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Royal College of Nurses wants NHS nurses to be better trained for Sickle cell disease

Royal College of Nurses wants NHS nurses to be better trained for Sickle cell disease

Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a group of inherited conditions that affect the red blood cells to cause sickle cell anaemia. There are around 15,000 adults and children in the UK suffering from the illness. The Royal College of Nurses is drawing attention toward poor level of awareness and knowledge in accident and emergency units about the potentially fatal disease. The union will discuss issue at its annual general meeting in Glasgow on Sunday, 18 June.

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El Niño pushes human-caused CO2 levels to cross 400 parts per million

El Niño pushes human-caused CO2 levels to cross 400 parts per million

A research paper published in the journal Nature Climate Change has unveiled that the year will witness fastest CO2 increase in record. Scientists have blamed that the recent El Niño is to be blamed for the rise, which is expected to cross 400 parts per million.

This will be the first year in which the CO2 concentrations would be above 400 parts per million (PPM) throughout the year. Study’s lead author Richard Betts, of University of Exeter, was of the view that even if human emissions start declining, concentrations will remain above 400ppm for at least a human lifetime.

Research Relating E-Cigs with Traditional Smoking Receives Widespread Criticism

Research Relating E-Cigs with Traditional Smoking Receives Widespread Criticism

Doctors and public health experts have strongly condemned a recent research which suggests that those teenagers, who smoke e-cigarette, are more likely to start traditional smoking. The research tracked 300 school students, 50% of which smoked e-cigs, while the remaining did not do any smoking of any kind at all. Scientists discovered that after a year, those who vaped were at six times higher risk of starting smoking conventional cigarettes as compared to those who did not use e-cigarettes.

Concentrations of CO2 in Atmosphere: Scientists say we may have passed key turning point

Concentrations of CO2 in Atmosphere: Scientists say we may have passed key turning point

On Monday, scientists who measure and predict greenhouse gases’ concentrations in the atmosphere said that we could have passed a main turning point. Humans living on Earth presently, probably won’t be able to see carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere once again dropping to a level of 400 parts per million (ppm), at least when the measurement will be taken at the iconic Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii, the place with the compilation of longest global record of CO2.

Tim Peake coming home soon after spending six months on ISS

Tim Peake coming home soon after spending six months on ISS

European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Tim Peake will come back home soon after staying on board the International Space Station (ISS) for half a year. However, he isn’t twiddling his thumbs waiting to land back on Earth.

He instead went for lot of spins. On Sunday, the astronaut tweeted that in the initial 24 hours in space, he felt slightly rough some times, but after then he was all great. He tried a small experiment to determine if he still gets dizzy in space?

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Study says Eatwell Guide is not supported by evidences

Study says Eatwell Guide is not supported by evidences

Dr. Zoe Harcombe has criticized Eatwell Guide claiming that it is not based on evidence. The guide is recommended by government to advice people on healthy eating. Harcombe found that guide that has a high carbohydrate and low fat approach toward diet may be harmful because of lack of efficient measure of food that is measured by weight instead of content.

One in three women over 50 delays or avoids attending cervical screening test

One in three women over 50 delays or avoids attending cervical screening test

As per a survey from a cervical cancer charity, in the age group of above 50, nearly one in three women has postponed or missed their cervical screening test, which must take place at least once in every five years.

It found that the average delay was over couple of years, but one in 10 women delayed the test for more than half a decade. Around 1,000 women above 50 were surveyed by Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust.

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