Plain tobacco packaging ‘may cut smokers by 300,000 in UK’ – BBC News

April 28, 2017

The findings were backed up by a report from the Australian government, which showed a similar drop in smoking prevalence – 0.55% – following the introduction of plain packaging there in 2012. Currently, about 17% of the UK adult population are smokers. ‘Trying to give up’ The review looked at new evidence from 51 studies, involving 800,000 people, on the impact of standardised packaging on smokers’ attitudes and behaviour. It is also the first review to include …

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Christie gives Trump a ‘B,’ says WH staff need to ‘get their act together’

April 25, 2017

Washington (CNN)With a few days left of his first 100 days in office, President Donald Trump’s friend Gov. Chris Christie graded his performance so far as a “B.” “The reason I’d give him a B is first and foremost because of (Supreme Court Justice) Neil Gorsuch,” the New Jersey governor said on CNN’s “The Lead with Jake Tapper.” Christie, a Republican Trump supporter, said the impact of the successful Supreme Court nomination would survive …

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William and Harry talk to Kate about the impact of their mum’s death

April 22, 2017

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry have spoken candidly about the impact of Princess Diana’s death on the their mental health in a new film as part of their Heads Together campaign to end mental health stigma. In the film above streamed on Facebook Live on the Royal Family’s account the three royals talk about the various pressures they’ve experienced in life, and the importance of speaking openly about mental health. Prince Harry says he thinks people …

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6 reasons you need to watch this British dating show immediately

April 21, 2017

… Alan talked about losing his wife and his son, and it’s safe to say his story had people reaching for their tissues. “Life is so bloody short and so many people don’t realise that. I don’t want to die with any regrets,” said Alan. “I love life.” Some people on the show talk about the impact of past heartbreaks. On one very emotional date, Damian opened up to his date Kai about developing Tourettes after a very bad breakup, which impacted on his …

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Shops agree to limit sugary drinks sales in hospitals – BBC News

April 21, 2017

… direction.” Chris Askew, chief executive of Diabetes UK, said it was great news that NHS England was “taking this step to make hospitals healthier places for all of us”. He added: “With this plan, people with type 1 diabetes should still have access to products that are commonly used to treat hypos.” The sugar problem There has been growing concern about the damaging impact of sugar on health – from the state of people’s teeth to type 2 diabetes and …

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UK’s online shoppers top global spending survey – BBC News

April 21, 2017

… retailers have felt a significant impact from the online shopping habits of customers. Earlier this week, High Street retailer Debenhams announced a change of strategy owing, in part, to fast-growing “mobile interaction”. The plan means up to 10 of its 176 UK stores may be closed over the next five years. A central distribution warehouse and about 10 smaller warehouses could also be shut. A further cost burden was also felt, particularly by clothes retailers, as a result of online …

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Housing problems causing mental illness, says charity – BBC News

April 19, 2017

… highlighted the extent to which housing has an impact on mental health. Housing difficulties can be particularly harsh for people “on the line of coping or not coping. Then, they really do tip over the edge”, said one London GP. A Sheffield GP said parents could become depressed because “they’re unable to provide a nice environment for their children”. “In the children, they tend to get a little bit, sometimes withdrawn, sometimes a bit anxious and …

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Prince William says keeping a stiff upper lip can damage health – BBC News

April 19, 2017

… services at children’s mental health charity Place2Be said: “Prince Harry’s willingness to talk so intimately about the impact of the loss of his mother 20 years ago, as well as how he has processed his grief, is a gift from the young royal.” The two princes, along with the Duchess of Cambridge, are promoting the Heads Together mental health campaign, the London Marathon’s charity of the year. A two-part series, Mind Over Marathon, starts on BBC One at 21:00 BST on …

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Pupils as young as four having panic attacks, say teachers – BBC News

April 15, 2017

… had experienced a pupil of any age suffering from anxiety and panic attacks, while 79% were aware of a pupil suffering from depression and 64% knew of a youngster who was self-harming. Around half (49%) were aware of children with eating disorders, and a similar proportion (47%) knew about a youngster with obsessive compulsive disorder. Pressure of exams and testing, family problems such as ill health or a break-up and social media were all seen as having an impact on mental health. And when …

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Scott Pruitt Heads To Coal Mine To Pitch New EPA Agenda

April 14, 2017

SYCAMORE, Pennsylvania The head of the Environmental Protection Agency chose a Pennsylvania coal mine with a history of violating environmental laws as his venue for unveiling a new plan to refocus his agency in a way that he says will both protect offered roughly 75 miners at the Harvey Mine this hopeful message: The regulatory assault on coal is over. Pruitt, aclimate change denier and longtime ally of the fossil fuel industry, claimed that coal, oil and gas companies are both …

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Shanay Walker abuse death: School and care workers criticised – BBC News

April 13, 2017

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Easter getaway: When is busiest by road, rail and air – BBC News

April 11, 2017

And drivers going southbound on the M5 towards the West Country are being warned delays could be almost an hour as average speeds fall to less than 25 miles per hour. Disruption on the railway lines due to planned engineering works is also expected to impact on traffic. Will my train be running? Related Topics First Hull Trains Arriva Trains Wales East Midlands Trains South West Trains Southeastern Virgin Trains More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsInstant …

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Go vegan, save the planet

April 9, 2017

(CNN)As public attention focuses on the impact of policy changes on the climate, we may overlook an important contributor to the climate crisis: our food systems and the daily food choices we make. It may sound hyperbolic that our roast beef sandwich is contributing to environmental degradation of the planet. But mounting evidence of the impact requires our attention and action as global citizens. And each of us can do something about it, today, by taking what we eat as seriously as we …

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Facebook now lets you create personal fundraisers for yourself, friends, and family

March 31, 2017

… place,” Inzucchi said. Other important factors included trust making sure money is actually going to credible causes and making a real impact and the community that gathers around a specific cause. Using this knowledge, the design team came up with prototypes and concepts to share with people and see what’s resonating, and then refined them over time. Image: Facebook While the tool definitely seems to be a competitor to crowdfunding sites like GoFundMe, Indiegogo, and …

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‘Fake research’ comes under scrutiny – BBC News

March 27, 2017

Stephen Metcalfe, the committee’s chairman, said it was vitally important that people have confidence in research that is paid for by public funds. “Where research has been found to be fraudulent at a later point it has a big impact on the public – it leads to mistrust,” he told BBC News. “What we want to do is to investigate how robust the mechanisms are for ensuring that research is ethical, it is accurate, it is, to a degree, reproducible.” Growing …

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Social media has turned me into a sexual oversharer

March 24, 2017

… began precisely when I joined social media. Over the past decade, social media has had a huge impact on how we understand privacy, says sociologist Dr David Beer of the University of York. In the past and, crucially, before social media, there was a much clearer line between public spaces and our private lives. But, social media has created an environment in which we have to make choices about where to draw the line as to what we keep private and what we choose to turn into content. Image: …

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Republicans Are Crying About Obamacare Problems They Helped Create

March 18, 2017

… commissioner, Ralph Hudgens, put it unusually bluntly. Let me tell you what were doing, in August 2013, just two months before the first open enrollment period. Everything in our power to be an obstructionist. Hudgens also said, Im not going to do anything in my power to make this law successful. In other words, rather than assist Georgians who elected him with getting health coverage, Hudgens prioritized resisting Obama. The impact of these efforts isnt clear. But enrollment in states that …

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Pill presses for counterfeit drugs seized in record numbers

March 18, 2017

(CNN)Machines used to make counterfeit pills are reaching the US border in record numbers. US Customs and Border Protection is seizing pill presses at a rate 19 times higher than in 2011. That’s the year the synthetic drug fentanyl exploded in the US drug market, according to the American Association of Poison Control Centers. While the Justice Department’s Drug Enforcement Administration deals with a national problem of synthetic fentanyl overdoses, these machines are playing a …

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3 myths that shape the transgender bathroom debate

March 8, 2017

(CNN)The debate over transgender rights in America often gets reduced to bathroom talk. Supporters of so-called bathroom bills say they will protect public safety by ensuring that all people, including transgender men and women, use public restrooms that correspond to their sex at birth. Opponents say their impact is much wider. Critics call them thinly veiled attempts to discriminate against and stigmatize transgender people to score political points. Transgender …

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