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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 ...

Racism in UK maternity care risks safety of Black, Asian and mixed ethnicity women – study

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Systemic racism within UK maternity care is risking the safety of people from Black, Asian and mixed ethnicity backgrounds, often with devastating consequences, according to a report by the childbirth charity Birthrig...

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...

Dugongs and sea turtles at risk after Queensland floods wipe out seagrass, study shows

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Catastrophic floods earlier this year wiped out one of the largest and most important seagrass meadows in eastern Australia, increasing the risk that dugongs and sea turtles will become stranded, according to research...

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 ...

NBA owners have combined $10bn invested in China, study shows

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Forty principal owners in the NBA have more than a combined $10bn tied up in China, investments that have significant impact on the valuation of the teams, according to an ESPN report published Thursday. Between the p...

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 ...

Climate crisis makes extreme Indian heatwaves 100 times more likely – study

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Record-breaking heatwaves in north-west India and Pakistan have been made 100 times more likely by the climate crisis, according to scientists. The analysis means scorching weather once expected every three centuries ...

Parents of girl who died after eating Pret sandwich launch food allergy study

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The parents of a teenager killed by an allergic reaction to a Pret a Manger sandwich say a clinical trial launched in her name “would have meant everything to her”. The trial will investigate whether peanut and milk p...

Facebook fails to stop Spanish language anti-abortion disinformation, study says

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Anti-abortion Facebook pages with millions of followers are spreading disinformation about abortion to Spanish speakers with little to no intervention from the social media platform, according to a new report from Nar...

Big carmakers stuck in slow lane over switch to zero emissions, study shows

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The world’s largest carmakers are lagging behind on the switch to electric vehicles with only two on the trajectory required to hit the international target of limiting global heating to 1.5C, according to an analysis...

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