THE ANNUAL pollution limit for a London street has already been breached just five days into the New Year. Brixton Road in south London has already recorded more than 20 hourly readings where the concentration of toxic nitrogen dioxide exceed 200 micrograms per cubic metre.Under European law, people should not be exposed to high levels… [Continue Reading]
If you love tucking into burgers and pizzas it’s not just the takeaway that’s bad for you – even the packaging can damage your health. People who eat a lot of fast food are exposed to up to 40 per cent higher levels of potentially harmful chemicals, according to new research. The study showed that… [Continue Reading]
Millions rely on them to help stay thin but artificial sweeteners may actually make us eat more. Research has linked the popular sugar alternatives to increased appetite – with real sugar particularly appealing. The studies were done on animals but the Australian researchers believe the findings are likely to apply to people too – and… [Continue Reading]
Boots has been accused of boosting its profits by telling its staff to carry out unnecessary medicine reviews – which are paid for by the NHS. The UK’s biggest pharmacy chain has ordered some staff to carry out medicine-use reviews (MURs) for people who do not need them – including its own staff – a Guardian investigation… [Continue Reading]
A secret Home Office flight tomorrow (Wednesday 7 September) will forcibly remove fathers 4,500 miles away from their children in the UK. An elderly man with British children and grandchildren is among passengers due to be forcibly flown to Jamaica tomorrow. Other passengers on the secret Home Office flight include a father of three who… [Continue Reading]
Dear Housing Activists 2016 is going to get off to a very bad start if the government go ahead with their disastrous Housing Bill! Below is reprinted the info from Architects for Social Housing about some of the worst effects of the Bill. Please share it. Sign up for the protest. And prepare to carry… [Continue Reading]
A host of big-brand drugs firms have been charging huge mark-ups on painkillers virtually identical to their cheaper alternatives, it has emerged. Manufacturers have been accused of misleading the public by selling pills that claim to tackle different ailments but have the same active ingredients. The maker of Nurofen has been ordered by an Australian… [Continue Reading]
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