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LED streetlights could damage eyesight and disrupt sleep, warns Public Health England

New streetlights installed on British roads could harm people’s eyesight and disrupt their sleep, Public Health England (PHE) has warned. Councils across the country hope replacing existing bulbs in streetlights with new light-emitting diodes (LEDs) will help save money and reduce emissions. Authorities in London, Gloucestershire, Lancashire, Cheshire and Dundee, among others, have spent millions of pounds upgrading their lights.

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Google ‘fuelling hypochondria’ as searches for health conditions at all time high

Internet searches for serious health conditions have increased by thousands of percentage points over the last three years sparking fears the web is fuelling hypochondria. UK search volumes for terms such as ‘how to know chest pains are serious’ have risen by 8,781 per cent from 2015 to 2018, analysis of Google data has found. p:nth-of-type(2)”,”sizes”:[[8,8]],”hideOnSensitiveArticle”:true,”relativePos”:”after”,”additionalClass”:”in-article”,”name”:”div-gpt-ad-vip-slot”,”type”:”VIP”}” data-gpt-placeholder=”” data-response-start=”1378.1999999919208″ data-type=”gpt” data-requested=”2432.7999999950407″

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Cuba: Stress may be behind U.S. diplomats health problems

Cuban investigators have discarded widespread speculation that a sonic weapon is to blame for damaging the health of two dozen American diplomats stationed in Havana. Among their own theories? That stress over shifting U.S.-Cuba relations could have exacerbated health problems. Initial news reports in August, citing unnamed U.S. officials, blamed a mysterious host of symptoms — hearing loss, ringing in

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Julian Assange’s health in ‘dangerous’ condition, say doctors

The pair renewed calls for the WikiLeakspublisher to be granted safe passage to a London hospital. Sondra Crosby, a doctor and associate professor at the Boston University’s school of medicine and public health, and Brock Chisholm, a London-based consultant clinical psychologist, examined Assange for 20 hours over three days in October. In an article for the Guardian, they wrote: “While

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Another Case Of Rare Side Effect In Some Children Who Take Tamiflu

More families have come forward with stories about frightening side effects in children who took Tamiflu. CBS11 first broke the news of a 6-year-old Allen girl who tried to jump out of a window after taking the anti-influenza drug. She is now back to normal, but her family wasn’t alone. But Lindsay Ellis of Indianapolis was a healthy 11-year-old before

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Drinking tea makes people more creative, claims study

Volunteers who downed a brew were more imaginative in tests than those who drank water. Tea contains caffeine and theanine, which improve mental speed, accuracy and focus. But these take 30 to 60 minutes to kick in – long after these experiments were finished. Researchers from Peking University, China, say this means tea must have a positive mental effect. FOLLOW

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