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NHS ‘could be short of 350,000 staff by 2030’

NHS ‘could be short of 350,000 staff by 2030’ The King's Fund, Nuffield Trust and Health Foundation said there was already a current shortage of more than 100,000 staff the National Health Service ( NHS ) and, based on current trends, the gap could reach nearly 250,000 by 2030. They said the problem is exacerbated by "worryingly high numbers" of doctors and nurses leaving their jobs before retirement. The report said funding for education a... [Full Article...]

Blood pressure medication recalled for impurity that might cause cancer

Blood pressure medication recalled for impurity that might cause cancer The batch affected by the recall are the 100 milligram and 25 milligram tablet with the Lot Number JB8-912. NDEA along with N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) are two probable human carcinogens that the FDA has discovered can be created during manufacturing under certain conditions. [Full Article...]

Beware Those Cool Summer Milkshakes Can Contain 39 Teaspoons Of Sugar

Beware Those Cool Summer Milkshakes Can Contain 39 Teaspoons Of Sugar They are fine as an occasional treat but not as a regular part of a child's diet . The hope is that this will force companies to lower the amount of sugar in their drinks or make sugary beverages more expensive, therefore deterring consumers. [Full Article...]

Withings Launches New Pulse HR Fitness Tracker

Withings Launches New Pulse HR Fitness Tracker Withings says Pulse HR will ship in time for Christmas. According to the company, this is a revival of the classic design of the Withings Pulse , which was the first tracker the company launched back in 2013. All your data is synced to the Health Mate app so you can analyse what you've been up to, check the quality of your sleep, and get advice and feedback. [Full Article...]

Google will take over part of DeepMind’s health business

Google will take over part of DeepMind’s health business With the formation of Google's holding company parent Alphabet in 2015, the firm was technically classed as a sister company to Google, with both being subsidiaries of Alphabet. The company, which gave us the Go-champion beating AlphaGo , has been in trouble before over patient privacy during tests of its Streams system to monitor patients remotely and alert doctors to issues before they arise. [Full Article...]

This is all that's left of fire-ravaged California town

This is all that's left of fire-ravaged California town Three more have died in the Woolsey Fire, further south. Paradise , California, literally went up in smoke in the deadliest, most destructive wildfire in California history. The Camp Fire has destroyed more than 8,650 single family homes and 260 commercial buildings, Cal Fire said. It was 40 percent contained as of Wednesday evening. [Full Article...]

‘Rabid’ raccoons turn out to be drunk on fermented crabapples

‘Rabid’ raccoons turn out to be drunk on fermented crabapples Some locals were convinced it was rabid. Upon appending one of the animals on Sunday, officers determined that they appeared to be "drunk on crabapples". And in 2014, a squirrel went viral after gorging itself on too many fermented crab apples, much like the raccoon in West Virginia. This isn't the first time animals have gotten drunk on fermenting fruits. [Full Article...]

Obesity can cause depression, particularly in women: Aussie study

Obesity can cause depression, particularly in women: Aussie study The study is not the first to find a link between BMI and depression , with a 2016 study also finding that women with a BMI of 30-34.9 have double the risk of depression compared with women of normal weight, while researchers from Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston, USA, presented findings a year ago which suggested women with a higher BMI were also at an increased risk of postpartum depres... [Full Article...]


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