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Is air pollution keeping us awake? Exposure to harmful particles 'can stop us getting a good night's sleep'

Scientists in the US link harmful particles to being kept awake at night Exposure to nitrogen oxide can improve chances of bad night's sleep Researchers tested more than 1,000 people over a five-year period  Everyone occasionally…
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"I thought I was going to die" Woman suffers third degree burns after e-cigarette exploded in her pocket

WARNING, GRAPHIC IMAGES. Ellie Petty, who was left with third degree burns, has shared gruesome photos to others about the risks of e-cigarettes Ellie managed to beat the flames with her bare hands A woman was just seconds away from…
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Six UK music festivals are to allow drug testing including Reading and Leeds

At least six UK music festivals are expected to allow people to test their illegal drugs this summer. It's after a number of drug-related deaths in recent years. Reading and Leeds Festivals and a number of other live…
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Social housing at ‘greater risk’ of electrical fires, charity says

  There is a greater risk of electrical fires in social housing due to inequalities in electrical safety standards, a leading safety charity has said. Electrical Safety First is calling on the Scottish Government to equalise…
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Salad grower fined after chainsaw accident

Growing Green has been fined over £120,000 after a worker suffered deep cuts to the arm in a chainsaw accident Essex salad grower Growing Green has been fined over £120,000 after an employee was seriously injured by a chainsaw while…
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Harvard study suggests some NFL health and safety changes

The physical demands are different. The types and severity of injuries are different. And the economics can vary wildly. But there are several common threads shared by professional sports leagues when it comes to health and safety issues, and…
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Employees three times more likely to work when ill than pull sickie

A poll highlights the problem of "presenteeism" among UK employees and warns it is a threat to workplace productivity and morale. More than two-thirds said they had gone to work when they should have taken the day off Workers are…
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Remote British island littered with 37.7 MILLION pieces of rubbish has world's worst case of plastic pollution

Investigators visiting Henderson Island - which was designated a World Heritage Site in 1988 - found up to 671 items of plastic on every square metre of its otherwise pristine beaches Henderson Island, part of the UK's Pitcairn Islands territory,…

How to have a long and healthy retirement

It’s a time when we’re supposed to find happiness, but post-work life is often associated with severe health problems. Here are some tips to help you live long and prosper From left: record-holder Jack…
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Watch: Farm safety advert focuses on dangers of calved cows

  The new advert was launched by the Farm Safety Partnership at last week's Balmoral Show. A new advert from the Farm Safety Partnership in Northern Ireland has focused on the dangers of freshly calved…