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The NHS will get extra money – chancellor

Media playback is unsupported on your device NHS services in England are to get extra money to help them deal with the growing pressures they are facing, the chancellor has announced. He said there would be an immediate cash injection of £350m to help this winter. That will be followed by an additional £1.6bn next year on top of the £2.1bn rise that was already planned. It comes after NHS England boss Simon Stevens called for extra money in a speech earlier this month. He said the public expected increased…

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Ohio killer who survived execution files new court appeal

A condemned killer whose poor veins led Ohio to halt his execution has appealed a judge’s decision upholding the state’s lethal injection system. Death row inmate Alva Campbell argues that Ohio’s process raises an unconstitutional risk of serious harm because the first of three drugs may not render inmates completely unconscious. Lawyers for Campbell and fellow death row inmate Raymond Tibbetts announced the appeal to the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday. Federal Judge Michael Merz rejected the inmates’ arguments earlier this month. Ohio prisons director Gary Mohr…

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Nearly half of all cancer deaths linked to preventable risk factors: study

Cancer. To many of us, it may seem scary, mysterious, or even inevitable. Now, a new study suggests that nearly half of the country’s cancers may be preventable through decisions we make every day. Researchers with the American Cancer Society looked at data on cancer incidence and deaths, finding that 42 percent of all cancer cases in the United States -– and nearly half of all cancer deaths – are linked to preventable risk factors like cigarette smoking, exposure to secondhand smoke, excess body weight, alcohol intake and dietary choices….

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Choice of tipple 'determines different moods'

Different types of alcohol change and shape your mood in different ways, says a big study into drinking and emotions. Spirits may make you feel angry, sexy or tearful, while red wine or beer may make you feel relaxed, say researchers. They questioned nearly 30,000 people aged 18-34 from 21 different countries and present their findings in the journal BMJ Open. All the respondents drank beer, wine and spirits, and many said each type of alcohol had a different effect on them. While having a few drinks can be enjoyable,…

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VA study shows parasite from Vietnam may be killing vets

A half a century after serving in Vietnam, hundreds of veterans have a new reason to believe they may be dying from a silent bullet — test results show some men may have been infected by a slow-killing parasite while fighting in the jungles of Southeast Asia. The Department of Veterans Affairs this spring commissioned a small pilot study to look into the link between liver flukes ingested through raw or undercooked fish and a rare bile duct cancer. It can take decades for symptoms to appear. By then, patients…

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Charlie Rose fired from CBS amid sexual misconduct allegations

CBS has fired veteran journalist Charlie Rose after more than eight women accused him of sexual misconduct in interviews with the Washington Post and Business Insider. In a statement to staff posted on Twitter, CBS said Rose was terminated “effective immediately.” “This followed the revelation yesterday of extremely disturbing and intolerable behavior said to have revolved around his PBS program,” the statement read in part. “Despite Charlie’s important journalistic contribution to our news division, there is absolutely nothing more important, in this or any organization, than ensuring a safe, professional…

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Minimum alcohol pricing in Scotland to start in May

Scotland will introduce minimum pricing for alcohol on 1 May next year, the Scottish government has announced. The move will raise the cost of the strongest, cheapest alcohol by setting a minimum price per unit. Health Secretary Shona Robison told MSPs that she expected the price to be set at 50p-per-unit, but this will be subject to a consultation. She said the measure was needed to tackle the “devastation” caused by cheap, high-strength alcohol. The 50p-per-unit minimum would raise the price of the cheapest bottle of red wine (9.4 units…

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