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Elderly dying amid NHS wrangles over who pays for care, PAC warns

Elderly patients are dying amid NHS wrangles over who pays for care, with thousands denied help which should have been given, a new report suggests. The Public Accounts Committee said patients suffering devastating health conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease were being forced into long battles for funding, with some waiting …

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Spotted! A Celebrity Saving A Life

Getty Images My friend Jon Small was eating out in Beverly Hills last week when he saw Thomas Haden Church—remember him, from the 1990’s TV show Wings, and the movies Sideways and Spider-Man 3?—deliver the Heimlich maneuver and save a stranger’s life.

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Iceland pledges to go ‘plastic-free’

Iceland has become the first major retailer to commit to eliminate plastic packaging for all own brand products within five years to help end the “scourge” of plastic pollution. The retailer said it would be replacing plastic with packaging including paper and pulp trays and paper bags which would be recyclable …

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Don't Blame Kids' Behavior on Full Moon

THURSDAY, May 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Many parents swear their children’s behavior changes when the moon is full, but new research suggests otherwise. “Our study provides compelling evidence that the moon does not seem to influence people’s behavior,” said Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput, from the Eastern Ontario Research Institute, in …

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Many Smokers Have COPD Symptoms, Without Diagnosis

WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Many smokers have symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) even before they’ve been diagnosed with the lung condition, according to a new study. Symptoms of COPD include shortness of breath, coughing, difficulty exercising and history of asthma. COPD is the third leading …

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