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Arctic melting at 'amazing' speed

Arctic melting at 'amazing' speed | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
BBC science editor David Shukman reports from Svalbard in Norway, where scientists say they are amazed by the speed at which Arctic sea ice is melting.
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Welsh obesity 'just behind USA'

Welsh obesity 'just behind USA' | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Wales' obesity "epidemic" is so bad that it lags just behind world leader the USA and it is getting worse, a prominent obesity doctor warns.
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Obesity 'hastens brain decline'

Obesity 'hastens brain decline' | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Being overweight is not just bad for people's waistlines but for their mental abilities too, according to a study of more than 6,000 Britons.
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Bill Gates backs 'future' toilet

Bill Gates backs 'future' toilet | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Toilets that microwave poo or turn it into charcoal are put on show at the Gates Foundation Reinvent the Toilet fair.
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Diabetes prescriptions top 40m

Diabetes prescriptions top 40m | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
The number of prescriptions for treating diabetes has, for the first time, topped 40 million in England alone, latest figures show.
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Plain cigarette packs review ends

Plain cigarette packs review ends | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
A UK-wide consultation on government plans to introduce mandatory plain packaging for tobacco, which attracted strong interest, will close later.
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'Permanent food crisis' in Sahel

'Permanent food crisis' in Sahel | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
More than one million children are at risk of severe malnutrition in the Sahel region of West Africa, according to two leading charities.
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Inflated drug prices aggravating burden of healthcare - Vietnam news

Inflated drug prices aggravating burden of healthcare - Vietnam news | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Media investigations reveal the price of medicines have been falsely inflated by up to 500 percent due to collusion between pharmaceutical companies and hospitals. Quynh paid VND70,000 (US$3.35) to have her epigastric ...
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Awareness programs help stem HIV/AIDS pandemic in S. Africa - China Daily

Awareness programs help stem HIV/AIDS pandemic in S. Africa - China Daily | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Globe and MailAwareness programs help stem HIV/AIDS pandemic in S.
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Scientists making progress on AIDS vaccine, but slowly - USA TODAY

Scientists making progress on AIDS vaccine, but slowly - USA TODAY | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
USA TODAYScientists making progress on AIDS vaccine, but slowlyUSA TODAYResearchers don't expect to have an effective vaccine for years, says Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
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Obese children's hearts in danger

Obese children's hearts in danger | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Severely obese children are putting their heart at danger even while they are still in primary school, according to a Dutch study.
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Cigarette Taxes Make Us Drink

Cigarette Taxes Make Us Drink | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Twenty-somethings are more likely to binge drink when cigarette prices are higher. The unintended consequences of state taxation policies may warrant more consideration.
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Alcohol marketing crackdown urged

Alcohol marketing crackdown urged | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Tougher rules on alcohol marketing may be needed, including possibly a ban on sports sponsorship, MPs say.
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Toll of Britain's obesity epidemic exposed as diabetes prescriptions soar by 50 per cent in six years

Toll of Britain's obesity epidemic exposed as diabetes prescriptions soar by 50 per cent in six years | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Diabetes prescriptions have for the first time topped 40 million a year in England and Wales according to official figures. It comes as a charity chief warns that the condition could bankrupt the NHS within a generation.
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Australia court backs tobacco law

Australia court backs tobacco law | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
An Australian court has upheld the government's new law on mandatory plain packaging for cigarettes in the country.
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Health Suffering In Austerity Britain

Health Suffering In Austerity Britain | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Increasing numbers of people are experiencing health problems related to the country's economic decline, a GPs' survey reveals.
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Away from the famines, Africa confronts a new killer: obesity

Away from the famines, Africa confronts a new killer: obesity | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
In the public mind, sub-Saharan Africa is a region plagued by war, famine and disease. Now it faces a new threat – obesity. It is not a problem widely associated with a continent where millions live on less than a dollar a day.
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Sahel food crisis – how the Guardian is covering the story

Sahel food crisis – how the Guardian is covering the story | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
The hunger crisis in the Sahel region of Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger and Chad has been deepening since the start of this year.
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International AIDS Conference: Sub-Saharan Africa - Milwaukee ...

Globe and MailInternational AIDS Conference: Sub-Saharan AfricaMilwaukee Journal Sentinel (blog)By Peninnah M. Kako Peninnah M. Kako, assistant professor at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's college of nursing, ...
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British American Tobacco CEO Interviewed on Half-Year Results - Sacramento Bee

British American Tobacco CEO Interviewed on Half-Year Results - Sacramento Bee | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
British American Tobacco CEO Interviewed on Half-Year ResultsSacramento BeeThe tobacco group BAT with more than 200 brands to its name has unveiled 2012 half year results that the company described as pleasing given the tough comparatives from the...
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Hunter gatherer clue to obesity

Hunter gatherer clue to obesity | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
The idea that exercise is more important than diet in the fight against obesity has been contradicted by new research.
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Drug-resistant HIV 'on increase'

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Drug-resistant HIV has been increasing in parts of Sub-Saharan Africa over the last decade, according to experts writing in the Lancet.
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This Is Your Life Expectancy as a Subway Map

This Is Your Life Expectancy as a Subway Map | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Compared to those near stations in poorer areas, residents near some London Tube stops are likely to live 20 years longer.
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