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Games host Glasgow shown to have worst life expectancy in UK

Games host Glasgow shown to have worst life expectancy in UK | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Office for National Statistics finds just 75% of boys and 85% of girls in Scottish city can expect to reach their 65th birthday
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The battle to beat HIV in South Africa - BBC News

The battle to beat HIV in South Africa - BBC News | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Nomsa Maseko looks at how South Africa, with one of the greatest numbers of people with HIV, is tackling the disease.
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Latest EU Sentinel satellite to track global food crops - BBC News

Latest EU Sentinel satellite to track global food crops - BBC News | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
The second of the European Union's Sentinel Earth-observing satellites launches on a mission that will allow scientists to map the performance of the world's crop harvests.
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Smoking ban health benefits revealed - BBC News

Smoking ban health benefits revealed - BBC News | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Thousands of children have been spared hospital treatment for chest infections since the ban on smoking in public places was introduced in England eight years ago.
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Inside an NHS alcohol detox service - BBC News

Inside an NHS alcohol detox service - BBC News | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
The NHS could save £27m a year by changing the way it deals with alcoholic patients, new research seen by the Victoria Derbyshire programme suggests. Jim Reed takes a tour of a specialist detox unit.
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'Two phases' of childhood obesity suggested - BBC News

'Two phases' of childhood obesity suggested - BBC News | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
There may be two distinct child obesity epidemics - one among infants and one among adolescents - research suggests.
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Exercise 'not key to obesity fight' - BBC News

Exercise 'not key to obesity fight' - BBC News | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Physical activity has little role in tackling obesity - and instead public health messages should squarely focus on unhealthy eating, doctors say.
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Diet swap experiment reveals junk food's harm to gut - BBC News

Diet swap experiment reveals junk food's harm to gut - BBC News | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
A two-week diet swap experiment hints at just how damaging a junk food diet might be to our guts.
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Our obesity epidemic is being fuelled by an avalanche of sugar

Our obesity epidemic is being fuelled by an avalanche of sugar | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
The average Irish person eats a whopping 24 spoons of sugar in their convenience food every day – almost three times more than the global average.
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WHO urges shift to single-use smart syringes

WHO urges shift to single-use smart syringes | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Smart syringes that can be used only once should be used for injections, the World Health Organization has announced.
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Reused syringes cause over 270 HIV infections in Cambodia

Reused syringes cause over 270 HIV infections in Cambodia | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
An unlicensed doctor in Cambodia is accused of infecting over 270 people after using dirty syringes.
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NHS approach to obesity inexplicable, say MPs

NHS approach to obesity inexplicable, say MPs | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
MPs say it's "inexplicable" the NHS in England spends more on bariatric surgery than well-established measures to prevent obesity.
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Parents 'rarely spot child obesity'

Parents 'rarely spot child obesity' | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Parents hardly ever spot obesity in their children resulting in damaging consequences for health, doctors warn.
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Dumfries and Galloway school food sales restrictions considered

Dumfries and Galloway school food sales restrictions considered | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Rules about where and when street traders can sell food near schools in Dumfries and Galloway could be set to change.
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#BBCtrending: 'I'm HIV positive ... will you touch me?' - BBC News

#BBCtrending: 'I'm HIV positive ... will you touch me?' - BBC News | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
A video by an HIV positive man who challenges people to touch him has been watched millions of times.
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HIV drugs should be given at diagnosis, trial suggests - BBC News

HIV drugs should be given at diagnosis, trial suggests - BBC News | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
HIV drugs should be given at the moment of diagnosis, according to a major trial that could change the way the disease is treated.
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Most liver transplants 'linked to over-eating, not alcohol'

Most liver transplants 'linked to over-eating, not alcohol' | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Expert warns that UK faces ‘major and growing challenge’ by 2020 as more Britons are diagnosed with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
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MEPs add to alcohol calorie label calls - BBC News

MEPs add to alcohol calorie label calls - BBC News | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
MEPs have backed calls for calorie labels to be put on all alcoholic drinks in a vote at the European Parliament.
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'Two phases' of childhood obesity suggested - BBC News

'Two phases' of childhood obesity suggested - BBC News | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
There may be two distinct child obesity epidemics - one among infants and one among adolescents - research suggests.
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What does junk food do to your body? - CBBC Newsround

What does junk food do to your body? - CBBC Newsround | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
We go inside the human body to find out what happens to food once you've eaten it.
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How smart syringes, aimed at stopping HIV, work - 15 secs

How smart syringes, aimed at stopping HIV, work - 15 secs | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Only smart syringes that break after one use should be used for injections by 2020, the World Health Organization has announced. But how do they work?
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WHO promotes 'auto-disable' syringes to prevent infection

WHO promotes 'auto-disable' syringes to prevent infection | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
The World Health Organisation will recommend the use of smart "auto-disable" syringes to reduce infections.
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Half of children 'not eating fruit and vegetables daily'

Half of children 'not eating fruit and vegetables daily' | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Newsround heard from more than 1,400 children across the UK about what they eat and how much they know about how it affects them
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Parents not recognising obesity in their own children

Parents not recognising obesity in their own children | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Many parents in England are failing to recognise that their children are overweight until the problem has reached an extreme level, say researchers.
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