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Only one bathing river spot around Oxford has bacteria within safe levels, study finds

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Only one popular river spot for bathing and water sports in and around Oxford has bacteria within safe levels, a survey by a campaign group has found. The other seven locations in rivers which are regularly used by sw...

‘Global crisis’ of violence: 161 healthcare workers were killed last year, study finds

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Violence against healthcare workers has become a “global crisis”, with 161 medics killed and 188 incidents of hospitals being destroyed or damaged last year, according to a new report. Data collected from 49 conflict ...

Watching less TV could cut heart disease, study finds

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More than one in 10 cases of coronary heart disease could be prevented if people reduced their TV viewing to less than an hour a day, research suggests. Coronary heart disease occurs when fatty material builds up insi...

Covid can cause ongoing damage to heart, lungs and kidneys, study finds

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Damage to the body’s organs including the lungs and kidneys is common in people who were admitted to hospital with Covid, with one in eight found to have heart inflammation, researchers have revealed. As the pandemic ...

Half of UK MPs’ staff have clinical levels of psychological distress, study finds

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Half of all MPs’ staff are suffering from clinical levels of psychological distress, according to a groundbreaking study that will hasten calls for culture change in Westminster. Parliamentary aides said they were at ...

‘What if he finds someone better?’: the agony and the ecstasy of an open relationship

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My mother will kill me for writing this article. She doesn’t get why my partner and I would want to have sex with other people; why, God why, would we want to question a structure as sacred and, let’s face it, success...

Dream-enactment disorder rose up to fourfold during pandemic, study finds

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Scientists have reported a two- to fourfold increase in the prevalence of dream-enactment disorder – whereby people physically act out their dreams – during the pandemic, with those who have been infected with Covid t...

Global heating is cutting sleep across the world, study finds

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Rising temperatures driven by the climate crisis are cutting the sleep of people across the world, the largest study to date has found. Good sleep is critical to health and wellbeing. But global heating is increasing ...

NSW government underspent on PPE and mental health, audit of $7.5bn Covid spending finds

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The New South Wales government underspent on personal protective equipment and mental health services and forked out close to $200m on faulty imported masks and ventilators as part of the state’s $7.5bn pandemic expen...

US withdrawal triggered catastrophic defeat of Afghan forces, damning watchdog report finds

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Afghan armed forces collapsed last year because they had been made dependent on US support that was abruptly withdrawn in the face of a Taliban offensive, according to a scathing assessment by a US government watchdog...

Ban on solariums in England would save hundreds of lives from skin cancer, study finds

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Public health researchers who were instrumental in solariums being banned in Australia are now helping to fight for a ban in the UK to reduce the number of skin cancer cases. Associate Prof Louisa Gordon, a health eco...

Green spaces are not accessible for 2.8m people in UK, finds study

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Nearly 2.8 million people in the UK live more than 10 minutes walk from a public park, garden or playing field, according to research. Fields in Trust, which protects and campaigns for public green spaces, found just ...

Older people using TikTok to defy ageist stereotypes, research finds

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Older TikTok users are using the online platform, regarded as the virtual playground of teenagers, to defy ageist stereotypes of elderly people as technophobic and frail. Research has found increasing numbers of accou...

Buffalo shooting: unease in New Zealand as live stream of ‘Christchurch-inspired’ attack finds foothold

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Widespread horror at the killing of shoppers at a Buffalo grocery store, allegedly by a white supremacist gunman, has been felt keenly in New Zealand as it continues to reckon with the ripple effects of the 2019 Chris...

Younger children most affected by Covid lockdowns, new research finds

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The youngest children have been most affected by lockdowns and closures during the Covid pandemic, with new research finding that the educational progress and social development of four- and five-year-olds suffered se...

Isle of Man medical director faced ‘disgraceful’ bullying, tribunal finds

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The chief minister of the Isle of Man has expressed his “deep discomfort” after a tribunal found that the island’s medical director had been forced out of her job and suffered “disgraceful” bullying for whistleblowing...

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