Jail sentences for assaults on NHS staff to double, health secretary to announce
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Jail sentences for assaults on NHS staff to double, health secretary to announce

This article was taken from: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/10/31/jail-sentences-assaults-nhs-staff-double-health-secretary-announce/ By  Laura Donnelly, health editor at Telegraph UK Jail sentences for those who attack paramedics and casualty nurses are set to double in a bid to tackle record levels of violence against staff. Matt Hancock, Health Secretary, will today announce a “zero tolerance” strategy on violence against NHS staff, as he details…

Scientists confirm for the first time that air pollution causes heart disease and stroke
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Scientists confirm for the first time that air pollution causes heart disease and stroke

This article was taken from: https://inews.co.uk/news/health/scientists-confirm-for-the-first-time-that-air-pollution-causes-heart-disease-and-stroke/ By Tom Bawden Air pollution is responsible for five per cent of all deaths in the UK, scientists say Air pollution poses as big a threat to our health as obesity and needs to be taken just as seriously, the British Heart Foundation claims today. Speaking after scientists categorically confirmed…

Malaria: Sniffer dogs to help in fight to eradicate disease
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Malaria: Sniffer dogs to help in fight to eradicate disease

This article was taken from: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-45997000 By James GallagherHealth and science correspondent, BBC News Scientists in the UK and The Gambia say they have the first evidence that dogs can sniff out malaria. They have trained dogs to recognise tell-tale aromas using clothes from people infected with the disease. It is hoped the animals can be used…

Plymouth hospital in ‘pioneering’ deal with private health company
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Plymouth hospital in ‘pioneering’ deal with private health company

This article was taken from: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-45990875 By By Hugh Pym Health editor at BBC Health news A row has broken out over a deal which will see NHS surgeons carrying out operations in a private hospital. It covers all non-urgent orthopaedic surgery at Derriford Hospital, part of University Hospitals Plymouth Trust. A spokesperson for the trust said it…

Are cold days most risky for heart attacks?
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Are cold days most risky for heart attacks?

This article was taken from: https://www.bhf.org.uk/informationsupport/heart-matters-magazine/news/behind-the-headlines/cold-weather-and-heart-attacks By The Heart foundation on world stroke day #worldstrokeday News reports have warned of a ‘chilling risk’ of having a heart attack when temperatures drop below freezing, and even when the skies are cloudy and windy. We look behind the headlines. The research New research has found that heart attacks are more…