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30/06/2017 - No idling zones to tackle pollution health problems
Motorists parking outside schools should be required to switch off engines to protect children from the effects of pollution, according to public health guidance published today. More

14/06/2017 - Aircraft noise link to heart disease
Long-term exposure to continuous aircraft noise may be linked to hypertension, Greek researchers have reported. More

05/06/2017 - Doctors plan for medical emergencies in deep space
Planners of long-range space missions need to think carefully about the risk of medical emergencies, a European conference has heard. More

15/03/2017 - Space radiation gives leukaemia clue
Radiation exposure at levels encountered in deep space may increase the risk of leukaemia, scientists have warned. More

03/03/2017 - How air pollution boosts bacterial disease
Disease-causing bacteria are directly affected by air pollution, which can increase their resistance to drugs, British researchers reported today. More

21/11/2016 - Exercise space key to inactivity, conference told
Governments need to create more space for exercise to help people become more active and tackle the health effects of inactivity, according to researchers at Edinburgh University, UK. More

25/10/2016 - Air pollution and traffic noise affect blood pressure
People exposed to air pollution and traffic noise long term have an increased risk of developing high blood pressure, according to a major European study published today. More

05/07/2016 - Active transport call for better health and economy
Towns and cities need to do more to encourage more people to walk, cycle and use public transport, public health campaigners say today. More

22/06/2016 - Pregnant women should not go to the Olympics - advice
Pregnant women should not go to the Olympics in Brazil because of the Zika virus, according to official guidance published yesterday. More

07/06/2016 - Sex tourism poses STI threat - study
Growing opportunities for international travel are linked with unsafe sexual practices for thousands of people, researchers warn today. More

24/05/2016 - Refugees need dermatologists, conference told
Dermatologists have been urged to get involved with Europe's refugee crisis to prevent the spread of skin disease. More

17/03/2016 - Abandon car and stay slim - study
Leaving the car at home helps commuters keep their weight down, according to the findings of a major study published today. More

23/02/2016 - Tackle air pollution - royal colleges
As many as 40,000 deaths a year in the UK are linked to air pollution, senior doctors say today. More

09/02/2016 - How health effects of pollution linger
People exposed to persistent air pollution decades ago still live with the health consequences, according to a UK study published today. More

13/01/2016 - Hopes for river blindness vaccine
Scientists working on a vaccine against river blindness, or onchocerciasis, have identified three potential vaccine compounds that could offer protection, it was announced yesterday. More

24/11/2015 - Euro-summit on refugee health crisis
A European summit on tackling the health of growing numbers of refugees and migrants is under way in Rome. More

21/10/2015 - Delayed aeroplanes linked to hospitalisations
Living close to an airport may carry more health risks than previously believed, researchers claimed today. More

07/09/2015 - Electric current could cure motion sickness
Motion sickness sufferers could be able to buy an off-the-shelf cure for the debilitating condition within ten years. More

21/08/2015 - Travellers spreading antibiotic resistance
Increased global travel may be contributing to the spread of antibiotic resistant genes, according to a Swedish study. More

04/08/2015 - Jet-setters not so happy
The "jet-set" lifestyle is still seen as glamorous in spite of the health risks linked to long distance travel, according to a UK study. More

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