London's January air quality 'best in 10 years'

January 15, 2018 9:06 am0 comments
London's January air quality 'best in 10 years'

London’s air quality is within legal limits in mid-January for the first time in 10 years, City Hall has said. The capital breached limits for nitrogen dioxide (NO2) by 6 January every year for the last decade, Mayor Sadiq Khan said. So far this year, London’s NO2 has not exceeded […]

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'Being a teenage mother is so lonely'

January 14, 2018 9:33 pm0 comments
'Being a teenage mother is so lonely'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Teenage pregnancy rates in the UK have halved in the past eight years, but are still among the highest in Europe. New government guidelines are being released to help councils reduce the numbers further. Shannon was 14 and her boyfriend Ethan 17 when […]

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Hospital operations for child teeth removal increase in England

January 12, 2018 10:20 pm0 comments
Hospital operations for child teeth removal increase in England

Dentists have accused the government of having a “short-sighted” approach to tooth decay in England after hospital operations to remove children’s teeth increased to nearly 43,000. There were 42,911 operations in 2016-17 – up from 40,800 the previous year and 36,833 in 2012-13, NHS figures show. The British Dental Association […]

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Cycling does not harm men's sexual health, study says

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Cycling does not harm men's sexual health, study says

Cycling does not negatively affect men’s sexual health or urinary function, a study has found. Researchers compared cyclists with runners and swimmers and found their sexual and urinary health was comparable. The findings contrasted with previous studies that suggested cycling could negatively affect men’s sexual function, the study’s authors said. […]

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BRCA gene mutation 'doesn't affect breast cancer survival'

January 11, 2018 10:49 pm0 comments
BRCA gene mutation 'doesn't affect breast cancer survival'

Young women treated for breast cancer have the same survival rates regardless of whether they have the BRCA gene mutation, a study suggests. The BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations increase a woman’s risk of breast cancer by four-to-eightfold. The study of 2,733 British women also found a double mastectomy did […]

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CES 2018: Willow and Freemie breast pumps offer mums freedom

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CES 2018: Willow and Freemie breast pumps offer mums freedom

Two firms have launched portable pumps to help breastfeeding mums collect their milk on the move. Women who use breast pumps often apply them several times a day and for periods of about 20 minutes or more. However, generally they have to be plugged into a power socket and the […]

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