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Majority in England are unaware of alcohol’s potential to cause cancer

Majority in England are unaware of alcohol’s potential to cause cancer

Cancer Research UK in its report stated that majority of people do not view alcohol drinking as a risk factor for cancer. According to the report, nine in ten people in England do not link alcohol consumption to cancer.

British are under-sleeping by an average of an hour every night: Study

British are under-sleeping by an average of an hour every night: Study

Health experts said that Brits have been under -sleeping by an average of roughly an hour per night. The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) said that the average adult takes 6.8 hours sleep per night, less than the 7.7 hours people feel they require. It said this makes up to a loss of a full night's sleep over the course of seven days.

Largest-ever postpartum depression study launches to dig out every detail of it

Largest-ever postpartum depression study launches to dig out every detail of it

One in five women suffers from postpartum depression. There are many questions linked to it and to know in and out of the disorder, the largest ever study of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders has been launched.

The study launched on Monday is being led by researchers at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and the consortium Postpartum Depression: Action Towards Causes and Treatment. One of the most attractive features of the study is that it has been conducted using Apple’s iPhone.

Lower price will allow prostate patients in England to have early access of Abiraterone

Lower price will allow prostate patients in England to have early access of Abir

A cost reduction in prostate cancer drug will now let the patients in England to have an early access to it that will delay the need for chemotherapy. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) said that the drug costs £3,000 a month, but a lower price has been agreed with abiraterone’s manufacturer Janssen.

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Large number of Children develop resistance to commonly prescribes Antibiotics

Large number of Children develop resistance to commonly prescribes Antibiotics

A detailed study has found that half of the children withstand most common antibiotics; the finding caused concern about future treatment. The levels of resistance in urinary tract infections caused by E.coli were found to be very high against commonly prescribed antibiotics.

Flock of 10 pigeons flying around London to make people more environmentally aware

Flock of 10 pigeons flying around London to make people more environmentally awa

A flock of 10 pigeons is flying over London with an aim to make city residents aware of air pollution. The flock, dubbed as the Pigeon Air Patrol, is revealing pollution levels throughout London on Twitter.

The idea is to raise awareness among London residents regarding environment. The idea was conceived by DigitasLBi, a global marketing and technology company. Last year, it also won #PoweredByTweets challenge at social network Twitter.

London engineers hope pigeons can help tackle problems with air quality

London engineers hope pigeons can help tackle problems with air quality

Worldwide, pigeons and pollution are common in cities, but a team of engineers in London is hopeful that the birds can prove helpful in dealing with the issues related to air quality.

A technology company has disclosed that it has fixed pollution-monitoring backpacks onto ten pigeons in London for monitoring air pollution for three days.

On Monday, pigeon fancier, Brian Woodhouse set free the flock, dubbed as the Pigeon Air Patrol, from a rooftop in Brick Lane.

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