July 31, 2013 by wpengine in Archived
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Clean water and soap ‘boost growth’

By Helen Briggs BBC News Poor growth is linked to dirty water Access to clean water and soap not only improves hygiene but may boost growth in young children, research suggests. A review of global data found evidence of

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July 31, 2013 by wpengine in Archived
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Diabetics’ test strips ‘restricted’

Blood glucose testing strips are vital for diabetics Access to blood glucose test strips vital to help diabetics manage their condition is being restricted against government guidance, a charity says. Of about 2,200 people who answered a question

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Most adults ‘don’t exercise enough’

  The government recommends people take moderate exercise at least 12 times in every four-week period. Most adults in England are risking their health by failing to get enough exercise, research suggests. A University of Bristol-led study found 80%

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Stafford trust ‘should be dissolved’

A public inquiry was triggered at Stafford Hospital after a higher than expected number of deaths at the trust The trust that ran the scandal-hit Stafford Hospital should be dissolved, administrators have recommended. The Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust went

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Lewisham hospital cuts plan quashed

Campaigners gathered at the Royal Courts of Justice ahead of the ruling Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has had his decision to reduce services at a major hospital declared unlawful and quashed by the High Court. Mr Justice Silber ruled

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Right-to-die campaigners lose battle

  Paul Lamb: “It’s unfair and I think it’s cruel”

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