treatment is the largest since September 2008, official figures show. The data showed there were over 382,000 patients waiting longer than the target timeframe in April out of a total of 3.78 million on the waiting list. Problems also continued to be seen in waiting times for ...

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Eating red onions may help combat cancer

Dark red onions, known as the richest source of dietary flavonoids, may help fight off cancer of the colon and breast, a researcher has suggested. “We found that onions are excellent at killing cancer cells,” said Abdulmonem Murayyan, doctoral student at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada.   “Onions activate pathways that encourage cancer cells to undergo cell death. ...

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Chikungunya: 23 areas at higher risk in Dhaka

Residents at 23 neighbhourhoods in Dhaka were at a greater risk of being infected with Chikungunya, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research or IEDCR gave a list of the locations while presenting a research paper at the Secretariat on Thursday. Health Minister Mohammed Nasim was present in the event. ‘Aedes ...

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Smoking ‘light’ cigarettes may increase lung cancer risk

If you are a smoker using the so-called light cigarettes, for their lower levels of tar or nicotine, think twice. According to a study, you may be at an increased risk of developing a certain form of lung cancer that occurs deep in the lungs.   Cigarettes labelled as lights, milds, or low-tar — also known as high-ventilation (light) cigarettes ...

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Preeclampsia may up stroke risk by 6 times

One in ten pregnant women, who suffer preeclampsia — characterised by high blood pressure, swollen feet, ankles and face and severe headaches — may be six times more at risk of suffering a stroke during or after childbirth, researchers said. Preeclampsia — a high-blood pressure disorder unique to pregnancy — develops in about 3 to 8 per cent of all ...

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Exposure to diesel pollution may damage your heart

People exposed to particulate matter (PM) emitted mainly from diesel used in vehicles may be at greater risk of developing heart attack, heart failure and death, researchers warned.   The findings showed that exposure to PM 2.5 from diesel can lead to systemic inflammation, vasoconstriction — narrowing of blood vessels, and raised blood pressure, all of which can cause harmful ...

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Autism diagnoses ‘could be reduced under NHS plan’

Proposals to reduce the number of children being diagnosed with autism are being considered by NHS commissioners in south-west London. The idea of restricting an autism diagnosis to only the most severe cases was discussed earlier this month. The local alliance of five clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) says nothing has been decided yet. But the National Autistic Society says it ...

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NHS performance data delay ‘disappointing’, regulator says

Regulator NHS Improvement had wanted to publish data on the scale of hospital deficits but was advised against it by the government. NHS Improvement said it was “disappointing” the results could not be published until after the election. The Department of Health and the Conservative Party did not comment. In a statement, NHS Improvement said a date for the publication ...

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G20 health ministers agree to tackle antibiotics resistance

Health ministers of the G20 leading economies, meeting for the first time on Saturday, agreed to work together to tackle issues such as a growing resistance to antibiotics and to start implementing national action plans by the end of 2018. Germany, which holds the G20 presidency this year, said it was an “important breakthrough” that all nations had agreed to address ...

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