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Cleaning products linked to poorer lung function

Regular exposure to cleaning products significantly affects lung function, research has suggested. The study of 6,000 people by a team from Norway’s University of Bergen, found women appeared to be more badly affected than men. They said cleaning chemicals were “unnecessary” and microfiber cloths and water were “enough for most purposes”. UK experts said people should keep their homes well ventilated and use liquid cleaners instead of sprays. The team looked at data from the European Community Respiratory Health Survey. Previous studies have looked at the short-term effect of cleaning…

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Warning hundreds of fire deaths may be linked to skin creams

Media playback is unsupported on your device Hundreds of fire deaths may be linked to the use of skin creams containing paraffin, a senior firefighter warns. If people use the creams regularly but do not often change clothes or bedding, paraffin residue can soak into the fabric and act as an accelerant when it comes into contact with a cigarette or a flame from a heater. A BBC investigation found most creams do not carry warnings despite the risk. The medicines regulator is conducting a safety review into the creams….

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Transfer gossip: Riyad Mahrez latest, Man City chase Juventus ace, Arsenal linked with Barcelona starlet

Here are the top transfer-related stories in Friday’s newspapers and online… Riyad Mahrez wants the Foxes to guarantee he will be allowed to leave this summer before returning to training. (The Times) Mahrez’s advisers have claimed Leicester had already agreed to let him leave if a big club offered £50million, yet they still rejected Manchester City’s bid in January. (Daily Mirror) Manchester City are reported to have made contact with Juventus over the possibility of signing stirker Paulo Dybala. (Daily Mirror) Arsenal have been linked with Barcelona youth striker Pablo Moreno, 15, after they…

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Transfer gossip: Chelsea linked with Barcelona and Real Madrid stars, Liverpool target gets £45m price tag

Here are the top football headlines and transfer stories in Wednesday’s newspapers and online… Former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique, reportedly the favourite to replace Antonio Conte if he is sacked by Chelsea, will make Luis Suarez his first signing if he is appointed Blues manager. (Le10Sport) Chelsea are keeping tabs on Real Madrid star Marco Asensio and are considering a £120million deal for the midfielder next summer, although any deal would likely hinge on Eden Hazard moving to the Spanish giants. (Daily Mirror) Manchester United will reportedly demand £115million from Real Madrid for goalkeeper…

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Philippines: 3 deaths may be linked to dengue vaccinations

Philippine health officials say the deaths of three children inoculated with a Sanofi Pasteur dengue vaccine may have “causal association” to the inoculation and two of the children may have died because the vaccine failed. The Philippines halted its immunization drive in December after Sanofi said a study showed the vaccine may increase the risks of dengue in people vaccinated prior to infection. Health Secretary Francisco Duque III’s office said Friday further study was needed on whether the vaccine that aimed to shield children instead infected them. Investigators found no…

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Traumatic brain injury linked to increased dementia risk: Report

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of death and disability in the United States, resulting in more than 2.5 million emergency department visits and hospitalizations in 2013 alone. For children, emergency department visits for TBI from sports and recreation-related injuries more than doubled from 2001 to 2012. We know that TBI can have devastating effects that include impaired thinking, memory and emotional functioning. But now, new research suggests it may also increase the risk of dementia, according to a study published Tuesday in the journal PLoS Medicine. In…

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Chelsea FC transfer news: Dzeko update, Arsenal ace linked, new manager latest

Chelsea’s search for a new striker took another turn on Friday morning, as reports emerged claiming Antonio Conte is keen on Giroud, the Arsenal ace. Giroud has struggled for game time this season following the summer arrival at the Emirates of Alexandre Lacazette, and there have been suggestions he would look to depart north London this month. Borussia Dortmund held a reported interest in Giroud as a potential makeweight in the deal to sell Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Arsenal, though Chelsea could look to hijack that transfer and bring him to…

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