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Pressure 'easing' on busy A&E units

Pressures on busy A&E units have begun to ease in England, but hospitals still remain over-crowded, NHS figures show. Latest weekly data up to last Sunday showed the number of times ambulances have been delayed waiting outside A&E fell by nearly a quarter to 12,500. Bed closures due to the vomiting bug norovirus have also fallen. But NHS England warned the cold snap expected to hit the north of England over the next few days could lead to an increase in illnesses. The North East, North West and Yorkshire and…

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How Busy Philipps Became the Breakout Star of Instagram Stories

Busy Philipps landed her first role at nineteen, soon after she moved from Scottsdale, Arizona, where she grew up, to Los Angeles. It was on Judd Apatow’s “Freaks and Geeks,” a TV show that, in one season in 1999, launched the careers of Seth Rogen, James Franco, and Jason Segel. In the decade that followed, Philipps went on to garner roles on TV shows such as “ER,” “Dawson’s Creek,” and “Cougar Town”; in movies, she played parts in romantic comedies like “Made of Honor” and broad action comedies like “White…

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First class could be cut on busy trains, says Grayling

Train firms could be forced to reduce first class seats on busy commuter lines to ease overcrowding, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has said. He said people will see “less first class in the future” with busy suburban trains having “one class” instead. Mr Grayling suggested operators may be forced to scrap first class areas when franchises are awarded in the future. Rail Delivery Group – which represents train operators – said it would work to increase seat numbers on key lines. In an interview with the Daily Telegraph, Mr Grayling…

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If you live near busy roads you may get this brain disorder

People living near major roads have a higher chance of developing dementia, according to a large-scale study published in British medical journal The Lancet. The research looked at six million adults living in Ontario, Canada between 2001 and 2012, and found that those living less than 50m from a busy road had a seven per cent higher incidence of dementia. The risk was four per cent above normal for those living 50-100m from main roads and two per cent higher among those 100-200m away. There was no discernible elevated risk…

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Dementia rates 'higher near busy roads'

People who live near major roads have higher rates of dementia, research published in the Lancet suggests. As many as 11% of dementia cases in people living within 50m of a major road could be down to traffic, the study suggests. The researchers, who followed nearly 2m people in Canada over 11 years, say air pollution or noisy traffic could be contributing to the brain’s decline. UK dementia experts said the findings needed probing but were “plausible”. Nearly 50 million people around the world have dementia. However, the causes of…

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