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China could lift life expectancy by nearly three years if it meets WHO smog standards: study

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China could raise average life expectancy by 2.9 years if it improves air quality to levels recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO), according a new study from a U.S. research group. FILE PHOTO – A chimney is seen in front of residential buildings during a polluted day in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province,… Read More »

Spirulina, a 'superfood' loved by celebrities, could lower blood pressure, scientists find

Could spirulina lower your blood pressure? Study reveals compound in the ‘superfood’ can relax the arteries The superfood has been described as ‘most complete food source in the world’ Evidence is weak for the natural remedy used for a long list of health reasons Italian researchers found a specific protein in spirulina which relaxes arteries … Read More »

Public Health England warns that improved treatment and testing rates for STIs in the UK could be imperilled by cuts

The authors place the post-AIDS increase in STIs within a historic context. Gonorrhoea cases in the UK have been recorded since 1918 and syphilis since 1922, when the UK’s network of free and confidential STI clinics was set up. This was after a Royal Commission on Venereal Diseases (as STIs used to be called) recommended… Read More »