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Naked body scanners in British airports?


May 4th, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 4 (IANS) Controversial "naked" body scanners could be introduced at all British airports after top scientists declared them safe, Daily Mail reported Friday.Manchester Airport has been trialling the ... Read more...

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Racism probe after UK health watchdog describes gossip as ‘jungle drums’


February 7th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 7 (ANI): A health watchdog in Britain has had its funding withdrawn after its chairman was accused of racism for using the phrase "jungle drums" to describe gossip.The innocuous remark ... Read more...

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6 months of breastfeeding alone could harm babies, say experts


January 14th, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 14 (ANI): Child health experts are questioning the current guidance that advises mothers to exclusively breast feed their babies for the first six months.The researchers, led by Dr Mary Fewtrell, ... Read more...

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1 in 5 Brit workers ‘call in sick’ after office party due to hangovers


December 17th, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 17 (ANI): A new study has suggested that one in five British employees drinks so much at the office Christmas party that they call in sick the next day.The same ... Read more...

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Calling obese people ‘fat’ won’t help them, say experts


July 30th, 2010 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 30 (ANI): Doctors telling obese people they're 'fat' will only put them off from seeking help, according to experts.According to the Herald Sun, Harry Hemley, Victorian president of the Australian ... Read more...

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UK health minister calls Speakera “stupid, sanctimonious dwarf”


June 30th, 2010 - 7:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 30 (ANI): British Health Minister Simon Burns described the Speaker of the Commons, John Bercow, as a "stupid, sanctimonious dwarf" during a debate. According to The Telegraph, Burns delivered ... Read more...

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Sikhs allowed by UK Health Department to wear karas while dealing with patients


April 12th, 2010 - 7:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 12(ANI): The UK Health Department has relaxed its "no jewellery" rule for Sikh employees allowing them to wear karas, as long as they can be moved up the arm during ... Read more...

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Drug implant that protects against skin cancer


December 19th, 2009 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 19 (ANI): UK health chiefs have approved a drug implant that protects against skin cancer.Known as Afamelanotide, it prevents the disease in fair-skinned people and lasts for two months, and ... Read more...

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Brit scientists develop revolutionary method to treat dirty bomb victims


September 13th, 2009 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep. 13 (ANI): Brit scientists have developed a cutting-edge method to treat victims of radiation contamination in an event of "dirty bomb" explosion.The suitcase-size device can rapidly detect the extent ... Read more...

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Smuggled tobacco causes 4000 deaths a year in UK


October 10th, 2008 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 10 (ANI): Tobacco smuggling is causing around 4,000 premature deaths a year in Britain, which is four times the number of deaths caused by the use of all smuggled ... Read more...

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UK Health Minister warns social service chiefs to shape up or ship out


August 10th, 2008 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.10 (ANI): Britain''s social services chiefs have been warned by the Gordon Brown Government that they will lose their responsibility for care unless they step up on improvements over the ... Read more...

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UK health chiefs ask carpenters to ditch the broom over asthma fears


July 19th, 2008 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 19 (ANI): British health officials have asked carpenters and woodworkers not to use brooms to sweep up sawdust because they are considered dangerous. Under the "ridiculous" new health and safety ... Read more...

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Health experts blame Brits abroad for rise in sex infections


July 17th, 2008 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 17 (ANI): With the cases of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) reaching new heights in the UK, health experts have blamed randy Brits abroad for bringing back unwanted holiday souvenirs.Experts ... Read more...

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UK health experts fear Olympic construction workers influx may raise sex disease risk


March 17th, 2008 - 4:54 pm ICT by admin
London, March 17 (ANI): Health experts have warned that the influx of scores of construction workers in London for the 2012 Olympics may result in a rise in prostitution, and the ... Read more...

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UK Health Secretary calls for stopping antibiotics use for colds


January 9th, 2008 - 5:16 pm ICT by admin
London, January 9 (ANI): British Secretary of State for Health Alan Johnson has said that doctors should stop prescribing antibiotics for coughs, colds and sore throats because their overuse is increasing the ... Read more...

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