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'Global epidemic' of childhood inactivity

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Four in five 11- to 17-year-olds around the world are not taking enough physical exercise, according to the first such analysis.

The World Health Organization says children's health is being damaged as well as their brain

A woman is suing a London NHS trust for not revealing her father had been diagnosed with Huntington's disease before she had her own child.

She only discovered he carried the gene for the degenerative, incurable brain disorder after

Wednesday, 30 October 2019 16:16

Asthma carbon footprint 'as big as eating meat'

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Many people with asthma could cut their carbon footprint and help save the environment by switching to "greener" medications, UK researchers say.

Making the swap would have as big an "eco" impact as turning vegetarian or becoming an

Tuesday, 29 October 2019 15:02

Brain illness spread by ticks has reached UK

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An infectious disease that can harm the brain and is spread to people by tick bites has been identified in ticks in the UK for the first time.

Public Health England (PHE) says it has confirmed cases of tick-borne encephalitis virus in

Friday, 25 October 2019 15:47

People 'more likely to feel pain on humid days'

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People with long-term health problems such as arthritis are more likely to feel pain on humid days, a study has suggested.

Folklore suggests the cold makes pain worse - but there is actually little research into the

Wednesday, 23 October 2019 15:03

Blood pressure pills 'work better at bedtime'

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To get the best out of your daily blood pressure medication, take it just before you go to bed, say researchers.

It's a simple tip that could save lives, they say in the European Heart Journal.

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